County of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County is a special place to live and work and offers a wide variety of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Santa Cruz County has approximately 270,000 residents and is situated in the northern area of Monterey Bay, 70 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles southwest of the Silicon Valley.  The County’s natural beauty is apparent in its pristine beaches, lush redwood forests, and rich farmland. It has an ideal Mediterranean climate with low humidity and 300 days of sunshine a year.  Its unique shops and restaurants, coupled with a multitude of cultural and recreational activities, including theater, music, art, as well as golfing, surfing, hiking and biking offer a wealth of leisure activities. Higher education includes Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, with two additional State Universities less than an hour away. These elements of high-quality living make Santa Cruz one of California’s most desirable areas.

The County offers great benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, and CalPERS retirement. The County of Santa Cruz is a great place to work!

Employment Opportunities: www.santacruzcountyjobs.com
More information about the County of Santa Cruz: http://www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/
 

   

57 job(s) at County of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 17, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision, plan, design, develop, and implement business, financial, and/or operations systems in support of core organizational functions and business processes, including gathering and analyzing data in support of business cases, proposed projects, and systems requirements; generate and compile reports based on the findings, complete with probable causes and possible solutions to systems issues; and do other work as required. The ideal candidate would have experience with performance and quality improvements and measures as well as experience with data analytics. The current recruitment will be used to fill vacancies at the Health Services Agency so candidates with a background in health informatics and/or electronic health records systems are encouraged to apply. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future positions in all County departments during the life of the eligible list. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college in business or public administration, computer science, accounting, management information systems or a related field AND two years of experience managing complex business projects, which must have included one year of project management responsibility that involved: design and/or implementation for small and medium business information applications; operation and analysis of database hardware, software, and standards; and the use of data retrieval and reporting methodologies. Some positions may require experience with state-mandated data systems. Additional qualifying experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Background Investigation: Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation. License: Possession and maintenance of a California Class C Driver License. Other Special Requirements: Availability to work irregular hours, which may include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in overseeing the design, development, and/or implementation of software and hardware solutions, systems, or products; principles and methods of developing, modifying, and maintaining electronic records management systems; principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in extracting and importing data for use in report software, spreadsheets, graphs, and flow charts. Working knowledge of principles and practices of project management on business implementation or change management projects; methods of long-term strategic management and technical planning; business and financial best practices; policies, practices, and standards of the organizational functions and business processes supported in the assignment; methods and techniques of developing and monitoring project budgets; principles, practices, and methods of training and mentoring. Some knowledge of technology infrastructure, including networking, PCs, servers, SAN, and virtual servers; and Network and PC operating systems. Ability to: Manage complex projects using project management methodology; assess and analyze information systems needs in support of core organizational functions and develop systems solutions to meet those needs; identify and establish scope and parameters of systems analysis in order to define outcome criteria and measure-taking actions; extract data from various systems and organize data according to business reporting needs; prepare clear and concise administrative and technical reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; communicate ideas, system requirements, and design specifications in both technical and user-friendly language; apply the principles of business or public administration and marketing; coordinate and manage large groups of people from various business units or departments in the development of change management and business re-engineering projects; work closely with technical and business managers and staff; respond to requests and inquiries from external groups, citizens, and business and automated system users; employ high levels of independent judgment and decision making in the process of problem resolution; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; conduct research into systems issues and products; utilize analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills; and prioritize and execute tasks. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: VACATION - 16 days 1st year, increasing to 31 days per year after 15 years of service. Available after 1 year service. ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE - One week advanced upon appointment; two weeks accrued each year; can be taken in cash or time off. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. SICK LEAVE - Six days per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - The County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $50,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $13,500, up to $9,000 per month maximum. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program. H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 15, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision, compute charges and collect fees for the dumping of refuse at disposal sites; keep accurate records of fees collected and amount of refuse dumped; measure, inspect, and weigh refuse to determine refuse quantity and type; direct traffic at the working face of the transfer station and landfill; and perform other duties as required. The current need is for temporary/extra-help and will be required to work primarily on Mondays and Saturdays. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: One year of experience involving maintaining or processing accounting or financial records, bookkeeping, or performing cashiering duties. Formal education in bookkeeping or accounting may be substituted for up to six months of the required experience, on the basis of three semester units or 4.5 quarter units for two months of experience. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS: License Requirements: Possession of a valid California class C driver license, or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. Cashier/Heavy Equipment Operator/ Disposal Site Maintenance Worker Trainee assignment: Must possess a California Class B driver license permit to participate and must obtain a California Class B driver license within 6 months of being in the position. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to: variable temperatures and weather conditions; high levels of noise; strong, unpleasant odors; infections which might cause chronic disease or death; dust; and, allergies, such as stinging insects and poison oak; the possibility of experiencing burns, bodily injury and contact with toxic substances or chemical irritants. Other Special Requirements: All assignments: Incumbents are required to work weekends and holidays. Cashier/Heavy Equipment Operator/Disposal Site Maintenance Worker Trainee assignment: Alcohol and drug tests will be administered to all candidates prior to final selection for positions requiring class A or B driver licenses upon entry and to employees in positions requiring these licenses, as mandated by Department of Transportation federal regulations. In addition, all candidates must provide specific employment history for up to the past ten years for all jobs they have held which required operation of a commercial motor vehicle. Physically and mentally capable of performing the classification's essential functions as summarized under typical tasks. Knowledge: Working knowledge of basic bookkeeping, financial record keeping, accounting, or cashiering procedures and basic arithmetic. Ability to: Accurately handle cash, make change, write receipts and make bank deposits; balance and reconcile cash to recorded revenues; speak clearly and understandably; read, understand and apply County regulations pertaining to the operation of a landfill and transfer station; learn to identify and classify waste materials; deal tactfully and effectively with customers; accurately and consistently estimate loads and charges fees; follow oral and written instructions; record and maintain accurate records; make arithmetic calculations; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; learn to input data into computerized cashiering equipment; learn to operate an electronic scale; lift items weighing up to 30 pounds; perform tasks requiring strength, such as climbing onto vehicles to inspect loads and working while standing for up to 7.5 hours per day; distinguish colors, such as color-coded medical waste bags; and hear and distinguish various sounds, such as voices of co-workers in noisy environments and the sound of equipment back-up alarms. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: This recruitment is for extra-help (temporary) employment that is of limited duration.Extra-help employees are used for employment on short-term projects; on a seasonal basis to meet recurrent work peaks; employment on an as-needed basis to meet peak workload, emergency, or other unusual situations. Extra-help employees cannot work more than 999 hours in a fiscal year and are covered by Social Security. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer County of Santa Cruz LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 14, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Santa Cruz County's Water Quality Program seeks energetic, enthusiastic, and nimble environmental microbiologists, chemists, and engineers with a passion for water quality management in the context of public health protection and ecological resilience. Help contribute to sustaining and advancing the ELAP accredited laboratory program targeted at ambient water systems (freshwater, estuarine, and near-shore), drinking water), stormwater, and focused investigations. The scope of activities includes molecular analyses (microbial source tracking, cyanobacteria, wastewater surveillance, detection of indicator organisms and pathogens, and eDNA), geochemistry, cyanobacterial toxins, and routine monitoring of watersheds in compliance with the requirements of the Clean Water Act (Total Maximum Daily Loads, BEACH Act, and stormwater permits). Participate in watershed characterization efforts that include in situ monitoring and targeted sampling. The multi-disciplinary program involves conducting traditional and emerging analytical investigations to address chronic, transient, and emerging water quality concerns. Strong problem-solving skills with applications in environmental microbiology, analytical chemistry, and watershed science are critical for success. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: A four-year degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology, environmental sciences, or a closely related field. OR A two-year degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology, environmental sciences or a closely related field and two years of experience working in a laboratory or field investigations of environmental sciences. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License. Positions may be assigned to respond to emergency situations and perform on-call or call-back duties. Work situations may include evenings, weekends and holidays. SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to variable temperatures; slippery surfaces; loud noises; sunburn; dust and pollen; bee stings; infections, such as tick-borne Lyme disease or mosquito-borne encephalitis; angry or hostile persons; corrosive chemicals; wetness, such as while walking in the rain or through a stream on a site inspection. Knowledge : Some knowledge of the basic principles and laboratory applications of water chemistry; chemical laboratory methods, equipment, facilities and materials; the principles of aquatic biology, including sampling and analysis procedures; the hazards of operating laboratory equipment and of working in a laboratory environment, including knowledge of appropriate safety precautions; principles, methods and techniques of wastewater disposal systems; the impact of environmental factors such as soils topography, geology, groundwater and slope, on wastewater disposal systems; the principles of environmental health and wastewater management; basic data analysis techniques. Ability to: Learn to perform chemical, biological and physical analysis related to water pollution; make and record accurate scientific observations; learn to collect field samples, such as stream samples or monitoring well samples; prepare related reports; understand and follow technical and complex oral and written instructions; maintain accurate records; work in a variety of physical environments, which may involve walking over rugged terrain, over streambeds or through water; learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal; perceive colors normally; learn to make inspections to determine compliance with performance standards; learn to read, interpret and evaluate map and file information such as soil, topography, geology, groundwater, and slope and water quality data; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others; interpret and explain program policies and procedures. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 14 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and mail/bring application to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: 5/27/2022 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 14, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Santa Cruz County's Water Quality Program seeks energetic, enthusiastic, and nimble environmental microbiologists, chemists, and engineers with a passion for water quality management in the context of public health protection and ecological resilience. Help contribute to sustaining and advancing the ELAP accredited laboratory program targeted at ambient water systems (freshwater, estuarine, and near-shore), drinking water), stormwater, and focused investigations. The scope of activities includes molecular analyses (microbial source tracking, cyanobacteria, wastewater surveillance, detection of indicator organisms and pathogens, and eDNA), geochemistry, cyanobacterial toxins, and routine monitoring of watersheds in compliance with the requirements of the Clean Water Act (Total Maximum Daily Loads, BEACH Act, and stormwater permits). Participate in watershed characterization efforts that include in situ monitoring and targeted sampling. The multi-disciplinary program involves conducting traditional and emerging analytical investigations to address chronic, transient, and emerging water quality concerns. Strong problem-solving skills with applications in environmental microbiology, analytical chemistry, and watershed science are critical for success. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Two years of water quality experience equivalent to a Water Quality Specialist I at Santa Cruz County OR Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the State Department of Health Services AND Equivalent to six months experience designing, constructing, installing, inspecting or maintaining on-site wastewater disposal systems or conducting water quality monitoring efforts. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License. Special Requirements/Conditions: SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to variable temperatures; slippery surfaces; loud noises; sunburn; dust and pollen; bee stings; infections, such as tick-borne Lyme disease or mosquito-borne encephalitis; angry or hostile persons; corrosive chemicals; wetness, such as while walking in the rain or through a stream on a site inspection. OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Positions may be assigned to respond to emergency situations and perform on-call or call-back duties. Work situations may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Positions may be assigned to carry a pager and respond to emergency situations and perform on-call or call-back duties. Work situations may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Knowledge: Some knowledge of the basic principles and laboratory applications of water chemistry; chemical laboratory methods, equipment, facilities and materials; the principles of aquatic biology, including sampling and analysis procedures; the hazards of operating laboratory equipment and of working in a laboratory environment, including knowledge of appropriate safety precautions; principles, methods and techniques of wastewater disposal systems; the impact of environmental factors such as soils topography, geology, groundwater and slope, on wastewater disposal systems; the principles of environmental health and wastewater management; basic data analysis techniques. Working knowledge of Purposes and policies, procedures and regulations of a County Environmental Health Department; the principles and techniques of gathering and analyzing data. Some knowledge of; the techniques of public presentation; the principles of biology, geology, hydrology, water quality, or watershed management pertaining to land use and water resource planning. Ability to: Learn to perform chemical, biological and physical analysis related to water pollution; make and record accurate scientific observations; learn to collect field samples, such as stream samples or monitoring well samples; prepare related reports; understand and follow technical and complex oral and written instructions; maintain accurate records; work in a variety of physical environments, which may involve walking over rugged terrain, over streambeds or through water; learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal; perceive colors normally; learn to make inspections to determine compliance with performance standards; learn to read, interpret and evaluate map and file information such as soil, topography, geology, groundwater, and slope and water quality data; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others; interpret and explain program policies and procedures; perform chemical, biological and physical analysis related to water pollution; collect field samples, such as stream samples or monitoring well samples; make inspections to determine compliance with performance standards; read, interpret and evaluate map and file information such as soil, topography, geology, groundwater, and slope and water quality data; make and record accurate scientific observations; prepare and present studies and reports, orally, written and graphically; synthesize and explain technical data to non-scientific people; speak effectively before groups; interpret, explain and apply laws, ordinances, rules and regulations; interpret and explain program policies and procedures; evaluate and prepare inspection reports on existing on-site wastewater disposal systems; institute enforcement actions. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 14 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTHCARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: 5/27/2022 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 14, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Santa Cruz County's Water Quality Program seeks energetic, enthusiastic, and nimble environmental microbiologists, chemists, and engineers with a passion for water quality management in the context of public health protection and ecological resilience. Help contribute to sustaining and advancing the ELAP accredited laboratory program targeted at ambient water systems (freshwater, estuarine, and near-shore), drinking water), stormwater, and focused investigations. The scope of activities includes molecular analyses (microbial source tracking, cyanobacteria, wastewater surveillance, detection of indicator organisms and pathogens, and eDNA), geochemistry, cyanobacterial toxins, and routine monitoring of watersheds in compliance with the requirements of the Clean Water Act (Total Maximum Daily Loads, BEACH Act, and stormwater permits). Participate in watershed characterization efforts that include in situ monitoring and targeted sampling. The multi-disciplinary program involves conducting traditional and emerging analytical investigations to address chronic, transient, and emerging water quality concerns. Strong problem-solving skills with applications in environmental microbiology, analytical chemistry, and watershed science are critical for success. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Two years of water quality experience equivalent to a Water Quality Specialist II at Santa Cruz County. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License. Special Requirements/Conditions: SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to variable temperatures; slippery surfaces; loud noises; sunburn; dust and pollen; bee stings; infections, such as tick-borne Lyme disease or mosquito-borne encephalitis; angry or hostile persons; corrosive chemicals; wetness, such as while walking in the rain or through a stream on a site inspection. OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Positions may be assigned to respond to emergency situations and perform on-call or call-back duties. Work situations may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Positions may be assigned to carry a pager and respond to emergency situations and perform on-call or call-back duties. Work situations may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Knowledge: Some knowledge of the basic principles and laboratory applications of water chemistry; chemical laboratory methods, equipment, facilities and materials; the principles of aquatic biology, including sampling and analysis procedures; the hazards of operating laboratory equipment and of working in a laboratory environment, including knowledge of appropriate safety precautions; principles, methods and techniques of wastewater disposal systems; the impact of environmental factors such as soils topography, geology, groundwater and slope, on wastewater disposal systems; the principles of environmental health and wastewater management; basic data analysis techniques; legislative processes; policy formulation; the principles and techniques of project leadership and training. Working knowledge of Purposes and policies, procedures and regulations of a County Environmental Health Department; the principles and techniques of gathering and analyzing data. Some knowledge of; the techniques of public presentation; the principles of biology, geology, hydrology, water quality, or watershed management pertaining to land use and water resource planning; specialty area to which assigned. Ability to: Learn to perform chemical, biological and physical analysis related to water pollution; make and record accurate scientific observations; learn to collect field samples, such as stream samples or monitoring well samples; prepare related reports; understand and follow technical and complex oral and written instructions; maintain accurate records; work in a variety of physical environments, which may involve walking over rugged terrain, over streambeds or through water; learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal; perceive colors normally; learn to make inspections to determine compliance with performance standards; learn to read, interpret and evaluate map and file information such as soil, topography, geology, groundwater, and slope and water quality data; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others; interpret and explain program policies and procedures; perform chemical, biological and physical analysis related to water pollution; collect field samples, such as stream samples or monitoring well samples; make inspections to determine compliance with performance standards; read, interpret and evaluate map and file information such as soil, topography, geology, groundwater, and slope and water quality data; make and record accurate scientific observations; prepare and present studies and reports, orally, written and graphically; synthesize and explain technical data to non-scientific people; speak effectively before groups; interpret, explain and apply laws, ordinances, rules and regulations; interpret and explain program policies and procedures; evaluate and prepare inspection reports on existing on-site wastewater disposal systems; institute enforcement actions; plan and coordinate water quality monitoring programs involving multiple team members; complete complex assignments, determine alternatives and make recommendations; write, interpret, apply and explain complex rules, laws, regulations and ordinances; prepare clear and concise administrative and technical reports; understand, interpret and consistently apply provisions of laws, regulations and plans; speak effectively before large groups; provide leadership to team efforts. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 14 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: 5/27/2022 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 14, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under direction, act as a lead worker of employees who operate heavy earth-moving equipment at a disposal site to spread, compact, and cover solid waste; assign work to equipment operators; determine work methods to be used; observe and direct the work; solve problems that occur; operate heavy equipment; assist the Disposal Site Supervisor in the operation of a disposal site on an as-needed basis; and perform other duties as required. Lead Heavy Equipment Operators are required to wear safety gear, and work at both the Buena Vista Landfill and the Ben Lomond Transfer Station. Both facilities are open and staffed six days a week (closed Sundays) including most holidays. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies during the life of the eligible list. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS : Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Two years of heavy equipment operation experience equivalent to Heavy Equipment Operator-Disposal Site in Santa Cruz County. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS, CONDITIONS: License: Possession of a valid Class A Driver License. Other Special Requirements : Alcohol and drug tests will be administered to all candidates prior to final selection for positions requiring class A or B driver licenses upon entry and to employees in positions requiring these licenses, as mandated by Department of Transportation federal regulations. In addition, all candidates must provide specific employment history for up to the past ten years for all jobs they have held which required operation of a commercial motor vehicle. Availability to work irregular hours, including responding to twenty-four-hour emergency call. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of safety practices for operating heavy and light earth-moving equipment, and the operation, preventive maintenance, capabilities, and limitations of heavy earth-moving equipment, including large bulldozers, scrapers, and loaders. Working knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in the operation of disposal sites; some knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and training; and the laws, ordinances, and regulations governing solid waste disposal. Ability to: Skillfully operate heavy earth-moving equipment such as bulldozers, scrapers, compactors, and loaders; assign and oversee the work of co-workers who are operating heavy earth-moving equipment to spread, compact, and cover solid waste at a disposal site; assist the supervisor in preparing equipment operator work schedules and in evaluating their work performance; train subordinates in proper work procedures and safety practices; solve a variety of technical and personnel problems; assist the supervisor in the operation of a disposal site on an as-needed basis; act as Site Supervisor as needed in the absence of the supervisor; develop and maintain effective working relationships with others; understand, explain, and apply applicable laws, rules, and regulations; walk over rough terrain; and perform heavy physical labor for extended periods of time and under all types of outdoor weather conditions. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer County of Santa Cruz LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: 5/27/2022 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 14, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision, perform inspections to determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations in either agriculture or weights and measures; to conduct enforcement activities; evaluate permits and certificate requests; perform related investigations and public service functions; and perform related tasks as required. Positions in this class may perform both agricultural and weights and measures inspections. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Possession of one or more valid statewide specific category licenses as a County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist (Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 3, Division 1 • 105); Please provide a copy of all valid statewide specific category licenses. Fax or email copies to Personnel@santacruzcounty.us OR Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in one or more appropriate disciplines in agricultural, biological, chemical or physical sciences. If the Bachelor's degree is in a discipline other than an agricultural, biological, chemical or physical science, a minimum of 30 semester units, or equivalent, in one or any combination of the following disciplines must be completed: Agricultural Science, Biological Science, Chemical Science, Physical Science, Mathematics and/or Statistics. Successful candidates must obtain two valid licenses of eligibility in agricultural inspection and/or weights and measures inspection as designated by the Agricultural Commissioner within one year of employment (Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 3, Division 1 • 105). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License; some positions in Weights and Measures may require a valid California Class B Driver License. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures; slippery surfaces; loud noises; sunburn; dust and pollen; bee stings; angry or hostile persons. Possible exposure to communicable diseases, such as tuberculosis and hepatitis; pesticides including warning agents or by products. Other Special Requirements: Alcohol and drug tests will be administered to all candidates prior to final selection for positions requiring California Class B Driver License, and to employees in positions requiring these licenses as mandated by the Department of Transportation federal regulations. In addition, all candidates must provide standard employment history for up to the past ten years for jobs which required operation of a commercial motor vehicle. Availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays on an as needed basis. Knowledge: Some knowledge of biological, agricultural and physical sciences related to the tasks of the Department. Ability to: Interpret, explain and enforce applicable laws, regulations and procedures; inspect and test commercial weighing and measuring devices; recognize plant pests and diseases; investigate incidents or cases, such as pesticide illness or consumer complaints; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; deal effectively with irate individuals; work independently in the field; adapt to new work situations; keep records and prepare reports; drive a car or truck with a manual transmission; work outdoors in steep, bushy terrain, furrowed crop fields or orchards; discriminate color differences, such as to identify moths, insects and plants; lift up to 60 pounds from floor level, such as boxes full of lettuce; use a microscope; effectively present material in oral and written form; train and serve as lead worker to less experienced staff; and climb, such as a stepladder to put a box of apples on a shelf. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 14 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer County of Santa Cruz www.santacruzcountyjobs.com LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: 5/27/2022 11:59:00 PM
County of Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA, USA
May 08, 2022
Full Time
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Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under direction, perform internal and external financial, management and compliance audit assignments, including surveying functions and activities in order to determine the nature of the operations to be audited; collect and analyzes evidential data; document work in the form of work papers prepared in accordance with audit standards; prepare written reports and makes oral presentations; may act as a team leader; and perform other duties as required. The current vacancy is in the Auditor-Controller's Office, Audit and Systems Division. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current and future full-time, part-time and extra-help vacancies. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Equivalent to completion of advanced undergraduate requirements for a degree in accounting, business, public administration, finance, economics or a related field from a college or university, including a minimum of fifteen semester units including advanced accounting, management or cost accounting, auditing, business law, statistics and management information systems. There shall be no substitution for the required fifteen semester units. AND Experience equivalent to nine months an Auditor I with the County of Santa Cruz. Possession of a directly related Master's Degree (e.g., Master's in Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration) or nine months of professional accounting experience may substitute for the required audit experience. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of valid California Class C Driver License. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required. Special Working Conditions: May travel to and work within a variety of off-site work locations, primarily within Santa Cruz County. Note: This classification has a 12-month probationary period. Knowledge: Working knowledge of accounting and auditing standards, principles, and procedures; office practices and systems. Some knowledge of organization and administration; current business techniques and office procedures; governmental accounting principles and practices; business law; communication skills and techniques required for gathering, evaluating and transmitting information; general research, basic statistical methodology, analytical and auditing techniques and their application; and application of data processing to accounting operations. Ability to: Analyze, evaluate and audit procedures, problems and operations, and accounting systems, and formulate recommendations; comprehend and interpret complex technical information, including policies, regulations, laws and contracts; apply accounting and auditing standards put forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, U.S. General Accounting Office, and the Institute of Internal Auditors; write clear, concise, accurate reports, using data gathered by self or others; orally present and discuss complex issues, concepts and recommendations; obtain cooperation of others to meet objectives; understand and explain the role of training and supervision as it applies to auditees; exercise initiative and work independently; plan, organize and complete work in a timely and efficient manner; adjust to changing workloads and assignments, manage multiple projects at one time, and work under deadlines and other job pressures; operate personal computers, and access mainframe computer to store, retrieve and analyze data; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of business; lift and move items weighing up to twenty-five pounds such as personal computers, working papers and files. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 14 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer County of Santa Cruz LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Introduction LATERAL HIRING INCENTIVE $25,000 BONUS & 40-Hours Advanced Vacation (Upon Completion of Field Training) Click here for Deputy Sheriff Lateral Transfer Video LAST DATE TO APPLY: Continuous - Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. This recruitment may close once a sufficient number of qualifying applications have been received. Definition THE JOB: Sheriff's Deputies rotate among a variety of assignments including law enforcement, crime prevention and crime detection activities; serve civil papers; perform coroner functions; act as bailiff and perform other duties as required. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate awarded by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and current employment as a peace officer performing general law enforcement duties for a California city, county or the state. A copy of your P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate must be submitted with your completed application. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver License. Ability to pass a full background investigation. Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who has applied for citizenship at least one year prior to application for employment in accordance with Section 1031.5 of the Government Code; must be at least 21 years of age at completion of academy; must be available to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays on an emergency and as needed basis. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; confined work spaces; heights; two-way radio noise; strong, unpleasant odors; infections which might cause chronic disease or death; dust and pollens; chemical irritants; possibility of experiencing bodily injury and/or burns; contact with a diverse population. Background Investigation: An extensive background investigation including a polygraph examination, psychological examination, drug screen and a review of the Personal History Statement which includes but is not limited to work, legal, driving, financial and drug possession histories will be conducted. Knowledge: Working knowledge of laws pertaining to search and seizure; rules of evidence and basic criminal law; use and care of standard police firearms; law enforcement vehicular and foot patrol techniques. Some knowledge of techniques of criminal investigations; and court procedures in criminal and civil cases. Ability to: Understand, interpret and apply State and local laws and departmental policies; react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and adopt an effective course of action; follow oral and written instructions; operate firearms safely and skillfully; obtain information through interview, interrogation and observation; write clear and accurate reports; establish and maintain effective relationships; perform a variety of active public safety duties involving strenuous physical activity, such as pursuing and restraining suspects and lifting injured persons. Normal color vision and unrestricted peripheral vision. If no corrective lenses worn, vision of at least 20/20. If glasses are worn, uncorrected vision of at least 20/100, correcting to 20/20. If soft contact lenses are worn, vision of at least 20/200, correcting to 20/20, with one year minimum of successful contact lens use. Candidates who have had corrective eye surgery must meet all applicable vision guidelines at all times of the day. A minimum of one year must have elapsed between surgery and examination, and all post-operative records must be submitted for review. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: VACATION - Employees on 5/8 schedule accrue at 112 hours per year, rising to 232 hours per year after 15 years service. Employees on 4/10 schedule accrue at 86 hours per year, rising to 214 hours per year. Employee on 7/12 schedule shall be credited with 80 hours of vacation upon completion of 2080 hours. Vacation is available after 2080 hours of service. HOLIDAYS - Employees on 5/8 schedule receive 13 paid Holidays per year. Employees on 4/10 schedule shall receive one 10 hour day off per month in lieu of prescribed holidays. Employees on 7/12 schedule shall accrue .0659 hours per hour worked in lieu of holiday. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out of state. SICK LEAVE - 96 hours per year. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. VISION PLAN - The County pays for employee coverage. Employees may purchase eligible dependent coverage. DENTAL PLAN - County paid employee and dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - 1959 Survivor's Benefit plus pension formula 3% at age 55 or 2.7% at age 57 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County pays a portion of retirement contribution. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $50,000 policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - Employee paid voluntary plan. Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $15,000 of pre-disability earnings up to $10,000 per month maximum. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program. H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium share of cost may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. OTHER - County pays premium for certain requirements and assignments, including: Night Shift Pay: 5% of base pay; POST Intermediate Certificate: 3.5% of base pay; POST Advanced Certificate: 5.5% of base pay; Detective Pay: equal to 5% of base hourly rate of Deputy Sheriff; Field Training Officer Pay, 5% of base pay; Bilingual Pay: $1.00/hour for LEVEL I, $2.00/hour for LEVEL II. ASSIGNMENTS - Opportunities for rotation to every bureau of the department. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: The examination process will consist of the following: Review of application and supplemental questionnaire (pass/fail) and a physical ability examination (pass/fail). Physical Ability Test: Part 1: Run 220 yards in 1 minute or less; Part 2: Drag a 165 pound dummy 60 feet in 1 minute or less. Applicants will be allowed two one-minute attempts to pass each part of the physical ability test. Applicants MUST PASS ALL components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. Background Investigation: An extensive background investigation including a polygraph examination, psychological examination, drug screen and a review of the Personal History Statement which includes but is not limited to work, legal, driving, financial and drug possession histories will be conducted. Fai lure of the background investigation will include but is not limited to one of the following: 1. Unlawful use or possession of any unlawful drug within three years of application for employment. 2. Unlawful sales, distribution, manufacture, transportation of an unlawful drug. 3. Use of any unlawful drug during work hours while employed in a job related to public safety or security. 4. Termination from employment or discharge from the military because of a drug test. 5. Conviction or commission of a felony. 6. Conviction or commission of a misdemeanor within the last three years involving conduct that would adversely impact the candidate's ability to perform as a law enforcement officer. 7. The conviction or specified misdemeanor within the last ten years per California Penal Code 29805(c). 8. Classification as a negligent operator under the Department of Motor Vehicles: a. Four or more points in twelve (12) months. b. Six points in twenty-four (24) months. c. Eight points in thirty-six (36) months. 9. A peace officer applicant who is the subject of a protective order or a temporary restraining order related to domestic violence or stalking (California Penal Code section 12021(g)(1) and US Code, Title 18, part 1, Chapter 44, Section 922). 10. Conviction of a misdemeanor containing the elements of domestic violence (US Code, Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 44, Section 922(d)(9)). 11. Discharge from the armed services of the United States of America under dishonorable conditions (US Code, Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 44, Section 911(d)(6)). 12. Termination from a sworn position at a law enforcement agency. 13. Termination from any employment in the past three years for reasons that would adversely impact the candidate's ability to perform as a law enforcement officer. 14. Any incorrect representation, verbal misrepresentation or deletion of a material fact on an application, interview or background investigation. Any exceptions to the above may be considered on a case-by-case basis. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may be designated for bilingual pay (Spanish speaking). Candidates may qualify for bilingual pay by successfully completing a pass/fail language proficiency examination. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer County of Santa Cruz www.santacruzcountyjobs.com LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Definition LAST DATE TO APPLY: Continuous - Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. This recruitment may close once a sufficient number of qualifying applications have been received. THE JOB: Incumbents provide a high level of expertise in support of various program areas and provide direction and advice to other program staff in the area of clinical therapy and psychological treatment plans. This classification requires an advanced level of professional knowledge and skills in the areas of psychological testing, evaluation and therapy. The current vacancies are in the Children's and Adult Behavioral Health Services Division of the Health Services Agency. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Possession of a doctorate degree in psychology from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of supervised professional experience under the direction of a licensed psychologist. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a Clinical Psychology license issued by the State of California OR possession of a license to practice clinical psychology from another State provided a license from the State of California is obtained within eighteen (18) months. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of principles, theories, techniques and practices used in clinical and abnormal psychology, including projective techniques for the diagnosis and psychotherapy of mentally ill and emotionally disturbed clients. Working knowledge of characteristics of mental and emotional disorders and psychological treatment modalities; principles and methods of psychological research including evaluation, testing and outcomes; interviewing techniques, testing methods and counseling/clinical treatment methods. Some knowledge of principles and practices of mental health education, community organizations and allied mental health services and resources; laws and regulations governing mental health treatment; and laws and regulations as they relate to clients' legal rights. Ability to: Plan and implement appropriate and effective treatment methods; administer, score and interpret a variety of psychological tests; supervise, train, evaluate and motivate assigned professional and support staff; identify and evaluate normal and abnormal behavior tendencies, diagnose and classify an appropriate prognosis and prepare an effective psychological treatment plan; conduct psychological research and evaluate statistical data; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; express complex and technical terminology and concepts in an understandable and non-threatening manner; conduct effective and appropriate individual and group psychotherapy, coordinate and direct the work of others effectively and positively; lead and participate in a treatment team; train others at various levels of expertise in the concepts and theories of the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness; initiate and maintain a variety of case notes, client records and other required documentation; prepare and present a variety of periodic and special reports of both a professional and administrative nature; establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties; communicate effectively in both oral and written form, including expressing complex and technical terminology and concepts in an understandable and non-threatening manner and monitor budgets and contracts. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced exam, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. County of Santa Cruz An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Added incentives! S ign on incentive pending Board approval* CalPERS retirement benefits, plus Deferred Compensation and Defined Contribution plans available. * Candidates may be eligible for relocation assistance & advanced paid leave accrual. Qualifying physicians may be eligible for Loan Repayment Programs. To view the full job announcement click on the following link: Psychiatrist LAST DATE TO APPLY: Continuous- Applications will be processed assoon as a sufficient number of qualifying applications have been received. Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency opportunities are available to work in outpatient child or adult mental health, integrated behavioral health, mobile crisis, and homeless programs. Outpatient positions in this class are responsible for conducting psychiatric examinations and evaluations, making psychiatric diagnosis, providing psychiatric treatment, and providing medical consultation and medication management for a wide variety of health clients. Incumbents provide on-call consultations after hours and on weekends for the detention facilities and outpatient programs. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) is part of the County's Health Services Agency which is known for having many innovative programs and a strong history of effective collaboration. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision; to provide a wide variety of nursing services in homes, clinics and other community sites; to serve as a case manager for high risk clients; to coordinate specialized clinic activities; to provide preventative nursing services including health assessment, teaching, counseling and referral; and to do other work as required. There are multiple vacancies with the Children and Family Health Unit. Two incumbents will be responsible for implementing Field Nursing, using strength-based case management, assisting families with children under the age of 5 with accessing resources, and providing health and parenting education. One incumbent will be a responsible for implementing the Nurse-Family Partnership Program (NFP) an evidence-based program where specially trained nurses regularly visit first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy and continuing through the child's second birthday. Through the partnership, the nurse provides new moms with the confidence and the tools they need not only to assure a healthy start for their babies, but to envision a life of stability and opportunities for success for both mom and child. One incumbent will support the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) and perform a variety of public health nursing duties focused on prevention and amelioration of Lead exposure including case management, home visiting, assessment, education, and community collaboration. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill positions for various County departments during the life of the eligible list. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training or experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Two years of experience performing duties equivalent to a Public Health Nurse I in Santa Cruz County. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License AND Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse license AND a Public Health Nurse certificate issued by the State of California. State and Federally funded programs may contain additional specialized requirements. If licensed in another state, candidates may participate in the recruitment and examination process, however, must obtain the appropriate licenses issued by the State of California at the time of appointment. Knowledge: Working knowledge of public health nursing principles, methods and practices; community agencies and resources as related to public health nursing; epidemiological investigation, control and care of chronic and communicable diseases and illnesses, and handicapping conditions; technical nursing procedures, and medical terminology; normal and abnormal physiological development and behavior; community aspects of public health nursing; cultural, environmental, sociological and psychological differences and problems encountered in public health nursing; prevention, detection, reporting and treatment of child abuse and neglect; Federal and State laws and regulations governing public health programs; interviewing, counseling and teaching techniques; the literature and trends in public health and of the community aspects of public health nursing. Ability to: Assess health care needs and develop and implement health care plans; learn to provide public health nursing services independently in homes, clinics and community sites; learn to serve as a case manager for high risk clients; communicate effectively in written and oral form; coach, counsel, teach and inform clients concerning public health issues; administer treatments and medications; learn to teach and supervise other health professionals and volunteers; deal with sensitivity to the needs of people with different cultural, environmental and social backgrounds; speak effectively before groups; analyze data, problem solve, and make logical decisions; write and prepare reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal; assess health care, physical and psycho-social needs and develop and implement care plans; provide public health nursing services to high risk groups in homes, clinics and community sites; serve as a case manager for high risk clients; assess community health needs; teach and supervise other health care professionals and volunteers; assume a leadership role in community health programs; write and prepare a variety of statistical and other reports, records, and charts; and input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 14 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: 5/20/2022 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: This is the advanced journey level classification in the professional Mental Health/Substance Abuse series. Incumbents provide intensive therapy, treatment and diagnosis for the most complex cases and act as a consultant in specialized areas such as adult treatment, after care, families, juveniles, older adults, or mentally ill sex offenders. There are multiple vacancies in Children's and Adult Mental Health Services, Alcohol and Drug Programs; the County of Santa Cruz Primary Care Clinics. Adult Team vacancy -working with individuals with serious mental illness, involved in the criminal justice system; part of an intensive treatment model inclusive of mental health, probation and community-based service programs. Adult Access vacancy - Provide clinical assessment, crisis intervention services and disposition planning to consumers presenting for County Mental Health Services, and Adult Crisis Intervention Services - Provide mental health clinical assessment and crisis intervention services at the main jail as part of the Forensic Mental Health services. Transition Age Youth (adult) - Provideclinical assessments and brief treatment to youth and family for18-25 year olds, including case management and community linkage. Children's Mental Health vacancies providing individual, group, and family therapy to children who are 0-21 years of age. Bilingual Senior Mental Health Client Specialist positions require that the mental health and/or substance abuse clinician be fully fluent in Spanish and English in order to provide the full range of professional level mental health and/or substance abuse services in Spanish, including the facilitation of individual, group, family and crisis counseling. Bilingual clinicians may be asked to translate written clinical materials and interpret for Spanish speaking clients that need to communicate with monolingual English speaking mental health and/or substance abuse professionals. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill all current and future full-time, part-time, substitute and extra-help vacancies during the life of the list. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Possession of a Master's Degree or PhD with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Clinical Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing or a closely related behavioral science field which has included completion of a university approved internship, preferably a clinical internship, in a mental health agency AND two years of experience providing treatment, counseling* or case management services to clients in a mental health setting. OR Qualification as a Certified Occupational Therapist or a Licensed Registered Nurse AND four years of experience in mental health service delivery. * Educational counseling may be considered for up to 50 percent of qualifying experience for assignments in Children's Mental Health. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Possession of one of the following licenses issued by the State of California: Clinical Social Worker; Marriage, Family and Child Counselor; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Nurse; Occupational Therapist; or Clinical Psychologist. If licensed in another state, incumbent must obtain the appropriate license issued by the State of California within twenty-four months from the date of employment. Additional License/Certificate Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License, or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. Alcohol and Drug Assignment: All persons providing alcohol and drug counseling services within the Alcohol and Drug Program must be certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor OR be licensed as a mental health professional, OR within six (6) months of the date of hire, all non-licensed individuals pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 9, Division 4, Chapter 8, Subchapter 2, or non-certified individuals providing counseling services in an AOD program, must be registered to obtain certification as an AOD counselor by one of the approved certifying organization (CCR, Section 13035 (f). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required. Special Working Conditions: All assignments: Exposure to offensive odors such as unwashed people and clothes, human and animal feces; the possibility of infections which may cause chronic disease or death; and may be exposed to cigarette smoke. Juvenile Hall and Acute/Emergency Services Assignments : Exposure to noise, such as people yelling. Children's Service Assignment: Exposure to disturbing material, such as photos of abused children; allergens such as poison oak, insect stings or bites, and pollens. Some positions may require lifting objects such as boxes of belongings weighing up to fifty pounds. Note: Persons in this classification may be assigned to positions with any of the above working conditions on an emergency, as needed basis. Other Special Requirements : Positions may be assigned to carry a pager and respond to crisis situations, and perform "on-call" or call/back duties. Work situations may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of psychological and social aspects and characteristics of emotional disturbances and mental illness and/or substance use disorders; principles and methods of counseling and the accepted techniques for assessing psycho-social behavior. Working knowledge of human behavior and development; appropriate and available community resources; problems, needs and attitudes of individuals with emotional and social disturbance; pertinent laws and regulations regarding health and social service programs; laws and regulations as they pertain to clients' legal rights. Some knowledge of pharmacology of medications and psychotropic drug treatment; current diagnostic and statistical manual of the American Psychiatric Association. Ability to: Assess and diagnose all types of client behavioral, substance use and emotional actions/problems, and develop and implement effective and appropriate treatment plans; conduct effective and appropriate individual and group psychotherapy on an on-going basis; train others at various levels of expertise in the concepts and theories of the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and/or substance abuse; prepare a variety of administrative and professional reports; lead and participate in a treatment team, including effectively coordinating and directing the work of others; establish and maintain a variety of case notes, client records and other required documentation; communicate effectively in both oral and written form, expressing complex and technical terminology and concepts in an understandable manner; learn Agency's policies and procedures relative to client support and treatment programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties; learn to input and access data utilizing a computer; distinguish speech and non-speech sounds in noisy environments; intervene and diffuse situations involving combative clients including active restraint if needed; stand and walk for extended periods of time may be required for some positions. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 14 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision, assists a Veterinarian in healthcare and surgery for animals brought into the shelter and the spay/neuter clinic; performs animal health procedures consistent with status as a licensed Registered Veterinary Technician; and performs other work as required. This position is responsible for independently providing paramedical treatment to animals and more complex medical treatment under the direction of a licensed Veterinarian. Incumbents may provide lead direction to Animal Health Specialists and other Registered Veterinary Technicians as well as providing training and instruction to volunteers and other Animal Shelter staff. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Possession and maintenance of a valid Registered Veterinary Technician license issued by the State of California Veterinary Medical Board. Special Requirements: Training: Incumbents must attend and pass the Euthanasia by Injection certification course within the first six months of hire. License: Incumbents must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License and a valid Registered Veterinary Technician license issued by the State of California Veterinary Medical Board. Hours: Availability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and/or holidays and rotational on-call duty as required. Lifting: Incumbent must be able to lift, push/pull or carry up to 50 pounds unassisted. Special Working Conditions : Exposure to potentially hostile or dangerous animals and exposure to animal feces and urine. Incumbents will be encouraged to undergo a pre-rabies vaccination series. Knowledge: Working knowledge of methods, techniques, medications and pharmaceuticals used in the care and treatment of domestic animals; animal related surgical procedures in order to assist Veterinarian; scope of practice for Registered Veterinary Technician in the State of California; animal care and husbandry; anesthesia procedures and techniques; sterilization and surgical pack preparation procedures; disease symptoms of domestic animals; euthanasia procedures and techniques; procedures to perform prophylactic evaluations, cleanings and uncomplicated tooth extractions; procedures used to control and administer pharmaceuticals; state and local codes, ordinances and regulations governing quarantine, impounding, care and disposal of animals. Some knowledge of written communication for narrative reports; customer service techniques for dealing with customers, often in a difficult or confrontational situation. Ability to: Perform medical procedures, administer medications and vaccinations in accordance with license; prepare animals for surgery, assist with surgery and care for animals after surgery; assess animals for illness/injury, handle and care for animals in a humane manner and provide appropriate treatment to injured or sick animals as prescribed by the Veterinarian; induce and monitor animals under anesthesia; identify symptoms of rabies and other common diseases of animals; work tactfully and effectively with co-workers, staff of other agencies working with animals and the general public; move heavy, immobilized or resistant animals; maintain inventories of drugs and medical supplies and advise Shelter Manager of the need to order supplies; operate a personal computer; understand and follow oral and written instructions; function calmly and determine the appropriate course of action in stressful and/or emergency situations. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. Note: Provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. County of Santa Cruz Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Introduction The County of Santa Cruz Invites you to apply for the position of: CHIEF WELFARE FRAUD INVESTIGATOR The County of Santa Cruz seeks a dynamicChief Welfare Fraud Investigator. In this role, we offer the opportunity for an experienced and confident leader to live and work in beautiful Santa Cruz, California. To view the full job announcement : Click here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: This is the journey level in the Treatment Plant Operator series. Under general supervision, to perform difficult and complex operations and maintenance functions for the County's wastewater and water treatment plants; to function as a lead worker to trainee operators; may act as chief plant operator for a class II or I wastewater treatment plant; and to perform other duties as required. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledges and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these knowledges and abilities would be: Two years of experience comparable to a Treatment Plant Operator in Training in Santa Cruz County. One year as a Sanitation Maintenance Worker II may be substituted for one year of experience as a Treatment Plant Operator in Training. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS: License Requirement: Possession upon hire, of a valid California Class C driver license and a Grade I or higher Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board. Within two years, possession of a Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to: variable temperatures and weather conditions; confined work spaces; heights, such as on ladders; high level of noise; strong, unpleasant odors; infections which might cause chronic disease or death; electrical hazards; raw sewage; dust; and the possibility of experiencing burns, bodily injury or contact with toxic substances or chemical irritants. Other Special Requirements: Availability to work irregular hours, including weekends and holidays, as well as responding to 24- hour emergency calls. Knowledge: Working knowledge of regulations related to confined space entry requirements; the methods, materials and tools used to operate maintain, monitor and repair water and wastewater treatment plants; safety practices required in water and wastewater treatment operations; and regulations related to the treatment, transmission and disposal of water and wastewater. Some knowledge of the application of data processing to sanitation operations. Ability to: Operate a microscope and recognize the organisms pertinent to an activated sludge plant; perform appropriate analytical tests as required to operate a plant and collection systems; maintain and operate a standby generator; diagnose malfunctions in wastewater and water treatment plants and determine appropriate corrective action; read, understand, interpret and apply regulations relating to water and wastewater treatment standards; operate a computer to input, access, and analyze data; assist in estimating equipment, material and labor needs; maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence; establish effective working relationships; lift items weighing up to 75 pounds; perform tasks requiring strength, such as lifting equipment onto trucks, climbing over rough terrain and pulling hoses up embankments; drive and operate vehicles and equipment necessary for operating a treatment plant; and distinguish colors, such as color-coded wires or chemical test. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2 600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. Note: Provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. County of Santa Cruz www.santacruzcountyjobs.com LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Swim Lesson Instructors (Lifeguard Instructors) receive a differential of $1.25/Hour Definition THE JOB : Under supervision, supervise, train, schedule and evaluate the staff assigned to a swimming facility; perform lifeguard and related duties; provide swimming instruction; manage the operation of pools or other swimming facilities; organize, motivate, assist with hiring; schedule and evaluate the staff; ensure that safety standards, sanitary requirements and regulations are enforced; prepare and maintain routine reports on staff and operations; prepare staff schedules; supervise the care and maintenance of swim lesson and lifesaving equipment; inventory equipment and supplies; enforce water safety rules and regulations; perform rescues; perform first aid and resuscitation; act as a liaison between the public, staff, and office personnel; suggest program improvements; supervise routine maintenance; plan and facilitate staff meetings and in-service training; handle registration and general daily functions of an aquatics facility; assist supervisors as requested and notify them of disturbances, emergencies and staff performance problems; open and close swimming facilities; assist in the planning, organization, set up and tear down of accommodations for special events and facility rentals; and perform other duties as required. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: 520 hours of lifeguard experience and 260 hours of swimming instruction experience. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate and a current CPR Certificate. * *Acceptable Lifeguard and CPR Certifications include: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED OR American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid With The American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. OR The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare provider. OR The American Red Cross CPR - AED for Lifeguards Post employment certifications required within six months of hire: Oxygen Administration Course AND Santa Cruz County Instructor Training Program . OR American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) AND Attain one of the following: First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22) ARC Emergency Responder First Responder OR Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). OR American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) You must submit a copy of each certificate you possess with your application in one of the following ways : email ( personnel@santacruzcounty.us ) / fax (831-454-2240) / or bring the copies to the Personnel Department. IF HIRED, APPLICANTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST SUBMIT A WORK PERMIT. STUDENTS CAN OBTAIN WORK PERMITS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AT THEIR SCHOOL. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required for persons 18 and older. SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; strong and unpleasant odors and fumes such as chlorine; noise from children; allergens such as poison oak, pollen, and bee stings; pool chemical fluctuations which might cause irritation to eyes and skin; and the possibility of administering first aid which may involve exposure to infections which might cause chronic disease or death. Other Requirements: Availability to work days, early mornings, late evenings and weekends; may be required to furnish identification badges, uniforms, and Red Cross training materials. Knowledge: Working knowledge of swimming hazards; lifeguard training techniques; first aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the techniques and principles of swimming instruction. Some knowledge of supervision and evaluation of staff; and principles of diversity and inclusion. Ability to: Remain vigilant and act quickly in making rescues and rendering aid; perform rescues under difficult conditions; enforce water safety standards and departmental regulations; instruct staff in department policies and the enforcement of rules; supervise staff in programs including, but not limited to: Lap Swim, Masters Swim, Water Exercise, Swim Team practices, Recreation Swim, Swim Lessons, Water Polo, Private Parties and special facility events; provide leadership and motivate staff; train and evaluate staff; maintain effective relations with the public and staff; communicate effectively with public and staff; independently make decisions; read, understand and explain County policies and procedures; maintain records and periodic reports; perform simple arithmetic calculations to make change; maintain a clean and safe work area, which may include monitoring pool chlorine levels; accept constructive criticism and direction from supervisors; motivate program participants; effectively deal with stressful and emergency situations; swim 300 yards continuously per lifeguard training prerequisites; tread water for two minutes per lifeguard training prerequisites; perform tasks requiring physical strength and/or stamina to effectively rescue victims, administer first aid and CPR; perform work which involves frequent lifting, pushing and pulling of heavy objects; hear and distinguish a variety of sounds in a noisy environment such as participants in need of assistance, whistles, or co-workers requesting assistance in a rescue effort; see program participants in need of assistance from any distances; speak loudly to warn program participants of impending danger; and successfully complete all training provided by the department. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: This recruitment is for extra-help (temporary) employment that is of limited duration. Extra-help employees are used for employment on short-term projects; on a seasonal basis to meet recurrent work peaks; employment on an as-needed basis to meet peak workload, emergency, or other unusual situations. Extra-help employees cannot work more than 999 hours in a fiscal year and are covered by Social Security. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Candidates meeting minimum requirements will be forwarded to the Parks and Recreation Department for a performance assessment of lifeguard skills covered in the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course and a determination of employment duties (pass/fail). Candidates must have the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and CPR Courses completed by the date of the performance assessment. Eligibility will be valid for up to one year. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. County of Santa Cruz www.santacruzcountyjobs.com An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: 5/27/2022 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Salary: $16.60 - 17.04 / Hour Plus $2.00 / Hour Extra Help Differential Swim Lesson Instructors (Lifeguard Instructors) receive a differential of $1.25 / Hour Definition THE JOB : Under supervision, perform lifeguard duties; provide swimming instruction and assistance at a swimming facility; maintain close surveillance over swimming activities; enforce water safety rules and regulations; perform rescues; perform first aid and resuscitation; maintain pool deck and adjacent areas such as locker rooms; notify supervisor of emergencies, disturbances or problems; prepare routine records and reports; instruct or assist in instruction of recreational aquatics classes; set up and tear down accommodations for special events, programs, and facility rentals; required to open and close swimming facilities; provide customer service; cashier; and perform other related duties as required. Employment Standards SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: For Lifeguards and Instructors: Possession of a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate (LGT) AND a valid CPR Certificate* Proof of certification must be submitted prior to performance assessment. *Acceptable Lifeguard and CPR Certifications include: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED OR American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid WITH The American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. OR The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare provider. OR The American Red Cross CPR - AED for Lifeguards Post-employment certifications required within six months of hire: 1. Santa Cruz County Instructor Training Program; OR American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) AND 2. Attain one of the following: • First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22) • ARC Emergency Responder • First Responder or • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). You must submit a copy of each certificate you possess with your application in one of the following ways: e-mail (personnel@santacruzcounty.us) / fax (831-454-2240) / or bring the copies to the Personnel Department. IF HIRED, APPLICANTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST SUBMIT A WORK PERMIT. STUDENTS CAN OBTAIN WORK PERMITS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AT THEIR SCHOOL. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required for persons 18 and older. SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; strong and unpleasant odors and fumes such as chlorine; noise from children; allergens such as poison oak, pollen, and bee stings; pool chemical fluctuations which might cause irritation to eyes and skin; and the possibility of administering first aid and resultant exposure to infections which could cause chronic disease or death. Knowledge: Working knowledge of swimming hazards; lifeguard training techniques; first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Some knowledge of the techniques and principles of swimming instruction is required for some positions. Ability to : Remain vigilant and act quickly in making rescues and rendering aid; perform rescues under difficult conditions; enforce water safety standards and departmental regulations; work and lifeguard all swimming programs and events; maintain effective relations with the public and staff; communicate effectively with public and staff; maintain records and prepare periodic reports; perform simple arithmetic calculations to make change and record hours worked; maintain a clean and safe work area; accept constructive criticism and direction from supervisors; effectively deal with stressful and emergency situations; swim 300 yards continuously; maintain knowledge and skills required to pass the lifeguard training course; administer first aid; perform tasks requiring physical strength and stamina to effectively rescue victims, administer first aid and CPR; perform work which involves frequent lifting, pushing and pulling of heavy objects; hear and distinguish a variety of sounds in a noisy environment such as participants in need of assistance, whistles, or co-workers requesting assistance in a rescue effort; see program participants in need of assistance within their zone of responsibility; speak loudly to warn program participants of impending danger; and successfully complete all training provided by the department. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: This recruitment is for extra-help (temporary) employment that is of limited duration. Extra-help employees are used for employment on short-term projects; on a seasonal basis to meet recurrent work peaks; employment on an as-needed basis to meet peak workload, emergency, or other unusual situations. Extra-help employees cannot work more than 999 hours in a fiscal year and are covered by Social Security. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Candidates meeting minimum requirements will be forwarded to the Parks and Recreation Department for a performance assessment of lifeguard skills covered in the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course and a determination of employment duties (pass/fail). Candidates must have the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and CPR Courses completed by the date of the performance assessment. Eligibility will be valid for up to one year. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Note: Provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. County of Santa Cruz www.santacruzcountyjobs.com An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: 5/27/2022 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision provide a wide variety of nursing services in homes, clinics and other community sites; serve as a case manager for high risk clients; coordinate specialized clinic activities; provide preventative nursing services including health assessment, teaching, counseling and referral and do other work as required. Public Health Nurse I is the working entry level class in the Public Health Nursing series. Incumbents initially work under close supervision in a variety of Public Health Nursing programs and clinics which are highly structured and supervised. There are multiple vacancies with the Children and Family Health Unit. Two incumbents will be responsible for implementing Field Nursing, using strength-based case management, assisting families with children under the age of 5 with accessing resources, and providing health and parenting education. One incumbent will be a responsible for implementing the Nurse-Family Partnership Program (NFP) an evidence-based program where specially trained nurses regularly visit first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy and continuing through the child's second birthday. Through the partnership, the nurse provides new moms with the confidence and the tools they need not only to assure a healthy start for their babies, but to envision a life of stability and opportunities for success for both mom and child. One incumbent will support the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) and perform a variety of public health nursing duties focused on prevention and amelioration of Lead exposure including case management, home visiting, assessment, education, and community collaboration. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future positions for various County departments during the life of the eligible list. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License AND Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse License AND a Public Health Nurse certificate issued by the State of California. State and Federally funded programs may require additional specialized requirements. If licensed in another state, candidates may participate in the recruitment and examination process, however, must obtain the appropriate licenses issued by the State of California at the time of appointment. Knowledge: Working knowledge of public health nursing principles, methods and practices; community agencies and resources as related to public health nursing; epidemiologic investigation, control and care of chronic and communicable diseases and illnesses, and handicapping conditions; technical nursing procedures, medical terminology; and normal and abnormal physiological development and behavior. Some knowledge of cultural, environmental, sociological and psychological differences and problems encountered in public health nursing; prevention, detection, reporting and treatment of child abuse and neglect; Federal and State laws and regulations governing public health programs; interviewing, counseling and teaching techniques; and the literature and trends in public health. Ability to: Assess health care needs and develop and implement health care plans; learn to provide public health nursing services independently in homes, clinics and community sites; learn to serve as a case manager for high risk clients; communicate effectively in written and oral form; coach, counsel, teach and inform clients concerning public health issues; administer treatments and medications; learn to teach and supervise other health professionals and volunteers; deal with sensitivity to the needs of people with different cultural, environmental and social backgrounds; speak effectively before groups; analyze data, problem solve, and make logical decisions; write and prepare reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 14 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and mail/bring application to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: 5/20/2022 11:59:00 PM