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!

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

21 job(s) at County of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
May 26, 2017
Introduction Immediate full-time and part-time positions available In addition to the competitive wages, you may be compensatedwith additional pay through a: Child Psychiatrist, Forensic, Bilingual or LongevityDifferential. $10,000 Recruitment Incentive Pay may be available for candidates beginning employment by December 15, 2017 . J-1 Visa Sponsorships may be available Candidates may be eligible for relocation assistance & advanced paid leave accrual. Qualifying physicians may be eligible for Loan Repayment Programs CalPERS retirement benefits, plus Deferred Compensation and Defined Contribution plans available.* Salary Commensurate with Experience Definition Bilingual (English/Spanish) Candidates Encouraged to Apply PSYCHIATRIST POSITION Santa Cruz County Health Services Agencyopportunities are available to work in outpatient child or adult mental health, integrated behavioral health, mobile crisis, and homeless programs. Outpatient positions in this class are responsible for conducting psychiatric examinations and evaluations, making psychiatric diagnosis, providing psychiatric treatment, andproviding medical consultation and medication management for a wide variety of health clients. Incumbents provide on-call consultations after hours and on weekends for the detention facilities and outpatient programs. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) is part of the County's Health Services Agency which is known for having many innovative programs and a strong history of effective collaboration. THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ Santa Cruz County has approximately 268,000 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, rich farmland and vineyards. It has an ideal Mediterranean climate with low humidity and 300 days of sunshine a year. There is a multitude of cultural and recreational activities, including theatre, music, art, as well as golfing, surfing, hiking, and biking, restaurants and wineries. Higher education includes Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, with two additional State Universities less than an hour's drive away. These elements of high quality living make Santa Cruz one of California's most desirable living areas. Employment Standards Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Graduation from an approved medical school and satisfactory completion of a three year psychiatric residency approved by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association. Special Requirements: Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. Possession of a valid Physician and Surgeon's License issued by the State of California. If licensed in another state, candidates may participate in the recruitment and examination process, however, possession of a valid Physician and Surgeon's License issued by the State of California is required at the time of appointment. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE - Advanced one week upon appointment; in addition, earn two weeks per year. Can be taken in cash or time off. 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 health 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 eligible dependents coverage. RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY - Pension formula 2% at 60 (for Classic/Tier 2 employees) or 2% at 62 (for New/Tier 3 employees) as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). County participates in Social Security. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN - For Tier 3 eligible employees who elect to participate, the employee contribution shall be 3%, and the employer contribution shall be the lesser of 6.25% or the current CalPERS Tier 3 employer contribution rate, for all regular salary earnings over the compensation cap as determined by PEPRA (2017 cap = $118,775). LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $100,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - County paid plan. Plan pays 67% of the first $15,000 up to $10,000 per month maximum. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program. H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium 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. RELOCATION ASSISTANCE - Selected candidates may be eligible for relocation assistance for difficult to recruit classifications, up to a maximum of $10,000, based on actual costs. ADVANCED ACCRUAL RATES - Selected candidates may be eligible for the advanced setting of accrual rates for leaves based upon the number of years of service with other public agencies for difficult to recruit classifications. OTHER - Other pay and benefit items apply to certain positions or assignments, such as Bilingual Pay and Night Shift Differential. Selection Plan THE APPLICATION PROCESS: Candidates must submit a County application and answers to the supplemental application questions. The completed application packet must be received by the Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Rm. 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or online at www.santacruzcountyjobs.com. 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. Include full employment history on application for placement on salary range of $190,028 -205,608 Annually. For more information regarding the position, please contact Chief of Psychiatry Vanessa de la Cruz at (831) 454-4885. For information regarding the recruitment and examination procedure please contact Heidi Kernytsky, Personnel Analyst at (831) 454-2156. If you have a disability that would require test accommodation, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing impaired TDD/TTY:711. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. The County of Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce.
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
May 26, 2017
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: 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 94 hours per year, rising to 214 hours per year. 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. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out of state. SICK LEAVE - 96 hours per year, after 6 months. 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 - 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 $7000 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 to 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: 1.65% of base pay; POST Advanced Certificate: 3.02% of base pay; Detective Pay: equal to 5% of top step salary 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. UNIFORMS - Employees must provide uniforms upon appointment. Uniforms are replaced by department when no longer serviceable. AUTOMATIC CHECK DEPOSIT - Required for all employees in this bargaining Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: The examination process will consist of the following: Review of application and supplemental application (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 310, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD: 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
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Sep 01, 2017
Definition THE JOB: Deputy Sheriff Trainee is a non-sworn trainee level classification in the Sheriff's Office with no peace officer powers. Incumbents in this class attend an approved Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) police academy to be trained to perform law enforcement service. Upon successful completion of the basic academy, incumbents are expected to promote to Deputy Sheriff. Deputy Sheriffs perform law enforcement, crime prevention and crime detection activities; serve civil papers; coroner functions; act as bailiff and perform other duties as required. Incumbents rotate through various assignments and work rotating shift schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from a high school by an association recognized by the US Department of Education, a satisfactory score on a GED test or a California High School Proficiency Examination certificate. A two or four year college degree accredited by an association recognized by the US Department of Education may be substituted for the high school requirements; the ability to pass a full background investigation, medical examination (including lifting assessment) and psychological examination. Possession of a valid Class C California Driver License at time of appointment. Must be a citizen of the United States in accordance with Section 1031.5 of the Government Code; be at least 21 years of age at completion of academy; be available to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays. 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. Knowledge: Some knowledge of human motivation and behavior; and the functions of a local law enforcement agency. Ability to: Understand, interpret and apply State and local laws and departmental policies and procedures; react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and adopt an effective course of action; follow oral and written instructions; learn to operate firearms safely and skillfully; obtain information through interview, interrogation and observation; write clear and accurate reports; establish and maintain effective relationships; successfully complete an approved Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) basic police academy. 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: Applications must include proof of a valid and recent (issued within one year) California Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) T-score in order to move to next step . To submit proof of your T-score you may 1) mail or bring a copy to County of Santa Cruz Personnel Department 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or 2) fax it to (831) 454-2240, or 3) email a copy to: per702@co.santa-cruz.ca.us. Applicants who meet minimum qualifications and possess a valid T-Score of 46 or higher will be invited to participate in a physical ability test. 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. To obtain information on testing dates, times and locations regarding the POST written examination go to the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training website at http://theacademy.ca.gov/tests . Background Investigation : An extensive background investigation including a polygraph examination, drug screen, and Personal History Statement which includes work, legal, driving, financial and drug possession histories will be conducted. 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 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. 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
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Aug 13, 2017
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 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 and supplemental 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 and supplemental application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) Submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. 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
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Sep 09, 2017
Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision, a Benefits Representative Trainee learns to determine initial and/or ongoing eligibility and authorizes benefits for public employment and benefit services programs such as CalFresh, Medi-Cal, and Cash Assistance (GA and CalWORKS) using multiple technologies and providing excellent customer service; performs a wide variety of clerical duties; and does other work as required. The Benefits Representative Trainee is the trainee level in the Benefits Representative series. Benefits Representative Trainees receive up to 9 months of formal classroom and on the job training in the CalFresh and Medi-Cal/Health Care programs as well as the various functional areas of phone interviews, phone coverage, face to face interviews and task processing. During the 9 months as a Benefits Representative Trainee, incumbents will be assigned tasks consistent with their level of experience and knowledge. These tasks will include conducting interviews over the phone and in person to determine initial and/or ongoing eligibility for benefits, completing budget and case data entry into automated systems and ensuring that correspondence and notices are sent out timely and accurately. Assignments will increase in volume and complexity as Benefits Representative Trainees gain proficiency. Upon completion of the 9 months of training, Benefits Representative Trainees are moved to Benefits Representatives and are expected to be able to perform all functional assignments effectively in a task-based environment that is highly accountable to performance standards. Benefits Representatives may be required to work evenings and weekends, especially during open enrollment for Covered California Health Benefits. Inter-County transfers are encouraged to apply. For additional information about this job click here for the following video . Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Two years of experience performing clerical duties which included public contact experience with clients and basic interviewing responsibilities for the purpose of gathering information and explaining policies or clarifying information needed; OR One year of experience with responsibility for one or more of the following: determining eligibility for loans, financial assistance, unemployment, veterans benefits, or publicly or privately financed health counseling and/or social services programs; OR Possession of a Human Services certificate; OR Completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of college. 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. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to: poison oak and insects in yards of clients while doing home visits; odors such as unwashed clients that smell of old alcohol and unwashed clothes; and potentially hostile clients. Other Special Requirements: Some positions require the use of a personal vehicle to travel from work site to work site or to make home visits; some positions require working evenings or weekends. Knowledge: Working knowledge of record keeping practices; and methods of organizing work. Some knowledge of interactive interviewing techniques for obtaining factual information; basic functions and services provided by a public social service agency; human motivation and behavior; and computer applications. Ability to: Read, understand, explain and apply complex regulations and policies governing eligibility for public assistance programs; gather, record and evaluate information necessary for timely and accurate determination of initial and continuing eligibility for public assistance; perform difficult clerical work involving application of mathematical skills and requiring accuracy and speed; learn and apply coding and input procedures connected with the department's computerized record keeping system; learn and utilize technology applications used by the department; effectively organize and process large volumes of transactions to meet frequent deadlines; budget time realistically and in accordance with the monthly work cycle to ensure that performance standards are met; maintain systematic and accurate records; recognize problems requiring referral to social services staff; establish rapport with persons of differing ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds; identify and be responsive to client needs while maintaining confidentiality; use initiative in investigating community resources and advocacy services; interpret and explain program regulations, obligations, procedures, business processes and other pertinent information on an individual basis, in person, or by telephone to applicants, clients and the general public; make referrals to appropriate agencies and human service programs; represent the agency in a professional manner; speak and write clearly; and work cooperatively with other agency staff and as a team providing participant services. 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. 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. The Santa Cruz County Civil Service Rules provide that individuals currently employed (or employed within the last year) in the classified service of a public agency operating under a civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on an employment list for a class in the Santa Cruz County service without going through the regular examination process under certain circumstances. For more information, please call Susana Silva at (831) 454-2600. 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
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Aug 19, 2017
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 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 and supplemental 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 and supplemental application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) Submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. 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. 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
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Sep 02, 2017
Definition The County of Santa Cruz is recruiting for an Assistant Public Works Superintendent for the Fleet Services Division. Positions in this class manage one of the four divisions in the Department of Public Works which are: Road and Drainage Operations, Sanitation, Fleet Services, and Solid Waste. The current vacancy is in the Fleet Services Division. THE JOB: Under direction of the Director of Administrative Services of Public Works, the Fleet Services Manager plans, administers and supervises the Department of Public Works Fleet Services Division activities and software programs. This includes determining work priorities, staff assignments and evaluations, developing contract specifications for equipment and services, preparing cost estimates of labor and equipment, assisting in the preparation and administration of the operating budget, working with State, Federal and local agencies, monitoring and updating preventative maintenance programs and respective software programs associated with fleet equipment, and directing the repair and maintenance of road construction, sanitation, and landfill heavy and light equipment. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current and future vacancies in this subject area during the life of the eligible list. Additional tasks performed by Fleet Services assignment: Assist the Director of Administrative Services of Public Works in the direct operation of fleet personnel or repairs to equipment; handle emergency road calls and other problems which may result due to equipment failures; monitor and update preventive maintenance program on fleet equipment to be current with rules and regulations set by Federal, State, and County laws; evaluate repair and service work orders by personnel and verify work completed on time and efficiently. 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 would be: Four years of experience in one or more of the following: road repair, road construction, operation and maintenance of water and sewage treatment plants, maintenance of transmission facilities, collection system maintenance, operation and maintenance of refuse transfer stations or refuse landfill facilities or fleet services operations. At least two years of the qualifying experience must have included supervisory responsibilities. Special Requirements, Conditions: Driver License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License, and for Fleet Assignment within six months, possession of a valid Class A Driver License. Availability to work irregular hours, including responding to twenty-four hour emergency call. Alcohol and drug tests: Alcohol and drug tests will be administered to all candidates prior to final selection for positions requiring Class A or B driver licenses upon entry and to employees in positions requiring these licenses, as mandate by Department of Transportation federal regulations.In addition, all candidates must provide specific employment history for up to the past ten years for all jobs they have held which required operation of a commercial motor vehicle. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; heights; high levels of noise; strong, unpleasant odors; infections which might cause chronic disease or death; and the possibility of experiencing burns, bodily injury, exposure to non-ionizing radiation, and contact with toxic substances or chemical irritants. Benefits BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, and Vision Medical coverage is available through CALPERS with the County paying a majority portion of the cost for the employee and dependents. The cost of the dental plan isentirely County-paid for employees and dependents. The County pays for the cost of anemployee vision plan and the employee may purchase dependent coverage. Retirement and Social Security Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Plan County paid $50,000 term life insurance policy. Employees may purchase additional life insurance. The County pays for a long term disability plan that pays 66 ⅔% of the first $13,500, up to $9,000 per month maximum benefits. 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. 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. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY THAT WOULD REQUIRE TEST ACCOMMODATION, CALL (831) 454-2600. WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation. Note: Provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. The County of Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce.
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Sep 09, 2017
Definition THE JOB: Under general direction, plan, organize and direct a section of the Planning Department; act as designated, on behalf of an Assistant Director in their absence; and do other work as required. Assignments could be made either to Development Review or to Sustainability/Long-Range planning responsibilities. The Principal Planner may also be assigned to act as Zoning Administrator. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience providing the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these would be: Six years of work experience as a Planner or one year equivalent to an advanced senior level Planner, and demonstrated leadership and/or supervisory experience. OR Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in planning, urban studies, natural science, architecture or a closely related field and four years of work experience as a planner. SPECIAL 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. Knowledge: Working knowledge of effective management principles and practices; principles and practices of organizational control and personnel management; principles of land use planning in a controlled growth environment; budgeting principles in a government agency; section programs, functions and services of the section to which assigned; California Environmental Quality Act may be required for some positions. Some knowledge of the applications of data processing to planning operations; California Coastal Act or of statutes governing regional transportation planning may be required for some positions. Ability to: Plan, organize, direct and control the work of a functional section of a planning department; supervise, train and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; exercise initiative, ingenuity and sound judgment in solving administrative, operational and personnel problems; evaluate and develop improvements to the effective and efficient delivery of section services; establish and maintain effective working relations with the general public, boards, commissions, public officials and other staff; understand and relate to others the goals, concepts and principles of the section; prepare clear and concise administrative and technical reports; effectively present planning matters to public groups. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: VACATION - 16 days 1st year, increasing to 31 days per year after 15 years service. Available after 1 year service. ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE - One week advanced upon appointment; two weeks accrued each year; can be taken in cash or time off. HOLIDAYS - 12.5 paid holidays per year. SICK LEAVE - Six days per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - The County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $50,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $13,500, up to $9,000 per month maximum. DEPENDANT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program. H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire.. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) Submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. 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. 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
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Sep 09, 2017
Definition THE JOB: Under general direction, to plan, organize, coordinate and direct the general accounting and control activities of the Auditor-Controller's Office; to supervise professional, supervisory and clerical subordinate staff which include professionals physically located in operating departments; and to do other work as required. This is a high-level position that will oversee several functions including payroll, accounts payable, capital asset accounting, and financial statement preparation. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Three years of increasingly responsible complex accounting experience which must have included one year as a fiscal manager or supervisor. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures; cost accounting theories, procedures and systems. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and training; laws and rules regulating fiscal operations; governmental accounting budgetary and financial operations; work organization, simplification and layout; application of data processing to accounting operations; auditing practices and procedures. Some knowledge of business statistics; laws, regulations and accounting requirements governing the financial operations of local government. Ability to: Plan, organize, direct and coordinate varied accounting operations; supervise, train and evaluate subordinate staff; analyze, evaluate and solve accounting and administrative problems; interpret, apply and explain complex laws, policies, procedures, rules and regulations; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others; develop or revise accounting systems and other systems and procedures to meet changing needs; assist in the design and implementation of computerized accounting systems; prepare clear and concise accounting and narrative reports; present technical financial data and reports before groups; learn to operate a personal computer, or computer terminal, and to design programs to store, retrieve and analyze information. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: VACATION - 16 days 1st year, increasing to 31 days per year after 15 years service. Available after 1 year service. ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE - One week advanced upon appointment; two weeks accrued each year; can be taken in cash or time off. HOLIDAYS - 12.5 paid holidays per year. SICK LEAVE - Six days per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - The County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $50,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $13,500, up to $9,000 per month maximum. DEPENDANT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program. H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) Submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. 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. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY THAT WOULD REQUIRE TEST ACCOMMODATION, CALL (831) 454-2600. WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 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
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Aug 19, 2017
Definition THE JOB: Under general direction, plan, direct, coordinate, schedule, review and evaluate the work of a section of the Public Works Department or Planning Department; review and analyze technical and engineering issues; and perform other duties as required. Incumbents supervise a staff of engineers, paraprofessional engineers, engineering aides, and other support staff. The current vacancies are in the Road Operations Engineering and Traffic Engineering divisions of the Department of Public Works. In the Traffic Engineering Division , incumbents perform oversight for traffic engineering and traffic operations; design signal systems, and recommend traffic operational improvements. A valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer is required, and a valid certificate of registration as a Traffic Engineer issued by the California Board of Professional Engineers is highly desirable . In the Road Operations Engineering Division , incumbents perform the most difficult and complex engineering work or serve as the technical expert in reviewing and analyzing engineering issues connected with road operations. Road Operations Engineers are required to possess a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies during the life of the eligible list. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these would be to have equivalent to graduation from an accredited college with a major in civil, traffic, environmental, or sanitary engineering; or biological, chemical, physical or soil science; or a related field; AND five (5) years of increasingly responsible engineering experience that demonstrates possession and application of the knowledge and abilities listed below. A Master's Degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required engineering experience. Special Requirements: Certificate: For some positions, possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. (For Traffic Engineering assignments: In addition to registration as a Civil Engineer, possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Traffic Engineer issued by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is desirable.) License: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License (upon hire.) Availability to work irregular hours, including responding to twenty-four hour emergency calls. Knowledge: For all assignments, thorough knowledge of current Federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations relating to the specific program assignment; some knowledge of principles and practices of supervision and training; principles of public administration, including organization, management, and budgeting; and application of data processing to Public Works or Planning programs. For Civil and Construction Engineering assignments, thorough knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to public agencies; strengths, properties, and uses of materials in engineering construction; working knowledge of methods of design and/or construction and inspection for public works or planning projects including streets, storm drains and sanitation systems, structures and bike paths; principles of traffic engineering and methods for properly regulating vehicular and pedestrian traffic flows (may be required for some positions); hydrology and hydraulic design engineering; some knowledge of wastewater engineering (some positions.) For Solid Waste Engineering assignment, thorough knowledge of landfill and solid waste engineering relative to operating landfill and transfer stations; some knowledge of strengths, properties, and uses of materials in engineering construction. For Water and Wastewater Engineering assignments, thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the operation, maintenance, and repair of wastewater collection, treatment, and transmission facilities; safety practices observed in sanitation operations; and governmental regulations related to the treatment and distribution of drinking water and the treatment and disposal of domestic wastewater. For Flood Control Engineering assignment, thorough knowledge of watershed management; flood control activities, including flood modeling; governmental regulations and permit processing for flood control improvement projects and routine maintenance activities. Ability to: Plan, organize, supervise, train, and evaluate the work of professional and technical staff; schedule work, determine priorities, and make decisions to resolve difficult problems; analyze technical and administrative problems and develop and implement solutions; coordinate section activities with other sections and departments; understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, rules, and regulations; supervise the preparation of engineering designs, plans, and specifications in the construction and modification of public works facilities (some positions); plan, organize, and administer an extensive sanitation maintenance operation (some positions); supervise the inspection and monitoring of contractor compliance with approved engineering plans and specifications in the construction and modification of public works facilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships; effectively apply traffic engineering principles in establishing and maintaining safe and efficient vehicular and traffic flow patterns (some positions); effectively manage and administer a flood control program including project and maintenance regulatory permitting (some positions); perform difficult and complex engineering work; prepare clear and concise administrative and technical reports; speak effectively before groups; prepare budgets; and learn to input, access, and analyze data using a computer. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; high levels of noise; dust; strong, unpleasant odors; heights, such as on bridges; working alone in isolated areas; the possibility of contact with potentially hostile people; cramped work spaces; and bodily injuries. Some positions may be required to occasionally lift manhole covers, soil samples and environmental process equipment. Potential exists for exposure to toxic materials such as landfill gas, sewer gas and discarded household or commercial chemicals. Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: VACATION - 16 days 1st year, increasing to 31 days per year after 15 years' service. Available after 1 year service. ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE - One week advanced upon appointment; two weeks accrued each year; can be taken in cash or time off. HOLIDAYS - 12.5 paid holidays per year. SICK LEAVE - Six days per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - The County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $50,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $13,500, up to $9,000 per month maximum. DEPENDANT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program. H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental 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 and supplemental application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.For information, call (831) 454-2600.Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711.Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways:1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) Submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. 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. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY THAT WOULD REQUIRE TEST ACCOMMODATION, CALL (831) 454-2600.WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 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. An Equal Opportunity Employer NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
May 26, 2017
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. 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. 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
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
May 26, 2017
Introduction 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. 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. 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
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
May 26, 2017
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 supplemental 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 and supplemental 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 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 application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring 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. 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
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
May 26, 2017
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: 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 by1) American Association of Medical Assistants, 2) The American Medical Technologist, 3) California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants, 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 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. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months, and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. 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. 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
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Sep 16, 2017
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 direction, to plan, organize, supervise and review the work of social workers; and to do other work as required. The supervisor will be responsible for formulating and carrying out the most responsible and difficult casework; overseeing interagency coordination around complex cases; providing consultation to social workers in the areas of abuse and neglect of children or dependent adults; developing controls to accomplish work within framework of established laws, policies, procedures and priorities; reviewing and approving case summaries and service plans; assisting subordinates in developing and improving social work skills; scheduling emergency and on call coverage and providing back-up response and consultation services; evaluating potential clients for program eligibility and making difficult decisions to accept and/or terminate clients from the program. The current vacancy is in the Human Services Department Adult Protective Services Program. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Training and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in Social Work or a Master's Degree from a two-year counseling program from an accredited college, AND two years of social casework experience comparable to a Senior Social Worker in Santa Cruz County. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Positions in this class require a valid California Class C Driver License or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of social casework objectives, principles and methods, and casework management and organization; community resources; interviewing techniques and problem solving methodology; the scope and nature of current problems in the field of social work; the principles of human behavior and development and psychological defense mechanisms; social casework objectives, principles and methods of the particular area of specialization, such as child and adult abuse, placement or long term care management of the frail and elderly. Working knowledge of the functions of public social service agencies; the laws, policies and procedures of County social service programs; and the principles of supervision and training. Ability to: Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate staff performing the most difficult, sensitive and complex casework services; assess employee development and provide training in casework techniques and practices; establish and maintain effective working relations with others; evaluate case problems and provide leadership and consultation to social workers in the development and implementation of case plans; understand, interpret and apply regulations and departmental policies and procedures; coordinate and integrate the work of subordinates; plan, schedule and conduct individual and group meetings; and prepare and present effective written, statistical and oral reports. 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. 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. 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
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Sep 09, 2017
Definition THE JOB: Under direction, plan, develop, supervise, evaluate and monitor a specific health education program(s) for the Health Services Agency; and do other work as required. The current vacancy is in the Family Health Division for the Teen Health Outreach Program. This incumbent will administer, supervise, plan and evaluate programming for adolescent sexual and reproductive health education and services in the county. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies during the life of the list. Employment Standards Training and Experience Requirements: Pursuant to Section 1303 of the California Code of Regulations, Title 17, must possess a Master's Degree in public or community health education from a college or university accredited by the American Public Health Association. AND Two years of experience in public health education, or related field, which would provide the knowledge and abilities listed below. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License or the incumbent must be able to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the principles of public health education including program planning and evaluation; public health education methods and materials including teaching methods and curriculum design; assessment techniques to identify community health problems in specific program area(s); existing methods of intervention and control and the health education needs of various priority groups; principles and practices of community organization for enhancing public health; and philosophy, concepts and principles of public health. Working knowledge of the functions and services of local community health agencies and community organizations; publicity and media practices and procedures; grant proposal writing and budgeting techniques; and the principals and practices of staff supervision and training. Ability to: Design, plan, organize, implement and evaluate public health education programs; effectively use and evaluate public health education methods and materials; provide public health education consultation and develop cooperative relationships with a wide range of individuals and representatives of the news media and organizations; prepare and present a variety of clear and concise written and oral reports; analyze and prepare grant proposals, contracts and related budgets; negotiate and monitor contracts; originate, prepare and distribute informational and publicity materials; plan, assign, direct and evaluate the work of staff; interpret legislation, regulations, administrative policies and procedures; chair Task Forces and Coalitions, providing guidance and support to community partners; and input, access and analyze data utilizing a computer. 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 an application and supplemental questionnaire andmail/bringto: 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: 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. Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation. Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Equal Opportunity Employer
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Jun 04, 2017
Introduction *In addition to the competitive wages, Senior Social Workers may receive an additional five percent (5%) hourly increase when assigned by the Human Resources 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 - 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 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 and supplemental application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) Submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. 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
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Sep 23, 2017
Definition THE JOB: Under direction, plan, assign, and supervise the work of public works maintenance personnel in an assigned program or division (Roads, Sanitation, Recycling and Solid Waste, or Drainage); assure the quality of the work performed; may perform the more difficult and technical work of the assigned division; use current technology (computers, tablets, phones, hardware and software) to communicate, document, plan, and prepare reports and spreadsheets; and perform other duties as assigned. The current recruitment is in the Road Maintenance Division; however, the list established will be used to fill current and future vacancies during the life of the eligible list. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be to have four years of maintenance experience in the Roads, Sanitation, Recycling and Solid Waste, or Drainage divisions or comparable assignment, including two years at the journey level, and one year in a lead capacity that would demonstrate the possession of the knowledge and abilities required. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License upon hire, and within six months of hire, possession of a valid California Class A Driver License with Tank Endorsement. Possession of a Qualified Applicators Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Pesticide Regulation (required for some positions.) Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of methods, equipment, and materials used in the program assignment; occupational hazards and safety standards and practices of the program assignment; the capabilities, operation, and maintenance of light and heavy construction equipment required for most positions. Working knowledge of methods of estimating costs of projects and methods of supervision and training. Some knowledge of the laws, ordinances, and regulations governing the program assignment, and the application of data processing to the program assignment. For the Sanitation assignment, working knowledge of the capabilities, operation, and maintenance of light and heavy construction equipment is required for some positions. Ability to: Supervise, plan, assign, direct, and coordinate the work of subordinates; schedule work and determine priorities; train subordinates in proper work procedures, safety practices, and equipment operation; prepare work schedules, reports, procedures, and cost estimates; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; read and understand maps, engineering blueprints and drawings, instruction manuals, technical manuals, computer-generated reports, and surveys; read and understand surveyors' location and grade stakes; understand, explain, and apply applicable laws, rules, and regulations; input, access, and analyze data using a computer terminal; assist in budget preparation and administration; use hand and power tools that may cause body vibration; lift items up to 75 pounds; perform tasks requiring strength, such as lifting equipment onto trucks, climbing over rough terrain, and pulling hoses up embankments; drive and operate vehicles such as automobiles, utility and pickup trucks, and construction equipment such as tractors, graders, compactors, bulldozers, loaders, and scrapers; distinguish colors such as color-coded wires, fluid colors, or chemical test guides; put on, wear, and use a respirator; perform tasks that require manual dexterity such as gas and electrical welding, assembling small parts and pouring liquids into receptacles; hear and distinguish various sounds, such as voices of workers in noisy environments and sounds of operating equipment. Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation. 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, 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. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY THAT WOULD REQUIRE TEST ACCOMMODATION, CALL (831) 454-2600.WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 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. An Equal Opportunity Employer NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Sep 23, 2017
Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision, perform maintenance and construction activities on roads, bridges, and drainage facilities; operate complex heavy equipment; construct and maintain street signs and traffic control signs; direct the work of inmate laborers; trim and remove trees; serve as the crew leader of a small crew; and perform other duties as assigned. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies in any one of the Roads or Drainage Maintenance sections of Public Works during the life of the eligible list. 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: One year of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Public Works Maintenance Worker II in the County of Santa Cruz. For specialized assignments, two years of experience performing duties in the area of specialization that would provide the required knowledge and abilities. Special Requirements: For all general assignments, possession of a valid California Class B Driver License, and within six months of hire, possession of a valid California Class A Driver License with Tank Endorsement. For the tree trimmer assignment, Certification as a Qualified Line Clearance Tree Trimmer as approved by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration; possession of a valid California Class C Driver License, and within six months of hire, possession of a valid California Class A Driver License including Tank Endorsement. Knowledge: For all assignments, working knowledge of safe road construction practices; the operation and routine maintenance of trucks and light road construction equipment; the proper use of hand and power tools commonly used in public works maintenance work; and some knowledge of the basic principles of supervision and training. For road and drainage assignments, working knowledge of the safe operation of complex heavy road construction equipment and the basic methods and materials used in road, bridge, or drainage maintenance work. For tree trimmer assignment, additional working knowledge of the safe and accepted techniques for limbing, topping, felling, and heavy tree removal; the method of operation of aerial lift trucks; aerial rescue techniques; safe climbing practices, including the proper use of ropes, saddles, and tree gaffs; and the use of hydraulic tools and gas powered chain saws. For the street sign assignment, additional working knowledge of standard traffic signs and of County procedures related to the use and location of standard traffic signs. Ability to: Work while standing for up to eight hours per day; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; use and operate tools and equipment efficiently and safely; skillfully operate complex heavy equipment used in road construction work; effectively direct the work of a small crew engaged in a variety of public works maintenance activities; train Public Works Maintenance Workers I and II in the operation of equipment and the performance of specialized maintenance activities; prepare written and oral reports related to the activities performed by assigned crew; work cooperatively with others as part of a crew; lift items weighing up to 75 pounds; perform tasks requiring strength, such as shoveling, lifting equipment and materials into trucks, climbing over rough terrain, and using chain saws and pole saws; drive vehicles, such as pickup trucks, two-axle dump trucks, and flatbed trucks; learn to operate heavy equipment, such as motor graders, hydraulic excavators, and cranes; distinguish colors, such as color-coded underground service alert markings and color-coded traffic signs; put on, wear, and use a respirator and other required safety gear, such as hard hats, gloves, safety glasses, and ear protection; and hear and distinguish various sounds, such as the voices of workers in noisy environments and sounds of operating equipment. Additional abilities required for the tree trimmer assignment include skillfully operate complex equipment, including aerial lift trucks; and safely perform aerial rescue techniques. Additional abilities required for the street sign assignment are to read, understand, and apply rules and specifications relating to the construction and placement of traffic control and street signs; and accurately gauge size, shape, form and proper visual effect of letters, symbols, and sign stock when constructing signs. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; cramped work spaces; heights, such as on equipment, on cliffs or in the bucket of a bucket truck; high levels of noise; strong, unpleasant odors; vibration; dust and silica dust; potentially hostile or violent individuals; electrical hazards; allergens, such as poison oak and stinging insects; the possibility of experiencing burns, bodily injury, and contact with toxic substances and chemical irritants; working alone in isolated areas; and, for some assigned tasks, possible exposure to needles or blood which could possibly result in chronic disease or death. Other Special Requirements: Availability to work irregular hours, including responding to twenty-four hour emergency calls. Alcohol and drug tests will be administered to all candidates prior to final selection for positions requiring Class A or Class B Driver Licenses upon entry, and to employees in positions requiring these licenses, as mandated by the Department of Transportation federal regulations. In addition, all candidates must provide specific employment history for up to the past ten years for all jobs they have held that required operation of a commercial motor vehicle. Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation. 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, 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. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY THAT WOULD REQUIRE TEST ACCOMMODATION, CALL (831) 454-2600.WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 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. An Equal Opportunity Employer NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA, USA
May 26, 2017
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 Licensed Clinical Social Worker Candidates Encouraged to Apply THE JOB: This is the advanced journey level classification in the professional Mental Health/Substance Abuse series. Incumbents provide intensive therapy, treatment and diagnosis for the most complex cases and act as a consultant in specialized areas such as adult treatment, after care, families, juveniles, older adults, or mentally ill sex offenders. There are multiple vacancies in Children's and Adult Mental Health Services, Alcohol and Drug Programs, and the County of Santa Cruz Primary Care Clinics. Adult Team vacancy - working with individuals with serious mental illness, involved in the criminal justice system; part of an intensive treatment model inclusive of mental health, probation and community-based service programs. Adult Access vacancy - Provide clinical assessment, crisis intervention services and disposition planning to consumers presenting for County Mental Health Services, and Adult Crisis Intervention Services - Provide mental health clinical assessment and crisis intervention services at the main jail as part of the Forensic Mental Health services. Transition Age Youth (adult) - Provide clinical assessments and brief treatment to youth and family for 18-25 year olds, including case management and community linkage. Children's Mental health vacancies providing individual, group, and family therapy to children who are 0-21 years of age. Bilingual Senior Mental Health Client Specialist positions require that the mental health and/or substance abuse clinician be fully fluent in Spanish and English in order to provide the full range of professional level mental health and/or substance abuse services in Spanish, including the facilitation of individual, group, family and crisis counseling. Bilingual clinicians may be asked to translate written clinical materials and interpret for Spanish speaking clients that need to communicate with monolingual English speaking mental health and/or substance abuse professionals. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill all current and future full-time, part-time, substitute and extra-help vacancies during the life of the list. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: • Possession of a Master's Degree or Ph.D with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Clinical Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing or a closely related behavioral science field which has included completion of a university approved internship, preferably a clinical internship, in a mental health agency AND two years of experience providing treatment, counseling* or case management services to clients in a mental health setting. OR • Qualification as a Certified Occupational Therapist or a Licensed Registered Nurse AND four years of experience in mental health service delivery. *Educational counseling may be considered for up to 50 percent of qualifying experience for assignments in Children's Mental Health. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Possession of one of the following licenses issued by the State of California: Clinical Social Worker; Marriage, Family and Child Counselor; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Nurse; Occupational Therapist; or Clinical Psychologist. If licensed in another state, incumbent must obtain the appropriate license issued by the State of California within twenty-four months from the date of employment. Additional License/Certificate Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License, or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. Alcohol and Drug Assignment: All persons providing alcohol and drug counseling services within the Alcohol and Drug Program must be certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor OR be licensed as a mental health professional, OR within six (6) months of the date of hire, all non-licensed individuals pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 9, Division 4, Chapter 8, Subchapter 2, or non-certified individuals providing counseling services in an AOD program, must be registered to obtain certification as an AOD counselor by one of the approved certifying organization (CCR, Section 13035 (f). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required. Special Working Conditions: All assignments: Exposure to offensive odors such as unwashed people and clothes, human and animal feces; the possibility of infections which may cause chronic disease or death; and may be exposed to cigarette smoke. Juvenile Hall and Acute/Emergency Services Assignments: Exposure to noise, such as people yelling. Children's Service Assignment: Exposure to disturbing material, such as photos of abused children; allergens such as poison oak, insect stings or bites, and pollens. Some positions may require lifting objects such as boxes of belongings weighing up to fifty pounds. Note:Persons in this classificationmay be assigned to positions with any of the above working conditions on an emergency, as needed basis. Other Special Requirements: Positions may be assigned to carry a pager and respond to crisis situations, and perform "on-call" or call/back duties. Work situations may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of psychological and social aspects and characteristics of emotional disturbances and mental illness and/or substance use disorders; principles and methods of counseling and the accepted techniques for assessing psycho-social behavior. Working knowledge of human behavior and development; appropriate and available community resources; problems, needs and attitudes of individuals with emotional and social disturbance; pertinent laws and regulations regarding health and social service programs; laws and regulations as they pertain to clients' legal rights. Some knowledge of pharmacology of medications and psychotropic drug treatment; current diagnostic and statistical manual of the American Psychiatric Association. Ability to: Assess and diagnose all types of client behavioral, substance useand emotional actions/problems, and develop and implement effective and appropriate treatment plans; conduct effective and appropriate individual and group psychotherapy on an on-going basis; train others at various levels of expertise in the concepts and theories of the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and/or substance abuse; prepare a variety of administrative and professional reports; lead and participate in a treatment team, including effectively coordinating and directing the work of others; establish and maintain a variety of case notes, client records and other required documentation; communicate effectively in both oral and written form, expressing complex and technical terminology and concepts in an understandable manner; learn Agency's policies and procedures relative to client support and treatment programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties; learn to input and access data utilizing a computer; distinguish speech and non-speech sounds in noisy environments; intervene and diffuse situations involving combative clients including active restraint if needed; stand and walk for extended periods of time may be required for some positions. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 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 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 and supplemental 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 and supplemental application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bringto: 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