County of Sonoma

The County of Sonoma is governed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and is comprised of 26 departments/agencies that provide a full range of services to the community through its 4,000+ employees. Sonoma County government has a history of providing excellent and responsive public service while operating under sound fiscal principles. This is achieved in a climate of respect and collegiality.

The County enjoys stability in leadership, with four of the five Board members serving a second, third or fifth term. This is further demonstrated by a strong group of department heads. The department heads routinely team with middle management on a variety of successful projects. Historically, labor relations have been stable, with most employees working under long-term MOUs; however, over the next few years, the County will be going through the contract negotiation process with the majority of the bargaining units.

   

52 job(s) at County of Sonoma

County of Sonoma Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Oct 17, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Join the Community Development Commission (CDC) in their mission to create affordable housing access in Sonoma County. Starting salary up to $46.58/hour, plus a $600 monthly cash allowance, and a competitive total compensation package!* What We Offer When you join the CDC, you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better your community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including: An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $650 and ongoing education/training opportunities Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits Retirement fully integrated with Social Security May be eligible forup to8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range Become the CDC's Continuum of Care (CoC) Coordinat or Reporting to the Ending Homelessness Program Manager, theCoC Coordinator supervises and performs highly-specialized work related to the implementation and day-to-day administration of homelessness assistance, housing, community development, affordable housing, and other Commission programs. The ideal candidate will possess skill in coordinating the day-to-day administration of programs, and: Professional experience in homelessness assistance, affordable housing, and/or community development programs Expertise in identifying, analyzing, developing, and implementing multiple programs and projects Experience analyzing and summarizing funding or project proposals for consideration by various panels, committees, or formal decision-making entities A full understanding of the purpose and processing of documents related to community development programs at the federal, state, and local levels Proficiency in applying for and managing federal, state, and local assistance programs and grant funding Experience in community outreach and engagement, including facilitation of large public meetings A strong familiarity with the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) About the CoC Coordinator's role in Sonoma County CDC The Commission is dedicated to creating homes, in thriving and inclusive neighborhoods, for all.While the federalDepartment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides funds toaddress the needs of homeless individuals and families,it is though the Commission's CoC system, Home Sonoma County,thatlocally-driven, comprehensive, and coordinated housing and services aredelivered.It is the CoC Coordinator who works to ensure that financial and other resources are effectively used in a coordinated effort, to provide the full range of housing and service options needed to prevent/end homelessness and enable individuals experiencing homelessness to make the transition from homelessness to as high of a level of self-sufficiency as possible. Responsibilitiesof theCoC Coordinator alsoinclude management of the annual CoC application process ($3.7 million in funding) and interfacing with HUD's electronic eSNAPS system; evaluating and certifying CoC projects to ensure each application is of a quality most likely to retain renewal funding and garner new funding; tracking HEARTH Act and related legislative and regulatory issues, and HUD communications, scoring, and requirements; and acting as a voice for Home Sonoma County's communicationswithCounty staff, partner agencies, HUD, and other homelessness program funders and advocates for the homeless. To learn more about the Commission's dedication to creating homes for all, please visit the Sonoma County Community Development Commissions' website . This position is in the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, which is a separate entity from the County of Sonoma, and not within the Sonoma County Civil Service System. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. *Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU) . The Civil Service title of this position is Community Development Associate. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment . APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Any combination of education and/or training which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally this would include possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with academic course work in public administration, business administration, real estate, planning, urban studies, economics or closely related courses and three years of journey-level experience in housing and community development programs. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position. Special Requirement: Designated positions may require the ability to speak, read and write a language in addition to English. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of: the purpose and the processing of documents related to Community Development Programs, federal assistance programs, real estate transactions, loan application procedures; grant program funding or similarly related commonly used documents related to specialized program areas; use of business writing, English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and composition. Working knowledge of: the use of computerized equipment and specific systems used within the agency; contract formulation and contract monitoring techniques; methods and techniques used in researching, proofing, evaluating, gathering, organizing information and presenting data in reports; project management techniques and methods; principles and practices of personnel management, employee supervision, and training. Ability to: evaluate and monitor program development activities; establish and maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with clients, other employees and supervisors, community organizations and representatives, the general public, and state and federal agencies; ability to use computerized equipment; analyze program alternatives to evaluate program effectiveness, cost benefit and likelihood of success; make oral and written presentations to groups and organizations of various size; establish, organize and manage departmental files; prepare clear and concise written reports. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination.Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information. HR Analyst: CG HR Technician: AC
County of Sonoma Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Oct 16, 2019
Full Time
Position Information The Department of Health Services seeks motivated Registered Nurses for full-time and part-time Behavioral Health positions! Starting salary up to $50.54/Hour plus a cash allowance of $3.45/Hour, and a competitive total compensation package!* What Makes Sonoma County a Great Choice We offer expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities.You can also look forward to a competitive, total compensation package* including: An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $600 and ongoing education/training opportunities Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year County paid premium contribution to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits Retirement fully integrated with Social Security May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range * Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU) . About the Positions Psychiatric Nurses work on multi-disciplinary teams providing medication education and adherence support services, mental status examinations, treatment planning, crisis intervention, and medical case management. These services are provided in close collaboration with psychiatrists, case managers, primary care doctors, pharmacies, and laboratory services. The Department of Health Services is currently seeking Psychiatric Nurses to work in the Crisis Stabilization Unit. About the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) The CSU's dedicated team of licensed mental health clinicians, psychiatric nurses, and psychiatrists provide crisis intervention, medication assessment, stabilization, and information and referral services 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for adults, children, and families experiencing a mental health crisis. The CSU provides up to 23-hours of supportive care, including medications for individuals in an acute mental health crisis. For those needing a higher level of care, voluntary crisis residential services or inpatient hospitalization are arranged. The Ideal Candidate The ideal candidates will possess: Experience providing medication management services and psycho-education to clients in a recovery-oriented, public health setting Knowledge of best practices in psychiatric nursing The ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment Familiarity with the recovery model A strong desire to work in the public behavioral health system of care The abilityto work evenings, weekends, and holiday shifts This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, and extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of this list. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, this would include graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Professional License: Possession of a current California license as a Registered Nurse (RN). RN license must be maintained as a condition of employment in this classification. Possession of current CPR and First Aid certifications is desirable. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Working knowledge of: principles, techniques, and trends of behavioral health with particular reference to mental health and substance use disorder diagnoses and treatment, human development, motivation, personality, learning, individual and cultural differences, adaption, and social interaction; psychiatric rehabilitation, Trauma-Informed Care, and Recovery-Oriented Care; modern methods, techniques, and procedures used in general and professional psychiatric nursing; medical and psychiatric terminology, equipment and facilities. Knowledge of: the uses and effects of medicines and narcotics; laws governing treatment of involuntary clients; rehabilitation and counseling techniques; and skill in observing and recording client behavior; the principles and techniques of psychiatric and social assessment and evaluation; the methods and techniques of physical restraints; community agencies, resources, and services. Ability to: provide effective psychiatric nursing care to clients with behavioral health needs; exercise patience and judgment in recognizing symptoms indicative of adverse client reactions; follow oral and written directions of a technical and professional nature in exact detail; communicate client history and needs accurately and succinctly; develop and maintain the confidence and cooperation of clients with behavioral health challenges; effectively intervene and direct staff in emergency situations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departmental staff and representatives of other agencies; administer treatment plans, medicines, and narcotics as prescribed; communicate with clients and their families empathetically and compassionately; prepare, interpret, and maintain accurate nursing records and reports; write progress notes to Medi-Cal standards; occasionally restrain clients; stand and walk for long periods; work under psychological and physical strain; and lift or move heavy objects on an occasional basis. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting a Jobwith the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions will be used in assessing minimum qualifications. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (Weight 100%). Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information. HR Analyst: DP HR Technician:AC
County of Sonoma Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Oct 16, 2019
Full Time
Position Information THIS RECRUITMENT IS PROMOTIONAL ONLY. YOU MUST PRESENTLY BE A FULL- OR PART-TIME REGULAR OR PROBATIONARY COUNTY OF SONOMA, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, SONOMA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, OR SONOMA COUNTY WATER AGENCY EMPLOYEE IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION. TheHuman Services Department (HSD)has requested a department promotional certification to fill a Human ServicesStaff Development Trainerposition. Only qualified permanent and/or probationary HSD employees on the eligible list may be eligible for referral to the department for the advertised position. The Human Services Training Coordinator works closely with HSD'sEconomic AssistanceManagement team to prioritize and implement a thoughtful and proactive Division-wide training plan that is responsive to staff needs, HSD priorities, and state regulatory requirements. Typical duties mayinclude: Identifying and evaluating learning objectives through ongoing assessments in orderto remain current with program regulations and business processes Developing and delivering required staff trainingswhichincorporate changes in policies, procedures, practices, and technology Maintaining knowledge and expertise in state rules and regulations governing the Department's mandated program services Designing and developing teaching aids, such as training handbooks, demonstrational models, multimedia visual aids, andinstructional and reference materials Developing and delivering testing instruments for trainees in order to measure progress and evaluate training effectiveness The ideal candidate will have recent, post Affordable Care Act, eligibility determination experience in Medi-Cal and the County Medical Service Program (CMSP). Knowledge of Medi-Cal and CMSP program regulations and rules, and their impact and interaction with the CalFresh and General Assistance programs, is key to meeting the requirements of the position.Ideal candidates will alsopossess the ability to: Review, research, analyze, and interpret state and federal regulations Consult effectively with supervisors, administrative staff, managers, and community groups to discuss plans, regulations, policies, program development, and workload issues Accurately identifyand assess regulations, policies,and proceduresin order to develop training goals, objectives, curriculum, and exam plans Organize, present, and evaluate training and staff development programs, andsupervise and evaluate trainee performance The Civil Service title for this position is Program Planning and Evaluation Analyst. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, graduation from a college or university with a degree in social work, gerontology, psychology, sociology, public health, health science, health education, community health, public policy, public administration, business administration, economics, or a closely related area, and two years of experience in program planning, staff development, program supervision, community organization, and/or analysis of human, health, and/or child support services programs would provide such opportunity. Specific experience related to the assigned division may be required for designated positions. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of: the principles and practices of data collection, management, and analysis, program planning, evaluation, needs assessment, and research methodology; project and program management; techniques, principles and work of the assigned program area; social and economic problems that call for the use of public and private county services; legislation and laws that regulate the operations of assigned program areas. Working knowledge of: the principles and practices of grant preparation and review; budgeting and financial analysis including governmental sources of funding; principles, practices and methods of staff development; community resources and service agencies, including both private and other public agencies; the principles and practices of public economic assistance and service programs; principles of effective oral and written communication; effective community engagement and communication strategies and methods; personal computers and data base management systems. Ability to: read, review, research, and analyze information including complex rules and regulations; plan, organize, develop, and carry through research projects effectively; select proper research methodology and apply it to program planning problems; design and evaluate program objectives and procedures; develop and implement training plans and programs to meet program needs; write and speak effectively; translate complex and/or complicated information into clear, concise terminology; understand and use data management systems to collect, manage, retrieve, and analyze quantitative data; present analysis and information visually as well as in writing; work cooperatively with a wide variety of professional and lay persons; work effectively with community groups and organizations; analyze problems and complaints and identify solutions; prepare, interpret and evaluate a variety of narrative and statistical data and reports; understand, interpret and apply procedures, laws, rules and regulations as they apply to assigned area; ensure proper compliance with federal, state and local guidelines, policies, goals, rules and regulations; understand and communicate complex systems and the relationship between a variety of initiatives. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questionsmay scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination.Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information. HR Analyst: JL HR Technician: RR
County of Sonoma Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Oct 15, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Join the Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds! Now recruiting for skilled maintenance workers. Starting salary up to $29.40/hour ($61,361/year), plus a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!* Do you have a: Valid class C driver's license At least 3 years of experience in semi-skilled building and grounds maintenance work The abilityto work Thursday through Monday schedule, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, which would include evenings and holidays If you answered, "Yes" to these questions, apply to join our team! Depending upon experience, we are hiring at the Fairgrounds Maintenance Worker or Senior Fairgrounds Maintenance Worker level. If you are interested in applyingat both levels of this opportunity,you must apply to the separate recruitments being conducted foreach level. The Fairgrounds is a unique, year-roundvenue withmore than 100,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor facilities and equestrian arenas. Showcasing the annual County Fair, the grounds are the pride of Sonoma County and preferred venue for many community celebrations. Senior Fairgrounds Maintenance Workersare responsibly for providing leadership and supervisory oversight for their assigned work crews,as well asfor completing the more complex construction projects and tasks. In order to prepare and maintain thebuildings and grounds for events, the Fairgrounds maintenanceteam works Thursday through Monday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; and may work evenings, holidays, and outside in sometimes unfavorable weather conditions. Theideal candidate for this position has strong communication and interpersonal skills,and the ability to: Professionally and effectively interact with management, co-workers, contractors, and the public Operate heavy equipment,including forklifts, scissor lifts, and booms Effectively apply problem solving techniques Understand and execute work orders and operation plans, and manage various events, many at the same time Train coworkers on the proper application and use of applicable policies, procedures, tools, and equipment What We Offer The Fairgrounds offers a challenging and rewarding work environment, the satisfaction of knowing that you're working to better the community, and a competitive total compensation, including*: An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $500 and ongoing education/training opportunities Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options Contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits Retirement fully integrated with Social Security May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance *Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU) . An employee in thisposition is an employee of the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, which is a separate entity from the County of Sonoma and not within the Sonoma County Civil Service System.This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-helppositions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment . APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education: The ability to read and write English and make basic mathematical calculations at a level for successful job performance. Experience: Experience that directly relates to the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, three years of experience in unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance work involving both buildings and grounds, would provide such opportunity. License: Some positions will require possession of a valid class B drivers license, all positions require possession of a valid class C driver's license. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Working knowledge of: methods, materials, machines, tools, and equipment commonly used in general building and grounds maintenance and repair; occupational safety and health practices and procedures which relate to general building and grounds maintenance and repair activities; preventive maintenance requirements and standards for light equipment, machines, and power and hand tools. Knowledge of: effective methods of supervising and training general building and grounds maintenance personnel. Ability to: assign, coordinate, and supervise the work of general building and grounds maintenance personnel; work effectively with administrative personnel, subordinates, and the general public; prepare written reports; demonstrate physical strength, agility and endurance in performing light and heavy unskilled manual tasks for extended periods and in unfavorable weather conditions; use hand and power tools and equipment; work nights, weekends and holidays as needed. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination.Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information. HR Analyst: CG HR Technician: RR
County of Sonoma Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Oct 15, 2019
Full Time
Position Information The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space) permanently protects the diverse agricultural, natural resource, and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations. We are currently recruiting for a full-time Administrative Aide, a critical team member who will support the land conservation activities of Ag + Open Space. This position is assigned to Ag + Open Space's Administrative Program. This is an excellent opportunity to join a mission-driven organization with a passion for protecting lands that contribute to Sonoma County's scenic beauty, local agriculture, native habitats and recreational lands. The Administrative Aide willbe part of a dynamic team that thinks strategically and leads efforts for finalizing Board of Director agenda packets, develops vendor contracts, collaborates with vendors on insurance requirements, facilitates and tracks complex projects, collaborates with County Counsel on complex contracts, supports staff through the Request for Proposal process, participates in designing process improvement forms and work flow redesigns, and is a key coordinator of data integration. At Ag + Open Space we believe everyone is a leader. Toward this end this position will identify improvements to processes and develop solutions working with cross functional teams. The formal title of this position is Administrative Aide. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education: Any combination of course work and training that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, academic course work in public administration, business administration, management, accounting, political science, economics, statistics, English composition, psychology or closely related courses would provide such opportunity. Experience: Work experience that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed.Normally, some experience related to general administration, accounting, budgetary analysis, or human resources work including the compilation, tabulation, analysis, and presentation of statistical and narrative written reports would provide such opportunity. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: administrative techniques and principles of organization, accounting, budget and human resources administration; techniques and practices of research methodology, data collection, and preliminary analysis; report writing; application and use of basic statistics; interview techniques sufficient to obtain information related to employment and administrative matters; written and oral communications, including language mechanics, syntax and English composition; modern office methods and procedures; database, spreadsheet and word processing applications including basic methods of graphic presentations. Ability to: collect, compile and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; understand and explain laws, regulations and policies governing program operations; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, employees, clients, and the public; understand program objectives in relation to departmental goals and procedures; organize and prioritize work assignments; use and understand common database, spreadsheet and word processing applications; learn specialized computer applications. Certain positions may require the ability to speak, read and write fluent Spanish. Positions allocated to this class may require specific knowledge and abilities. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying The selection procedure will consist of an application with supplemental questionnaire evaluation and interviews. Applicants should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of the application and be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position.Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, and knowledge and abilities; which relate to the position.Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be invited to an interview. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation may be required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation.Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. HOWTOAPPLY Applications are accepted online at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail.All applications including the answers to the supplemental questions as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVEDby the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The Districtprioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information. RECRUITMENTBY Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, with assistance from the County of Sonoma Human Resources Department 575 Administration Drive, #116B Santa Rosa CA 95403 Phone: (707) 565-2331 Fax: (707) 565-3770 HR Analyst: CG Technician: AC
County of Sonoma Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Oct 14, 2019
Full Time
Position Information The Sonoma County Probation Department seeks translators who are fluent in Spanish and English. Starting salary up to $20.51/hour, Plus, an additional $1.15/hour bilingual premium! Interpreter/Translators work at the Juvenile Justice Center and: Speak with Spanish-speaking clients over the phone and at the front desk Assist Probation Officers during interviews with Spanish-speaking clients and families Contact Spanish-speaking clients and families to schedule interviews Perform general clerical duties as needed Ideal candidates will have experience usingEnglish/Spanish bilingual skills to provide customer service and conduct client interviews. Fluent (reading, writing, conversation) Spanish is required for this position. Applicants who wish to be considered for a bilingual position must indicate their level of skill in the required supplemental questionnaire. An examination will be conducted prior to employment to a bilingual position to confirm level of skill in this area. EXTRA-HELP EMPLOYMENT Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Intermittent, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most regular employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Intermittent, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of 1,380 hours within any twelve month consecutive period. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage. This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of this list. The Civil Service title for this position is Interpreter/Translator I. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THESUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Interpreter/Translator I Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would clearly demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed. Completion of high school, coupled with a native knowledge of one or more specified languages, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is recommended. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: English and other language syntax, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and terms. Ability to: Retain and quickly interpret/translate information into English from one or more specified languages, and visa versa, in an accurate, clear, concise, and understandable manner to individuals with various educational and social backgrounds; accurately interpret/translate idioms and other peculiar language characteristics of a particular language; understand and carry out written and oral instructions; and establish and maintain harmonious work relationships with employees and the public. Willingness to: Work with persons in a variety of environmental settings such as an acute care hospital, detention facility, mental health facility, detox center, welfare department, residence, and /or business office may be required; work days, evenings, nights, weekends and/or holidays may be required. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all your employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting a Jobwith the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION It is the policy of law enforcement/legal offices and departments, in the County of Sonoma, that job candidates complete a thorough background investigation process prior to employment.This policy is imperative in order to keep the department's employees and the public safe, and to maintain high standards in the law enforcement community. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. The background investigation will include a thorough assessment of a candidate's personal, employment, educational, criminal, and credit history. The investigation may include, but is not necessarily limited to: use of prescription and/or other drugs, reports from former employers, friends, family members, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, credit reports, court reports, public records search, and/or other relevant sources. Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that may arise during the background process. Deception during any portion of this process is grounds for disqualification, even after employment. All candidates will be required to take a pre-employment medical examination. The pre-employment medical examination will include drug testing as part of the medical examination for all applicants and for all current employees who are offered employment with the Offices/Departments. Additionally, candidates may be required to take a pre-employment psychological examination.The results of these examinations and the background investigation shall be confidential and shall not be available to the candidate for review. Failure to pass the background investigation will eliminate a candidate from the employment process. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. Issues that arise during the investigation process will be assessed, and judgment and discretion will be used to determine the employability of the candidate. Where there is evidence of a candidate's past use of controlled substances, many factors shall be used to determine the employability of the individual such as pattern of use, kind of drug used, circumstances of the start of the drug use, treatment, behavior and attitude since discontinuance, etc. Please note that a history of using controlled substances does not result in automatic disqualification from the selection process. Prior to disqualifying any candidate whose profile falls within the provisions of the policy, the candidate shall be given the opportunity to present any and all evidence of mitigating facts which the candidate feels should be considered by the hiring authority. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information. HR Analyst: AK HR Technician: AC
County of Sonoma Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Oct 14, 2019
Full Time
Position Information THIS RECRUITMENT IS PROMOTIONAL ONLY. YOU MUST PRESENTLY BE A FULL- OR PART-TIME REGULAR OR PROBATIONARY COUNTY OF SONOMA, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, SONOMA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, OR SONOMA COUNTY WATER AGENCY EMPLOYEE IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION. The Department of Health Services has requested a county-wide promotional certification to fill this position.The employment list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time and part-time positions as they occur during the active status of the list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment. The Health Services Data & ReportingAnalyst is responsible for developing, producing, and analyzing human resources data, metrics, and reports. This position servesas an administrative liaison to coordinate position control adjustments with the department's Fiscal Unit, Behavioral Health and Public Health Divisions, the Human Resources Department, and County Administrator's Office. Duties for this position include: Developing and maintaining an effective data reporting strategy Ensuring that reports, data, and analysis are constructed to support stakeholder review and decision-making Generatingtimely metrics, statistical data, analytics, summaries, and special reports utilizing Human Resources Information (HRIS)systems, Excel, and other applications Analyzing, manipulating, and logically presenting data to a variety of audiences Participating in the budget process and providing recommendations on position allocations Providing general consultation to managers and staff on other matters such as employment status changes and interpretation of provisions in labor union agreements and Civil Service rules Providing backup recruitment support to the Employee Relations Manager as needed The ideal candidate for this position will possess: Strong critical thinking skills and a customer-focused mindset Significant experience utilizing systems and databases to create reports, extract and analyze data, and make recommendations Effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner The ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines Human Resources knowledge and experience, particularly with payroll and/or human resources information systems The ability to develop a thorough understanding of HR data structures, metrics, processes, and tools The Civil Service title of this position is Department Analyst. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education: Any combination of course work and training which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, academic course work in public administration, business administration, management, accounting, political science, economics, statistics, English composition, psychology or closely related courses would provide such an opportunity. Experience: Work experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, one year of full-time professional level staff experience related to general administration, accounting, budgetary analysis, or human resources work including research, analysis, and preparation of written reports and recommendations would provide such an opportunity. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Working knowledge of: principles and practices of business and public administration as pertinent to area of assignment; principles, practices and political implications of decisions regarding budgeting, fiscal management, human resources and contract management; principles and methods of work planning, staffing analysis and project management; techniques and practices of research methodology, data collection, and analysis; report writing; application and use of basic statistics; the use of electronic information equipment and specific systems as used within the department. Knowledge of: operations and functions of county government and the structure and function of the assigned department; modern supervisory management and human resources practice; modern office methods and procedures. Ability to: plan, organize, and conduct research, analysis and statistical studies related to the various aspects of administration, budget and general management matters; collect, compile and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; review and implement changes in work methods, systems and procedures; understand, interpret and explain laws, regulations and policies governing program operations; prepare budgets, grant applications, service contracts and complex narrative and statistical reports; communicate effectively orally and in writing, and present conclusions and recommendations before advisory and policy bodies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, employees, clients, and the public in carrying out sound management policies; understand program objectives in relation to departmental goals and procedures; organize and prioritize work assignments; persuade, examine, and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations; analyze administrative problems and budget requests; use of electronic information equipment and specific systems as used within the department; effectively supervise the work of technical and office support staff. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all your employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting a Jobwith the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questionswill be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation may berequired prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement.Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information. HR Analyst: DPHR Technician: AC
County of Sonoma Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Oct 14, 2019
Full Time
Position Information The County of Sonoma Probation Department seeks a qualified professional to join their Planning, Implementation & Evaluation team! Starting salary up to $43.52/hour ($90,831/year) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month* The Planning, Implementation & Evaluation (PIE) team exists to meet the goals and objectives of the Probation Department and the Board of Supervisors in their commitment to Evidence Based Programs and Practices (EBP) through a series of activities organized around a structured implementation framework. Through participation in the PIE learning team, the Probation Program Quality Analyst will carry out project management activities for planning, implementation, and/or evaluation. This position will focus on correctional, health, and human service programs provided to youth and adults within the juvenile and criminal justice systems, assuring these effectively engage and serve historically underserved or marginalized populations. The Probation Program Quality Analyst position has an emphasis on research, writing, planning, analysis, communication, training, and monitoring activities. Typical duties/responsibilities include: Identifying, developing, and analyzing information on local service needs and resources; designing and developing studies to determine client needs and gaps in services; developing assessment methodology, including determination of data collection, data management, and analytical techniques; gathering, validating, compiling, managing, and analyzing data Managing significant programs or initiatives that support Department and County strategic direction; convening and facilitating meetings with community leaders, the public, representatives of government, and other organizations; developing and maintaining positive relationships with partners Negotiating, developing, reviewing, planning, and monitoring contracts on behalf of the County; monitoring contractor performance, including site visits; recommending corrective action where appropriate; and providing technical assistance to contractors Planning, organizing, managing, and evaluating programs either operated directly by the Department or by sub-contractors; developing alternative methods of service delivery and of administrative organization Acting as liaison with supervisors, administrative and agency staff, state and federal representatives, and community groups to discuss findings, plans, regulations, policies, program development, implementation problems, workload and quality control issues Participating in the general administration of the Department, including budget development, RFP and contract processes, and hiring and personnel decisions The ideal candidate will bring: Strong analytical and decision-making skills Excellent verbal and written communications skills Demonstrated experience applying statistical and qualitative analysis Familiarity with EBPs in correctional, health, and human service programs Advanced computer skills and internet research capabilities To learn about the Sonoma County Probation Department, please visit: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Probation/ Benefits Sonoma County Puts to Work for You Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package* including: An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits Retirement fully integrated with Social Security May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range * Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. The Civil Service title for this position is Program Planning and Evaluation Analyst. This recruitment is being conducted to filla full-time openingin the Probation Department. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, graduation from a college or university with a degree in social work, gerontology, psychology, sociology, public health, health science, health education, community health, public policy, public administration, business administration, economics, or a closely related area, and two years of experience in program planning, staff development, program supervision, community organization, and/or analysis of human, health, and/or child support services programs would provide such opportunity. Specific experience related to the assigned division may be required for designated positions. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of: the principles and practices of data collection, management, and analysis, program planning, evaluation, needs assessment, and research methodology; project and program management; techniques, principles and work of the assigned program area; social and economic problems that call for the use of public and private county services; legislation and laws that regulate the operations of assigned program areas. Working knowledge of: the principles and practices of grant preparation and review; budgeting and financial analysis including governmental sources of funding; principles, practices and methods of staff development; community resources and service agencies, including both private and other public agencies; the principles and practices of public economic assistance and service programs; principles of effective oral and written communication; effective community engagement and communication strategies and methods; personal computers and data base management systems. Ability to: read, review, research, and analyze information including complex rules and regulations; plan, organize, develop, and carry through research projects effectively; select proper research methodology and apply it to program planning problems; design and evaluate program objectives and procedures; develop and implement training plans and programs to meet program needs; write and speak effectively; translate complex and/or complicated information into clear, concise terminology; understand and use data management systems to collect, manage, retrieve, and analyze quantitative data; present analysis and information visually as well as in writing; work cooperatively with a wide variety of professional and lay persons; work effectively with community groups and organizations; analyze problems and complaints and identify solutions; prepare, interpret and evaluate a variety of narrative and statistical data and reports; understand, interpret and apply procedures, laws, rules and regulations as they apply to assigned area; ensure proper compliance with federal, state and local guidelines, policies, goals, rules and regulations; understand and communicate complex systems and the relationship between a variety of initiatives. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting a Jobwith the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questionswill be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION It is the policy of law enforcement/legal offices and departments, in the County of Sonoma, that job candidates complete a thorough background investigation process prior to employment.This policy is imperative in order to keep the department's employees and the public safe, and to maintain high standards in the law enforcement community. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. The background investigation will include a thorough assessment of a candidate's personal, employment, educational, criminal, and credit history. The investigation may include, but is not necessarily limited to: use of prescription and/or other drugs, reports from former employers, friends, family members, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, credit reports, court reports, public records search, and/or other relevant sources. Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that may arise during the background process. Deception during any portion of this process is grounds for disqualification, even after employment. All candidates will be required to take a pre-employment medical examination. The pre-employment medical examination will include drug testing as part of the medical examination for all applicants and for all current employees who are offered employment with the Offices/Departments. Additionally, candidates may be required to take a pre-employment psychological examination.The results of these examinations and the background investigation shall be confidential and shall not be available to the candidate for review. Failure to pass the background investigation will eliminate a candidate from the employment process. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. Issues that arise during the investigation process will be assessed, and judgment and discretion will be used to determine the employability of the candidate. Where there is evidence of a candidate's past use of controlled substances, many factors shall be used to determine the employability of the individual such as pattern of use, kind of drug used, circumstances of the start of the drug use, treatment, behavior and attitude since discontinuance, etc. Please note that a history of using controlled substances does not result in automatic disqualification from the selection process. Prior to disqualifying any candidate whose profile falls within the provisions of the policy, the candidate shall be given the opportunity to present any and all evidence of mitigating facts which the candidate feels should be considered by the hiring authority. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information. HR Analyst: AK HR Technician: AC
County of Sonoma Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Oct 11, 2019
Full Time
Position Information The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space) permanently protects the diverse agricultural, natural resource, and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations. We are currently recruiting for a full-time Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator, a critical team member who will support planning for the land conservation activities of Ag + Open Space. This position is assigned to Ag + Open Space's Conservation Planning Program. This is an excellent opportunity to join a mission-driven organization with a passion for protecting lands that contribute to Sonoma County's scenic beauty, local agriculture, native habitats and recreational lands. The GIS Coordinator will be part of a dynamic team that develops and analyzes data in support of Ag + Open Space land conservation efforts. This position is responsible for overseeing and administering the District's GIS databases, data models, infrastructures, and platforms, and may have lead level responsibilities for the coordination and review of work, as well as training for GIS staff. In collaboration with others, this position will be responsible for a major evolution of the District's data and analysis framework, and will need to work pro-actively with a range of people, systems, policies, hardware and software to effect and maintain this change. In addition to large scale, ongoing, proactive process improvements, the position will also need to respond to the daily GIS and mapping needs of the organization - including identifying, creating, and maintaining spatial data and summary statistics, recommending and performing complex analyses, and developing maps and other data. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education & Experience: Any combination of education and work experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, this would include a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with major coursework in Geographic Information Science, information systems, computer science, urban or regional planning, environmental planning, natural resources management, or a related field and three years of progressively responsible experience in technical or data management specific to GIS systems as applied to conservational planning, open space, parks, natural resources, land use or a similar field. A graduate degree in a related field and experience with technical project management are desirable. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of: Geographic information and related computer systems, ArcGIS, and related software; data management theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs; technology, hardware and software, and current applications and practices related to GIS data platforms; theories and techniques of GIS applications and web mapping technology; methods and techniques used in writing Python geo-processing scripts and SQL scripts; relational database management systems and principles; principles and techniques of cartography and publication-quality map production using ArcGIS and other software; methods and techniques used in spatial analysis, ecological modeling, and remote sensing; modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work; English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation; techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with vendors and District staff. Working knowledge of: general project management principles and practices; principles and practices of urban, regional, environmental, and open space planning and resource management. Knowledge of: project management principles and practices of land conservation, land use planning, and/or resource management. Ability to : Implement a GIS program that includes effective database development, management, accessibility, and systems integration; perform analyses of informational requirements and needs, identify problems, recommend cost-effective technical system improvements, provide technical advice and consultation, and ensure efficient system utilization; conduct complex spatial analyses and tabular and spatial queries; design and create professional cartographic products; prepare and present clear, concise, and logical written and oral reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other materials; perform careful and accurate analysis; use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing; organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize, prioritize, and coordinate projects involving District staff and consultants, contractors, vendors, and/or regulatory agency staff to ensure timely and accurate project completion; use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within District policy, procedural, and legal guidelines; establish, maintain, and foster effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying The selection procedure will consist of an application with supplemental questionnaire evaluation and interviews. Applicants should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of the application and be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position.Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, and knowledge and abilities; which relate to the position.Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be invited to an interview. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation may be required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation.Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. HOWTOAPPLY Applications are accepted online at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail.All applications including the answers to the supplemental questions as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVEDby the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The Districtprioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information. RECRUITMENTBY Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, with assistance from the County of Sonoma Human Resources Department 575 Administration Drive, #116B Santa Rosa CA 95403 Phone: (707) 565-2331 Fax: (707) 565-3770 HR Analyst: CG Technician: AC
County of Sonoma Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Oct 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Information The Office of the District Attorney is seeking a results-oriented, experienced attorney to join its management team! About the County Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits*, including: An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year County paid premium contributions to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health expenses Retirement fully integrated with Social Security May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter until reaching the top of the salary range *Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Individuals newly hired or reinstated into this class shall serve a probation period of one year. The Position As a Chief Deputy District Attorney, you will assist in the overall management of the office. Serving in a management role, you will supervise staff and oversee the operational functions of a division or large organization unit. You may also be assigned the most complex legal work and assist in the establishment of office policies and procedures. Typical duties of the Chief Deputy District Attorney include: Demonstrating high quality trial skills, and setting an example for staff Monitoring and adjusting a unit's caseload assignments to ensure efficiency Mentoring Deputy District Attorneys based on familiarity with assigned cases, attorneys' skills, and observation of their performance in court Effectively and regularly evaluating staff performance, providing training, and managing performance issues Motivating staff and maintaining high morale Cultivating effective professional relationships with office staff, themanagement team, representatives of the Courts, and other agencies, including law enforcement and the public Representing the District Attorney during various meetings, events and participating in various committees What you Bring The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes: A self-starter who can drive tasks to completion Sound judgment and discretion A team player who is flexible and demonstrates a positive attitude Dependable follow-through coupled with a keen attention to detail The aptitude for effectively managing work priorities and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment Committed champion of victims' rights Demonstrated dedication to upholding the highest ethical standards Superb communicator both orally and in writing OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY Under the leadership of District Attorney, Jill R. Ravitch, the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office is the largest legal office in the County with 132 employees, including attorneys, investigators, victim witness advocate, and administrative and support staff. Each year the office receives close to 20,000 crime reports to review and investigate, files approximately 12,000 cases, which include the full range of offenses, makes over 150,000 court appearances, and serves over 3,500 victims. The office has enjoyed numerous honors and has developed many programs which have been used as models for other counties. The office works collaboratively with many agencies and community organizations. The office culture is hard working and the staff shares a passionate commitment to ensure the well-being of the residents of Sonoma County. This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time Chief Deputy District Attorney vacancy in the Office of the District Attorney. The employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time or extra help (temporary) vacancies as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future vacancies should consider applying to this recruitment. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THESUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions may be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. Minimum Qualifications Experience: Significant legal experience subsequent to membership in the State Bar of California, which directly relates to the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, five years of legal experience practicing criminal law as a licensed attorney with emphasis on the preparation and trial of felony cases, including the equivalent of two years of experience at the level of Deputy District Attorney IV with Sonoma County, would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Professional License: Current active membership in the State Bar of California. License: Possession of a valid California driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Extensive knowledge of: the duties, powers, limitations, and authorities of the Office of the District Attorney; the principles of law relevant to the area of assignment, principles of trial procedure, and rules of evidence; legal research methods and judicial procedures; the statutory and constitutional laws of the State of California. Considerable knowledge of: effective supervisory techniques; written and oral communications, including language mechanics, syntax and English composition. Ability to: analyze and present legal considerations related to the policies, programs and operations of the District Attorney's Office; research, analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence and precedents to legal problems; plan, assign, coordinate and review the work of subordinate professional, specialized and supportive personnel; effectively orient, train, supervise and evaluate subordinate departmental personnel; consistently prepare and present statements of law, fact, and argument clearly, logically and persuasively in written and oral form, including the most complex legal matters; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, departmental representatives, county officials, the courts, law enforcement agency officials, and the general public. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. For more detailed information about examination steps and the hiring process, you are encouraged to visit http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/HR/Recruitment-and-Classification/Getting-a-Job and review the hiring process overview. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION It is the policy of law enforcement departments (Sheriff, District Attorney, and Probation), in the County of Sonoma, that job candidates complete a thorough background investigations process prior to employment. This policy is imperative in order to keep the department's employees and the public safe, and to maintain high standards in the law enforcement community. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorizations and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. A background investigation will include a thorough assessment of a candidate's personal, employment, educational, criminal and credit history. The investigations may include, but is not necessarily limited to: use of prescription and/or other drugs, reports from former employers, friends, family members, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, credit reports, court reports, public records search, and/or other relevant sources. Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that may arise during the background process. Deception during any portion of this process is grounds for disqualification, even after employment. Depending on the assignment, candidates may be required to take a pre-employment medical examination and may be required to take a polygraph examination. All candidates for law enforcement positions are required to undergo drug testing as part of the selection process. Additionally, candidates may be required to take a pre-employment psychological and physical abilities examination. The results of these examinations and the background investigations shall be confidential and shall not be available to the candidate for review. Failure to pass the background investigation will eliminate a candidate from the employment process. You may also review the Job Classification Screening schedule to determine the requirements for this. Any issues that arise during the investigation process will be assessed and judgement and discretion will be used to determine the employability of the candidates. Where there is evidence of a candidates past use of controlled substances, many factors shall be used to determine the employability of the individual such as a pattern of use, kind of drug used, circumstances of the start of drug use, treatment, behavior and attitude since discontinuance, etc. Please note that a history of using controlled substances does not result in automatic disqualification from the selection process. Prior to disqualifying any candidate whose profile falls within the provision of the policy, the candidate shall be given the opportunity to present any and all evidence of mitigating facts which the candidate feels should be considered by the hiring authority. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. More information can be found at: http://hr.sonoma-county.org/content.aspx?sid=1024&id=1256 . HR Analyst:MN HR Technician:RR