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/
 

26 job(s) at County of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Jan 24, 2018
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 12.5 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 $10,500 of pre-disability earnings up to $7,000 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% of base pay; POST Advanced Certificate: 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, $1.35/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; Part 3: Climb a 6-foot wall 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. Failure of the background investigation will include but is not limited to one of the following: 1. The commission of any felony involving any federal or state statute. 2. The commission of a misdemeanor amounting to conduct which would reflect adversely on the candidate's ability to perform as a peace officer or correctional officer within the last three years. 3. Classification as a negligent operator under the Department of Motor Vehicle's point count. 4. Any termination from a sworn position at a law enforcement agency. 5. Failing a law enforcement academy within the last three years. 6. Termination from any employment in the past three years for reasons which are directly related to the abilities and attributes necessary for law enforcement. 7. Any pattern within the past two years of non-payment of debts which resulted in collection action against the candidate. 8. Any incorrect representation or deletion of a material fact on an application. 9. Any verbal misrepresentation or deletion of a fact material to background investigation. 10. Conviction of a felony. 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. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Jan 28, 2018
Introduction 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: Under direction, provides for the care, welfare, custody and rehabilitation of juvenile detainees in the juvenile hall on an assigned shift and/or youth participating in a community based detention alternative program; and does other work as required. The current vacancies are for EXTRA-HELP employment, however the eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future temporary (extra-help), full-time, part-time and substitute positions. GROUP SUPERVISORS WORK A VARIETY OF SHIFTS, INCLUDING DAYS, SWING, GRAVEYARD, WEEKDAYS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience providing the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. Typical ways to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Coursework in psychology, sociology or other behavioral science OR experience involving the supervision, care, or leadership of juveniles or adults. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver License during the course of employment. Ability to successfully complete CA State mandated core training through the Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) program within the probationary period. Background Investigation: Ability to pass a full background investigation to meet provisions of Government Codes 1029, 1029.1 and 1031. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to the possibility of bodily injury; infections which may cause chronic disease or death; combative minor detainees; offensive odors; high noise levels; insect bites; dust and pollens. Other Special Working Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment to be in compliance with Department of Juvenile Justice requirements; must be a U.S. citizen or have a pending application for naturalization; must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays and on an emergency, as needed basis. If appointed to a regular non-extra-help position from this list, incumbents must successfully complete, within one year of hire, an out-of-county 5-week training course with a physical conditioning component. Knowledge: Some knowledge of basic factors that influence human behavior; good health and hygiene and typical housekeeping methods; and basic interviewing principles and techniques. Ability to: Learn and apply practices and procedures used in detention, custody and care of detainees; respond constructively to detainees behavior problems and understand and gain their cooperation; plan, organize and direct a group of detainees in work, meal and leisure time activities; learn to anticipate and prevent acts of violence to persons and property; work cooperatively with others; write clear and concise log entries and reports; comprehend and follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively orally; obtain a First Aid and CPR Certificate issued by the American Red Cross; stand and walk for extended periods of time up to 8 hours; lift items weighing up to 35 pounds from floor level and 50 pounds from 12 inches above floor level, such as assisting in lifting a minor detainee and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds; conduct individual, group and family counseling with juveniles with behavioral or emotional problems; and work without close supervision. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 12.5 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 - 1959 Survivor's Benefit plus pension formula 2% at age 50 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 $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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Feb 17, 2018
Definition THE JOB: Under direction, perform a variety of specialized secretarial and administrative support services for one or more attorneys; compose, prepare and process a wide variety of legal documents in proper format from brief instructions, rough copy or recorded drafts; and do other work as required. Legal Secretary I is the entry and trainee level class. Incumbents initially work under close supervision to learn departmental policies and procedures, proper format for a variety of legal documents, and procedures for processing a variety of legal documents. Incumbents have frequent contact with attorneys, other departments, agencies and the public, which requires knowledge of the courts and other legal departments. Incumbents are required to exercise independent judgment and discretion, safeguard the confidentiality of information and demonstrate tact and diplomacy. Accurate word processing and knowledge of legal terminology and legal processes are essential to the satisfactory performance of work of positions in this class. 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 these knowledge and abilities would be: Two years of clerical experience including some experience processing legal documents that demonstrates application or possession of the required knowledge and abilities. Formal secretarial, legal secretarial or general office clerical training may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience on an hour for hour basis. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of office procedures and practices, including preparation of correspondence and reports and filing; vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation; and standard typewriter set-ups and formats for business correspondence and reports. Some knowledge of legal terminology forms documents and procedures. Ability to: Perform a wide variety of legal clerical work requiring independent judgment, accuracy and speed; prepare final legal documents in accepted formats from brief instructions, handwritten, typed or recorded drafts; understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships; understand and follow oral and written directives; make arithmetic computations; maintain records and prepare reports; adjust to workload changes and meet deadlines under pressure of legal deadlines; screen and prioritize correspondence and phone calls; exercise independent judgment and discretion, safeguard the confidentiality of information, and demonstrate tact and diplomacy; operate word processing equipment and computer terminals to input and access data; and operate standard office equipment. 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 Closing Date/Time: 3/2/2018 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Jan 24, 2018
Definition THE JOB: Under direction, conduct planning studies and analyses; review land use development applications; may serve as a project leader or specialist; and do other work as required. 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 these knowledge and abilities would be: One year of journey level planning experience equivalent to a Planner III at Santa Cruz County. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to provide suitable transportation, which is approved by the appointing authority. KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of public planning or in the specialty area to which assigned; statistical research methods as applied to the collection and tabulation of data affecting public planning; laws, ordinances and regulations governing planning in California; purposes and policies, procedures and regulations of a County planning department and zoning administration; principles and techniques of gathering and analyzing data; basic statistical methods and procedures used in planning studies; techniques of public presentation; long range and regulatory planning practices; and laws and regulations related to planning, zoning and environmental protection. Working knowledge of legislative processes. Working knowledge of policy formulation. Some knowledge of principles and techniques of project leadership and training. ABILITY TO: Collect, analyze and compile, organize and present technical statistical and related information pertaining to planning and zoning research; interpret, apply and explain laws, rules, regulations and ordinances; prepare concise written and oral reports; participate in planning presentations before official bodies; provide services to the public in a courteous and effective manner; participate cooperatively and effectively as a contributing team member; prepare rough charts, maps and other graphic illustrations; apply laws and ordinances and conduct field investigations may be required for certain positions; produce acceptable work commensurate with the level of appointment in an acceptable timeframe; learn to input, retrieve and analyze data using a computer; organize and present planning research studies; collect, analyze, compile and arrange technical, statistical and related information for planning and zoning research; develop and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, officials and personnel from other agencies; interpret maps and aerial photos; speak effectively before groups; present major planning studies analyses and reports to boards, commissions and committees; complete complex assignments, determine alternative choices and make recommendations; write, interpret, apply and explain complex rules, laws, regulations and ordinances; prepare clear and concise administrative and technical reports, ordinances, resolutions and plans; interpret and consistently apply provisions of laws, regulations and policies; understand and relate to others the concepts, aims and principles of land use planning and zoning; speak effectively before large groups; provide leadership to team efforts; coordinate multifaceted programs as project leader; track, monitor and advocate legislation; develop, implement and monitor grants; act as subject matter expert or resource; and complete the most controversial and technically complex planning assignments. 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 - 12.5 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Feb 10, 2018
Introduction The Human Services Department is seeking an accomplished and dynamic person to fill the senior management position of Division Director-Social Services Programs in their Employment and Benefits Services Division. This is a challenging position in an environment that is progressive, technology-driven and customer service oriented. The Division Director will report directly to the Human Services Department Director or Assistant Human Services Department Director and is responsible for administering and evaluating public assistance and workforce development programs including: Medi-Cal, Cal-Fresh, CalWORKS, General Assistance, and Welfare to Work programs. To view the full job announcement click here: Division Director-Social Services Programs Closing Date/Time: 3/9/2018 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Feb 10, 2018
Introduction The Health Services Agency is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Chief of Fiscal Services. Under general direction, the Chief of Fiscal Services will develop fiscal policies and plans for implementation; direct the fiscal planning, control, audit and accounting programs to be implemented by the Administrative Services Manager, and other subordinate fiscal positions, develop time lines and coordinate the financial portion of the budget; design, coordinate and maintain fiscal, cost accounting, contract administration, billing and grant accounting systems and procedures to assure the quality and technical accuracy of all fiscal programs; prepare the most complex and technical financial reports; determine fiscal data processing needs of the agency; oversee and train agency personnel in the use of computerized accounting systems; and perform other duties as required. The ideal candidate will have experience in Behavioral Health budgets. The eligible list established will be used to fill the current vacancy and other vacancies that become available in Public Works and Human Services Departments, during the life of the list. To view the full job announcement click here: Chief of Fiscal Services Closing Date/Time: 3/2/2018 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Feb 03, 2018
Introduction The County of Santa Cruz is recruiting for a Director to lead the Public Works Department. The Public Works Director isresponsible for administering the Department of Public Works including engineering, maintenance and construction of the County's roads, bikeways, sanitation and drainage facilities andsolid waste disposal services. The in cumbent also administers the real property and survey programs and manages various Board governed special districts and the construction of new County facilities. The Public Works Director serves as Road Commissioner and District Engineer. This position is a non-civil position serving at the pleasure of the County Administrative Officer . To view the full job announcement click here: Public Works Director (aka: Director of Public Works) To view the list of required knowledge and abilities, access the online job description: Director of Public Works Closing Date/Time: 3/2/2018 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Feb 17, 2018
Introduction *In addition to the competitive wages, Senior Social Workers may receive an additional five percent (5%) hourly increase when assigned by the Human Services Director to work in the Family and Children's Services or Adult Protective Services Divisions. 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: The Senior Social Worker is the super journey level in the social worker series. Senior Social Workers spend a substantial amount of time on the most difficult, sensitive and specialized services where major case decisions are made independently and where consequence of error may be significant. Advanced casework skills, a high degree of program knowledge, judgment and creativity are required. Incumbents may, as an additional duty, serve as an alternate supervisor or in a lead/consultative capacity. The current vacancies are in the Family and Children's Services Division of the Human Services Department. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and future part-time, full-time, substitute and extra-help temporary positions 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 these would be: Two years of experience performing social service casework services equivalent to a Social Worker II in Santa Cruz County OR a Master's Degree in Social Work OR a Master's Degree from a two year counseling program from an accredited college plus one year of social service casework experience. The Master's Degree in social work must be obtained within 90 days from the date of employment. Special Requirements/Conditions: License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. Background Investigation: Fingerprint check. Certain positions may require a Master's Degree or Bachelor's Degree because of State requirements. Other Special Requirements: For certain positions, upon completion of the probation period, employees may be expected to participate in the after hours on-call duty response rotation. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of social casework objectives, principles, methods, and caseload management and organization; social and economic factors which influence family life; principles of human behavior and development and psychological defense mechanisms; reactions to stress; community health, welfare, social, and legal support systems, and other resources available to clients; interviewing and record keeping techniques, including the documentation of all actions and contacts in case files; and the specialized program area to which assigned. Working knowledge of the laws, policies and administrative procedures of County social service programs; the use and abuse of medications may be required for certain positions; techniques used to locate and determine client assets may be required for certain positions; and investment techniques and management of finances may be required for certain positions. Some knowledge of the principles and techniques of supervision and training may be required for certain positions. Ability to: Perform the most complex and specialized casework services with considerable independence; deal with crisis situations; deal with hostile, aggressive and abusive persons; provide leadership and consultation to other social workers in casework concepts and methodology; communicate and relate effectively with clients, who may be emotionally or mentally disabled, medically disabled, elderly, substance abusers, victims of violence or fiduciary abuse; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including clients, family members and others who may be under distress or duress; locate, develop, and use community and agency resources for the benefit of clients and advocate for services on behalf of clients; facilitate maximum client participation in service plans; manage assigned caseload and establish caseload priorities to meet client needs and agency expectations; perform as a lead worker over a small group of social workers may be required for some positions; prioritize and respond to demands of caseload in a prompt and efficient manner; recognize and analyze problems, gather relevant information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, respond to case details promptly, and communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; maintain current and accurate records; learn complex laws and regulations and apply them appropriately in management of assigned caseload; work effectively under pressure and deadlines; administer the estates of mentally or medically disabled persons is required for certain positions; and represent conservatees and payees in matters related to their well-being, including hiring, setting goals and procedures for, and monitoring providers and caregivers is required for certain 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 -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. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Feb 17, 2018
Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision, organizing, indexing and maintaining incoming mail and documents, scan and route documents to recipients, operate scanning equipment and incorporating documents into an Electronic Content Management program adhering to production and accuracy standards and perform other duties as required. The current vacancy is in the Public Works Department. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current and future vacancies throughout the life of the eligible list to fill full-time, part-time, and extra-help positions. 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 these knowledge and abilities would be: One year of experience processing and developing film and/or scanning and editing of digitized images. Knowledge: Working knowledge of microfilm and/or photocopy equipment; camera operation and photocopy techniques; lighting and timing techniques; and film processing and duplicating methods, copy and print production techniques as applied to microfilm. Ability to: Operate photocopy equipment with accuracy and speed; learn and apply the techniques and methods of operating microfilm camera, developer, printer and related equipment; maintain and make minor adjustments to photocopy and microfilm equipment; identify photographic errors and images of poor quality in microfilm copy; edit film and make corrections; understand and follow written and oral directions; maintain accurate records; perform general clerical work; type at a moderate rate of speed; safely lift and move objects weighing approximately 40 pounds; stand for long periods of time; and establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others contacted in the course of work. 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 Closing Date/Time: 2/27/2018 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Feb 17, 2018
Definition THE JOB: Under supervision of the Animal Services Coordinator or Supervising Animal Services Shelter Manager, feeds, exercises, grooms, and cares for animals at the animal shelter; is responsible for all the necessary work in the maintenance and upkeep of the animal shelter buildings, equipment and grounds; assists office and field staff by retrieving animals from vehicles, the public and other staff; assists in assessing animals for adoptability; assists with adoptions and reclaiming impounded animals to the public; directs the services of trustees or volunteers; assists in the treatment of injured or sick animals; administers medications, immunizations and vaccinations as directed; assists in performing euthanasia of unwanted or unadoptable animals as required, after obtaining euthanasia certification and performs other tasks as required. The current vacancyis for FULL-TIME employment, however the eligible list established from the recruitment may be used to fill future temporary (extra-help), full-time, part-time and substitute positions. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and work experience that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Six months of volunteer or paid experience in the care and feeding of domestic animals and the equivalent of a high school diploma, satisfactory completion of GED, or successful completion of JTPA, CareerWorks, or other related job training or apprentice program. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Training: Incumbent must attend and pass the Euthanasia by Injection certification course prior to the completion of the probationary period for this class. License Requirements: Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License at time of hire. Hours: Availability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and/or holidays, and rotational stand-by duty as required. Lifting: Incumbent must be able to lift, push/pull or carry up to 50 lbs unassisted. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to animals who may be hostile or dangerous, and exposure to animal feces and urine. Incumbents will be encouraged to undergo a pre-rabies vaccination. Knowledge: Some knowledge of the feeding and general care of domestic animals; habits and characteristics of domestic animals; industrial cleaning methods, procedures, materials and equipment common to an animal shelter; customer service relations; safe working practices; and a desire to work with animals. Ability to: Learn state laws and local ordinances related to the care, impounding, and disposal of animals; handle animals in a humane manner; care for, feed, and exercise animals according to shelter protocols; learn to vaccinate animals; move heavy, immobilized or resistant animals; transport animals, supplies or equipment; maintain inventories of shelter supplies; input animal related data into a computer; learn how to collect and record fees; operate a personal computer for entering animal related data; learn how to assist with assessing animals for adoptability; understand and follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers; communicate effectively with animal control, and other animal services staff, other agencies, and the public, at times under stressful conditions; learn how to recognize symptoms of animal-related diseases, in order to separate for observation animals showing any signs of rabies or other animal related diseases; keep kennels and cages clean of animal waste using prescribed materials, and handle animal carcasses. 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 Closing Date/Time: 3/2/2018 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Feb 10, 2018
Definition THE JOB: Under direction, performs mental health evaluations including psycho-social assessments of individuals, establishes psychiatric diagnosis; orders and evaluates diagnostic tests; formulates treatment plans and manages follow-up care; and performs other work as required. Immediate full-time vacancies are available. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and any future full-time, part-time, extra-help and/or substitute vacancies during the life of the list. 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 these knowledge and abilities would be: Possession of a master's degree in nursing, master's degree in a clinical field related to nursing, or a graduate degree in nursing. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS: Completion of a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Possession and maintenance of a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession and maintenance of a valid Nurse Practitioner Certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession and maintenance of a valid Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Furnishing Certificate enables a Nurse Practitioner to administer and/or order medications). Possession and maintenance of a valid Controlled Substance Registration Certificate - Schedules II - V issued by Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (Controlled Substance Registration Certification [DEA #]) enables a Nurse Practitioner the ability to order level II - V controlled substance medications). Possession and maintenance of a valid California C driver license or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. NOTE: Candidates licensed in another state and/or students in their final year of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner training may participate in the recruitment/examination process; however, proof of all of the above-mentioned, required certificates/licensure must be provided at the start of employment. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required. Environmental Factors: Exposure to odors, blood and other bodily fluids, communicable diseases, hostile or violent individuals, exposure to noise and people yelling; and may be exposed to cigarette smoke. Hours: Availability to work a flexible schedule, if needed. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of principles and methods of psychiatry; Laws and regulations governing Nurse Practitioner scope of practice; Advanced principles, practices and techniques of professional nursing, psychiatric; assessment, diagnosis, treatment, documentation and follow-up of common mental disorders. Working knowledge of causes and treatment of mental and emotional illness; Medical aspects of psychological problems; psychosocial behaviors in illness; Diagnostic protocols; sterile techniques and infection control; Routine diagnostic and treatment techniques used in practicing psychiatry; Medicare and Medi-Cal regulations; Psycho education methodologies to work with individuals one-on-one or in groups; Reporting laws on domestic violence, child and elder abuse, and neglect; Individual and group psychotherapy; Current developments in the field of psychiatry; Mental health services, organization and procedures; Principles and applications of clinical psychology, psychiatric work and various rehabilitative services; Principles, practices and procedures used to detect, diagnose and treat common health problems; Medication and drugs commonly prescribed, including medications therapeutic effect, side effects, reactions and contraindications; Control and care of chronic and communicable disease, illness and handicapping conditions; Normal and abnormal values of laboratory tests and their clinical significance; Medical laws and regulations and the ethics of patient care; Basic interviewing and counseling techniques. Ability to: Perform mental health and physical assessments including ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests and examinations; Perform comprehensive mutigenerational family assessments; Work effectively as a team member in the delivery of mental health care services; perform collaboration consultation with staff psychiatrists for more complicated psychiatric problems; Identify medical problems and psychiatric disorders; develop and implement treatment plans; Safely administer medications including psychotropic drugs; monitor and record patient's medication usage and results; Perform job duties under stressful conditions, analyze crisis situations accurately and take effective action; Educate individuals and family members about mental health and medical conditions, preventive health measure, medications or treatment plans; Remain knowledgeable and proficient in mental health practices through readings, research, professional organizations, academic training, and participation in direct patient services; Develop and maintain effective workings relationships with individuals, staff, other health care professionals and community groups and organizations; Adapt quickly and appropriately to a variety of situations and personalities; Demonstrate tact, diplomacy and compassion to individuals and groups; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds. 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 - 12.5 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 Closing Date/Time: 3/2/2018 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Feb 10, 2018
Definition THE JOB: Under direction supervises, administers and manages the State mandated sampling, monitoring and reporting programs for industrial waste, hazardous and solid wastes, groundwater, surface water, landfill gas, leachate, air quality and soils; reviews contracts reports and tests performed by contractors and environmental consultants, interprets test results and identifies problems, makes recommendations or requires corrections to problems; takes samples, conducts field tests and trains staff on proper sampling and inspection techniques; plans, develops and delivers a variety of safety and educational programs to landfill and inspection staff; supervises inspection of solid waste loads, operation of County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities and solid waste data acquisition at landfill gatehouses, or supervises inspections of industrial waste users for compliance with State and Federal standards; may conduct chemical analysis of solid, industrial or hazardous wastes; reviews newly adopted and standing legislation related to solid and hazardous wastes and resource recovery, or industrial waste pretreatment, waste minimization and source control, and recommends programs and procedures for compliance; represents the County as a technical expert or liaison at the Federal, State and local level for solid and hazardous waste management and related issues, or industrial waste management and waste minimization; researches grant sources, prepares grant applications, and administers grant funded programs; prepares bid proposals and requests for grants for solid waste, hazardous waste and resource recovery projects or industrial waste, waste minimization and source control projects; reviews and makes recommendations on bids and quotes; coordinates with landfill and inspection staff consultants and engineers on landfill construction plans or industrial and hazardous waste discharge pretreatment systems; may serve as construction project resident engineer by reviewing and inspecting work to ensure conformance with plans, specifications and County regulations, as well as maintaining required documentation and processing progress payments; monitors and interprets conditions during storms and other hazardous situations and recommends appropriate actions; prepares complex technical reports and recommendations; plans, develops and implements the Household Hazardous Waste Program and the environmental control programs for the County landfills, or the Industrial Waste, Waste Minimization and Source Control Programs, and other related programs and projects; makes public presentations; attends meetings, conferences, and pertinent educational programs; inputs, accesses and analyzes data using a computer; may act as a technical advisor to District or County boards on policy and technical environmental issues. There is one vacancy in the Department of Public Works.The Environmental Programs Coordinator will work in the Sanitation Operation division. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledges and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be: Equivalent to graduation from college with a major in biological, chemical, physical or soil science, environmental health, environmental or sanitary engineering, industrial hygiene or related field and two years of professional experience in a related field which provides the knowledges and abilities listed below. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's License. Knowledge: Working knowledge of chemical and physical characteristics of organic and inorganic wastes; principles of chemistry, engineering, biology, geology, hydrology, and water, air and soil quality management; research methodology and standard statistical procedures; Federal and State statutes, regulations, legislature and regulatory processes, programs and responsibilities related to solid, hazardous or industrial waste management; methods of storing, handling, recovery, disposal, recycling and minimization of solid, hazardous or industrial wastes; and the principals and practices of hazardous materials safety training, solid or industrial waste inspection and waste minimization practices. Some knowledge of grant development, administration and budgeting. Ability to: Effectively supervise and train lower level staff to execute required operational and inspection duties in a safe and sound manner around solid, hazardous or industrial waste; collect, compile, analyze and evaluate technical, statistical and relate resource data; prepare and present studies, reports, requests for proposals, grant applications and contracts; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; synthesize and explain complex technical data to a non-scientific audience; understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, ordinances, rules and regulations; plan, organize and complete complex technical projects and make recommendations; design and deliver effective training programs; speak effectively before groups; prepare clear, complete and technically accurate reports; walk over rough terrain; learn to input, access, and analyze data using a computer. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years. Available after six months 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 dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase 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 pays a portion of retirement contribution and 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 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 - Other pay and benefit items apply to certain positions or assignments, such as Bilingual Pay and Night Shift Differential. 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.For application materials, contact County of Santa Cruz Department of Public Works Personnel Division, (831) 454-2607. 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. Closing Date/Time: 3/2/2018 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Feb 10, 2018
Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision, perform interviews and office investigations to obtain factual information for the purpose of securing child support; identify and locate absent parents, their income sources and assets; monitor cases; and do related work as required. 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 these knowledge and abilities would be: One year of journey level clerical experience involving some public contact. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Special Working Conditions: Exposure to possible hostile reactions from Child Support clients; physically and mentally capable of performing the position's essential functions as summarized in the typical tasks section of the job specification. Fingerprint/Background Investigation: Ability to pass a background investigation. Fingerprinting is required. Knowledge: Working knowledge of record keeping practices; methods of organizing work; and interviewing techniques for gathering factual data. Some knowledge of common legal terminology, legal documents and legal procedures for enforcing payment of child and spousal support; methods and techniques used to locate assets, income and absent parents; how to access and input data into a computer; and word processing. Ability to: Interview complainants and others to gather factual information; learn common legal terminology, types of documents and legal procedures used in child support; read, understand, explain and apply basic laws and regulations; make accurate arithmetic computations; establish priorities and schedule work to meet deadlines; establish effective rapport with client populations and others to obtain confidential information and elicit cooperation; maintain systematic and accurate records; communicate effectively orally and in writing; operate a computer terminal to input and access information; and learn word processing. 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. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer Closing Date/Time: 2/23/2018 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Jan 24, 2018
Introduction LAST DAY 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 Bilingual (Engilsh/Spanish) Candidates Encouraged to Apply 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 experiencewhich 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 - 12.5 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. OTHER - Other pay and benefit items apply to certain positions or assignments, such as Bilingual Pay and Night Shift Differential. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplementalquestionnaire 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 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Jan 24, 2018
Introduction LAST DAY 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: 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. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill future full-time, part-time, substitute and extra-help temporary 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 - 12.5 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. OTHER - Other pay and benefit items apply to certain positions or assignments, such as Bilingual Pay and Night Shift Differential. 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Jan 24, 2018
Introduction 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: 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. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill future full-time, part-time, substitute and extra-help temporary 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 - 12.5 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. OTHER - Other pay and benefit items apply to certain positions or assignments, such as Bilingual Pay and Night Shift Differential. 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Jan 24, 2018
Introduction 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: Under the direction of the Supervising Animal Services Field Manager, the position is responsible for the apprehending and caring of animals, determining the disposition of animals, enforcing various related State and local laws and ordinances, responding to complaints concerning unwanted, escaped or other nuisance animals, and other tasks as assigned. The person in this position will be required to work tactfully and effectively with the pubic to diffuse confrontational situations. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and work experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: One year of experience performing duties equivalent to Animal Control Officer I with the Santa Cruz County Animal Services Authority, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities. To receive credit for course work, applicants must provide the following information in the supplemental questionnaire: name of school, dates attended, course title, number of units and whether semester or quarter. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS: Training: Incumbents must attend and pass the euthanasia certification course as provided for by State law prior to the completion of the probationary period for this class; completion of POST course work and certification in the use of firearms and exercising the power of arrest required by Penal Code 830.9 is required prior to the completion of a probationary period for this class. Incumbents must attend and pass the Public Officer training course. License: Incumbents must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver License. Possession of an Animal Health Technician Certificate is highly desirable. Background Investigation: Departmental background investigation and fingerprints are required. Employment in these classes requires successful completion of a criminal background investigation. Hours: Availability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and/or holidays, and rotational stand-by duty as required. Lifting: Incumbents must be able to lift, push/pull or carry up to 50 pounds unassisted. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to animals who may be hostile or dangerous. Incumbents are expected to work in the field a majority of the time, and will spend an equal amount of time, standing, walking and sitting. Incumbents will wear a uniform. Knowledge of: Applicable State and local laws, regulations and ordinances; the proper care and handling of animals; the physical and behavioral characteristics of animals; breed identification; the symptoms of rabies and other common animal diseases; the safe and accurate handling of animal control equipment; and the various techniques of safe and humane euthanasia of animals. Ability to: Explain applicable State and local laws, regulations, and ordinances; obtain cooperation and compliance from members of the public; analyze a situation and adopt a course of action; exercise tact and independent judgment in dealing with the public; speak to a wide range of people; prepare clear and concise reports; present a positive public image; develop and maintain working relationships with co-workers, agencies and organizations; handle sick, injured, dangerous, or dead animals and decomposing animal carcasses in a safe and humane manner; euthanize dangerous, sick, or unwanted animals; make simple arithmetic calculations; understand and follow oral and written instructions; safely drive a vehicle; perform other tasks as assigned; and work independently. 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. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Jan 24, 2018
Introduction 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: Under general supervision, prepares and cooks food for residents and employees of a County Correctional Facility (Jail or Juvenile Hall); cares for equipment, utensils, supplies and work areas; supervises inmate workers; and does other work as required. This vacancy is for extra-help (temporary) employment. The current vacancy is for extra-help (temporary) employment. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future full-time, part-time, substitute and extra-help temporary positions 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 these knowledge and abilities would be: One year of experience cooking meals in a large institutional or commercial kitchen Special Requirements, Conditions: License Requirement: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License (upon appointment). Background Investigation: Ability to pass a full background investigation. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to the possibility of burns and/or bodily injury; infections which might cause chronic disease or death; variable temperatures; electrical hazards; insect bites or stings; chemical irritants; high levels of noise; and potentially hostile inmates. Other Special Working Requirements: Availability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays and on an emergency, as needed basis. Knowledge: Working knowledge of methods and equipment used to care for, prepare, cook and serve food in an institutional setting or commercial kitchen; kitchen sanitation and safety measures; and operation, cleaning and care of utensils, equipment and work areas. Ability to: Prepare, cook and serve a variety of attractive and nutritious meals in large quantities; assure adequate food is prepared to feed the daily population; train and direct the work of inmates assigned as kitchen helpers; understand and follow recipes and written and oral instructions; keep simple records; work cooperatively with others; lift items weighing up to 60 pounds from floor level, such as boxes of produce; practice security measures; work alone for long periods; and stand and walk for long periods with intermittent breaks. 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. Following a review for minimum qualifications, applicants who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified that they must submit a completed conviction history questionnaire in order to continue to the examination phase of the process. 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Jan 24, 2018
Introduction LAST DAY 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: Incumbents provide direct patient care and technical support services to physicians and other licensed medical professionals. Medical Assistants keep records and documentation of all patient interactions and encounters. Incumbents also provide assistance and support to the provider in the course of patient procedures and examinations. Incumbents may be prioritized for front desk support, including scheduling, phones, medical records, etc. Open positions are located in either our Santa Cruz or Watsonville primary care clinic locations. 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 the knowledge and abilities would be: Completion of medical assistant training pursuant to standards established by the Division of Allied Health Professionals Business and Professions Code of the Medical Practice Act, Medical Board of California. Special Requirements/Conditions: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. Professional Certified Medical Assistant Certificate issued by 1) American Association of Medical Assistants, 2) The American Medical Technologists, 3) The California Medical Assistants Association, Inc., 4) Multiskilled Medical Certification Institute, Inc., or 5) National Healthcareer Association. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting and a background investigation. Other Special Requirements: In accordance with the Medical Practice Act of the Business and Professions Code, incumbents must be at least 18 years of age. Physical stamina and mobility to walk, stand, stoop, reach, bend and lift for long periods of time to treat patients. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to allergens such as latex and soaps from frequent hand washing; crying hysterical children and potentially hostile clients; airborne and blood borne infections which might cause chronic disease or death; odors such as unwashed clients, vomit, feces, urine and draining abscesses; and fumes from cleaning supplies and solvents. Include certificate title, number, issuing agency and expiration date on application. A copy of the applicant's Medical Assistant certificate must be received by the final filing date in Personnel Department in order to continue through the recruitment process. Mail/bring a copy of the certification to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, fax to (831) 454-2241, or email to Personnel@santacruzcounty.us . Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the use of measuring instruments; English grammar, spelling and punctuation; medical terminology; safety precautions necessary to move and position patients; drug and medication interaction and counter indication when administering injections and/or oral and inhaled substances; safety procedures when using specialized medical equipment; and universal precautions. Working knowledge of rules and procedures of sanitation and safety as applied to disinfecting of examination rooms and medical equipment and disposal of contaminated waste and scope of responsibilities and treatment techniques within the required certification. Ability to: Administer medication using proper clinical techniques; accurately operate medical equipment; assist medical providers and patients in course of medical examinations; draw blood samples using proper clinical techniques; interact with patients and providers in a professional manner; handle needles, syringes and contaminated materials using established universal precautions; use and operate cast cutter; understand and follow verbal and written instructions; accurately record and keep legible records and documentation; adjust work pace to changes in work flow and assignments; support or restrain patients as needed; push patients in wheelchairs, or push medical equipment, supplies, and medical records through clinical unit on supply carts; convert measurements and readings; write instructions/directions for patients, providers and/or staff; disinfect examination rooms and medical equipment; move/ambulate and position patients; establish and provide a sympathetic atmosphere with injured and ill patients from diverse social and cultural backgrounds; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; recognize and evaluate situations which call for the immediate attention of a physician, physicians assistant/nurse practitioner or other nursing staff; deal effectively with manipulative, hostile and sociopathic behavior; and maintain confidentiality of information. 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 - 12.5 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. OTHER - Other pay and benefit items apply to certain positions or assignments, such as Bilingual Pay and Night Shift Differential. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Jan 24, 2018
Introduction 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: Supervise, organize, motivate and assist with hiring and training of the aquatics staff; schedule and evaluate the staff assigned to a swimming facility; 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, exercise, first aid, 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; evaluate programs and suggest improvements; supervise routine maintenance; plan and facilitate staff meetings and in-service training; teach aquatics staff the lifeguard, first aid, CPR, and water safety courses required to perform their job; teach community courses that qualify the public to apply for lifeguard positions at Simpkins Family Swim Center; handle general daily functions of an aquatics facility; notify supervisors of disturbances, emergencies and staff performance and facility problems; open and close swimming facilities; assist in the planning, organization, set up and teardown of accommodations for special events and facility rentals; perform cashier, office, and clerical duties, and perform other duties as required. May be required to furnish identification badges, uniforms, and Red Cross materials. Employment Standards 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 the knowledge and abilities would be: The full-time equivalent of nine months experience as a lead-worker or supervisor in aquatics programs. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS: Possession of a valid American Red Cross (ARC) lifeguard training certificate; possession of a valid ARC CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPR Pro) certificate OR American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Health Care Profession (Provider C); possession of one of the following: First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22), ARC Emergency Responder, First Responder, or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). 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 Red Cross CPR - AED for Lifeguards. You must submit a copy of each certificate you possess with your application. Please mail/bring the copies to the Personnel Department address listed below. Post-Employment Certification: Within the first six months of employment possess the following: 1) ARC Trainer certificates for Lifeguard and Title 22 courses, 2) A valid Oxygen Administration certificate, 3) A valid ARC Water Safety Instructor certificate or a Santa Cruz County Instructor Training Program. Other Requirements: Availability to work variable schedules including early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays. 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: Some positions may involve exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; strong and unpleasant odors and fumes; 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. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and application of lifesaving, first aid and CPR techniques. Working knowledge of swimming pool operation, including sanitation and safety; and the aquatics program area to which assigned. Some knowledge of supervision and training. Ability to: Communicate effectively and tactfully with those contacted in the course of business including participants, staff, parents, and the public; write clearly and concisely; maintain a professional demeanor; accept constructive criticism and direction from supervisors; understand and follow oral and written instructions; maintain a clean and orderly work site; supervise, evaluate, and train lower level staff and volunteers; administer first aid; see program participants in need of assistance from near and far distances; provide leadership and motivate staff; independently make decisions; read, understand and explain County policies and procedures; maintain records and periodic reports; perform simple arithmetic calculations to make change; motivate program participants; effectively deal with stressful and emergency situations; successfully complete all training provided by the department; perform tasks requiring physical strength and/or stamina to effectively rescue victims, administer first aid and CPR; hear and distinguish a variety of sounds in a noisy environment such as participants in need of assistance, fire alarms, whistle, and approaching vehicles or equipment which might pose a danger; and the ability to speak loudly in order to warn program participants of impending danger. 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 - 12.5 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 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 . NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer Closing Date/Time: Continuous