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Menlo Park Updates

Apr 22

Steer your career in the right direction!

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 12:55 pm by Clay Curtin

The City offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits package, including progressive paid vacation, medical/dental/vision coverage, transit and commuter benefits, CalPERS retirement and flexible/alternative work schedules.

Check out our new recruitments

Communications dispatcher
We've all been in a vehicle when a police car goes speeding by with lights flashing and sirens blaring. If you're like most of us, you've probably wondered where they were going. But have you ever wondered who sent them zipping down that street in the first place? How did they know they were needed? A communications dispatcher directed them. Dispatchers take calls for service then send law enforcement to the scene. They are often the first point of contact for people needing help and dispatchers have to remain calm no matter the situation. They have to make sense of what the caller is dealing with so they can dispatch the correct emergency services. Dispatchers must be able to multitask and deal effectively with different personality types. They must remain in control of their own emotions so they can help victims remain calm.

Is a career as a communications dispatcher right for you?
Anyone looking to become a dispatcher should have a strong desire to help others, a strong ability to multitask, and a thick skin to be able to remain calm and deal with people who are in their greatest moments of need and distress. A dispatcher is dedicated and has a strong desire to provide excellent customer service and enhance our community safety.

Management Analyst I
We’re seeking a dynamic management analyst to join the City’s utility team. The management analyst will manage the contract for water billing, meter reading and maintenance service orders, prepare reports and compile data to meet compliance regulations, and implement water conservation programs. The management analyst will provide exceptional customer service, be a team player and effective communicator, have strong business analysis skills, interpret and summarize complex data and juggle multiple projects. Other responsibilities may include tracking water billing and maintenance information, and assisting with other Public Works programs. If you are a highly motivated team player who enjoys working with a variety of staff and the public, please apply!

Also currently accepting applications for
  • Public Works Supervisor - Parks
  • Senior Office Assistant
Coming soon
  • Librarian II
  • Senior Program Assistant
For more information and additional opportunities, please check our jobs page at You can also sign up for job notifications at


Apr 22

City plans trailhead improvements at Bedwell Bayfront Park

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 12:53 pm by Clay Curtin

This spring, the crews will be installing various amenities at four trailheads in Bedwell Bayfront Park. The first and last trailheads (labeled A and F on the map shown) will include an 18 foot by 6 foot concrete pad with a trash can, recycle can, dog bag dispenser, bench, bike rack and park rules/hours signs. Trailheads B and D will include all of the above, but no bike rack due to space restrictions. 

In coordination with the Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park, an informational sign will be relocated to the opposite side of the Trailhead B entrance. The City will also relocate the educational storyboards near Trailhead D to provide easier access for visitors, and the three storyboards on the lookout will be replaced with porcelain enamel graphic panels for improved weather resistance. 

These improvements are part of the Bedwell Bayfront Park Master Plan. If you have any questions, you may contact Senior Civil Engineer Karen Pachmayer

Trailhead locations map 500 px

Apr 22

New bus shelter coming to westbound Willow Road at Hamilton Avenue

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm by Clay Curtin

City crews will be installing a new bus shelter for the existing westbound Willow Road stop at Hamilton Avenue. This stop serves the Dumbarton Express lines DB and DB1. Construction starts Monday, April 29, 2019, and should be complete by Friday, May 10, 2019.

During construction, the stop will be temporarily removed from service. Bus patrons can board the DB and DB1 lines on Willow Road at Ivy Drive. The shelter will benefit riders and community members by providing a covered waiting spot for those waiting to board their buses and make connections.

For more information about bus routes and connections, please see the Dumbarton Express website or contact the Transportation Division.