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.

 

23 job(s) at City of Palo Alto

City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Dec 12, 2019
Full Time
Description Reports To:Supervisor, Building Services Supervises:Non-supervisory position Exciting Opportunity! Under appropriate supervision and/or designated direction, the Night Time Custodianperforms a combination of duties to keep office buildings and related facilities in clean and orderly condition. A candidate in this position will work Monday - Friday, with every other Friday off (9/80 1st Friday Off) from 2pm - 11:30pm. Ideal Candidate: Ability to communicate with others Ability to operate assigned equipment. Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which includes walking or standing for extended periods of time and operating assigned equipment and vehicles. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Collects and disposes of refuse. Collects recyclables as directed. Sweeps, scrubs, and polishes floors and dusts and polishes furniture and woodwork. Vacuums and shampoos carpeting and upholstery. Cleans restroom facilities and replenishes supplies. Washes windows and walls and polishes metal work. Turns out lights and locks doors and windows. Takes care of equipment and materials used in the work. Prepares service call requests for observed building deficiencies. May assist with moving and setting up of office equipment and furniture. Maintain log of observed building deficiencies and prepares service call requests. Related Functions: May make minor repairs, tend surrounding grounds and set up rooms for meetings. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. To see the full job description click here. Minimum Qualifications Recent history of responsible work experience. Two years experience in all types of custodial service. Knowledge of all custodial related machinery operation and repair. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Working Conditions / Physical Requirements Exposure to dust, noise and waste products; climbing, stooping, and lifting. This is a Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) position. Closing Date/Time: 1/5/2020 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Dec 12, 2019
Full Time
Description The Department Public Works provides services integralto the community daily. The mission of the department is to provide quality services with commitment, courtesy, and pride. In partnership with the Palo Alto community, the Public Works team strives to offer efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible services that make Palo Alto a beautiful, vibrant and appealing City in which to live and work. The Position This Project Manager position offers a unique opportunity to utilize construction project management skills and facilities maintenance contract management expertise. In this role, the successful candidate willwork in the Facilities Section to manage the maintenance, rehabilitation, and capital improvement of the City's buildings and equipment. This position will plan and manage a wide range of construction projects from start to finish and manage facilities maintenance contracts. The selected candidatemust be well-versed in construction project management, all construction methodologies and procedures, including cost estimating and be able to support ongoing maintenance of building MEP systems. The chosen candidate must be knowledgeable with facilities maintenance operations to create and manage facilities maintenance contracts such as elevators, fire sprinklers, fire alarms, backflow preventers, janitorial, roofing, HVAC, lighting, and backup generators. Ideal Candidate Have both a construction management and facilities management background with experience in managing projects from design and construction throughmaintenance. Self-motivated, self-managed, self-directed. Ability to multi-task (plan and manage multiple projects). Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. Critical thinker and problem-solver. Strong organizational skills. Proficient in Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project and other project management software, Facilities Construction Cost Estimating. Supervisory Responsibilities: Project Coordinator, Engineering Tech III, and outside consultants, vendors, contractors. Proficient in AutoCAD. Proficient in reading blueprints, construction submittals, and technical specifications. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Supervise staff and prioritize and assign work; conducting performance evaluations, ensure staff are trained and make hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Project planning, budgeting, design management, cost estimating, resource planning, scheduling, construction management, time management, risk management, budget management, staff/contractor management, and managing key stakeholders. Originating and preparing necessary technical contract data, specifications, plans, and cost estimates; inspects quality and quantity of work, maintains accurate records of construction projects for rehabilitation projects and capital improvement projects. Candidate will lead and direct project team. Manage project team and subordinates, contractors, and consultants. Provide design, design reviews and constructability reviews of project documents and make recommendations. Oversee all aspects of the building process, working with engineers and architects to develop plans, establish timelines, and determine labor and material costs. Administers consultant/contractor contracts, determines scope of work, prepares RFPs, evaluates and selects consultants/contractors, inspects or reviews consultants/contractors work, monitors associated budgets, and ensures compliance with established schedules. Acquire permits and ensure building code compliance and all legal and regulatory requirements. Assists with development of five-year capital plan. To view the full job description, go here Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledgeand skills, which would typically be acquired through: Two years of college with emphasis on civil, mechanical and/or electrical engineering, general constructionand space planning and four years experience in civil engineering or facilities maintenance, at least two ofwhich have been in coordinating and monitoring work of contractors or in a lead/supervisory capacity. Licensing Requirements: Valid California Driver's License Closing Date/Time: 1/12/2020 11:00 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. 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 12, 2019
Full Time
Description The Department Public Works provides services integralto the community daily. The mission of the department is to provide quality services with commitment, courtesy, and pride. In partnership with the Palo Alto community, the Public Works team strives to offer efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible services that make Palo Alto a beautiful, vibrant and appealing City in which to live and work. The Position The Administrative Associate I in the Engineering Services Division of the Public Works Department performs a full range of office duties in support of the Storm Drain, Streets and Sidewalks, Structures and Grounds, Parks and Private Development groups as well as providing customer service to the public and other departments within the city. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver a high level of customer service with tact, resourcefulness and a positive attitude. Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will have experience in SAP (the City's enterprise system for financial accounting) and the Microsoft Office applications, and will be an organized self-starter with solid customer service and problem-solving skills. The candidate must have excellent attention to detail and be able to work with a minimum of supervision. The candidate must be comfortable working on a wide range of assignments in an environment of rapidly changing priorities. 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: Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Calculate figures using mathematical formulas in the computation of costs, supplies or budgets, and adjust, balance and reconcile figures to insure accuracy of data. Process a variety of documents by extracting, reviewing, classifying, indexing, posting, listing, verifying, integrating or disseminating data related to the assignment. Maintain and update a variety of reports and records which may require the use of arithmetic calculations and consolidating materials from several sources. Operate office equipment such as a personal computer, telephone, calculator and copy machines; may operate a two-way radio. Utilize department or citywide software applications to initiate purchase orders and payments, verify receipt of materials and assist with the resolution of discrepancies. Format and proofread correspondence, reports, forms and specialized documents related to the functions of the assigned organizational unit from drafts, notes, or brief instructions. Establish and maintain office files; research and compile information from such files; purge files as requested. Provide information and respond to inquiries from employees, the public, or other personnel by interpreting policies, rules, regulations or procedures or by researching files for solutions; may refer visitor or caller to other appropriate sources of information. Assist with answering the telephone, taking messages, and communicating customer's needs using tact and judgment in making referral to appropriate source of information; provide factual information regarding rules, policies and/or procedures. Maintain office supply inventory, ordering supplies by originating Stores' requisitions and City Purchasing software program. Perform support activities such as opening, distributing and process outgoing mail. May post and maintain routine information on department/division Intranet and/or Internet website pages. To review the full job description, go here 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 2 years of progressively responsible administrative experience. Special Requirements: Specified assignments require possession of a valid California Driver's License. Closing Date/Time: 12/23/2019 11:00 PM Pacific
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
Dec 10, 2019
Full Time
Description Exciting Opportunity! The Public Works Department Engineering Services Division's Parks group is recruiting for a Project Engineer position. This is a great opportunity to work on a wide-variety of parks, bridges and structures within the Public Works and Community Services Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs). Depending on qualifications, the Project Engineer prepares, reviews, and interprets engineering designs, data, specifications, estimates and reports; administers professional services and construction contracts, prepares monthly progress payments and contract change orders; and coordinates inspections and project closeout. As well, the Project Engineer manages the work of consultants and interacts with the public to provide information about specific programs and projects and to obtain the public's input. The Project Engineer may also provide direction to other engineering and technical personnel. Work may also include writing staff reports, preparing presentations, writing requests for proposals, reviewing proposals for professional services, assisting with consultant selection, managing construction contracts, filing project documentation and as-built records, coordinating public outreach, meeting with internal and external stakeholders, and presenting project information to the community, committees, City boards and commissions. This position reports to the Parks group's Senior Project Manager and is located at City Hall. The Parks group currently has the Highway 101 Adobe Creek Bicycle/Pedestrian Overcrossing Project and multiple large parks infrastructure improvement projects. Ideal Candidate: Knowledge of project management and engineering principles; Experience in working on capital improvement projects design and construction; Collaborative working style; Ability to prepare engineering drawings, specifications, and estimates and experience with AutoCad design software; Ability to work effectively with others and to be flexible in work assignments; Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate with other departments and public and private stakeholders; Strong interpersonal skills to successfully interact with co-workers, supervisor, the general public and others; Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audience; Ability to perform field inspections and administer contracts; and Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions **Applications that meet the requirements of the Engineer level position will also be considered** Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Performs design work including researching data, conducting feasibility studies and determining design criteria in accordance with required standards and codes for assigned projects. In conjunction with City Staff, develops and explores new concepts and ideas related to meeting sustainability goals, new green building, environmental, and civil engineering standards and requirements. Responsible for contract administration, including reviewing bid packages, preparing contracts and preparing city manager's reports and presentations. Utilizes computer in administering construction contracts, prepares monthly progress payments, contract change orders, provides interpretation of project plans and specifications, provides construction management, and coordinates inspections and final job closeout. Determines scope of work, prepares request for proposals, evaluates proposals, and participates in the selection of consultants for projects; assists in negotiating contracts; administrates procurement of contract agreements; administers contracts during the course of the work to ensure compliance with proposed design, material specifications, budget, contract, and schedules; review consultants' submitted work products and recommends adjustments as appropriate. Implements CIPs and other improvements, working with contractors, consultants, other city departments, and state agencies. Prepares project documents including project justifications, budget analyses, calculations, plans, specifications, cost estimates and schedules for assigned projects. Provides guidance and work supervision for other engineering and technical personnel as required by projects. To see the full job description for the Project Engineer level position click here. To see the full job description for the Engineer level position 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: Project Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in civil, mechanical, or other approved engineering curriculum depending upon assigned area. And, Equivalent to four years increasingly responsible engineering experience. Note: PE Certificate or Master's Degree in Engineering may be considered in lieu of one year of experience. Special Requirement: Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California, or ability to obtain registration within one year of appointment to the classification. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Salary Range: $55.57/hr - $68.19/hr Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in civil, mechanical, or other approved engineering curriculum depending upon assigned area. And, Equivalent to four years increasingly responsible engineering experience. (Note: PE Certificate or Master's Degree in Engineering may be considered in lieu of one year's experience.) Special Requirement: Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California required to attain top step (Step 5) in Engineer classification. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Salary Range: $51.63/hr - $63.36/hr This is a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) position. Closing Date/Time: 1/12/2020 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Dec 06, 2019
Full Time
Description Exciting Opportunity! Reports To: Manager, Water Quality Control Plant Supervises: Yes The Operations Assistant Plant Manager manages the Operations group of the Regional Water Quality Control Plant and plans and coordinates the activities of the plant operations and maintenance teams. The Operations Assistant Plant Manager supervises first line of Supervisors in the Operations group and prioritizes, schedules, and coordinates the work of the Operations teams. The major goals are to meet the effluent limit requirements while ensuring safe operations and controlling costs. A candidate in this position will be responsible for managing the operations and activities of an assigned Public Works function, program, or service area within the department and is charged with the implementation of services and/or programs. The ideal candidate will be a wastewater treatment professional with experience in plant operations, facilitating change, and developing professional practices in wastewater treatment operations. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work? conducting performance evaluations? ensuring staff are trained? and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Manages section activities within the WQC plant operations division and participates in the monitoring, operating, servicing, troubleshooting, and maintenance of applicable equipment and tools to ensure proper operations, which includes: analyzing and reviewing work processes? scheduling maintenance? interpreting raw data? monitoring activities for compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards? ordering supplies and inventory? and/or, performing other related duties. Manages the installation, operation, repair, and replacement of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, and automation equipment and facilities. Manages the design, programming, installation, operation, and maintenance of the WQCP SCADA, SAP modules, and database systems. Monitors plant effluent quality to ensure compliance with discharge limits. Serves as a liaison with employees and external organizations? represents the City at a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees, and/or other related events. Participates in coordinating the exchange of information within the organization, with external agencies, and with the public. Ensures compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, and policies. Prepares, reviews, interprets, and analyzes a variety of information, data, and reports? and makes recommendations and presentations based on findings. Monitors and maintains department inventory? and orders required supplies, materials, and equipment to ensure efficient operations. Coordinates initiatives for the enhancement and improvement of service, program, and/or project delivery. Assists in developing and administering the department budget? and approves expenditures within established guidelines. Assists in developing and maintaining short and long­term strategic planning processes in assigned area of responsibility. Updates and maintains operating, procedural, and/or maintenance manuals and related files. Manages the coordination and facilitation of training on safety and/or other applicable issues. Participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees, and/or other applicable groups in order to receive and convey information. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and skills, which would typically be acquired through: Bachelor's degree in a related field and five years of directly related experience, including two years of prior supervisory 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: • Valid California Driver's License; • Grade V State Water Resources Control Board; Wastewater Plant Operator Certificate. Closing Date/Time: 12/22/2019 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Dec 02, 2019
Part Time
Description Under supervision, performs routine and repetitive computer inputting, including activity registrations and facility/picnic reservations. Must have prior customer service experience and strong communication skills. Performs other clerical tasks and related work as required.Will require some cash handling. Schedule 20 hours/week, 4-8 hours/day Flexible schedule, but must be able to work most Fridays (8:30am - 5:30pm) This is an SEIU Hourly (limited-benefits) position that is budgeted to not exceed 1,000 hours per fiscal year. The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on assignment. Closing Date/Time: 12/16/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Nov 27, 2019
Part Time
Description The Position: The City of Palo Alto Cubberley Community Center is seeking to fill one Event Technician position. Duties include: Working with volunteer and professional stage hands; providing on-site production and stage management expertise for users with varying levels of theatrical skills and enforcement of facility safety protocol. Strong inter-personal skills, a customer service orientation, a willingness to learn new skills and some experience in technical operations of a facility are all essential skills. Flexibility, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor are also vital. This is an entry-level position with the potential to advance to a more senior technician/supervisor classification Minimum qualifications: Recommended: Equivalent to completion of the 12th grade. College course work in Fine Arts or technical theatre preferred. Minimum Knowledge and Skills: The ideal candidate will have knowledge with the production standards of a variety of performance types including: classical music, dance, theater, and popular music, as well as experience with large, permanent theatrical lighting systems including computer light boards and experience with sound recording playback and reinforcement. Because of the range of users of the space, ability to adjust to varying technical needs of building users is very important. As this is an entry-level position, the willingness to learn and advance technical, customer service, and inter-personal skills is most important. Special License: Possession of a valid California driver's license is required Working Conditions: Will be required to work a flexible schedule including nights and/or weekends as assigned. Must be able to climb vertical ladders, lift and carry heavy objects Closing Date/Time: 12/13/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Nov 27, 2019
Part Time
Description The Department The City of Palo Alto Libraries connects and strengthens our diverse community through knowledge, resources, and opportunities. We inspire and nurture innovation, discovery, and delight. The Opportunity We are looking for a candidate who can perform routine clerical duties and support tasks as assigned. Work hours may vary and include nights and weekends. No previous knowledge of library operations required. To view the full job description click here . * Applicants must upload a copy of their resume with their application. * This is anSEIUHourly benefited position that is budgeted to not exceed 999 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The number of hours per week and the schedule will be determined based on the assignment. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Shifts collections; pulls or weeds items; performs sweeps. Returns library materials to the shelves. Performs shelf reading Assists in the setup of programs; performs program cleanup. Processes LINK+ and locates items listed on hold for the library branch or on reserve for Link+ Performs general cleaning and organization of the library's areas. Assist with open and close procedures. May assist with special projects and programs. May provide directional assistance to customers. Performs related duties and responsibilitiesas required IDEAL CANDIDATE: Ability to work effectively with public and co-workers in variety of circumstances. Ability to work with wide variety of people. Knowledge of alphabetical and numerical filing systems. Knowledge of the library catalog. Ability to work varied schedule including early mornings, evenings and weekends Ability to communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner to consistent with the essentials job functions. Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. Work in a library environment with the public, maintains a professional appearance; sustained posture in standing or walking for prolonged periods of time; perform bending, lifting, crouching and pushing items weighing up to 50 pounds; perform repetitive small hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time; may travel to other library facilities. Closing Date/Time: 12/15/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Nov 25, 2019
Full Time
Description The City of Palo Alto Public Works Department: Public Works provides services integralto the community daily. The mission of the department is to provide quality services with commitment, courtesy, and pride. In partnership with the Palo Alto community, the Public Works team strives to offer efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible services that make Palo Alto a beautiful, vibrant and appealing City in which to live and work. The Position: The City of Palo Alto is excited to be recruiting for a passionate and energetic Project Manager. As a vital member of the Public Works Department, the Project Manager will coordinate the development, monitoring, and servicing of Public Works projects such as cleaning crews, managing vendors, in addition to procurement and contracts. The successful candidate will have knowledge with roads, pump stations, signage, asphalt, and concrete in addition to creating Invitation for Bids, Requests for Quotation, and Request for Proposals. Serving in multiple roles in a variety of settings, the Project Manager will step in for the Managers of Maintenance Operations when required. Exceptional customer service, communication, and project management skills are crucial for the successful individual. Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have an operations background and experience in managing contracts, in addition to problem-solving, general supervisory skills, and the development of detailed project plans. Essential Duties Coordinates the development, implementation, and supervision of program goals, objectives,activities, and strategic initiatives assesses consequences and outcomes of program initiatives. Supervises activities and participates in the monitoring, operating, servicing, troubleshooting andmaintenance of applicable equipment and tools to ensure proper operations, which includes,analyzing and reviewing work processes, and scheduling. Serves as lead participant in preparing requests for proposals for outside contractors Originating and preparing necessary technical contract data, specifications, plans, and cost estimates; inspects quality and quantity of work, maintains accurate records of construction projects for rehabilitation projects and capital improvement projects. Administers contracts, determine the scope of work, prepares Request for Proposals, Request for Quotation, and Invitation for Bids in addition toevaluating and selecting consultants, review consultants work, monitors associated budgets, and ensures compliance with established schedules. Click here to view the full job description of the Public Works- Project Manager Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledgeand skills, which would typically be acquired through: Two years of college with emphasis on civil, mechanical and/or electrical engineering, general constructionand space planning and four years experience in civil engineering or facilities maintenance, at least two ofwhich have been in coordinating and monitoring work of contractors or in a lead/supervisory capacity. Licensing Requirements: Valid California Driver's License Closing Date/Time: 12/15/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Nov 20, 2019
Full Time
Description The City of Palo Alto Public Works: Public Works provides services integralto the community on a daily basis. The mission of the department is to provide quality services with commitment, courtesy, and pride. In partnership with the Palo Alto community, the Public Works team strives to offer efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible services that make Palo Alto a beautiful, vibrant and appealing City in which to live and work. The Position: The City of Palo Alto is currently recruiting for Water Quality Control Plant Operators. The Water Quality Control Plant Operator is responsible for the efficient, routine maintenance of operating equipment for the City of Palo Alto wastewater and water treatment plant. Incumbents are assigned to work independently in their designated area. This position is responsible for servicing a wide variety of equipment and maintenance operations within the Water Quality Control Plant. Depending on applicant qualifications the department may consider filling this opportunity within the Public Works Department at the level of a Water Quality Control Plant Operator I or Water Quality Control Plant Operator Trainee. Depending on the applicant qualifications, the position will be filled at the appropriate level of either Water Quality Control Plant Operator Trainee , Water Quality Control Plant Operator I or Water Quality Control Plant OperatorII Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Demonstrate proficiency in maintaining pumps, valves, blowers, generators, compressors, bar screens, feeders, incinerators, chlorinators, and other auxiliary equipment to regulate and control the flow of water and wastewater through the treatment plant. Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs, use, and maintenance Inspects equipment and reports unusual operating or mechanical problems during a shift to supervisor Responds to chlorine and sulphur dioxide leaks as a member of the leak response team Ability to maintain legible and accurateoperational records in logs, and maintenance records Assists in training lower level Operators in wastewater and solids handling principles Uses common hand and power tools and operates a motor vehicle in the performance of work For the full job description click on the job title Water Quality Control Plant Operator Trainee Water Quality Control Plant Operator I Water Quality Control Plant Operator II 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 experience in a related field Possession of the appropriate Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board, as required for Trainee, Operator I, or Operator II level. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License Will be required to meet Division of Clean Water Programs continuing education credits to maintain required certification. Satisfactory completion of an internal written and/or practical examination demonstrating working knowledge of the Palo Alto Water Quality Control Plant and Water Reclamation Plant Must be able to wear and perform emergency response duties in a level A full-body protection suit and S.C.B.A. weighing 32 pounds, and must maintain a face seal while using the self-contained breathing equipment. Ability to work shifts, on-call, weekends, holidays, and mandatory overtime as assigned or as required Ideal Candidate Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the operations, maintenance, and cleaning of wastewater treatment equipment and facilities; of modern wastewater treatment principles, methods, and practices; of arithmetic; of safety rules, codes, and regulations pertaining to the work; of the methods and precautions in storing and handling chlorine and other hazardous gases and chemicals; and of wastewater sampling and routine process control tests; of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic principles Ability to operate complex wastewater treatment and/or water reclamation plants; to recognize unusual, inefficient or dangerous operating conditions; to operate plant equipment without immediate supervision; to interpret plant piping and distribution diagrams; to perform routine process control tests and adjust plant equipment accordingly; to keep accurate records and present oral and written reports of work performed; to safely operate a motor vehicle Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include walking or standing for extended periods of time and operating assigned equipment and vehicles Ability to communicate with others, make sound decisions, and to assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions Ability to operate assigned equipment Ability to perform the critical and important duties of the class, including sufficient strength to lift sacks of chemicals weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to sit, stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, reach, crawl, twist, climb Working Conditions / Physical Requirements Water and wastewater treatment plant environment; exposure to extreme noise, heights, chemicals, dust, toxic waste, explosive gases, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards. Some heavy lifting, standing, walking and climbing. Work in inclement weather conditions and may work in confined spaces. This is an Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) position. Closing Date/Time: 12/15/2019 11:00 PM Pacific
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
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Nov 06, 2019
Part Time
Description The Palo Alto Communications Center is seeking highly motivated, positive, and people-oriented candidates for part-time per diem Public Safety Dispatcher positions. Shift coverage is needed on day, swing, and overnight shifts. This position is only open to candidates with one or more year(s) of experience as a Public Safety Dispatcher in California in the previous five (5) years. Per Diem Public Safety Dispatchers must commit to working a minimum of one (1) shift per month. The Palo Alto Communications Center provides Police, Fire, and Medical dispatch services for the cities of Palo Alto and Stanford, California. PA Communications also provides dispatch services for Palo Alto Utilities, which owns and operates its own gas, electric, water, sewer, refuse, storm drain, and dark fiber Internet services. Finally, the center provides dispatch for Palo Alto Animal Services, serving the communities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills. Our Communications Center is an exciting, diverse and customer-service focused environment. It is the 3rd busiest dispatch center in Santa Clara County. Purpose of Classification: Under general supervision, the part-time Public Safety Dispatcher dispatches emergency and non-emergency equipment and personnel in response to calls for service including Police, Fire, Ambulance, Utilities, Public Works, and Animal Control services; provides information to the public; provides information to user agencies. Distinguishing Characteristics: This is a part-time classification of the Public Safety Dispatcher series and receives general direction from the Lead Public Safety Dispatcher. This position performs the full range of dispatch duties with a high degree of independence. Incumbents receive requests for assistance; evaluate criticality and type of response needed; dispatch personnel to assist with the reported situation; monitor the situation for changes and safety of personnel for the duration of the response. Work is often performed under pressure. This class is distinguished from the Public Safety Dispatcher II journey level classification by its part-time non-benefited status. Essential Duties ESSENTIAL DUTIES: This is the journey level classification of the Public Safety Dispatcher series and performs the full range of dispatch duties with a high degree of independence. Incumbents receive requests for assistance; evaluate criticality and type of response needed; dispatch personnel to assist with the reported situation; monitor the situation for changes and safety of personnel for the duration of the response. Work is often performed under pressure. This class is distinguished from Public Safety Dispatcher. Related Functions: Prepare special reports as may be required assigned. Perform related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School graduate or GED Ability to type 35 words per minute into a computer terminal Ability to clearly read, write, and spell in English Ability to project in a clear and distinct speaking voice Ability to distinguish and interpret different colors on computer monitors Dispatching experience comprised of one year or more of law enforcement or fire dispatch in the previous five (5) years Possession of CA POST Public Safety Dispatcher's Basic Course Certificate Experience with CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) Experience with Emergency Medical Dispatch and an EMD certificate from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch preferred Commitment to work a minimum of one (1) shift per month Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of functions of law enforcement, fire, paramedical care and other emergency services. Knowledge of terminology used in emergency radio and telephone communications. Knowledge of basic record keeping principles and practices.. Ability to maintain good working relationships in servicing all levels of City government and user agencies. Ability to successfully work within the City's philosophy of customer service. Ability to work under pressure in response to emergency situations. Good interpersonal communications and public contact skills. Ability to read and interpret conventional and automated maps. Ability to work rotating shift/hours, including nights, holidays and weekends. Ability to pass drug test as mandated by the Department of Transportation anti-drug program. Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting for extended periods of time and operating assigned dispatch equipment. Ability to communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.. Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. Selection Process Includes: Online application with the City of Palo Alto Completion of the P.O.S.T. Personal History Statement - Public Safety Dispatcher Interview with Public Safety Communications Manager Comprehensive Police Background Check Polygraph Test Psychological Test Medical Exam Working Conditions: Work in an office environment; sustained posture and intense attentiveness for prolonged periods. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Nov 06, 2019
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: 12/31/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Nov 06, 2019
Full Time
Description The Department The Office of Transportation is comprised of a staff of 15.5 team members(15 full time and one part time staff) that are responsible for transportation planning, transportation programs, and the City's transportation infrastructure. The Office of Transportation's mission is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for Palo Alto residents, visitors, and businesses by providing efficient and cost-effective transportation services for all modes of transportation. The department is also responsible for parking management, traffic operations, bikeways development, area transportation studies, regional transit/transportation coordination, and the Palo Alto Free Shuttle system. The Position This position will report to the Chief Transportation Official and be responsible for providing daily oversight and strategic planning for parking and shuttle programs citywide. This is a hands-on working Manager position that will supervise one full-time and one part-time staff members. Responsibilities will include developing budgets and allocating resources, project management responsibilities, assigning work to staff, and evaluating performance of staff members. This position represents the department and the City at large and must be familiar with parking and transportation issues within the community and the region.This position will implement the parking work plan as well as any new future initiatives that could come from the work plan (such as paid parking). This position will work with the Chief Transportation Official to ensure that the Office of Transportation staff perform responsible professional, financial, and administrative tasks that align with the goals of the office. Ideal Candidate The successful candidate will possess the technical skills to be involved in a wide variety of projects and have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with multiple types of constituents on issues relevant to parking and transportation.Incumbents must be comfortable presenting complex issues to a variety of audience types and facilitating complex discussions with various community stakeholders. Thechosen candidate will be knowledgeable of applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations, budgeting principles and practices, Brown Act meeting laws and parliamentary procedures,capital improvement program and project implementation, principles and best practices in services, parking management, shuttle service programs, and transportation demand management. To review the full job description, go here First review of applications will be on October 1, 2019. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Supervises technical and support staff including: prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, training staff, and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations in consultation with the Chief Transportation Official, Department Director and Assistant Director. May be involved in overall project direction to help guide individual project managers and prioritize workflow. Manages and directs the operations of a section of the team, including: developing policies, principles, procedures, work processes and evaluating achievement against stated objectives. Manages multiple disciplines within the Transportation Division, including: parking, shuttle services, safe routes to school, and transportation demand management (TDM). Works with the Chief Transportation Official to develop and evaluate various programs and projects to promote each discipline. In consultation with the Chief Transportation Official, assists in the development of a work plan for the Transportation Division, assigning projects to staff and overseeing program implementation. Works with Chief Transportation Official to establish key performance indicators for the division, and oversees the execution of projects in service of these performance indicators. Conducts research and prepares reports, investigations, and studies to analyze and evaluate the performance of various division programs and operations. Represents the City to the public, to other agencies, and to regional and sub-regional committees, including: conducting public meetings, making presentations, and responding to requests for information. Ensures City staff and the general public are well-informed of the Transpiration Division's various policies and programs. Attends, chairs, and conducts a variety of meetings; serves on committees as required; makes presentations to the City Council; represents the Department and makes oral presentations at: meetings, inter-agency meetings, conferences and other events. Represents the City on specific transportation and parking issues on a regional basis. Serves as the division liaison to other departments, coordinating various projects on behalf of staff. Prepares and develops Transportation Division budgets, and monitors and approves expenditures in accordance with policies and principles of sound fiscal management. Develops and maintains analytical tools for audit and control of programs. Manages consultants and contractors and the budgets for the division. Assists the Chief Transportation Official with updating the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan, and ensuring division programs align with the Comprehensive Plan. Works with Current Planning and Advance Planning divisions in service of department goals. Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and skills, which would typically be acquired through: Bachelor's degree in transportation planning, transportation engineering, civil engineering, urban planning, architecture, or a related field. Master's degree is preferred. Five years of progressively responsible experience in municipal government including at minimum two years of supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Nov 06, 2019
Part Time
Description The Department: The City of Palo Alto has a long and proud history of investing in Recreation. It is what makes Palo Alto a desirable place to live and work. Through diverse and innovative programs, Palo Alto Recreation plays an important role in creating a healthy community. The Position: The Middle School Athletics program is uniquely coordinated by the Palo Alto Unified School District and the City of Palo Alto's Recreation team. As an Athletic Administrator, the successful candidate will provide administrative support to the Recreation Coordinator by assisting in the planning and coordination of program schedules for the City's three middle schools in addition to creating and promoting marketing material. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will support the Adults Sports program by managing scorekeepers and game schedules for volleyball, basketball, and softball. In lieu of providing a medical plan, the City grants a medical stipend of $3.41, and $3.48 on July 1, 2020. Example $18.51 (hourly rate) + $3.41 (medical stipend) = $21.92 per hour. This is anSEIUHourly position with limited benefitsthat is budgeted to not exceed 999 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The numberof hours per week and schedule will be determined based on the assignment. *In addition to your application submission, please include a sample flyer* Essential Duties Plans recreational activities for Middle School and Adult Sports programs Actively recruits for coaching staff and evening scorekeepers Assists in the registration for Middle School and Adult Sports programs Monitors practices and game facilities to ensure it is maintained and ready for play. Design and promote marking material for Middle School and Adult Sports programs. Coordinate training for the coaching staff and scorekeepers Provide administrative support to the Recreation Coordinator Other duties as assigned Ideal Candidate Strong writing and oral communication skills Strong leadership Ambitious Experience with creating flyers and promotionalmaterial Closing Date/Time: 12/31/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Nov 06, 2019
Full Time
Description OPEN UNTIL FILLED, FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS IS ON 10/21/19 Located between San Francisco and San Jose, Palo Alto is the center of a progressive economy that is recognized worldwide as a leader in cutting-edge technological, medical and green innovation. Our community is committed to cultivating an environment of creativity and life-long learning. At the City of Palo Alto, you will join a culture that strives for excellence and encourages leadership, new ideas, and innovative solutions. Exciting Opportunity! As a Contract Administrator, you have a challenging opportunity as a critical thinker to be an expert in procurement processes, establish yourself as a "go to" resource and provide recommendations which drive key business timelines and activities. This role is a leader in the Procurement team which is responsible for procurement and contracting for all goods and services utilized by the City working under general direction, as consistently exercising independent and sound problem-solving and judgment skills. You will be responsible for coordinating and issuing high-value, specialized or complex solicitations and agreements, requiring an in-depth procurement experience. Reporting to the Chief Procurement Officer, this position performs at the expert, professional level requiring individual work in research, solicitation, and preparation of contract and may supervise professional or administrative staff. 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 even the smallest project and run with it to the successful completion. Click here to learn more about Purchasing & Contract Administration Based on the candidate pool and qualifications of those interested, the City would consider filling this position at the Senior Buyer level within the same procurement team. The job description for the Senior Buyer classification can be found here . Essential Duties Essential duties of the Contract Administrator include, but are not limited, to the following: Manage the formalized solicitation process from submittal of requirements, interfacing with Project Managers to develop scope and specifications, analysis of solicitations received, providing management with recommendation for award of contract(s), and review and approval of awarding contracts. Interpret the City's purchasing policy, rules and regulations that govern contracting activities for City Departments and advise Departments and/or Chief Procurement Officer of such requirements when needed. Recommend and implement new or revised procurement process and procedures, considering new tools or software as they develop. Interface with contractors and Departments on matters regarding the solicitation, contract award process, contract disputes and monitoring. Continually develop and assist in the training of the organization on procurement policies, procedures and expertise. To see the full job description click 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: Candidates should possess a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and four years of related responsible experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and/or andCertified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO)candidates are highly desired. Closing Date/Time: Continuous