Four Jobs Available Right Now With the City of Grand Junction – January 2018
The new year is here. Is it time for a new job? The City of Grand Junction updated their job postings, and one of them might just be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
Don’t wait too long on this. At least one of these jobs must be filled by the end of the second week of January. Here’s a quick breakdown of the jobs currently available.
Administrative/Financial Analyst – Police Department
This job pays more in five months than most Grand Junctionites make in a year. Don’t think about it too long. This job posting will be pulled on January 12, 2018.
The duties associated with this gig are lengthy. According to the City of Grand Junction’s official web page, the duties involved include….. take a deep breath and…..go!
Under general supervision of the Chief of Police, perform a variety of administrative and financial duties for the Police Department; conduct long range financial planning, financial analysis and reporting, forecasting revenues and expenditures; serve as a liaison and advisor on financial matters to police department and City staff, the general public and outside agencies; develop and administer the department budget; forecast funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; review expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary; prepare requests and make budget presentations for the City’s annual budget; perform a variety of accounting functions; process invoices with proper G/L account coding; code and process purchasing card transactions; oversee procedures and reconcile accounts; maintain databases and/or spreadsheets for monitoring and tracking financial information; manage and administer grant funding including conducting research on grant opportunities, preparing and submitting applications and monitoring transactions and financial status of grants; prepare, administer and audit professional service contracts; assist in preparing and evaluating Requests for Proposals; prepare and submit financial reports to various government agencies; provide assistance to the City Finance Department in the analysis of revenue and expenses; identify discrepancies and areas of concern; work with outside auditors to ensure compliance with regulations and mediate disputes; manage and process the training registration and travel arrangements for police department employees; serve as Administration/Finance Section Chief, as identified in the Incident Command System, at crime scenes and critical incidents; provide technical assistance and training to other staff; attend Command Staff meetings and participate in planning controlling and directing department activities, functions and obligations; serve as the department’s fleet service coordinator.
The way things are going in Western Colorado, this could easily turn into a year-round gig. I’m regretting shutting down my sprinkler system.
What qualifications will you need? Applicants must have or be willing to obtain a valid Ellis & Assoc. International Lifeguard Training Program certification by attending ONE of the following training classes offered March 12-16, April 13-15, or April 27-29. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the training course. Lifeguards can expect to work 20-40 hours/week during the summer season and, if selected, may work 15 – 20 hours/week during the fall and winter. Most lifeguards will be trained and expected to teach swimming lessons as well.
Certified/Lateral Police Officer
Each month’s job listings with the City of Grand Junction typically includes a position with the Grand Junction Police Department.
What are the qualifications?
- Good physical condition
- Minimum of 21 years of age, as of date of hire
- Minimum vision corrected to 20/40 in worst eye and 20/20 in best eye
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, valid Colorado driver license
- Good moral character (past criminal activity may be disqualifying – see list)
- Ability to work a variety of shifts, including weekends and holidays
Seasonal Sports Official
This is no job for the timid. You have to have a pretty thick skin to handle this one.
What do the duties entail? According the City of Grand Junction’s official website:
Recommended experience includes playing or refereeing any level of football or basketball. Referees are required to participate in on-field clinics and must participate in all required training. Hours vary from 3 to 12 per week depending on the schedule. Applicant must be able to work weekday nights and weekends. Applicant must be at least 15 years of age.