NEW - Community Enhancement Specialist (20467916)

Sacramento/Metro Area
Until filled
$4,804.06-$6,131.34 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


1000 Lincoln Ave Woodland, 95695


The City of Woodland offers a competitive total compensation package including:

  • Starting income ranging from $27.72 to $35.37 per hour based on skills, training, certifications and years of experience, with regular, incremental pay increases
  • Robust Retirement Program including CalPERS Retirement Plan, Retirement Health Savings Plan, choice of 457 Deferred Comp plans with a 2% City-Paid contribution
  • Low-Cost & No-Cost Health Benefits, including choice of CalPERS Medical plans, and City-paid Dental Insurance, Vision insurance and Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Career Development, including City-paid Professional Growth Incentive, City-provided training & professional advancement opportunities
  • Home-Life Balance, inclusive work environment and predictable work schedule, as well as paid holiday, vacation, and sick leaves



To perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the removal of blight from City property.  Positions allocated to this class are expected to perform skilled and complex maintenance including litter, weed, and debris removal duties and to work with third party contractors.

The purpose of the recruitment is to fill a current vacancy at the Woodland Police Department, Homeless Outreach Street Team, as well as establish an eligibility list for future vacancies.



The Ideal Candidate for this position will have strong communication and customer service skills and possess the ability to mediate or de-escalate conflict. Candidates should possess an awareness of their surroundings and roadway dangers. They should be willing to work in a variety of conditions exposing them to inclement weather, as well as vehicle traffic. The ability to prioritize work and maintain deadlines would be ideal. Candidates should possess the ability to foster good working relationships with local business owners and other agencies and be able to work in a fast-paced environment where task completion is paramount.



  • Work to complete required duties for the City’s Blight Abatement Team such as removal of graffiti, removal of abandoned camps, litter clean-up, power washing, removal and clean-up of bio-hazards and human waste, removal of fallen leaves and minor landscaping clean-up, as well as assist in the execution and implementation of special events that take place within the City limits.
  • Work in cooperation with staff from other City departments. 
  • Fulfill the tasks assigned to them with attention to detail, speed, and a customer service-oriented attitude.
  • Be self-directed in completing tasks and determining the next priority of work. 
  • Comply with policies and procedures of the Department’s Illness and Injury Prevention Program.
  • Utilize proper safety precautions and set a positive example for others. 
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Regular, predictable, consistent and timely attendance at City Hall or Police Department is an essential function of the position, in that the employee must be present at work to complete assigned tasks.



Provide general information to the public, other City departments, and vendors pertaining to area of assignment. Perform preventive maintenance and minor repairs on assigned equipment.  

The work environment is located primarily outdoors and consists of completing tasks involving litter, weed, debris and graffiti removal, painting and biohazard abatement. Additional tasks include cleaning of walkways, street gutters, alleyways, and landscape areas. Conditions range from working outside in all types of weather conditions. Some work will involve hazardous and unsanitary conditions. Flexibility and patience are required. Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignments without regular direct supervision. Must be able to work under stressful conditions.

Meet stand-by program requirements and serve in a stand-by status after regular working hours and respond to emergency call-outs.  Assist in the preparation of cost estimates, scheduling of work, and employee evaluations.   Requisition of materials and supplies for assigned facilities and projects.   Instruct subordinates in proper work techniques, use of equipment and safety practices and requirements. Work cooperatively with others.  Drive vehicles and equipment as required.  




High School Diploma or equivalent.  


One (1) year of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Maintenance

Worker I.

Bilingual:  Knowledge of a second language is beneficial.

License and Certificate:

Required upon hire, possession of valid Class C California Driver's License.

Forklift Certification, First Aid and CPR certifications, is required prior to permanent appointment.

Possession of a valid Class B or Class A California Driver's License is a plus.



Apply with a City of Woodland application by visiting www.cityofwoodland.org/employment or the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 300 First Street, 2nd Floor, Woodland, CA 95695.  This recruitment is Open Until Filled.  First review of applications is scheduled for Friday, February 23, 2024Supplemental questionnaire must be submitted with application by the final filing date to be considered.  Résumés and cover letters are encouraged but will not be accepted in lieu of the application form. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Review Process:  Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination.  All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.  Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview or any combination thereof.

Applicants will be required to take and pass a medical examination by a City of Woodland physician to ensure their physical suitability to perform the assigned duties.  If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least seven (7) days prior to the event.

The City will also conduct a non-sworn law enforcement background check on the candidate prior to appointment to a position within this class.  The background check will include personal and professional reference checks, credit history checks, Social Security number verification, professional license/registration verification, military service information and driving history.  Information obtained in the course of this background check will be considered by the appointment authority in the selection process.  In obtaining such information, the City will comply with applicable consent and disclosure practices in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.


Virtual panel Interviews tentatively scheduled for the week of February 26, 2024.



Community Enhancement Specialist
$4,804.06 - $6,131.34 /month
$2,217.26 - $2,829.85 /bi-weekly
$27.72 - $35.37 /hour

Future salary growth includes 4% increase effective July 2024, a 1% increase effective January 2025, a 4% increase in July 2025 and a 1% increase effective January 2026.


CalPERS Retirement System (2 % @ 60 formula for Classic CalPERS members and 2% @ 62 formula for new CalPERS members).  The City does not participate in social security

Deferred Compensation:                   
Choice of deferred compensation plans (Traditional and Roth), including a 1% match (effective July 2024).  After successful completion of probation, new hires are eligible for a 2% City contribution.

CalPERS Medical Insurance Plans, including HMOs and PPOs.  City gives an allowance toward the cost of insurance.  Maximum Family Medical Allowance (2024): $2,463.99 per month

City paid Delta Dental and VSP Vision Benefits

City paid wage protection for long/short term disabilities

Life Insurance:                    
City provides $50,000 life insurance policy

Supplemental Benefits:     
Voluntary Supplemental Life, Cancer, Accident Only, STD/LTD & Critical Illness insurance, & Flexible Spending Accounts available

6.7 hours per month during first three years of service

12.5 paid holidays (including two floating holidays)

Sick Leave:                          
8 hours per month

Bilingual Pay:                      
$200 per month upon certification

Professional Growth Incentive:      
$625 per fiscal year for education or professional activities


The City of Woodland hires only U.S. citizens and individuals who are lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

The City of Woodland is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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