City of Palmdale

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City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California
Jul 19, 2018
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Building Inspector I/II performs technical work in building safety; inspect residential, rental and commercial structural building systems at various stages of construction, alteration and repair to assure compliance with approved plans, specifications, codes, ordinances and regulations to assist in the review of building plans and specifications to determine compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, rules and regulations; and to maintain a variety of inspection related records and reports. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Building Inspector I The Building Inspector I position is the entry level class in the Building Inspector series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Building Inspector II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties as assigned to the journey level class. This class is typically used as a training class in that incumbents have only limited related work experience. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. Building Inspector II The Building Inspector II position is the full journey level class within the Building Inspector series, and is distinguished from the Building Inspector I level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned with only minimal instruction or assistance. Incumbents work independently, seeking assistance only as new or unusual situations arise. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Building Inspector I class. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Building Inspector I Receives immediate to general supervision from the Supervising Building Inspector. This position exercises no supervision. Building Inspector II Receives general supervision from the Supervising Building Inspector. This position exercises no supervision. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Make field inspections of buildings and structures during various stages of construction and remodeling to assure compliance with approved plans, specifications and applicable building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical fire and other codes and regulations of the City, county, state and federal agencies. Inspect existing residential rental units (single and multi-family) for compliance with minimum standards of the Uniform Housing Code. Inspect foundation, cement, framing, plastering, and a large variety of other complex and routine structural building system elements such as studs, joist, rafter spacing and other structural member factors. Examine grade, quality, and treatment of lumber, cement, lath, wire and composition. Inspect mechanical, solar, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical systems. Inspect swimming pool and structural and electrical installations, including setbacks and bonding requirements. Assure proper installation of exit ways, guardrails and other safety factors. Assure proper and safe installations of routine and complex building systems. Make field review of plans and specifications. Conduct a plan review of specifications and engineering data. Identify and describe work to be covered by permits. Ascertain conformance to Uniform Building Code and pertinent provisions of state and county health and environmental ordinances. Confer with developers, contractors, architects, engineers and the general public in the field and office. Explain and interpret requirements, changes and restrictions. Issue permits for work to be performed when assigned. Complete and maintain a variety of records, reports, documents, and correspondence related to field inspections. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Building Inspector I Experience: Two years of responsible experience in the journey level trades or as a contractor in a variety of building construction activities. Training: High school diploma or G.E.D. or an equivalent combination of education and experience Building Inspector II Experience: Two years of responsible building inspection experience as a Building Inspector I. Training: High school diploma or G.E.D. or an equivalent combination of education and experience LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Building Inspector I Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver license and legally required vehicle insurance. Must also be able to meet driving record standards set by the city's driving policy. ICC Certification as a Combination Dwelling or certification as a CA Residential Inspector is required within one year of appointment. PC 832 Certification within six months is desirable. Building Inspector II ICC Certification as a Combination Dwelling or certification as a CA Residential Inspector and one additional certification in electrical, plumbing or mechanical is required within one year of appointment. PC 832 Certification within six months is desirable. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Building Inspector I Knowledge of: Operations, services and activities of a building department. Building related codes and ordinances enforceable by the City, including the Uniform Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes. Techniques of reading and interpreting drawings and blueprints. Ability to: Learn and apply building related codes enforceable by the City, specifically, the International Building Code, uniform Housing Code, and the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings. Learn and apply a variety of zoning, general land use and related codes. Read and interpret building plans, specifications and building codes. Make arithmetical computations rapidly and accurately. Building Inspector II In addition to Building Inspector I: Knowledge of: Principles and techniques of building construction. Accepted safety standards and methods of building construction. Ability to: Understand and carry out verbal and written directions. Advise on standard construction methods and requirements. Apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials, and detect deviations from plans, regulations, and standard construction practices. Enforce State and Municipal Codes under the jurisdiction of the department. Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Prepare precise written inspection correction lists and properly complete permit inspection records. Enforce necessary regulations with firmness and tact. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: frequent standing for long periods of time; frequent climbing, bending and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 25 pounds; occasionally up to 50 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person. May be required to wear ear protection or hear in noisy conditions Emotional/ Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise; frequent exposure to chemicals, fumes, and other environmental substances WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is often performed in an outdoor construction environment with year-round exposure to varying weather conditions. Work is subject to construction site noise and environment including exposure to loud equipment and machinery. Work is performed at various locations. Positions may require occasional overtime and weekend work and travel is rare. Closing Date/Time: 8/2/2018 12:00 PM Pacific
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California
Jun 15, 2018
Full Time
DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION The Maintenance Asset Analyst will manage the evaluation, analysis and planning to preserve and enhance the existing Public Works infrastructure managed by the Maintenance Division. The Maintenance Asset Analyst will maintain the Maintenance Division's computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) outlining and establishing a set of planned actions, based on best practice, which will enable assets to provide a desired and sustainable level of service, while managing risk at the lowest life cycle cost. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a full journey level classification. Positions at this level perform a variety of responsible duties, including managing physical inspection, evaluation, and rating of Public Works infrastructure as a prequel to developing maintenance and capital replacement programs. This position will also perform a full range of asset management functions and Geographic Information System (GIS) duties: prepare formats and transfer asset engineering data from completed projects to appropriate databases; serve as a system matter expert responsible for analyzing, designing, implementing and improving work flow processes for asset management and GIS tasks. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED The Maintenance Asset Manager receives general guidance from the Maintenance Services Manager. This position may exercise supervision. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide expertise and leadership delivering a risk based infrastructure asset management program consistent with goals and objectives of the division including, but not limited to, the following areas: asset management policy development; infrastructure evaluation and assessment; service level development; development of lifecycle planning for municipal assets; capital planning evaluation, validation, and prioritization; risk management planning; and policy development. Develop and maintain Asset Management Plans for the following infrastructure: streets/right of way, storm drain, landscaping, facilities, drainage basins, and sanitary sewer. Rank the conditions of the targeted assets based upon developed criteria to determine life remaining, life extension through maintenance activities, and risk analysis of failure probability and consequences. Develop functional asset identification nomenclature and field data collection protocols. Produce short and long term plans for rehabilitation of existing infrastructure. Assist with the development of planning-level costs for projects in short and long term plans. Ensure asset data and assessments are accurate, timely, and updated appropriately to enable decision making and planning for maintenance and capital programs. Identify needs for GIS applications, including mapping and geodatabase development, maintenance, and automation. Develop and/or maintain asset management and maintenance management software. Maintain expertise in GIS-related software and technologies. Coordinate the production of maps in the GIS environment for streets/right of way, storm drain, landscaping, facilities, and sanitary sewer reflecting existing conditions, projected decline of facilities, remaining life, and potential life extension utilizing established condition assessment software. Communicates the importance of data integrity across the organization through personal leadership and rigorous process management. Responsible for preparing, formatting and transferring asset data from completed engineering projects, condition assessments, and for all capital projects to appropriate databases. Provides support and process guidance to operational department users to self-perform asset data transfer related to maintenance and repair activities. Creates and modifies data files by entering electronically converted data into appropriate asset databases, and enterprise geo-database systems. Participates in the development of divisional budgets focusing on funding needs for asset rehabilitation and replacement. Prepares and presents reports and other necessary correspondence. Supervise and coordinate work through interns, part-time employees, and assigned City staff to support the asset management program. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Two years of progressively responsible experience in engineering project management, asset or infrastructure management, and technical experience in GIS application and database management. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Geography, Cartography, Engineering, GIS, Computer Science, Construction Technology or a closely related field. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Principles and practices of civil engineering. Geographical information systems, database structures, SQL syntax, cartographic technology, SCADA systems, GPS equipment or other CMMS solutions. Current methods, equipment and materials used in public works construction. Current methods used in infrastructure assessment and rehabilitation. Database implementation, management and QA/QC for computerized maintenance management systems. Specific background in working with engineering asset database implementation preferred. Use of a variety of technical equipment and software applications specifically Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access), CAD programs, ArcMap and ArcGIS desktop and online tools. Ability to: Manage geographic data, spatial analysis and map creation. Manage asset life cycle data. Use computer-aided systems to produce maps and related property information. Maintain accurate and interrelated database records. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, consequences or proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, often where relations may be confrontational or strained. Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. Read and interpret surveys, legal descriptions, maps and aerial and other photographs. Contribute effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional climbing, bending and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 40 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in a typical temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment. Positions may require occasional overtime; weekend work and travel is rare. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California
Jun 15, 2018
Full Time
DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION To perform plan review of minor residential projects, residential accessory structures, and other miscellaneous residential projects that do not require comprehensive structural analysis; and to perform other duties as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is an entry level class in the Plan Reviewer series and has the ability to perform the full range of entry level duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise. This class is distinguished from the Plan Reviewer in that the latter performs journey level work requiring a high level of independence and specialized knowledge and is generally assigned the more complex and difficult work assignments including review of minor residential, commercial and industrial projects that do not require comprehensive structural analysis. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED The Plan Reviewer Aide receives immediate supervision from higher level professional or his/her designee. This position exercises no supervision. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform plan review of minor residential projects and residential accessory structures, and other miscellaneous residential projects Determine compliance with adopted building codes, local ordinances and regulations, and indicate needed changes or modifications Perform plan review of minor electrical, mechanical and plumbing projects for conformance with adopted building codes, local ordinances and regulations, and indicate needed changes or modifications Provide technical assistance at the public counter including plan review coverage Assist Development Services counter staff to ensure plans and documents submitted for a building permit meet established minimum submittal standards Provide assistance and information to contractors, architects, engineers and the public in the solution of routine building problems and the interpretation of building codes and ordinances Respond to questions and inquiries Coordinate plan check activities with other City departments and divisions Assist Plan Reviewer, Plan Check Engineers and Building Official on assigned projects Maintain and update accurate records of building plans and files Prepare necessary correspondence and reports as requested Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Two years of experience in building permit processing, building inspection and/or building plan checking activities for code compliance and completeness. Training: Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college with major course work in engineering, architecture, construction inspection, building construction technology or a related field. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Possession of a combination Residential Inspector Certificate. Possession of a Building Plans Examiner certificate issued by the International Code Council (ICC) is desirable. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Adopted Title 24 building codes and regulations, and local ordinances Federal Disabled Access regulations Building construction methods, techniques and practices Structural requirements of conventional light-frame construction as outlined in the adopted California Residential Code Permit issuance process, including fee calculations and related statutes Computer equipment and software applications related to assignment English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Ability to: Perform routine plan checks Make technical computations and calculations Read and interpret construction blueprints, plans and specifications to determine conformance to code Understand and interpret various codes, ordinances, regulations and policies regarding building construction and apply them with good judgment Identify violations of building codes or ordinances Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public, developers, engineers and architects Perform assignments with considerable independence and accuracy Operate computer equipment and software applications related to assignment Maintain accurate and current building plan records and files Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional climbing, bending, and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 40 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in a typical temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment. Positions may require occasional overtime; weekend work and travel is rare. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California
Jun 01, 2018
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Senior Civil Engineer plans, supervises, coordinates, assigns, and participates in the traffic engineering section; provides complex professional and technical engineering support relative to traffic engineering. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the supervisory level in the Civil Engineer series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classifications within the series by the level of responsibility assigned, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, amount of time spent performing the duties, nature of the public contact made, and direct supervision. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible duties assigned to classes within this series, and may provide direct supervision over assigned staff including Registered Engineers. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED The Senior Civil Engineer receives direction from the Director of Public Works and City Engineer or his/her designee. The position exercises direct and technical and/or functional supervision over professional technical and clerical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide complex professional and technical engineering support services in Traffic Engineering. Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of staff involved in transportation planning and traffic engineering. Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives, establish schedules and methods for the performance of technical and professional traffic engineering related duties. Participate in the review of development plans and recommend conditions to help mitigate transportation/traffic impacts in the City roadway network. Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and conduct appropriate traffic engineering studies and recommend corrective actions as needed. Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for new staff, equipment and materials; monitor and control expenditures. Direct or conduct various traffic studies and prepare reports and correspondence on traffic control issues for presentation to City Council, Planning Commission and other bodies. Represent the City in legal affairs related to traffic and transportation issues; coordinate and prepare answers to legal inquiries. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service. Direct the research of new traffic engineering practices, applications, trends, control devices, capacity enhancements and traffic operations improvements for implementation. Direct or conduct the application of various grant applications related to traffic and transportation engineering. Monitor the operations and suitability of existing traffic facilities; recommend and assist in the implementation of new traffic control facilities. Direct or design traffic signals, signing and striping plans; intersection and roadway improvements. Direct or conduct traffic signal coordination plans; traffic signal timing plans; work with our traffic signal and street lighting maintenance staff. Establish and maintain liaison with appropriate governmental bodies, private firms, organizations or individuals to assist in achieving City objectives and ensuring compliance with appropriate guidelines and technical standards affecting traffic engineering. Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; write performance evaluations. Check plans for accuracy, suitability, and completeness, and make recommendations for revision and improvement. Review specifications for composition and accuracy. Administer and/or oversee the administration of contracts; review and approve all payments and billings for contracted services. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible traffic and transportation engineering experience including significant supervisory responsibilities. Training: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil/traffic/transportation engineering. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California or the ability to obtain within six months. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license and legally required vehicle insurance. Must also be able to meet driving record standards set by the city's driving policy. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Principles and practices of traffic and transportation engineering as applied to new development and municipal public works. Applicable laws and regulatory codes related to development, design, and construction. Methods and techniques used in the design, construction, and surveying of a variety of public works projects. Principles of organization, administration, and personnel management. Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluations. Principles and practices of budget monitoring. Principles and practices of safety management. Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, ordinances, and rules including CEQA regulations. Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding traffic and transportation engineering. Principles and practices of project management. Ability to: Interpret and apply applicable codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations related to development and construction related to traffic and transportation. Interpret, review, and analyze development proposals, plans, and specifications. Make complex engineering computations and check, design, and supervise the construction of a variety of public works projects. Perform professional and technical support services relative to assigned area of responsibility. Organize, implement, and direct professional traffic engineering operations and activities. Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program and project budgets. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Conduct comprehensive engineering studies and prepare reports with appropriate recommendations. Administer contracts. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional climbing, bending, and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 40 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a typical temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment. Positions may require occasional overtime; weekend work and travel is rare. Closing Date/Time:
North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition (JPA) North L.A. County Subregion
Apr 30, 2018
Contractor
To access the Request for Qualification/Proposals (RFQ/P 685-18) go to: http://www.cityofpalmdale.org/Portals/0/Documents/HR/RFQP%20685-18%20Transportation%20Consultant.pdf