City of Murrieta

The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991 and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow.

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City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, California, United States
Apr 24, 2019
Full Time
Description and Essential Functions THE POSITION The City of Murrieta is seeking highly motivated individuals for the positions of Public Safety Dispatcher I/II for the Murrieta Police Department. The ideal candidates should be able to deal effectively with a diverse public in routine and emergency situations and demonstrate a high level of communication skills. Prior experience as a police, fire, or medical dispatcher is highly desirable. It is anticipated that within the next 6-12 months, the City will be implementing Emergency Medical Dispatching (EMD) for all communications personnel. SALARY Public Safety Dispatcher I: $47,102.16 - $57,252.93 / year Public Safety Dispatcher II: $51,812.38 - $62,978.24 / year DEFINITION Under immediate (Public Safety Dispatcher I) or general (Public Safety Dispatcher II) supervision, receives police and emergency calls, and dispatches police and fire units following prescribed procedures; answers non-emergency calls for public safety and other City departments; performs a variety of general administrative support duties including record keeping, typing, and filing; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate (Public Safety Dispatcher I) or general (Public Safety Dispatcher II) supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. Exercises no direct supervision over staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS Public Safety Dispatcher I - This is the entry-level classification in the Public Safety Dispatcher series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform routine tasks in both emergency and non-emergency situations. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied, complex, and difficult; close supervision and frequent review of work lessen as an incumbent demonstrates skill to perform the work independently. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the Public Safety Dispatcher II level but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise. Public Safety Dispatcher II - This is the fully qualified journey-level classification in the Public Safety Dispatcher series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Public Safety Dispatcher I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. All activities must be performed within specified legal guidelines. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the Senior Public Safety Dispatcher in that the latter provides technical and functional direction over lower-level staff. Positions in the Public Safety Dispatcher series are flexibly staffed; positions at the Public Safety Dispatcher II level are normally filled by advancement from the Public Safety Dispatcher I level; progression to the Public Safety Dispatcher II level is dependent on (i) management affirmation that the position is performing the full range of duties assigned to the classification; (ii) satisfactory work performance; (iii) the incumbent meeting the minimum qualifications for the classification including any licenses and certifications; and (iv) management approval for progression to the Public Safety Dispatcher II level. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Positions at the Public Safety Dispatcher I level may perform some of these duties and responsibilities in a learning capacity. Receives police and emergency calls for service; assesses with the caller the nature of the call through a series of questions and formulates a call for service; determines the severity of the call; ascertains officer safety and public safety needs with the caller; takes action as prescribed through standard operating procedures and/or refers to supervisor or manager for direction. Dispatches public safety emergency units in accordance with established procedures and policies using a computerized dispatch system, including determining priority of emergency and contacting and sending appropriate response units. Maintains contact with field units, including accounting for location and status of units and maintaining records of field calls; sends back-up units, as necessary, ensuring the safety of field units. Dispatches and communicates with fire and rescue personnel on the radio, while taking numerous emergency and non-emergency calls during emergency and high priority events; relays information to appropriate dispatchers when additional resources are needed. Provides general information to the public; refers callers to appropriate agencies; calms angered or distraught callers; maintains professionalism in radio transmissions during hectic, tense and dangerous situations. Operates multiple computers, telephone lines, and radio console and telecommunication equipment simultaneously while performing dispatching activities; tests and inspects equipment as assigned; may troubleshoot equipment issues as required. Logs call data in a written or automated format; monitors calls after initial dispatch to provide additional coordination, support, or information. Enters, updates, and retrieves a variety of records from teletype database, including stolen vehicles and property, vehicle registration information, guns and property, and warranted or missing persons, restraining orders, and all out-of-state information including, but not limited to, driver's license, license plates and criminal history. Accesses federal, state, and local law enforcement information databases to obtain information regarding outstanding warrants, criminal history, records information, and vehicle data; relays such information to sworn staff. Serves as a liaison to the public and representatives of other agencies for the department; provides initial non-emergency contact with the public and representatives of other agencies for the requesting of police records or related services; determines the nature of the contact; provides factual information regarding services, policies, and procedures, which requires a knowledge of legal guidelines, departmental policies and procedures, and the use of tact and discretion, or directs the caller to the proper individual or agency. Maintains accurate departmental and law enforcement records and files; researches and compiles information from such files. Attends necessary training, shift briefing sessions, participates in drills, and test scenarios to prepare for unexpected emergencies. Observes and complies with all City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Required: Public Safety Dispatcher I/II - High School Diploma or equivalent (GED). Public Safety Dispatcher I - One (1) year of general clerical experience involving public contact. Public Safety Dispatcher II - Two (2) years of experience performing public safety dispatch duties. Highly Desirable: Experience as a police, fire, or medical dispatcher. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Public Safety Dispatcher I: Must obtain the P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatcher certificate within one year. Public Safety Dispatcher II: Possession of P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatcher certificate. Possession of a valid CA Class C driver's license or other means that would allow for the ability to commute to meetings or trainings. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT A minimum typing ability of 40 words per minute. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions KNOWLEDGE OF Methods and techniques of eliciting critical information in emergency situations from callers who are under stressful conditions. Methods and techniques of determining appropriate response to emergencies and dispatching needed resources. Functions and operations provided by public safety organizations. Operational characteristics of computer-aided communications equipment, including multiple telephone lines and radio systems. Terminology and procedures used in public safety dispatching, such as penal codes, vehicle codes and radio codes. City and County geography, maps, streets, landmarks, and driving directions. Policies with respect to confidentiality and the release of sensitive information. Principles and practices of data collection and report preparation. Methods and techniques of pinging cell phones through service providers to identify emergency locations. Business arithmetic. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Record keeping principles and practices. City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed. ABILITY TO Assess and prioritize emergency situations while remaining calm and using sound, independent judgment. Dispatch using appropriate grammar and police codes. Memorize codes, names, street locations, and other information. Read and interpret maps and other pertinent documentation. Interpret, apply, and explain policies, procedures, and regulations. Attend to multiple activities simultaneously. Obtain vital information from individuals in stressful or emergency situations. Compile and summarize information to prepare accurate, clear, and concise calls for service. Perform technical, detailed, and responsible work within the Emergency Services Communications Center. Compose correspondence independently or from brief instructions. Organize, maintain, and update office database and records systems. Make accurate arithmetic computations. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical deadlines. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines. Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in the Emergency Services Communications Center and use standard office and emergency services dispatch equipment, including multiple computers and a diverse range of communications devices; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, and over the telephone and radio. Performance of the work requires that positions frequently remain at a workstation for extended periods of time during their shift. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Employees work in an environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Supplemental Information SCHEDULE Must be available to work a varying schedule including weekends, weekdays, evenings, and holidays (hours and days are adjusted as needed by the Department). TYPING CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS The certificate must be issued by an accredited school or agency within one year prior to application. Online tests not administered by a qualified agency will not be accepted. An accredited school or agency is one that will provide an official certificate with their agency's emblem or on agency letterhead. Certificates must include the following information: Name of applicant Number of "net" words per minute (WPM) typed Number of errors Date of certificate Signature of person administering test The following local agencies are able to issue typing certificates for a fee: AtWorkPersonnel Services Temecula 27720 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 130, Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 297-3591 www.atworksocal.com Express Employment Professionals 25135 Madison Ave., Ste. 104, Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 239-4744 www.expresspros.com Manpower 40810 Country Center Dr., Ste. 140, Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 308-2686 www.manpowerriverside.com PrideStaff 25195 Madison Ave., Ste. 102, Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 999-4230 www.pridestaff.com/southriversidecounty Select Staffing 39815 Alta Murrieta Dr., Ste. C7 & C8, Murrieta, CA 92563 (951) 693-0783 www.select.com APPLICATION PROCEDURE A City application form, P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatcher certificate (if applying for Public Safety Dispatcher II), and typing certificate must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.MurrietaCA.gov . SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, psychological exam and extensive background investigation. COMMUNITY The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991, and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow. Closing Date/Time: 5/21/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, California, United States
Apr 19, 2019
Full Time
Description and Essential Functions Open until the needs of the City have been met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. First review of applications will be held May 6, 2019. THE POSITION The Human Resources Division is seeking a dedicated individual to be a key contributor for the areas of recruitment/selection andbenefits administration. The ideal candidate will provide expertise on full-cycle recruiting for various City departments, including Police and Fire.The Human Resources Analyst will be responsible for administeringcity-wide benefits to employees which includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending plans, 457 deferred compensation plans, and CalPERS retirement. The ideal candidate will provide analytical expertise in the review of existing plans as well as new/enhanced processes and possess the ability to work collaboratively with staff and vendors.Excellent customer service skills are a must. DEFINITION Under direction, performs complex and varied technical, professional, and confidential work required to administer human resources programs, including recruitment, classification, compensation, benefits administration, training and development, risk management, and employee and labor relations; performs research and analysis; provides support to City departments related to all aspects of human resources programs and activities; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from the Human Resources Manager. Exercises no direct supervision over staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This fully qualified journey-level classification is responsible for performing professional human resources work in any or all of the following areas: recruitment, classification, compensation, benefits administration, training and development, risk management administration, and employee and labor relations. Positions at this level perform the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Coordinates and implements recruitment processes for City departments; confers with departments to ascertain departmental needs; coordinates and/or produces recruitment flyers and position announcements; screens applications; identifies qualified applicants. Organizes and administers oral and written examinations including compiling test scores; notifies hiring departments and reviews testing and interview results; establishes and maintains eligibility lists for positions; monitors the hiring process and/or testing processes to assure adherence to applicable human resources and mandated policies. Notifies candidates at all steps of the selection process; conducts reference checks to obtain additional candidate information; coordinates pre-placement physical examinations for newly hired employees. Coordinates onboarding for newly hired employees; answers employee questions regarding benefits, open enrollment periods, and other information regarding employee benefits. Conducts City-wide open enrollment for benefits; prepares open enrollment benefit materials and literature; counsels employees on human resources programs, policies, and processes; explains program provisions, procedures, and eligibility requirements; and assists employees with form and document completion. Administers the City's employee benefits programs, including plans such as retirement, health, life, dental, vision, and Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA); acts as liaison to various third-party benefits administrators and health carriers. Responds to employee and retiree questions and complaints; interfaces with third-party administrators to resolve claims appeals and provides guidance on policy interpretation and plan documents. Monitors employees' leave of absence; send notifications of various leave policies to affected employees as needed; provide information to employees on short and long-term disability benefit programs. Administers the workers' compensation claims management function; submits insurance claims; monitors accepted claims prior to closure; provides information to claimants, attorneys, and workers' compensation carrier; assists employees in resolving issues related to workers compensation, safety, and health; maintains accurate databases; prepares reports and other related documentation. Participates in the development of annual self-insured worker's compensation, and property damage claims and expense reports; verifies accuracy and completion of reports and records; maintains accurate files. Coordinates the City's self-insured liability claims program with a third-party administrator; processes new claims submitted; works with third-party administrator to process and expedite existing claims. Reviews and analyzes a variety of contracts and agreements to ascertain level of liability exposure to the City. Participates in labor contract negotiation processes with assigned bargaining units. Participates in classification and compensation studies and analyses; researches salary and benefit information for use in the collective bargaining process, budget preparation, and cost analysis; creates and revises job specifications as needed. Makes recommendations for the development and revision of human resources documents, procedures, and forms; assists in the development of policies, regulations, and procedures. Assists employees and management with the interpretation and correct application of City policies, procedures, and programs; provides advice and assistance regarding employment issues. Observes and complies with all City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Required: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in human resources management, business or public administration, risk management, or a related field. Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional experience supporting a human resources or risk management program. Desired Qualifications : Human resources experience working for a government agency. Full-cycle recruiting experience for police and/or fire safety positions. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California Driver's License or other means that would allow for the ability to commute to meetings, conduct site visits, and attend other special events throughout the county may be required at the time of hire. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions KNOWLEDGE OF Principles and practices of a comprehensive human resources system. Policies, procedures, practices, and methods related to health-related workers' compensation and liability claim processing and administration. Organization and management practices as applied to the development, analysis, and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs of the assigned area of responsibility. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Mathematical principles. Principles and practices of contract administration. Methods and techniques of preparing business correspondence and reports. Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly. Record-keeping principles and procedures. City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed. ABILITY TO Perform professional duties in support of assigned human resources program areas. Conduct complex research projects on a wide variety of human resources topics, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports. Coordinate recruitment, selection and testing processes. Coordinate the administration of assigned risk management and safety programs and functions. Review worker's compensation and liability insurance claim documents for completeness and accuracy. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials. Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive personal information of applicants, employees, former employees, and other matters affecting employee relations. Maintain accurate files and records. Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards. Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer and to operate a motor vehicle to visit various City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Supplemental Information APPLICATION PROCEDURE A City application form, resume, and a copy of your diploma/transcriptsmust be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.MurrietaCA.gov . SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and Live Scan background screening. THE COMMUNITY The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991 and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, California, United States
Apr 19, 2019
Full Time
Description and Essential Functions DEFINITION Under general direction, plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, reviews and participates in the work of staff performing plan check functions; ensures the work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; assists and provides direction to the technicians at public counter; performs the more advanced technical and highly complex tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction the Building Official. Exercises direct supervision over and provides training and guidance to technical staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is the full supervisory-level classification in the Plans Examiner series that exercises independent judgment on specialized plan check functions with accountability and ongoing decision-making responsibilities associated with the work. Incumbents are responsible for planning, organizing, reviewing and evaluating the work of assigned staff and for providing support to management in a variety of areas. Performance of the work requires the use of independence, initiative and discretion within established guidelines. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where appropriate so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, reviews and participates in the work of the plan checking work unit; evaluates employee performance, counsels employees, and effectively recommends initial disciplinary action; assists in selection and promotion. Monitors activities of the assigned unit; identifies opportunities for improving service delivery and procedures; provides recommendations concerning process changes; reviews with appropriate management staff; implements improvements. Oversees and performs difficult structural analysis and reviews plan check submittal documents for permit applications for complex construction, alteration, or repair of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings for compliance with the City, State, and Federal codes and regulations. Coordinates assigned services and operations with those of other divisions and outside agencies. Implements goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned services and programs; identifies resource needs; researches, recommends and implements policies and procedures. Reviews and evaluates construction documents including plans, drawings, blueprints, specifications, engineering calculations, and energy calculations for compliance; makes judgments as to whether structural designs or plans conform to applicable codes. Confers with architects, engineers, contractors, homeowners and others relative to construction or building projects; coordinates plan examining activities with City departments and other agencies; confers and corresponds with other professional personnel in connection with building code interpretation and application. Responds to public inquiries over the telephone or at the counter concerning questions regarding permit processing, building, or other construction-related questions; performs plan reviews at the customer service counter for the general public; assists applicants in achieving compliance with various codes and regulations; resolves disputes; assists the technicians by providing assistance and direction at the public counter. Determines fee structuring for assigned activities and projects; prepares detailed cost estimates with appropriate justifications; maintains a variety of records and prepares routine plan check reports. Attends a variety of meetings to review and discuss plans, documents, and code requirements; performs field reviews as necessary. Participates in the preparation and administration of the plan check program budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures. Prepares analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities. Ensures staff complies with City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Required: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) supplemented by college-level coursework or technical training in construction technology, building inspection, or a related field. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in plan checking of complex commercial or industrial structures and/or the enforcement of building codes for a public agency, including two (2) years of which should be in a supervisory or lead capacity. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California Driver's License. Certification as a California Building Plans Examiner from the International Conference of Building Officials or the International Code Council. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions KNOWLEDGE OF Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment review and evaluation, discipline, and training of staff in work procedures. Principles and practices of leadership. Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly. Principles, practices and methods of structural and building plan review. Practices for documenting plan checking procedures and correcting discrepancies. Fundamental principles, techniques, policies, and procedures of civil engineering. Legal processes and considerations involved in prosecuting violations of the building codes and ordinances. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes and procedures relevant to assigned areas of responsibility. Record keeping principles and procedures. City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, educational and regulatory organizations, and with property owners, developers, contractors, and the public. Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed. The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. ABILITY TO Select and supervise staff, provide training and development opportunities, ensure work is performed effectively, and evaluate performance in an objective and positive manner. Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures and work standards. Read and interpret building plans, specifications, and codes. Examine and correct building plans, calculations and specifications in a rapid, uniform and accurate manner. Analyze, evaluate and solve or recommend effective solutions to building and code problems. Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed. Evaluate legal violations and take appropriate action. Make structural calculations necessary to determine the adherence of structural plans to code requirements. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Prepare clear, effective, and accurate reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Effectively represent the division and the City in meetings with other departments, public and private organizations, and individuals. Establish and maintain accurate logs, records, and written records of work performed. Make accurate mathematic computations. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax. May serve as acting Building Official in the absence of the Building Official. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. PHYSICAL DEMANDS When assigned to an office environment, must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; ability to stand and walk between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. When assigned to field inspection, must possess mobility to work in changing site conditions; possess the strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work; to sit, stand, and walk on level, uneven, or slippery surfaces; to reach, twist, turn, kneel, and bend, to climb and descend ladders; and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various City sites; vision to inspect site conditions and work in progress. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards, with exposure to hazardous materials in some site locations. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects averaging a weight of 40 pounds, or heavier weights, in all cases with the use of proper equipment and/or assistance from other staff. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees also work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Supplemental Information APPLICATION PROCEDURE A City application form must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.MurrietaCA.gov . SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and Live Scan background screening. COMMUNITY The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991, and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow. Closing Date/Time: 5/12/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, California, United States
Apr 09, 2019
Full Time
Description and Essential Functions SALARY Building Inspector II: $56,923 - $69,191/year Building Inspector III: $62,685 - $76,194/year DEFINITION Under general supervision (II), or direction (III), performs routine to complex inspections of residential, commercial, and industrial building sites to enforce building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and environmental codes, with specific expertise, knowledge of, and emphasis on one of the building trades; ensures conformance with approved plans, specifications, standards, permits, and licensing; provides a variety of information to property owners, developers, architects, engineers, and contractors; may direct the work of contracted staff; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision (Building Inspector II) to direction (Building Inspector III) from the Building Inspection Supervisor. The Building Inspector III may exercise technical and functional direction over contracted staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS Building Inspector II - This is a technical journey level classification in the Building Inspector series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Building Inspector I level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Building Inspector III - This advanced journey level classification is responsible for performing the full range of routine to complex inspections of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, working independently and exercising judgment and initiative. May perform minor to complex plan reviews. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in the Building Inspector class series are flexibly staffed; positions at the Building Inspector II/III level are normally filled by advancement from the Building Inspector I/II level respectively; progression to the Building Inspector II/III levels is dependent on (i) management affirmation that the position is performing the full range of duties assigned to the classification; (ii) satisfactory work performance; (iii) the incumbent meeting the minimum qualifications for the classification including any licenses and certifications; and (iv) management approval for progression to the Building Inspector II/III levels. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where appropriate so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Performs the full range of building inspections of new and existing commercial, industrial, and residential properties for compliance with building codes and standards; reads and reviews project plans to verify construction. Reviews and approves various stages of construction, such as framing, electrical, mechanical, heating, plumbing, and structural membrane; inspects throughout the construction period to completion; monitors construction sites; writes detailed correction notices for non-compliance or deviation from approved plans. Conducts solar review, approval, submittal of corrections and final permit issuance; conducts inspections from inception to completion. Investigates complaints regarding existing buildings or new construction to determine if code violations or problem conditions exist; writes "stop work" notices for work being done without permits or in an unsafe manner. Reviews plans, blue prints, drawings, and maps, and prepares change orders. Confers with property owners, contractors, and developers with respect to complaints and building code issues, and to respond to general questions on compliance issues. Processes electricity and gas meter releases, and Certificates of Occupancy; reviews and approves temporary gas and electric meter releases for staff. Plans, schedules, prioritizes, and assigns inspections; communicates status of inspections to appropriate staff. Provides technical and functional direction to assigned contract staff; reviews and controls quality of work. Serves as a liaison for the assigned function to other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies. Assists in the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards including recommending improvements; assists in developing work plans, procedures, and schedules. Prepares and maintains a variety of files, correspondence, reports, correction notices, and other written materials. Observes and complies with City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Education: Building Inspector II/III - High School Diploma or equivalent (GED), supplemented by college-level coursework or technical training in construction technology, building inspection, or a related field. Experience: Building Inspector II - Two (2) years of experience in building inspection, building construction, remodeling, and building alteration work. Building Inspector III - Three (3) years of responsible experience inspecting residential, commercial, or industrial buildings for a government agency. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Building Inspector II - Possession of International Code Council (ICC) State of California certification as a Building Inspector or related ICC certification. Building Inspector III - Possession of International Code Council (ICC) State of California as a Building Inspector and at least two (2) additional ICC State of California certifications. An ICC State of California Commercial Building Inspector certification is desired. Building Inspector II/III - Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California Driver's License. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions KNOWLEDGE OF Methods and techniques used in conducting building inspections. Building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and related codes. Characteristics of common materials used in building construction. Principles of trades areas as they relate to inspecting buildings and mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Methods and techniques applied to the design and construction of residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Safety standards and methods of building construction and materials used at all stages of construction. Principles of lead direction and training. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes and procedures relevant to assigned areas of responsibility. Mathematical principles including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Record keeping principles and procedures. City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed. The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. ABILITY TO Perform the full range of assigned inspections in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Review, understand, interpret, and analyze construction blueprints, plans, specifications, and architect and engineering drawings for application to inspection services. Examine workmanship and materials to detect deviation from plans, regulations and standard construction practices. Prepare clear and concise correction notices. Investigate building code violations and respond to inquiries and complaints in a fair, tactful, and timely manner. Plan, schedule, assign, and oversee activities of contract staff; train others in work procedures. Prepare clear, effective, and accurate reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Effectively represent the division and the City in meetings with other departments, public and private organizations, and individuals. Establish and maintain accurate logs, records, and written records of work performed. Make accurate mathematic computations. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. PHYSICAL DEMANDS When working within an office environment, must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; ability to stand and walk between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. When working in field inspection, must possess mobility to work in changing site conditions; possess the strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work; to sit, stand, and walk on level, uneven, or slippery surfaces; to reach, twist, turn, kneel, and bend, to climb and descend ladders; and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various City sites; vision to inspect site conditions and work in progress. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards, with exposure to hazardous materials in some site locations. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects averaging a weight of 50 pounds or heavier weights in all cases with the use of proper equipment and/or assistance from other staff. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions, and partially in the field where they are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Supplemental Information APPLICATION PROCEDURE A City application form must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.MurrietaCA.gov . SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and Live Scan background investigation. COMMUNITY The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991, and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow. Closing Date/Time: 4/28/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, California, United States
Apr 03, 2019
Full Time
Description and Essential Functions DEFINITION Under general direction, provides technical and functional supervision to lower-level staff and performs advanced and highly complex professional engineering work in checking plans, calculations, specifications, technical reports, and other submittal documents for compliance with Federal, State, and local building codes, ordinances, and regulations; receives and checks plans and designs for complex structures, new and remodeled commercial, industrial, and residential buildings to ensure compliance; assists inspectors, contractors, design professionals and the public regarding construction requirements; provides expert technical and professional assistance to the Building Official; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the Building Official. Exercises technical and functional direction over and provides training and guidance to lower-level staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is the advanced-level classification in the Plans Examiner series responsible for performing the most complex work assigned to the series. Incumbents regularly work on tasks which are varied and complex, requiring considerable discretion and independent judgment. Positions in the classification rely on experience and judgment to perform advanced and highly complex structural plan checks, interpret policies and procedures relating to building and construction activities and enforce building codes. Assignments are given with general guidelines and incumbents are responsible for establishing objectives, timelines and methods to deliver services. Work is typically reviewed upon completion for soundness, appropriateness, and conformity to policy and requirements. This class is distinguished from the Building Official in that the latter has management responsibility for all Building and Safety division programs, functions, and activities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where appropriate so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Monitors activities of the plan checking work unit; recommends improvements and modifications and prepares various reports on activities and projects; recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements policies and procedures. Oversees and performs difficult structural analysis and reviews plan check submittal documents for permit applications for complex construction, alteration, or repair of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings for compliance with the City, State, and Federal codes and regulations. Reviews and evaluates construction documents including plans, drawings, blueprints, specifications, engineering calculations, and energy calculations for compliance; makes judgments as to whether structural designs or plans conform to applicable codes. Confers with architects, engineers, contractors, homeowners and others relative to construction or building projects; coordinates plan examining activities with City departments and other agencies; confers and corresponds with other professional personnel in connection with building code interpretation and application. Assists building inspectors in the field where engineering problems are encountered; interprets building construction plans; advises on engineering matters and technical judgments. Responds to public inquiries over the telephone or at the counter concerning questions regarding permit processing, building, or other construction-related questions; performs plan reviews at the customer service counter for the general public; assists applicants in achieving compliance with various codes and regulations; resolves disputes. Provides technical direction to less experienced staff in terms of city policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; assists front counter technicians in the review of structural aspects and other applicable elements of over the counter permitting; ensures uniform application of the appropriate codes, rules and regulations. Attends Development Review Committee meetings as a representative of the Building Department to discuss exhibits regarding the Planning Department's entitlement process; reviews exhibits for completeness and compliance with mandated rules, regulations and codes; composes incomplete comments or conditions of approval and forwards to the Planning Department for project status updating and/or approval for entitlement processing; attends applicant meetings to discuss development case reviews and respond to questions. Reviews engineered precise grading plans for on-site accessibility components functional layout, detailing and correlation with architectural site plans; composes review comments and enters into software system; coordinates plan review process and interacts with design professionals until clearances/approvals are obtained. Reviews engineered civil design plans for multi-building and multi-parcel on-site, underground "wet" utilities, e.g. potable water and domestic sewer; composes review comments and enters into software system; coordinates plan review process and interacts with design professionals until approvals are obtained and permits are issued. Prepares plan review correspondence to permit applicants; documents plan deficiencies, required corrections, and engineering details. Coordinates project approvals, building permits, and plan reviews with staff, other departments, and outside agencies. Assists in fee structuring for assigned activities and projects; prepares detailed cost estimates with appropriate justifications; maintains a variety of records and prepares routine plan check reports. Attends a variety of meetings to review and discuss plans, documents, and code requirements; performs field reviews as necessary. Prepares reports and correspondence pertaining to structural engineering problems and building code enforcement; maintains records of plan checking activities. Observes and complies with all City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Performs related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Required: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED), supplemented by college-level coursework in civil or structural engineering, architecture, or a related field. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in plan checking of complex commercial or industrial structures and/or the enforcement of building codes for a public agency. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Driver's License. Certification as a Plans Examiner from the International Conference of Building Officials or the International Code Council. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions KNOWLEDGE OF Principles of providing functional direction and training. Basic principles and practices of budget development, administration, and accountability. Principles, practices and methods of structural and building plan review. Practices for documenting plan checking procedures and correcting discrepancies. Fundamental principles, techniques, policies, and procedures of civil engineering. Construction methods, materials, tools, and equipment used for complex residential, commercial, and industrial construction, and principles of structural engineering. Methods, materials, tools and safety practices of the building, plumbing, and electrical trades. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and organizational policies and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility, including building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, life safety, energy, and related codes. Legal processes and considerations involved in prosecuting violations of the building codes and ordinances. Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed. The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly. Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, educational and regulatory organizations, and with property owners, developers, contractors, and the public. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. ABILITY TO Plan, organize, and coordinate the work of assigned staff. Effectively provide staff leadership and work direction. Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards. Read and interpret building plans, specifications, and codes. Examine and correct building plans, calculations and specifications in a rapid, uniform and accurate manner. Analyze, evaluate and solve or recommend effective solutions to building and code problems. Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed. Evaluate legal violations and take appropriate action. Make structural calculations necessary to determine the adherence of structural plans to code requirements. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Establish and maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed. Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines. Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments. Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks. Effectively represent the department and the City in meetings with governmental agencies; community groups; various business, professional, and regulatory organizations; and in meetings with individuals. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. PHYSICAL DEMANDS When assigned to an office environment, must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; ability to stand and walk between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. When assigned to field inspection, must possess mobility to work in changing site conditions; possess the strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work; to sit, stand, and walk on level, uneven, or slippery surfaces; to reach, twist, turn, kneel, and bend, to climb and descend ladders; and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various City sites; vision to inspect site conditions and work in progress. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards, with exposure to hazardous materials in some site locations. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects averaging a weight of 40 pounds, or heavier weights, in all cases with the use of proper equipment and/or assistance from other staff. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees also work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Supplemental Information APPLICATION PROCEDURE A City application form must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.MurrietaCA.gov . SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and Live Scan background screening. COMMUNITY The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991, and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow. Closing Date/Time: 4/28/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, California, United States
Mar 23, 2019
Full Time
Description and Essential Functions Open until the needs of the City have been met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. First review of applications will be held April 15, 2019. THE POSITION The City of Murrieta is accepting applications for the position of Financial Analyst to fill a vacancy in the Finance Division within the Administrative Services Department. The ideal candidate will have prior municipal government experience conducting complex and varied financial analysis, including developing a multiyear budget with meaningful cost and revenue projections serving as the platform for long-term financial strategic planning. DEFINITION Under direction, performs professional tasks in support of the City's financial management operations; prepares a diverse range of financial reports; reviews and evaluates departmental budget development and administration requests to ensure compliance with City budgetary policies, procedures, and established guidelines; reconciles complex financial transactions; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from the Finance Manager. Exercises no direct supervision over staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This journey-level classification is responsible for performing the full range of professional duties in support of the City's financial management operations, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Performs professional tasks in support of the City's financial management operations; prepares a variety of analyses such as revenue and expenditures, variances, personnel costs, and related fiscal documents; develops revenue estimates and financial projections; documents assumptions; conducts sensitivity studies; develops and prepares recommendations. Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of, a diverse range of financial reports, including grant reporting, expenditure/revenue budget to actual comparison, monthly fiscal reports, the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), and other periodic financial reports. Conducts analysis of proposals; identifies issues and opportunities; assists with the development of alternative scenarios to improve service levels and lower costs. Explains budgeting guidelines to departmental managers; participates in the review and evaluation of requests to ensure compliance with City policies, procedures, and established guidelines; responds to questions, provides information and support to departments. Coordinates and/or initiates budget adjustments of departmental budgets and revenue estimates, as well as maintenance/updates of the budget financial system and related informational reports. Participates in the preparation, review, evaluation and monitoring of capital improvement program (CIP) plans and budgets; monitors and updates operating and capital budget adjustments and funding changes; reviews CIP requests for financial compliance. Performs financial analysis and statistical computations for various financial models and cost allocation plans; prepares periodic and ad-hoc financial reports as assigned; researches and answers financial and budget inquiries submitted by staff, City management, citizens, other governmental agencies and the City Council. Prepares journal entries and reconciliations for complex accounting transactions such as debt issuance and refunding, capital assets acquisition and related transactions; works with contractors, bond counsel, and fiscal intermediaries on various required year-end schedules, reports and bond financing. Provides assistance to department management, other City staff, and the public regarding fiscal or operational issues, policies, or procedures. Participates in or directs and monitors assigned projects related to debt management, treasury management and investments; performs research and statistical analysis; prepares and presents reports of findings and recommends appropriate action. Provides assistance in the enhancement of the City's core financial system, including implementing new modules and re-configuring existing applications. Compiles information and works with external parties/outside agencies on various City-wide financial audits; may lead and/or conduct audits. Prepares and submits City Council agenda reports and various other commission, committee, and staff reports, resolutions, ordinances, and correspondence regarding assigned activities. Prepares cost estimates for labor relations. Observes and complies with City and mandated safety rules, regulations and protocols. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Required: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, or a related field. Three (3) years of responsible experience in governmental accounting, finance or a related field. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California Driver's License or other means that would allow for the ability to commute to meetings, conduct site visits, and attend other special events throughout the county may be required at the time of hire. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions KNOWLEDGE OF Principles and practices of municipal financial management including, but not limited to, budget development and administration, debt management, treasury management, investments, auditing and general accounting. Project and/or program management, analytical processes, and report preparation techniques. Principles and practices of public agency budget development and administration. Methods and techniques of administering sound financial management policies and procedures. Organization and management practices as applied to the development, analysis, and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs of the assigned area of responsibility. Research and financial reporting methods, techniques, and procedures. Office of Management and Budget Circular (OMBC). Concepts and techniques of costing as it relates to budgeting, labor relations, and long-range financial planning. Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Operational characteristics of financial management technology systems. Complex record-keeping principles and procedures. City and mandated safety rules, regulations and protocols. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed. ABILITY TO Perform professional duties in support of the City's financial management programs. Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards. Coordinate and oversee budgeting, and financial reporting activities. Plan and conduct effective financial and operational studies. Conduct research on a wide variety of topics including contract feasibility, budget and staffing proposals, and operational alternatives. Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials. Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed. Effectively represent the department and the City in meetings with governmental agencies; community groups; various business, professional, and regulatory organizations; and in meetings with individuals. Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Supplemental Information APPLICATION PROCEDURE A City application form and resume must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.MurrietaCA.gov . SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and Live Scan background screening. COMMUNITY The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991, and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, California, United States
Feb 07, 2019
Part Time
Description and Essential Functions Open until the needs of the City have been met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. First review of applications will be held March 17, 2019. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK A FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE, INCLUDING WEEKENDS, EVENINGS, HOLIDAYS AND SPLIT SHIFTS. Due to the nature of seasonal employment, incumbent MUST be available full-time from mid-June through August, without vacation leave. These are seasonal, part-time, and non-benefited positions. COMMUNITY The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991 and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow. DEFINITION LIFEGUARD - This position works under the direction of the Senior Lifeguard to enforce established rules and regulations governing the conduct of the patrons at the pool and to ensure the safety of participants at all times. WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR - This position works under the direction of the Senior Lifeguard to plan and teach swim classes for all levels; maintain and complete all instructional records for the Red Cross and participants; enforce established rules and regulations governing the conduct of the patrons at the pool and to ensure the safety of participants at all times. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Perform water rescues as necessary. Administer first aid Perform basic maintenance of the pool and the deck, including testing of chemicals, vacuuming pool, and sweeping deck Collect pool fees. Complete daily reports. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public. Perform related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Required: Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and have the ability to obtain and maintain a valid work permit. Highly Desired: Previous lifeguard experience with a public or private agency. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Certificates MUST be current, with copies of the front and back attached to application materials for consideration. Lifeguard: CPR for Professional Rescuer certificate or Healthcare Provider certificate Basic First Aid certificate Lifeguard Training Certificate Water Safety Instructor: Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.) certificate (Lifeguard WSI positions) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions KNOWLEDGE OF Water safety, lifesaving and first aid techniques. Basic pool maintenance procedures. ABILITY TO Work tactfully and courteously with the general public. Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships. Perform lifesaving and first aid tasks. Make change and otherwise handle money. Work varying hours including evenings, weekends, holidays, and split shifts. Perform other related duties as required. Supplemental Information LIFEGUARD SKILLS TESTING Scheduled for Saturday, March 30, 2019. Additional testing dates available upon request 100 Yard Swim Retrieval of 10 lb weight Demonstrate skills needed for an active victim rescue Demonstrate skills needed for a passive victim rescue Demonstrate skills needed to perform CPR APPLICATION PROCEDURE A City application form must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.MurrietaCA.gov . SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and fingerprinting. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, California, United States
Jan 23, 2019
Full Time
Description and Essential Functions UPDATE: Open until the needs of the City have been met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. COMMUNITY The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991, and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow. DEFINITION Under direction performs a diverse range of professional engineering duties in support of an assigned program area which may include, but is not limited to capital improvement projects, development services, and public works infrastructure; prepares and/or participates in the preparation and review of preliminary and final engineering plans, cost estimates, cost analysis studies, specifications and schedules; oversees and coordinates the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) activities; provides technical support to management in assigned engineering program area; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from assigned supervisory or management personnel. Exercises no direct supervision over staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This journey level classification is responsible for providing professional support in an assigned engineering program area, working independently and exercising judgment. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where appropriate so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Performs a diverse range of professional engineering duties in an assigned program area which may include, but is not limited to, capital improvement projects, development services, and public works infrastructure. Prepares and/or participates in the preparation and review of preliminary and final engineering plans, cost estimates, cost analysis studies, specifications and schedules for public works projects; plans include, but are not limited to, demolition, grading, street improvement, storm drains, traffic control, erosion control and irrigation. Prepares and administers contracts for engineering services; determines scope of projects; prepares requests for proposals; conducts pre-bid and pre-construction conferences; provides input into the selection process; and directs the work of contracted service providers. Serves as project manager on assigned projects; analyzes and resolves design and engineering issues; settles disputes and issues with inspectors, engineers and contractors; conducts negotiations for change orders; prepares contract modifications for change orders; coordinates relocation/adjustments of existing utilities for projects. Performs a variety of engineering calculations on assigned projects. Oversees inspections of civil infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer and storm drains, subdivisions and grading; may direct and coordinate the work of inspection personnel. Oversees and coordinates theNPDESactivities and operations including but not limited to, preparation of the Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP), implementing the Jurisdictional Runoff Management Plan (JRMP), performing semiannual outfall screenings, and completing the Transitional Monitoring and Assessment Program Annual Report. Attends weekly and monthly WQIP meetings; provides input and reviews submittals to the Regional Board; identifies and recommends City strategies to achieve WQIP goals; develops and coordinates programs to implement identified strategies for new permit cycle. Maintains, coordinates and enforces JRMP's Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination program which includes maintaining the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) for existing residential, construction, commercial and industrial inventory database; completes residential, commercial and industrial inspections, and prepares the JRMP Annual Report. Reviews subdivision and improvement plans, parcel maps, road and grading plans, and related maps and specifications for accuracy and conformance to established engineering practices and mandated regulations; approves legal descriptions and plats. Reviews and conditions development applications; responds to enquiries and meets with applicants and consultants with respect to entitlement and design issues; coordinates application review and conditioning with other departments such as traffic engineering; participates in design review committee meetings with other departments to identify, consider and resolve issues. Conducts a plan check on Preliminary Water Quality Management Plans; meets with applicants and engineers to discuss water quality solutions. Participates in Planning Commission and Director Hearings; responds to questions from the Commissioners and public speakers as they relate to engineering issues and conditions. Meets with contractors, engineers, developers, architects, a variety of outside agencies, and the general public in acquiring information and coordinating engineering matters; provides information regarding City development requirements. Provides information to the public and resolves questions and complaints regarding the interpretation and application of relevant codes, rules and regulations relating to traffic and construction. Observes and complies with City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Required: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a closely related field. Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in civil engineering. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Possession of a valid certificate as a Professional Civil Engineer in the state of California. Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Driver's License or other means that would allow for the ability to commute to meetings, conduct site visits, and attend other special events throughout the county may be required at the time of hire. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions KNOWLEDGE OF Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the planning, design, cost estimating, construction, installation, and inspection of a wide variety of municipal facilities. Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works projects, including water, storm water, street, and traffic systems design. Methods and techniques of conducting comprehensive inspections on infrastructure projects. Principles and practices of capital improvement program budgeting, cost estimation, funding, project management, and contract administration. Principles and practices of checking engineering plan designs, and conditioning applications for compliance with permitting requirements. Home building and entitlement processes. Plan check processes which expedite the permit and construction timelines. Water quality management plans and requirements. Methods and techniques of preparing engineering calculations and cost estimates. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Principles and practices of environmental impact assessment and related regulatory processes for assigned projects. Contract management practices in a public agency setting. Practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective staff reports. Principles of advanced mathematics and their application to engineering work. General principles of risk management related to engineering project design and construction. Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and sources of information related to the engineering, development and construction fields. Record keeping principles and procedures. City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations. Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed. The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. ABILITY TO Perform a variety of professional engineering duties in support of the City's capital improvement and development programs. Manage capital improvement projects from the planning through the construction phases including compliance with project specifications, quality, timeline and budget. Oversee and coordinate the work of contracted service providers. Prepare and/or review a diverse range of documents including engineering and construction plans, specifications, legal descriptions, and related materials. Oversee and/or conduct comprehensive construction project inspections. Review and condition a diverse range of development applications. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, technical specifications, and other written materials. Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner. Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed. Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports. Effectively represent the department and the City in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations and in meetings with individuals. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems. Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks. Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. PHYSICAL DEMANDS When working within an office environment, must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; ability to stand and walk between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. When working in the field environment, must possess mobility to work in changing site conditions; possess the strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work; to sit, stand, and walk on level, uneven, or slippery surfaces; to reach, twist, turn, kneel, and bend, to climb and descend ladders; and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various sites; vision to inspect site conditions and work in progress. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards, with exposure to hazardous materials in some site locations. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects averaging a weight of 40 pounds. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Employees work primarily in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions, and periodically work in a field environment where they are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Supplemental Information APPLICATION PROCEDURE A City application form and resume must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.murrietaca.gov . SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and Live Scan background screening. Closing Date/Time: Continuous