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Facility Security Assistant, PT

Company: Government jobs
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Position

The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city's historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants to one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees.

The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill 4 Part-Time (PT) Facility Security Assistant vacancies within Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development Department. The ideal candidate will be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. The candidate is required to be observant and alert for the safety of clients. It is essential for the candidate to be detail-oriented to perform a variety of tasks and be mindful of details in client services. The candidate will also need to be able to create event set-up forms and be available for weekend and late-night shifts.

Under immediate supervision in the Office of Parks and Recreation, Facility Security Assistants provide support related to the use and security of public buildings, recreational facilities, parks, and other City properties in use by staff or patrons; perform a combination of building security, answering phones, responding to the public, accepting rental applications and modifying rental agreements for extended hours, enforcing rules and regulations of the facility, and moving and setting-up of furniture which may include lifting and other light cleaning duties; and perform related duties as assigned.

This is an entry-level classification whose incumbents provide oversight and basic security to public buildings, recreational facilities, parks, and other City properties in use by City staff or patrons. Facility Security Assistants receive immediate supervision from supervisory or management staff. May provide oversight to subordinate staff.

This is an at-will position, exempt from the provisions of the City of Oakland Civil Service Rules, per Charter Section 902.

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Examples of Duties

  • Oversee usage of facilities by staff or patrons; provide security oversight by enforcing rules and regulations established by facility and contracted terms of agreement for facility usage (i.e. hours of event, alcohol usage, requesting uninvited guests to leave) report major problems as needed.
  • Maintain scheduled office hours, answer phones, respond to the public related to facility usage, and enforce rules and regulations; work assigned shifts, which can include nights, holidays and weekends.
  • Perform routine and special security checks; open and close facilities; monitor people entering or leaving the property after regular operating hours.
  • Prepare facility for special event or rental, review facility checklist prior to renting.
  • Sweep and mop floors, wipe down tables and kitchen and vacuum carpets prior to event; check facility and bathrooms for cleanliness and supplies; empty trash and litter containers.
  • Arrange equipment and furniture; perform set-up for scheduled activities; secure building.
  • Observe and enforce safety standards and security requirements; identify existing and potential hazards.
  • Lift heavy furniture and equipment for facility set up and usage. Minimum Requirements for Application

    Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable:

    Education:

    Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

    Experience:

    One year of general work experience working with the public. Experience performing building maintenance and light security preferred.

    LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE / OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
    Successful incumbents in this job are expected to operate an automotive vehicle in the performance of the assigned duties. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost-effective method for traveling to the various locations required. Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations or transport equipment in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties.

    KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

    Knowledge of:
    • Principles of building and grounds security.
    • General cleaning maintenance.
    • Customer service; telephone answering and patron/visitor reception etiquette; working with the public.
    • Basic mathematics.
    • Basic first aid.
    • Safe work practices.

      Ability to:
      • Learn, interpret and train staff in appropriate laws, codes, rules and regulations.
      • Maintain a professional appearance.
      • Learn, apply and train staff in methods and procedures of security required for various city facilities.
      • Walk and stand for long periods of time.
      • Learn First Aid and CPR.
      • Follow oral and written directions; communicate professionally with the public.
      • Observe and accurately recall and report unusual incidents.
      • Work various shift assignments and overtime, and respond to emergency situations.
      • Perform heavy lifting.
      • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

        Supplemental Information

        The Recruitment Process:

        This is an at-will position, exempt from the provisions of the City of Oakland Civil Service Rules, per Charter Section 902. All applications received will be forwarded to the Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development Department for further consideration.
        Meeting the minimum qualification requirements may not result in further consideration, only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

        Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list.

        NOTICE: The City of Oakland has adopted a COVID-19 Employee Mandatory Vaccination Policy. Under the policy, all employees must, as a condition of employment: (1) report their vaccination status to the City no later than November 15, 2021; and (2) be fully vaccinated and verify that vaccination status to the City no later than November 29, 2021, unless the employee has applied for an exemption and is awaiting the City's response or has been granted an exemption, or unless stricter State or Federal legal requirements apply. If offered employment, you will receive instructions regarding how to provide verification of vaccination or how to apply for an exemption which will be required prior to your start date. You may read the entire policy here (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader).

        The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

        How to Apply

        Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at:

        http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm.

        If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Due to current events and pandemic-related safety concerns, City facilities may be closed to the public.

        Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system.

        The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*:
        --- CalPERS Medical
        --- Dental
        --- Vision
        --- Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu
        --- Flexible Spending Accounts
        --- Commuter Benefits
        --- Group & Supplemental Life Insurance
        --- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
        --- Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH)
        --- Pension Benefits
        --- Deferred Compensation

        * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assigned specific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements

        01 Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
        • Yes
        • No

          02 Successful incumbents in this job are expected to operate an automotive vehicle in the performance of the assigned duties. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost-effective method for traveling to the various locations required. Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations or transport equipment in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties. Do you understand and can you meet this requirement?
          • Yes
          • No

            03 Please describe your experience working with the public and/or any service-related work.

            04 Please describe any experience you have, or interest, in volunteerism, community service, or working with underserved communities.

            05 What types of methods or procedures would you use to identify existing and/or potential hazards or threats to public safety in or around public buildings, recreational facilities, parks and other City properties in use by staff or patrons?

            06 Describe an instance when you encountered a difficult guest or patron (who was violating facility rules or regulations), and how you responded to or handled that situation.

            07 Answers to the above supplemental questions MUST be supported by information contained in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of this application. Answers not supported by information contained in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of this application will NOT be considered. I have read and understand this statement.
            • Yes
            • No

              * Required Question

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