The City of Chico, situated in beautiful Northern California, lies on the northeast edge of the Sacramento Valley, in the midst of lush agricultural land.  Founded in 1860 by General John Bidwell, and incorporated in 1872, the City’s ideal locale provides convenient access to large metropolitan areas, such as the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento region, while offering a lower cost of living.  Chico’s population, just over 93,000, makes it one of the largest cities north of Sacramento.  Large local agencies, such as California State University – Chico, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Enloe Hospital, and the City of Chico have been a significant influence on the City and region, providing key employment and economic opportunities.

Home to Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipally owned parks in the nation, as well as a vibrant Downtown and City Plaza, Chico prides itself on a large variety of recreational and community opportunities throughout the year.  Locals and out of town visitors are quick to remark on the sense of community and lively spirit that seems to permeate all of Chico, especially at the local famers’ markets or free concerts in the plaza that occur all summer long.

The City of Chico is a charter city with a City Council consisting of seven councilmembers.  The City is a Council – Manager form of government, with the City Manager directly appointed by the Council.  City Management has focused on building a strong team of individuals dedicated to serving the community at-large, while also focusing on economic development and emphasizing community involvement.

The mission statement of the City Manager’s Department clearly emphasizes the City’s continued commitment to expanding services and community efforts that enhance the City:

The mission of the City Manager’s Department is to provide professional leadership in the administration and execution of policies and objectives formulated by City Council; to develop and recommend alternative solutions to community problems for Council consideration; to plan and develop new programs to meet future needs of the City; to prepare the annual budget; and foster community pride in city government through excellent customer service and effective and efficient operations.

5 job(s) at City of Chico

City of Chico, CA Chico, California, United States
Mar 23, 2019
Full Time
Position Information This recruitment is to establish an eligibility list for upcoming department vacancies. A complete application for this position requires: Completed NeoGov application, Resume attached, POST Basic Certification or higher (State of CA DOJBasic (or higher) Certification which complies with the provisions set forth in Title 11, Division 2, of the California Code of Regulations. POST accredited police academy graduate certifications labeled "Basic" or "Basic Academy", etc. are NOT equivalent to the State of CA Basic Certificate as listed above.) This recruitment will include completing a rigorous physical agility process and candidates selected for hire will be required to complete a full Police Department background. This is a continuous recruitment, until further notice. Job Description Definition: Under supervision, to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work; to perform related work as required. Typical Duties: Patrol City in radio car, on bicycle, horseback, motorcycle or on foot; answer calls for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of City, County and State laws*; May conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, holdups, vehicle accidents, death and other criminal incidents; make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects*; Gather and preserve evidence*; Testify and present evidence in court*; Administer first aid*; Contract and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders*; Prepare reports of arrests made, investigations conducted and unusual incidents observed*; Serve warrants and subpoenas*; While on patrol, stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn drivers against unlawful practices; Issue citations and make arrests as necessary; check buildings for physical security*; Attend and police special events and other emergency or congested situations*; Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public*; Perform related duties as assigned. *=Essential Function Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other duties, as assigned." Tools and Equipment Used: Police car, police radio, radar gun, baton, handcuffs, Intoxilyzer, cellular phone and/or pager, first aid equipment, handgun, Taser and other weapons as required, and computer related equipment in the field and office environment. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, controls, and/or tools listed above; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste and/or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in high precarious places, and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to : Physically pursue and capture wanted persons; observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places; use and care of firearms; think and act quickly in emergencies, and judge situations and people accurately; learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations; prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; learn and use standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; understand and carry out oral and written directions. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Education : High school graduation or equivalent, supplemented by a valid Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Academy certification. ADDITIONAL STATE OF CALIFORNIA REQUIREMENTS (• 1031.5 GOVT CODE) Be at least 18 years of age. Be a citizen of the United States; or be a permanent resident alien and have applied for citizenship. A person who has not obtained citizenship within three years after application for employment due to non-cooperation with the government agency processing the citizenship application, or a person who has been denied citizenship, is disqualified from being or becoming a police officer. Additional Requirements : Possession of a valid California Driver License. Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan. Additional Information APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE, THROUGH THENEOGOVSYSTEM. If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build your application which can be saved and used to apply for other City of Chico employment opportunities. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources Office. Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification. If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications are not accepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process. Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager. Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States. The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made. If you have any questions, or need additional assistance regarding City of Chico employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 879-7900 or jobs@chicoca.gov . Closing Date/Time:
City of Chico, CA Chico, California, United States
Mar 23, 2019
Full Time
Position Information This recruitment is to establish an eligibility list for upcoming department vacancies. A complete application packet for this position must include: Completed NeoGov application Resume Valid and current (dated within one year) typing certificate - 45 NET WPM For LATERAL/Dispatcher II applicants: POST Basic Public Safety Dispatcher Certification This is a continuous recruitment, until further notice. Job Description Definition: Under supervision, to receive training and to operate public safety dispatching equipment; to perform assigned clerical work relating to public safety records and operations; and to perform related work as required. Typical Duties: ?Receive and prioritize incoming emergency calls from the public requesting police, fire or other emergency assistance;* Determine nature and location of emergency, determine priorities, and dispatch via computer-aided dispatch system police, fire, medical, or other emergency services as necessary and in accordance with established procedures;* Maintain contact with all units on assignment;* Maintain status and location of police and fire units;* Answer non-emergency calls for assistance; Call out City maintenance workers for maintenance emergencies; Enter, update, and retrieve information from a variety of computer systems;* Receive requests for information from computer systems and provide pertinent data; Monitor several complex public safety radio frequencies;* Operate a variety of communications equipment including computerized radio consoles, telephones, and computer equipment;* Process a wide variety of public safety records, files, logs, reports, and forms;* Operate office equipment; Perform related duties as assigned. *=Essential Function Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other duties, as assigned." Tools and Equipment Used: Telecommunications equipment, including computer-aided systems; personal computer including word processing software; copy machine; facsimile machine; radio. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Work is frequently performed in emergency and stressful situations. Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy. Work shifts cover 24 hours per day and seven days per week including holidays. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of : Geographic features and streets of the City of Chico; correct English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Ability to : Type a minimum of 45 words per minute; learn to operate standard telephone and computerized radio communications equipment and computer-aided dispatch system; learn and use standard broadcasting procedures and rules; learn and correctly use public safety classification codes and basic provisions of the California Vehicle and Penal Codes; speak clearly and precisely; exercise good judgment and make sound decisions in emergency situations; effectively communicate with and elicit information from citizens faced with emergency situations; exercise independent judgment and work with minimal supervision; comprehend and make inferences from written materials; handle simultaneous events effectively; handle confidential matters with a high degree of discretion; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; work cooperatively with others. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Experience/Education : High school graduation or equivalent supplemented by one year of experience in clerical or public safety dispatching. Additional Requirement : Possession of a valid California Driver License. Desired Qualifications: Experience/Education : Experience in dealing with difficult or distressed individuals is desirable. Unless a position is permanently allocated to a Public Safety Dispatcher I level due to the nature of the work, employee may be promoted, pursuant to the flexibly staffed nature of the classification series, to the Public Safety Dispatcher II level as responsibility and experience increases. Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan. Additional Information APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE, THROUGH THENEOGOVSYSTEM. If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build your application which can be saved and used to apply for other City of Chico employment opportunities. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources Office. Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification. If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications are not accepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process. Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager. Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States. The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made. If you have any questions, or need additional assistance regarding City of Chico employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 879-7900 or jobs@chicoca.gov . Closing Date/Time:
City of Chico, CA Chico, California, United States
Feb 07, 2019
Full Time
Position Information This recruitment is to establish an eligibility list to fill one vacancy within the Public Works - Wastewater Treatment Plant Division. In addition to the qualifications outlined in the job description, the ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to customer service, a positive attitude, and good interpersonal and problem-solving skills. The candidate will need to be highly motivated and have the ability to work independently. They should have knowledge of Variable Frequency Drivers (VFDs), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. In addition, the ideal candidate will have field experience with chemical analyzers, pumps, and electric motors. Please not that this position may be required to work weekends and/or holidays and that the work schedule is subject to modification. Job Description Definition: Under general supervision from the Wastewater Treatment Manager and direct supervision from the Electrical/Environmental Supervisor, to perform electrical and instrumentation work with a minimum of technical guidance. Perform complex electrical work and preventative maintenance on electrical distribution systems, motors, pumps, and instrumentation; sewer and storm water collection and pumping systems; supervision of other technical and maintenance personnel; to perform related work as required. Typical Duties: Perform a variety of skilled tasks in the preventative maintenance, repair, installation, and calibration of electrical, electronic, telephone, pneumatic, hydraulic, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems;* Radio, telemetry, and instrumentation equipment, mechanical equipment, and analyzers;* Install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain instruments and control systems to assist in the monitoring and control of plant and pumping station processes;* Assists in the development, construction, and installation of new electrical systems and maintenance, repair or replacement of electrical equipment;* Maintain electrical transformers, generators, solar systems, and medium voltage (480-600 volts) distribution and control systems;* Prepare specifications for purchases of parts and supplies;* Maintain accurate records; Research and develop information needed by department management;* Operate computer equipment and software;* Develop field sketches and update record drawings of electrical systems;* Supervise and train less experienced personnel;* Prepare technical reports as required; Perform related assignments as necessary. *=Essential Function Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other duties, as assigned." Tools and Equipment Used: Motor vehicle, generators, multi-meters, analyzers, oscilloscopes, pumps, gauges, common power and hand tools; shovels, conduit bender, wire stripper, wrenches, detection devices; mobile radio, phone, calculator, and a variety of electrical equipment. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; talk and hear; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee frequently must lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color perception; and the ability to adjust focus to distinguish colors of electrical tape and electric wiring, and to hear audible alarms, such as chemical and equipment failure alarms. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts is and occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. Some tasks may be performed in cramped quarters, and in a variety of atmospheric conditions, weather extremes and temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of : Design, installation, maintenance and repair of industrial electrical systems; occupational hazards and safety procedures related to the position; medium voltage distribution systems and supervisory controls; National Electric Code and other appropriate standards and specifications; principles and techniques of repairing, calibrating, and maintaining wastewater plant instrumentation; electrical and electronic theory; pneumatic theory; industrial process control; mathematical computations to perform the work; tools and materials used in the development, construction, and maintenance of electrical equipment in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant, including collection system pumping and storage facilities. Ability to : Diagnose and detect faults in complex electronic and electrical equipment; fabricate various panels, control systems and conduit runs; safely use and care for a variety of tools and equipment; compute power and load requirements for medium voltage industrial systems; operate a variety of test instruments; read and prepare wiring diagrams; maintain accurate records, technical reports and estimates; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; understand and interpret oral and written instructions; operate computer equipment and software. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of duties. Observe all appropriate safety precautions as required, including Cal/OSHA General Industry Safety Orders, National Electric Code, National Fire Protection Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and City safety policies. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Experience : Four years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical equipment in a water and/or wastewater treatment plant. Experience in an industrial or commercial environment performing similar or same duties can be considered. Education : Any combination of equivalent experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be considered qualifying. Course work or possession of specialized training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is preferred. Successfully complete certification as a Grade II Plant Maintenance Electrical Instrumentation Technologist as issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) within 18 months of appointment. Additional Requirement : Possession of a valid California Driver License. Desired Qualifications: Experience: Experience in the maintenance and repair of electronic programmable logic control systems is desirable. Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan. Additional Information APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE, THROUGH THENEOGOVSYSTEM. If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build your application which can be saved and used to apply for other City of Chico employment opportunities. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources Office. Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification. If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications are not accepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process. Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager. Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States. The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made. If you have any questions, or need additional assistance regarding City of Chico employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 879-7900 or jobs@chicoca.gov . Closing Date/Time:
City of Chico, CA Chico, California, United States
Feb 01, 2019
Full Time
Position Information This recruitment is to fill one vacancy and create an eligibility list. The ideal candidate will have a thorough working knowledge of heavy duty truck repair with experience troubleshooting diesel engines, electrical systems, fuel systems, and hydraulic systems. Candidate should be at journey level with the ability to effectively communicate to operators, user department representatives, and colleagues. Recruitment open until filled. Job Description Definition: Under general supervision, to make minor and major mechanical repairs to City equipment or have ongoing night or day lead responsibility in the shop for repair of automotive and other power-driven equipment; to perform related work as required. Distinguishing Characteristics: This is a journey level mechanic position requiring knowledge to perform planned maintenance, troubleshooting, full repair, overhauls, and installations on gas and diesel-powered engines. Employees in this position shall have the highest working knowledge of hydraulic systems, electrical systems, off-road equipment, on-highway trucks, and automotive sedans. Employees in this class normally work under little to no supervision. Typical Duties: Provide lead guidance to mechanics working in the shop or assisting on fire equipment repair;* Inspect, diagnose and locate mechanical difficulties to the fullest extent on City automobiles, trucks, fire apparatus, tractors, pumps and a variety of maintenance and construction equipment;* Determine extent of necessary repairs;* Overhaul, repair and adjust engines, including transmissions, differentials and clutches, and other automotive parts;* Tune up engines, replacing ignition parts and cleaning and adjusting carburetors;* Replace or repair faulty parts including wheel bearings, clutches or oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems, air conditioning and cooling systems, steering mechanisms and related parts and equipment;* Repair and install such components as generators, distributors, relays, lights, switches and radio communications equipment;* Fabricate and modify parts and equipment;* Maintain work, time and material records; maintain inventory of frequently used items;* Manage continual inspection programs;* Clean and wash motorized equipment; Sweep and vacuum car interiors; Wash windows, tighten body bolts, sweep, wash and otherwise keep shop and equipment in a clean and orderly condition; Perform related duties as necessary. Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other duties, as assigned." Tools and Equipment Used: Motorized vehicles for mechanical testing purposes, power and hand tools and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic's tools including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools, and other tools required for minor repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment; personal computer, calculator, phone, mobile or portable radio. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift weights up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of : Tools, equipment and procedures used in the overhaul, repair and adjustment of gas and diesel-powered equipment; operation and care of internal combustion engines; use of automotive shop tools, equipment and methods used in welding; safe work practices; operating and repair characteristics of the entire range of City owned light and heavy equipment. Ability to : Inspect gas and diesel-powered equipment to locate difficulties and estimate the cost and time of repairs; perform minor and major mechanical work on mechanical equipment; use a variety of tools and equipment with skill; maintain a variety of shop and records; understand and carry out oral and written directions; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work; perform journey level equipment mechanic work; work effectively in the absence of direct supervision; assist in the training and supervision of less experienced personnel. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Experience : Two years of increasingly responsible experience performing duties comparable to those of the Equipment Mechanic I with the City of Chico, or four years as a journey level mechanic. Education : Specialized training in the maintenance and repair of gas and diesel-powered equipment. Specialized fire vehicle training is required for the fire vehicle maintenance duties assignment. Additional Requirement : Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License. Valid California Class A Driver License, with airbrake and tanker endorsements, and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master certification in Automotive or Medium/Heavy Truck must be obtained within twelve months of hire. Desired Qualifications: Education : An Associate's Degree in automotive or diesel technology is highly desirable. Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan. Additional Information APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE, THROUGH THENEOGOVSYSTEM. If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build your application which can be saved and used to apply for other City of Chico employment opportunities. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources Office. Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification. If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications are not accepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process. Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager. Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States. The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made. If you have any questions, or need additional assistance regarding City of Chico employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 879-7900 or jobs@chicoca.gov . Closing Date/Time:
City of Chico, CA Chico, California, United States
Oct 24, 2018
Full Time
Position Information One position currently exists at the City of Chico Wastewater Treatment Plant. This position is currently scheduled to work five days per week, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and will include coverage of weekends (every third week). This shift is subject to change with notice from management. Employees may be required to work varying shifts on weekdays, weekends, holidays, and standby/on call hours for emergency callservices. This position requires possession of a Grade III or higher active Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of California. A copy of the valid certification must be attached to the application for an individual to pass the minimum qualification screening. In additional to the minimum qualifications, the Wastewater Treatment Plant is looking for an individual who: is highly motivated; has excellent interpersonal and communication skills (positive and respectful demeanor, able to work independently with a minimum of supervision, maintains courteous relationships with fellow employees and the general public); can respond to emergencies as requested; has experience working with computer based wastewater process control systems such as SCADA systems and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS); and has good analytical, reasoning, and problem solving skills. Job Description Definition: Under general supervision from the Wastewater Treatment Manager and direct supervision from the Wastewater Treatment Plant Lead Operator, to perform semi-skilled and skilled work in the operation of all equipment in a wastewater treatment plant on an assigned shift; to act as shift supervisor in the absence of the Wastewater Treatment Supervisor, exercising functional and technical supervision over other plant operations personnel; to perform related work as required. Typical Duties: Operate wastewater treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge and effluent; * Monitor gauges, meters and control panels; * Observe variation in operating conditions; * Interpret meter and gauge readings and test results to determine processing requirements and make adjustments as necessary within prescribed plant operating procedures and criteria; * Operate valves and gates; * Start and stop pumps, engines and electric motors to control and adjust flow and treatment processes; * Operate and maintain boilers, centrifuges and digesters; * Perform routine facility and grounds maintenance work; Operate Type A, B and C equipment on plant site to move and transport biosolids and perform related work; * Operate computer equipment and software; * Collect samples and perform routine laboratory tests and analyses; Maintain shift log and record meter and gauge readings; * Supervise and train less experienced operators; * Prepare technical reports as required; * Act as shift supervisor in the absence of the Wastewater Treatment Supervisor, functioning with little or no direct supervision; * Perform related assignments as necessary. *=Essential Function Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other duties, as assigned." Tools and Equipment Used: Motor vehicle, generators, pumps, gauges, common hand power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radio, phone, calculator, and a variety of lab equipment. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; talk and hear; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color perception; and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts is and occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of : Principles and practices necessary in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant including the operation and maintenance of plant machinery; activated sludge biological processes; toxic waste effects; State discharge requirements; solids dewatering practices; interpretation of laboratory results; process balancing; plant emergency response measures, safety requirements and procedures; effluent disinfection; basic policies and procedures for plant operation and maintenance equivalent to those utilized by the City of Chico. Ability to : Use tools necessary in making general repairs and adjustments to motors, pumps and other equipment; read meters and gauges correctly and to act quickly and competently; collect samples and perform routine laboratory tests; effectively use related computer software and equipment; perform all plant operations in a safe and efficient manner without direct supervision. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Experience : Two years of experience performing duties similar to those assigned to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II. Education : Completion of specialized training in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant and equipment plus additional college level course work in chemistry, biology or a related science. Necessary Special Requirement : Possession of a Grade III or higher active Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of California. Additional Requirement : Possession of a valid California Driver License. Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan. Additional Information APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE, THROUGH THENEOGOVSYSTEM. If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build your application which can be saved and used to apply for other City of Chico employment opportunities. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources Office. Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification. If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications are not accepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process. Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager. Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States. The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made. If you have any questions, or need additional assistance regarding City of Chico employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 879-7900 or jobs@chicoca.gov . Closing Date/Time: