Placer County

Placer County is a prosperous community characterized by a healthy and diverse economy, attractive business environment, and residents who benefit from high quality educational, safety, and healthcare infrastructure, in addition to a wide variety of outstanding recreational opportunities. The government center of Placer County (located in Auburn) is 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, the State capital. Stretching over one hundred miles, from the breathtaking vistas of the truly one-of-a-kind Lake Tahoe down through the verdant foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the lush Sacramento Valley, Placer County encompasses some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery in Northern California.

Placer County offers a generous benefits package. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision and CalPERS retirement, as well as 13 paid holidays, 12 days/year paid sick leave, generous vacation allowances, 100 hours/year management leave (for management classifications), and more. For additional benefit information and details click here.

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PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, California, United States
Jun 14, 2024
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION This classification is scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4.0% in July 2024. The Placer County Assessor's Office currently has one vacancy for a Geographic Information Systems Technician I. The eligible list created by this recruitment may be used to fill future permanent vacancies as they arise. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Placer Public Employees Organization (PPEO) benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To create and maintain maps and other geographic source data by manual and automated means for use by County departments and other public agencies, consultants and contractors and the public; to create and maintain assigned aspects of the Geographic Information System (GIS) database; to analyze GIS data and information; and to generate maps and reports as requested. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry-level class in the Geographic Information System Technician series. This class is distinguished from the Geographic Information System Technician II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as an entry class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate supervision from an assigned supervisor, and may receive technical and functional supervision from a higher level staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Create original map manuscripts for use as source material in the GIS automation process; accurately code manuscripts with attribute data. Participate in the development of databases associated with the GIS base mapping and subsequent map layers. Verify accuracy of digitized data using source material to ensure the quality computer automated projects. Research or interpret legal descriptions; search recorded deeds and surveys to determine correct locations and descriptions of properties. Analyze and review mapping and related data prepared by consultants for inclusion in various planning reports. Make necessary survey and boundary calculations; check mathematical data submitted with final maps for land subdivisions. Create spatial overlays and compose plots in support of staff projects. Determine and collect relevant data from sources such as aerial photographs, U.S.G.S. maps, parcel maps and field survey notes. Update a variety of maps, including utility, zoning, reference, topographic, political boundary and Assessor parcel maps by making changes and drawing new boundaries to ensure that maps are current. Prepare maps, line drawings, color graphics, charts, graphs, architectural renderings and other documents or materials for use in brochures, reports and presentations to the Board of Supervisors, various commissions or boards and other public agencies. Prepare, code and digitize maps and geographic feature data into the GIS database following pre-established procedures and sequences to update layers within the system. Determine and execute the appropriate sequence of processing tasks in order to appropriately complete a GIS automation assignment. Prepare and provide reports, mapped data, special query maps, and other geographic source data, blueprints/bluelines and related information and documents to County departments, other public agencies, consultants and contractors and the general public. Provide technical assistance to others as needed. Maintain drafting equipment and mapping related computer software. Maintain inventory of supplies and materials including maps at public counter; purchase as necessary. Participate in meetings and committees as requested. Maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Follow County policies and procedures. Work in a safe manner at all times. Perform related duties as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Work environments may occasionally involve working around machinery with moving parts or stationery equipment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: One year of AutoCAD, ESRI-based GIS software applications, databases and other relevant computer software, program and database experience. Training: Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college with major course work in cartography, GIS or a related field. Must have completed some college-level courses and/or professional training seminars in ESRI applications. Required License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. Note: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of cartography and engineering drafting including map projections and scales. Algebra, geometry and trigonometry, especially in computation of distances, angles and areas. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Computer aided drafting and mapping tools and programs, including AutoCAD software, ESRI-based GIS software (ARC/INFO, ArcView, etc.) and its applications and other relevant software, programs and databases and their uses. Map drafting procedures, terminology, drafting tools and equipment. Algebra, geometry and trigonometry, especially in computation of distances, angles and areas. Principles and practices of good customer service. Principles and practices of work safety. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job. Intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe drafting and mapping activities and problem solve when appropriate; understand, interpret and explain Department policies and procedures; adapt to new and complex computer software. On a continuous basis, sit at drafting table or computer station; intermittently stand at counter for long periods of time; twist and reach office equipment; write and use keyboard to communicate through written means; use keyboard to operate design and mapping computer software; visually differentiate between colors on land use maps; and regularly lift weight of 10 pounds or less. Learn to research sources of geographic data and collect, interpret and integrate cartographic data from different sources to prepare map manuscripts and reports. Make simple engineering computations. Learn to identify characteristics of aerial photographs and interpret maps; prepare maps, accurately delineating feature locations and boundaries on map manuscripts; produce engineering drawings. Work independently and as a cooperative, contributing member of a team. Learn to organize and manage multiple priorities and perform a variety of work assignments. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups, customers, co-workers and supervisors in a respectful, tactful and effective manner. Learn to operate a personal computer in an on-line processing environment, and utilize relevant software application programs and databases. Obtain information through interviews and dialogue; work fairly and courteously with the public; work effectively with interruption. Communicate effectively and concisely in writing and speaking. Learn to accurately draw to scale on assessment maps. Learn to use tools and equipment commonly used in drafting and office procedures. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and fellow employees of the County. Mobility - frequent sitting for extended periods; frequent walking and twisting; occasional stooping and standing. Lifting - occasional lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds. Vision - constant use of good overall vision for reading/close up work; frequent use of color perception and eye/hand coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision. Dexterity - frequent repetitive motion from writing and using a computer keyboard; frequent use of finger dexterity, frequent grasping and holding; occasional reaching. Hearing/Talking - frequent hearing/talking to others on the telephone and in person. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Lindsay Baer, Administrative Technician, at lbaer@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4667. Closing Date/Time: 6/27/2024 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, California, United States
Jun 11, 2024
Full Time
POSITION INFORMATION The Placer County Library is currently recruiting for a Librarian - I in the Tahoe area. Please click here to see more information about this recruitment and submit an application. Closing Date/Time: 7/1/2024 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, California, United States
Jun 11, 2024
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION This classification is scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4.0% in July 2024. The Placer County Library is excited to announce two openings for Librarian I positions in the Rocklin and Tahoe areas. If you are passionate about librarianship and eager to serve your community, we encourage you to apply! We are looking for someone who is creative, enjoys conducting public library programming, is excited about community outreach, and extends exemplary customer service. Our Librarians have a combination of librarian duties, with an emphasis on supervision, library services outreach, and program management to enhance the user experience of the library. Rocklin Library Position: We are looking for a dedicated Librarian I for our Rocklin Library. In this position you will be responsible for providing Librarian services to the Rocklin Library. The eligible list from this recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies in the Auburn/South Placer area, depending on specific requirements. Tahoe Area Position: We are also actively seeking applicants for the Librarian I position to serve the Tahoe Area. In this position you will be responsible for providing Librarian services to the two Placer County Libraries, the Kings Beach and Tahoe City Libraries. Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium: Salary plus up to an additional $1,000 per month Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium for employees who are permanently assigned to a position located in the North Lake Tahoe Area. To learn more about the Library Department, click HERE. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Placer Public Employees Organization (PPEO) benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION Under general supervision or direction, performs routine to complex professional library work involving the collection and retrieval of information, including evaluation, selection, cataloging, and de-selection of library materials; performs reference, research, and readers’ advisory services; may direct and/or implement a major service area of the Library Services Department, or serves as a manager of a medium sized library; and performs related duties as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry-level class in the Librarian series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey-level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under general supervision while learning job tasks. This class is distinguished from the journey-level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from supervisory or management staff. May exercise direct supervision over clerical, technical and para-professional staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Assist in the development and implementation of a variety of library programs, services and outreach to a variety of customers using a systems-thinking approach, and organizes and facilitates community engagement events to meet customer needs. Assess patron needs and advise them in making effective use of library resources and services; assist patrons of all ages by answering reference questions and selecting books, audio books, magazines, compact discs, DVDs, electronic resources and other library materials; places holds for customers. Supervise assigned library staff; recruits volunteers; trains staff; arranges schedules; monitors workflow; conducts performance evaluations; models expected behaviors. Plan, organize, implement, and evaluate a variety of library services, including audio-visual, reference, and technical services; prepare and maintain records and reports related to area of assignment. Assist patrons to obtain library materials not in current library collection by use of inter-library loan, searching online catalogs of nearby libraries and other methods as those become available. Develop collection by reading, reviewing, and recommending materials; review collection to determine additional materials needed and select materials for repair or discard; perform selection duties as assigned. Monitor usage of library budget in area of responsibility. Perform highly responsible library services in specific area(s) of expertise, which may include children’s services, youth services, adult services, technical services, etc. May manage the operations of a medium library, which involves, planning, organizing, managing and directing the day-to-day operations; assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures. Identify various users and community needs, and recommend, plan, and present appropriate programs. Instruct customers in the use of library tools, including catalogs, computer databases, bibliographic resources, CD-ROM resources, the internet, and indexes. May prepare publicity and marketing materials, coordinate the publication of brochures, and coordinate the dissemination of library program publicity. Participate in community outreach programs and special library programs. May lead or assist in the preparation of grant proposals and/or the development and management of required documentation for grant funded programs. Respond to difficult complaints and requests for information from customers. Attend professional workshops, seminars, and conferences; represent the library on outside committees. Operate various library-related equipment, information systems, and general office equipment. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, and the public using principles of good customer service. Adhere to safety policies and procedures. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: No professional experience is required. Training: Master's degree in Library Science. Required License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required . KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: General principles and procedures of professional library work in a public library setting. Principles and practices of supervision, employee training, and leadership. Principles of professional library work, including familiarity of current trends in library services; methods, and techniques of library classification, bibliographies, cataloging, and library programming. Patron advisory methods and practices. Reference sources and search techniques. A wide variety of books, authors, and collection development resources. Computer applications in a library environment. Collection development, including materials selection and cataloging procedures. Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively interacting with the public, vendors, and County staff. Safety policies and procedures. Ability to: Plan, organize, supervise, review, and evaluate library activities and programs. Carryout specific functions of the County Library system. Supervise, train and evaluate para-professional, technical and clerical personnel. Develop and implement library services. Assess and meet community needs in the area of library services. Assess library patron needs and provide accurate reference information by utilizing appropriate search techniques. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and efficient manner. Obtain information through interview; work fairly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruption. Apply general departmental policies, procedures, and practices and collection development principles. Use a library-automated systems and standard office equipment. Maintain confidentiality of customer records. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Maintain accurate records and files. Work weekend and evening shifts as assigned. Work in a standard office environment, using standard office equipment and computer systems and attend off-site meetings. Sit at desk and/or stand for long periods of time. Intermittently bend, twist, reach, grasp, kneel or squat while shelving, opening boxes or moving equipment; see and read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; write and use keyboard to communicate and to enter circulation and collection data; communicate in person and by telephone; file, lift and carry weight up to 50 pounds; push handcart up to 50 pounds. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Lindsay Baer, Administrative Technician, at lbaer@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4667 Closing Date/Time: 7/1/2024 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, California, United States
Jun 08, 2024
Full Time
Introduction Living in Placer County from Placer County Video Portal Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency is accepting applications to fill one Associate Surveyor vacancy in Auburn. The eligible list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies as they arise, subject to position-specific requirements. *This classification is scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4% in June 2024. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Placer Public Employees Organization (PPEO) benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To plan, supervise, coordinate and participate in complex, difficult, and sensitive professional surveying activities, including map certification and election mapping; and to exercise direct supervision over professional and technical staff. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the advanced journey level class in the Surveyor series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, by the amount of time spent performing assigned duties, and by the nature of the public contact made. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including providing expert testimony with regard to boundary/survey information and exercising direct supervision over technical and professional staff. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from supervisory or management staff as assigned. Exercises direct supervision over technical and professional staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives for surveying activities; establish schedules and methods for achieving survey Unit's work objectives; implement policies and procedures within areas of responsibility. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities. Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of professional and technical staff assigned to areas of responsibility; participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed. Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for staff, supplies, and equipment; monitor and control expenditure. Research, calculate and prepare legal descriptions for County road projects, LAFCO annexations, special districts, or as requested by other County departments. Provide information regarding survey data, County right-of-way, easements, record maps, status of various projects, to the public and private sector representatives. Administer the County's map certification and election mapping programs including oversight of review/approval of legal descriptions submitted to the County for annexation, easements, and property transfers. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience: Two years of responsible professional surveying experience performing duties similar to an Assistant Surveyor with Placer County. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with major course work in engineering technology or a related field. Note: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department. Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. Required License or Certificate: Possession of registration as a Licensed Land Surveyor in the State of California. May need to possess a valid driver's license as required depending on the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Public Works Department policies and procedures relative to surveying activities. Pertinent local, State, and Federal rules, regulations, laws and codes, including the Land Surveyors Act and the Subdivision Map Act. Principles and practices of land surveying, including application to the review of maps and legal descriptions. Computer software as used in technical computation/analysis and drafting/mapping/surveying applications. Principles of budget monitoring. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations. Principles and practices of work safety. Ability to: Organize, implement, and direct survey activities. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational situations and technical policies and procedures; and understand, interpret, and explain applicable ordinances and statutes and County policies and procedures. On a continuous basis, sit at desk or stand at counter for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel, or twist while perform field work; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means or enter/retrieve data from computer; regularly lift heavy weight. Apply the principles and practices of professional surveying in the performance of professional surveying duties on multiple, diverse, and complex projects. Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff. Assist in the development and monitoring of assigned budget areas. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned activities. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Kristen Cannon, Administrative Technician, at kcannon@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4661. Closing Date/Time: 6/28/2024 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, California, United States
Jun 08, 2024
Full Time
Introduction Living in Placer County from Placer County Video Portal Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION Placer County is accepting applications for Engineering Technician I and Engineering Technician II for the Department of Public Works and for the Community Development Resource Agency . Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To be considered for the I level, the II level, or both levels, you must complete and submit separate applications and supplemental questionnaires for each recruitment: Engineering Technician I #2024-15573-01 Engineering Technician II #2024-15576-01 The eligible lists established as a result of these recruitments may be used to fill permanent full time, permanent part time, and temporary/extra help vacancies as they arise, subject to position-specific requirements. *This classification is scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4.0% in June 2024. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Placer Public Employees Organization (PPEO) benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To perform a variety of sub-professional field and office engineering, architectural support services, building system engineering and construction project management work, including construction and drainage inspection, plan checking, contract administration, project monitoring, materials testing, surveying, encroachment permitting, traffic engineering, and transportation planning; to ensure compliance with various laws, regulations, and standards relative to public works projects; and to provide information and assistance to the public in person, by telephone, or in the field. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level class in the Engineering Technician series. This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate supervision from professional engineering staff and may receive technical and functional supervision from higher level technical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform support to project management, technical administration and construction inspection of public works and capital improvements projects performed either by County contract or through private contracts; review and make recommendations regarding contract compliance; maintain and prepare project records, change orders, submittals, and all required records and reports. Compute and check tentative and final subdivision maps, survey maps and other engineering documents; assist in review of minor land division applications; review grading and drainage plans; assist in the preparation of designs, plans, and specifications for construction, alteration and maintenance of public works projects; and verify cost estimates and right-of-way. Maintain a variety of project records and files including payments, and labor and equipment usage; prepare and submit progress reports and initiate and process progress payments; perform routine engineering computations and assist in verifying compliance with contract and technical requirements; recommend revisions as appropriate. Interpret maps and apply regulatory data in preparing flood zone determinations; investigate drainage and grading complaints; document code enforcement activities and issue permits. Collect and prepare various construction samples for testing; perform tests in the field and laboratory and perform inspections to determine compliance with construction documents; compile and analyze test data and prepare reports. Perform field surveying duties; determine lines, bearings, elevations, distances, grades, and cross sections; set slope and grade stakes; maintain field notes and perform mathematical calculations as necessary; make field sketches and drawings; maintain survey instruments; may act as survey chief as required. Determine, coordinate, investigate and enforce encroachment permit conditions; perform inspections to ensure against encroachment without permit; issue permits, including permits for extra legal loads; design permits as required for special or one-time situations; and may collect fees and cash deposits. Provide engineering support for projects in the areas of right-of-way research and location, drainage and design, and assist in contacting private property owners in conjunction with these projects. Provide support to professional staff for projects in the areas of building systems, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire/life safety systems, low voltage security and alarms, building automation systems, energy efficiency and conservation and related fields. Under supervision, prepare Computer Aided Design (CAD) or Building Information Modeling (BIM) scale drawings such as floor plans, elevations and sections; prepare project cost estimates and materials lists; obtain samples and catalogs from product manufacturers. Assist in conducting traffic counts and speed studies; assist in review of road safety problems and analysis of accident sites; provide assistance to traffic sign and striping crews in designing layouts and sign placements. Under supervision, assist in conducting energy consumption analyses, assist in building systems assessments and preparation of reports including life cycle cost analyses, maintenance and operations of building systems and computer-based facility and project management software. Assist in calculating traffic generation and distribution resulting from projected development activities in accordance with the County General Plan and Zoning Ordinance; assist in the construction and calibration of traffic models and estimate future traffic demands; assist in determining anticipated road network improvements, including use of computer models; prepare project schedules, project budgets, computer-based project management and cost estimates for improvement projects; assist in the preparation of financing plans including cost analyses, fee programs, and implementation ordinances. Explain laws, regulations and requirements to the public; establish and maintain records and record keeping systems; prepare documentation, correspondence, and reports; file mandated periodic reports; perform drafting tasks as required; calculate various fees; and maintain up-to-date databases and accounting records. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience: No experience is required. Training: Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college with major course work in engineering technology, architectural design, construction management, project management related to engineering, architecture or construction, or a related field. Note: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department. Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. Required License or Certificate: When assigned to materials testing duties, possession of certification for use of a nuclear gauge; when assigned to State or Federally funded projects, possession of certification to perform required tests. May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position and in accordance with California Vehicle Code. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of engineering, architectural design and/or construction project management as applied to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of public works projects. Basic surveying principles and equipment, depending on assignment. Basic principles and practices of drafting, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM), depending on assignment. Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Computer software including word processing, spread sheet, database, project scheduling and project management applications. Record keeping techniques for maintaining technical and accounting data. Basic methods and materials used in building construction with an emphasis on commercial applications, depending on assignment. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Principles and practices of work safety. Ability to: Learn to perform a broad range of sub-professional engineering work including construction and drainage inspection, plan checking, project monitoring, materials testing, surveying, encroachment permitting, traffic engineering and transportation planning. On a continuous basis, know and understand basic operations, and observe safety rules. Intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve sub-professional engineering activities; identify, locate and operate equipment; understand work assignments; and learn to explain laws, codes, regulations and requirements to individuals less technically knowledgeable. Sit at desk for long periods of time; and stand at counter to answer questions from the public. Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing work papers, making computations, working at computer equipment; walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist while performing field work; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; see and hear sufficiently to communicate by visual and auditory signals while working in the field; regularly lift very heavy weight. Learn to understand and interpret maps, plans, specifications and contracts. Learn methods of financing and allocating costs for public works improvement projects. Learn principles and practices of traffic engineering and transportation planning, depending on assignment. Make accurate mathematical calculations and solve mathematical problems related to sub-professional engineering work. Prepare simple detailing and representations; make sketches and drawings of field conditions/installations. Use basic surveying tools and equipment, depending on assignment. Learn to use materials testing equipment, depending on assignment. Use computer software applications for report writing and record-keeping; learn to use computer software for technical analysis and modeling applications. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Obtain information through interview; effectively handle multiple assignments; work with interruption; and to deal firmly and courteously with the public. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action. Drive a light truck and operate a two-way radio; use a camera and basic hand tools. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Kristen Cannon, Administrative Technician, at kcannon@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4661. Closing Date/Time: 6/28/2024 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, California, United States
Jun 08, 2024
Full Time
Introduction Living in Placer County from Placer County Video Portal Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION Placer County is accepting applications for Engineering Technician I and Engineering Technician II for the Department of Public Works and for the Community Development Resource Agency . Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To be considered for the I level, the II level, or both levels, you must complete and submit separate applications and supplemental questionnaires for each recruitment: Engineering Technician I #2024-15573-01 Engineering Technician II #2024-15576-01 The eligible lists established as a result of these recruitments may be used to fill permanent full time, permanent part time, and temporary/extra help vacancies as they arise, subject to position-specific requirements. *This classification is scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4.0% in June 2024. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Placer Public Employees Organization (PPEO) benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To perform a variety of sub-professional field and office engineering, architectural support services, building system engineering and construction project management work, including construction and drainage inspection, plan checking, contract administration, project monitoring, materials testing, surveying, encroachment permitting, traffic engineering, and transportation planning; to ensure compliance with various laws, regulations, and standards relative to public works projects; and to provide information and assistance to the public in person, by telephone, or in the field. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the Engineering Technician series. This class is distinguished from the Engineering Technician I by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from professional engineering staff and may receive technical and functional supervision from higher level technical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform support to project management, technical administration and construction inspection of public works and capital improvements projects performed either by County contract or through private contracts; review and make recommendations regarding contract compliance; maintain and prepare project records, change orders, submittals, and all required records and reports. Compute and check tentative and final subdivision maps, survey maps and other engineering documents; assist in review of minor land division applications; review grading and drainage plans; assist in the preparation of designs, plans, and specifications for construction, alteration and maintenance of public works projects; and verify cost estimates and right-of-way. Maintain a variety of project records and files including payments, and labor and equipment usage; prepare and submit progress reports and initiate and process progress payments; perform routine engineering computations and assist in verifying compliance with contract and technical requirements; recommend revisions as appropriate. Interpret maps and apply regulatory data in preparing flood zone determinations; investigate drainage and grading complaints; document code enforcement activities and issue permits. Collect and prepare various construction samples for testing; perform tests in the field and laboratory and perform inspections to determine compliance with construction documents; compile and analyze test data and prepare reports. Perform field surveying duties; determine lines, bearings, elevations, distances, grades, and cross sections; set slope and grade stakes; maintain field notes and perform mathematical calculations as necessary; make field sketches and drawings; maintain survey instruments; may act as survey chief as required. Determine, coordinate, investigate and enforce encroachment permit conditions; perform inspections to ensure against encroachment without permit; issue permits, including permits for extra legal loads; design permits as required for special or one-time situations; and may collect fees and cash deposits. Provide engineering support for projects in the areas of right-of-way research and location, drainage and design, and assist in contacting private property owners in conjunction with these projects. Provide support to professional staff for projects in the areas of building systems, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire/life safety systems, low voltage security and alarms, building automation systems, energy efficiency and conservation and related fields. Under supervision, prepare Computer Aided Design (CAD) or Building Information Modeling (BIM) scale drawings such as floor plans, elevations and sections; prepare project cost estimates and materials lists; obtain samples and catalogs from product manufacturers. Assist in conducting traffic counts and speed studies; assist in review of road safety problems and analysis of accident sites; provide assistance to traffic sign and striping crews in designing layouts and sign placements. Under supervision, assist in conducting energy consumption analyses, assist in building systems assessments and preparation of reports including life cycle cost analyses, maintenance and operations of building systems and computer-based facility and project management software. Assist in calculating traffic generation and distribution resulting from projected development activities in accordance with the County General Plan and Zoning Ordinance; assist in the construction and calibration of traffic models and estimate future traffic demands; assist in determining anticipated road network improvements, including use of computer models; prepare project schedules, project budgets, computer-based project management and cost estimates for improvement projects; assist in the preparation of financing plans including cost analyses, fee programs, and implementation ordinances. Explain laws, regulations and requirements to the public; establish and maintain records and record keeping systems; prepare documentation, correspondence, and reports; file mandated periodic reports; perform drafting tasks as required; calculate various fees; and maintain up-to-date databases and accounting records. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience: Two years of responsible sub-professional engineering experience performing duties similar to an Engineering Technician I with Placer County. Training: Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college with major course work in engineering technology, architectural design, construction management, project management related to engineering, architecture or construction, or a related field. Note: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department. Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. Required License or Certificate: When assigned to materials testing duties, possession of certification for use of a nuclear gage; when assigned to State or Federally funded projects, possession of certification to perform required tests. May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position and in accordance with California Vehicle Code. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of engineering, architectural design and/or construction project management as applied to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of public works projects. Basic surveying principles and equipment, depending on assignment. Basic principles and practices of drafting, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM), depending on assignment. Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Computer software including word processing, spread sheet, database, project scheduling and project management applications. Record keeping techniques for maintaining technical and accounting data. Basic methods and materials used in building construction with an emphasis on commercial applications, depending on assignment. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Principles and practices of work safety. Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations, laws and codes. Methods of financing and allocating costs for public works improvement projects. Technical traffic engineering and transportation planning principles. Materials testing principles, practices and equipment. Computer software used for technical analysis and modeling applications. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand basic operations, and observe safety rules. Intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve sub-professional engineering activities; identify, locate and operate equipment; understand work assignments; and learn to explain laws, codes, regulations and requirements to individuals less technically knowledgeable. Sit at desk for long periods of time; and stand at counter to answer questions from the public. Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing work papers, making computations, working at computer equipment; walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist while performing field work; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; see and hear sufficiently to communicate by visual and auditory signals while working in the field; regularly lift very heavy weight. Make accurate mathematical calculations and solve mathematical problems related to sub-professional engineering work. Prepare simple detailing and representations; make sketches and drawings of field conditions/installations. Use basic surveying tools and equipment, depending on assignment. Use computer software applications for report writing and record-keeping; learn to use computer software for technical analysis and modeling applications. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Obtain information through interview; effectively handle multiple assignments; work with interruption; and to deal firmly and courteously with the public. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action. Drive a light truck and operate a two-way radio; use a camera and basic hand tools. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Perform a broad range of sub-professional engineering work including construction and drainage inspection, plan checking, project monitoring, materials testing, surveying, encroachment permitting, traffic engineering and/or transportation planning. Understand and interpret maps, plans, specifications and contracts. Apply principles of traffic engineering and transportation planning, depending on assignment. Use materials testing equipment. Use computer software for technical analysis and modeling applications. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Kristen Cannon, Administrative Technician, at kcannon@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4661. Closing Date/Time: 6/28/2024 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, California, United States
Jun 06, 2024
Full Time
Introduction Living in Placer County from Placer County Video Portal Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency is accepting applications for Building Inspector I and Building Inspector II in Tahoe. Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To be considered for the I level, the II level, or both levels, you must complete and submit separate applications and supplemental questionnaires for each recruitment: Building Inspector I #2024-14820-02 Building Inspector II #2024-14821-01 The eligible lists established as a result of these recruitments may be used to fill permanent full-time, permanent part-time, and temporary/extra-help vacancies as they arise, subject to position-specific requirements. *This classification is scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4.0% in June 2024. *Salary plus up to an additional $1,000 per month Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium for employees who are permanently assigned to a position located in the North Lake Tahoe Area. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Placer Public Employees Organization (PPEO) benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To review building plans and conduct inspections of residential and commercial buildings under construction or being remodeled; to determine compliance of plans and of buildings under construction with applicable State and County codes and standards. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level class in the Building Inspection series. This class is distinguished from the journey by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgement on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate supervision from management or supervisory staff; may receive technical or functional supervision from other technical or professional staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform as a team member in carrying out program tasks of the Building Division. Review, assess and approve building plans and calculations regarding structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing design and construction aspects for compliance with all applicable local and state codes. Conduct field inspections of buildings during construction or remodeling for compliance with all applicable local and state codes and approved plans and specifications; set up inspection schedule and route and travel to field sites; approve work done or note corrections to be made; prepare correction letters and inspection reports. Interpret and explain applicable building codes, Division policies and procedures to the public; assist the public at the public counter and/or by telephone in the processing of permits and applications; provide technical assistance to others within the Building Division as needed; coordinate with other County departments and/or with outside agencies as needed. Maintain files, retrieve permit information, issue permits and conduct permit research. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience: Three years of building trades experience is desirable. Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Additional specialized training in the building trades or construction technology is desirable. Required License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. Possession of, or ability to obtain prior to the completion of the probationary period, a valid Certificate of Registration as a Building Inspector issued by the International Code Council. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of building design, construction and inspection. Federal, State and local building and associated codes. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Arithmetic and basic mathematical calculations. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job. Intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve building inspection activities; sit at desk for long periods of time; and stand at the counter to answer questions of the public. Intermittently, walk, stand, kneel, climb, crawl and bend in the field; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; intermittently write or use a keyboard to communicate and occasionally lift moderate weight. Under supervision, review and analyze construction plans and inspect construction projects; conduct and document multiple inspections; maintain accurate and separate records for each inspection. Obtain information through interview; work fairly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruption. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action. Be sensitive to various cultural and ethnic groups present in the community. Use a computer, calculator, telephone, and photocopy machine. Drive an automobile in all weather conditions. Under supervision, conduct and document multiple inspections; maintain accurate and separate records for each inspection. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Kristen Cannon, Administrative Technician, at kcannon@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4661. Closing Date/Time: 6/26/2024 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, California, United States
Jun 06, 2024
Full Time
Introduction Living in Placer County from Placer County Video Portal Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency is accepting applications to fill one Senior Building Inspector vacancy in Auburn assigned to field inspection-related duties. This position is responsible for reviewing highly technical construction plans and performing difficult and complex field inspections. The ideal candidate will have experience in commercial and residential inspections and will also have the ability to work independently. The eligible list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies as they arise, subject to position-specific requirements. *This classification is scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4% in June 2024. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Placer Public Employees Organization (PPEO) benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To review building plans and conduct inspections of residential or commercial buildings under construction or being remodeled; to determine compliance of plans and of buildings under construction with applicable State and County codes and standards; and to exercise functional and technical supervision over technical and clerical staff. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the advanced journey level class in the Building Inspection series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, by the amount of time spent performing lead or specialized responsibilities, and by the nature of the public contact made. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including technical and functional supervision of technical and clerical staff, review of highly technical construction plans and specifications and performance of difficult and complex field inspections. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from assigned management or supervisory staff. Exercises technical and functional supervision over technical and clerical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform as a team member in carrying out program tasks of the Building Division. Train and lead subordinate staff in the building inspection and plan review process. Review, assess and approve building plans and calculations regarding structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing design and construction aspects for compliance with all applicable local and State codes. Conduct field inspections of buildings during construction or remodeling for compliance with all applicable local and State codes and approved plans and specifications; set up inspection schedules and routes and travel to field sites; approve completed work or note corrections to be made; prepare correction letters and inspection reports. Interpret and explain applicable building codes, Division policies and procedures to the public; assist the public at the public counter and/or by telephone in the processing of permits and applications; confer with engineers, architects, contractors, manufacturers and owners regarding complex and difficult technical issues. When assigned, administer programs or functional areas such as mobile home park inspections, abatement procedures, business license inspections or manage inspection of major County construction projects. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience: Two years of responsible journey level experience performing duties similar to those of a Building Inspector II in Placer County. Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Additional specialized training in building codes, construction technology or a related field is desirable. Required License or Certificate: Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as an Inspector issued by the International Code Council. May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of building design, construction and inspection. State and local building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and energy codes. State mandated inspection programs. County codes and standards applicable to building design and construction. Operation, policies and procedures of a City or County Building Division. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Arithmetic and basic mathematical calculations. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job. Intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve building inspection activities; sit at desk for long periods of time; and stand at the counter to answer questions of the public. Intermittently, walk, stand, kneel, climb, crawl and bend in the field; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; intermittently write or use a keyboard to communicate and occasionally lift moderate weight. Train subordinate staff. Perform plan reviews and field inspections of a complex and difficult nature; solve problems and recommend solutions; explain complex requirements to others; analyze and prepare technical reports for both technical and non-technical readers. Interpret relevant codes and standards and apply County policies and procedures. Conduct and document multiple inspections; maintain accurate and separate records for each inspection. Oversee and coordinate program areas, manage projects and administer contracts. Obtain information through interview; work fairly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruption. Analyze situations quickly and objectively in order to determine proper course of action. Be sensitive to various cultural and ethnic groups present in the community. Use a computer, calculator, telephone, and photocopy machine. Drive an automobile in all weather conditions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Kristen Cannon, Administrative Technician, at kcannon@placer.a.gov or (530) 886-4661. Closing Date/Time: 6/26/2024 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, California, United States
May 24, 2024
Full Time
Introduction To be considered for the first screening cut-off in this recruitment, please submit your application materials by June 6, 2024 at 5:00pm . Placer County is currently accepting applications for Agricultural and Standards Inspector I/II/Senior. Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To be eligible for more than one level in the series, you must complete and submit separate applications and supplemental questionnaires for each recruitment: Agricultural and Standards Inspector - I #2024-14501-01 Agricultural and Standards Inspector - II #PAEL-FRENM-23 Agricultural and Standards Inspector - Senior #2024-14504-01 Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, westward through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION The Department of Agriculture, Parks and Natural Resources has two Agricultural & Standards Inspectors vacancies. These are permanent, full-time positions that may be filled at a I/II/Senior level, depending on candidate qualifications. These positions primarily work outdoors in all types of weather conditions and may occasionally work nights, weekends, and holidays. Incumbents will perform agriculture, pesticide and weights and measures regulatory compliance and enforcement work including invasive pest, quarantine, pesticide use, and commercial weighing and measuring device inspections. The Department desires candidates who can work both independently and in a team environment, as well as those who are customer service oriented, can interact with the public, and strictly follow policies and procedures while enforcing State laws, regulations, and County ordinances. These classifications are scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4% in July 2024. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Placer Public Employees Organization (PPEO) benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To interpret and enforce laws and regulations of the State of California and the County pertaining to agriculture, pesticides and weights and measures, to ensure fair competition among regulated industries, including a wide variety of retail businesses, pest control companies and agricultural producers; to govern the safe and effective use of pesticides across multiple industry sectors; and to protect the environment and the public. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level class in the Agricultural and Standards Inspector series. This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff and may receive technical and functional supervision from other technical personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Enforce State and County pesticide laws and regulations through the issuance of permits, including restricted materials permits, on-site inspection and investigation; monitor application and use of appropriate pesticides. Investigate pesticide illnesses and property loss and environmental effects related to pesticide use. Conduct quarantine inspections of plant material for detection of potentially harmful diseases and pests. Perform detection surveys of areas of known insect, weed and disease infestations; identify, document and delineate new infestations; identify target pests and place and service insect traps; apply pesticides. Conduct nursery inspections for detection of pests; take appropriate action to eradicate harmful pests; issue certificates of compliance, and notices of non-compliance. Conduct fruit, vegetable, honey and egg quality control; perform apiary and swarm inspections. Conduct quality control audits of packaged commodities and price verification at commercial outlets. Conduct inspections of commercial weighing and measuring devices (including scales and a wide variety of retail meters including motor fuel and electric vehicle charging stations, liquefied petroleum gas and other similar meters and systems) for accuracy and compliance with applicable laws, regulations and established tolerances; issue County seal, as required; respond to and investigate complaints. Conducts inspections of advertising, labeling, and minimum performance standards for petroleum and automotive products (including gasoline, diesel, and motor oil). Issue notices for violations of agricultural, pesticide and weights and measures laws and regulations. Prepare initial drafts of administrative civil penalty documents for violations of agricultural, pesticide and weights and measures laws and regulations for supervisory and management review; apply investigative techniques, collect and document evidence; and represent the department in civil penalty hearings. Represent the department to outside groups and organizations; provide technical assistance as necessary. Prepare technical and administrative reports, statistics and studies; prepare written correspondence as necessary. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, the public and regulated industries using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: One year of weights and measures enforcement or agricultural pest control experience is desirable. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in agricultural, biological, chemical or physical sciences; OR Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in any discipline with a minimum of 30 semester units, in one or any combination of the following disciplines: agricultural, biological, chemical, or physical sciences. Required License or Certificate: Possession of one or more Agricultural and Standards Inspector/Biologist or Weights and Measures Inspector licenses issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture County Licensing Program, within one (1) year of appointment to the position. Possession of Class C, and ability to obtain, a valid Commercial Class A, B, or C driver's license with air brake, hazardous materials, and/or tanker endorsements as required depending upon the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. NOTE: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of agricultural, pesticide, and weights and measures inspection. General entomology and botany principles. Modern office procedures, mobile devices, methods and computer equipment. Principles and practices of work safety. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Arithmetic, basic statistics and mathematical calculations. Ability to: On a continuous basis, analyze situations and develop solutions to situations involving pest identification and eradication and determination of accuracy of weighing and measuring devices; identify, interpret, explain and enforce violations; review, interpret, explain and enforce laws and regulations; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; and observe safety precautions, especially in the field. Intermittently, sit at a desk while compiling data and writing reports; walk, stand, climb and bend in the field; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; write or use a keyboard to communicate; and lift very heavy weight. Utilize inspection and exam procedure manuals. Identify and understand the operation of technical equipment used for pest eradication and/or control. Inspect and certify the accuracy of commercial weighing and measuring devices. Drive a large weight truck and operate a mechanical hoist that lifts 1000 pound standards for testing large capacity scales. Pull and maneuver a trailer. Recognize pests and problem solve to take appropriate actions. Compile, analyze and evaluate technical and statistical information. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Obtain information through interview; work fairly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruption. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action. Use a computer, mobile devices and modern office equipment. Understand and follow written and oral instructions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Preciosa Ayala-Burkhardt, Administrative Technician, at payala@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4637. Closing Date/Time: 6/24/2024 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, California, United States
May 24, 2024
Full Time
Introduction To be considered for the first screening cut-off in this recruitment, please submit your application materials by June 6, 2024 at 5:00pm . Placer County is currently accepting applications for Agricultural and Standards Inspector I/II/Senior. Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To be eligible for more than one level in the series, you must complete and submit separate applications and supplemental questionnaires for each recruitment: Agricultural and Standards Inspector - I #2024-14501-01 Agricultural and Standards Inspector - II #PAEL-FRENM-23 Agricultural and Standards Inspector - Senior #2024-14504-01 Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, westward through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION The Department of Agriculture, Parks and Natural Resources has two Agricultural & Standards Inspectors vacancies. These are permanent, full-time positions that may be filled at a I/II/Senior levels, depending on candidate qualifications. These positions primarily work outdoors in all types of weather conditions and may occasionally work nights, weekends, and holidays. Incumbents will perform agriculture, pesticide and weights and measures regulatory compliance and enforcement work including invasive pest, quarantine, pesticide use, and commercial weighing and measuring device inspections. The Department desires candidates who can work both independently and in a team environment, as well as those who are customer service oriented, can interact with the public, and strictly follow policies and procedures while enforcing State laws, regulations, and County ordinances. These classifications are scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4% in July 2024. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Placer Public Employees Organization (PPEO) benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To interpret and enforce laws and regulations of the State of California and the County pertaining to agriculture, pesticides, and weights and measures standards; to ensure fair competition among regulated industries, including a wide variety of retail businesses, pest control companies and agricultural producers; to govern the safe and effective use of pesticides across multiple industry sectors; and to protect the environment and the public. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the advanced journey level class in the Agricultural Inspector series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, the amount of time spent performing duties and nature of the public contact made. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including specialized inspection duties of a complex and difficult nature and exercise technical and functional supervision of lower level inspectors and may exercise direct supervision over Agricultural Inspector Aides. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility. This class is distinguished from the Agricultural and Standards Inspector I/II in that it performs more complex and difficult agricultural, weights and measures, and pesticide use enforcement and inspection duties and exercises direct supervision over assigned staff. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from assigned supervisory or management staff. Exercises technical and functional supervision over lower level inspectors and may exercise direct supervision over Agricultural Inspector Aides. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of assigned staff; participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed. Train and lead other technical staff in agricultural, pesticide use enforcement, and weights and measures inspection functions. Enforce State and County pesticide laws and regulations through issuance of permits, including restricted materials permits; on-site inspection and investigation; monitor application and use of pesticides; requiring a high level of skill. Analyze, compile, forecast, monitor and track assigned program needs, activities and budgets in order to obtain State and Federal funding; provide program activity data for billing purposes; draft proposals for Supervisor or Management review and approval. Investigate pesticide illness and property loss and environmental effects related to pesticide use. Conduct inspections of a difficult and complex nature at plant nurseries and feed stores for detection of potentially harmful diseases and pests; perform crop surveys. Conduct quarantine inspections requiring a high level of skill and issue certificates of quarantine compliance for outgoing plant material. Perform difficult and complex pest detection surveys in areas of known insect, weed and disease infestations; identify, document and delineate new infestations; supervise pesticide applications. Conduct nursery inspections requiring a high level of skill and expertise for detection of pests; take appropriate action to eradicate harmful pests, issue certificates of compliance and notices of non-compliance, and recommend appropriate alternative actions. Review and approve pest control business regulations. Conduct fruit, vegetable, honey and egg quality control; perform apiary and swarm inspections requiring a high level of skill. Inspect field harvesting equipment for seed certification program. Review phytosanitary certificate applications, conduct commodity field inspections, issue certificates in accordance with Federal and State protocols. Conduct quantity control audits of packaged commodities and price verification inspections of commercial outlets. Conduct inspections of commercial weighing and measuring devices (including scales and a wide variety of retail meters including motor fuel, electric vehicle charging stations, liquefied petroleum gas and other similar meters and systems) for accuracy and compliance with laws, regulations and established tolerances; issue County seal, as required; respond to and investigate complaints. Investigate firewood complaints in order to verify accurate quantity measurement. Conducts inspections of advertising, labeling, and minimum performance standards for petroleum and automotive products (including gasoline, diesel, and motor oil). Prepare initial drafts of administrative civil penalty documents for violations of agricultural, pesticide, and weights and measures laws and regulations for supervisory and management review; apply investigative techniques, collect and document evidence; and represent the department in civil penalty hearings. Take appropriate compliance and enforcement action; issue notices of violations of agricultural, pesticide, and weights and measures laws and regulations. Provide technical assistance to higher level supervisory or management staff as necessary. Represent the department to outside groups and organizations; participate in drafting information for brochures, training materials and presentations. Prepare and maintain technical, administrative and regulatory reports, logs and statistical studies of a complex nature related to area of assignment; prepare written correspondence as necessary. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, the public and regulated industries using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Two years of responsible journey level agricultural and weights and measures inspection experience performing duties similar to an Agricultural and Standards Inspector II with Placer County. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in agricultural, biological, chemical or physical sciences; OR Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in any discipline with a minimum of 30 semester units, in one or any combination of the following disciplines: agricultural, biological, chemical, or physical sciences. Required License or Certificate: Possession of all eight County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist and Weights and Measures Inspector licenses issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture County Licensing Program. Possession of Class C, and ability to obtain, a valid Commercial Class A, B, or C driver's license with air brake, hazardous materials, and/or tanker endorsements as required depending upon the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Basic principles of chemistry, physics, biology and botany. Principles and practices of agricultural, pesticide use and weights and measures inspection. Rules for proper evidence gathering and sampling procedures. Agricultural laws, regulations and policies governing general inspection for agricultural pests. Detection and eradication techniques of plant diseases and pests relating to agricultural commodities. State laws and regulations of weights and measures. State laws and regulations of pesticide use enforcement. Applicable mapping and GIS Systems. Principles of technical report writing. Policies and procedures of the Agriculture Department. Budgeting procedures and techniques; inputting, monitoring and forecasting of budget for assigned programs. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations. Modern office procedures, mobile devices, methods and computer equipment. Principles and practices of work safety. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Arithmetic, basic statistics and mathematical calculations. Ability to: On a continuous basis, analyze situations and develop solutions to situations involving pest identification and eradication and determination of accuracy of weighing and measuring devices; and enforce regulations; review, interpret and explain laws and regulations; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; and observe safety precautions, especially in the field. Intermittently sit at a desk while compiling data and writing reports; walk, stand, climb and bend in the field; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; write or use a keyboard to communicate; and lift very heavy weight. Utilize inspection and exam procedure manuals. Interpret, explain and enforce the full range of agricultural, pesticide and weights and measurements laws and regulations. Plan, organize, assign, supervise and coordinate work of subordinate personnel. Provide staff leadership and work direction. Read and interpret technical reports and data related to area of assignment. Maintain awareness of new technical developments, laws and regulations; quickly learn and assist in the implementation of new technologies and procedures. Utilize, follow and reference inspection and exam procedure manuals. Compile and maintain detailed inspection records and utilize computer databases and mobile applications to input, track and review inspections. Identify and understand the operation of technical equipment used for pest eradication and/or control; understand the effect of various weather conditions and patterns on pesticide applications. Perform agricultural, pesticide use enforcement and weights and measures regulatory inspections of a complex and difficult nature. Inspect and certify the accuracy of all commercial weighing and measuring devices for compliance with applicable laws, regulations, tolerances and specifications. Drive a large weight truck and operate a mechanical hoist that lifts 1000 pound standards for testing large capacity scales. Mount, pull and maneuver a trailer. Operate a crane. Quickly recognize and identify unusual pests or pests of a particularly destructive nature and problem solve to take appropriate eradication and protective actions. Compile, analyze and evaluate difficult and complex technical and statistical information. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Obtain information through interview; work fairly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruption. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action. Use a computer, mobile devices and modern office equipment. Understand and follow written and oral instructions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Preciosa Ayala-Burkhardt, Administrative Technician, at payala@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4637. Closing Date/Time: 6/24/2024 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, California, United States
May 24, 2024
Full Time
POSITION INFORMATION Lateral Transfer/Other Agency List (Public Agency Eligible List - PAEL) Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a substantially similar job classification without going through the examination process. Those hired from this process will typically be considered new employees for purposes of determining seniority, benefits, and other leave accruals. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website at: Employees of Other Public Agencies . In order to determine which Placer County classification is substantially similar to that held in other public agencies, click the Classification and Salary Info link at the top of this page. PAEL Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for placement on a Public Agency Eligible List an applicant must meet all of the following criteria (per Placer County Code Chapter 3, section 3.08.720 ): Applicant must be working for a public agency (other than Placer County) that operates under a personnel civil service or merit system. If not currently employed by a qualifying agency, the applicant must have been employed by a qualifying public agency within one year prior to the date applicant completed application is received by the Placer County Human Resources Department; The classification in which Placer County employment is contemplated must be substantially similar in job assignment and responsibility to the position in which the applicant is/was employed by the public agency; If classified, the applicant must hold or have held permanent status with the agency in a comparable job assignment; If unclassified, the applicant must have been employed by that agency, in that position, for a minimum of six (6) months; The applicant must submit a Placer County Public Agency Eligible List Self-Certification form, certifying: Applicant employment record has been entirely satisfactory; Applicant has not been separated for cause; Applicant was appointed to the class as a result of a qualifying or competitive exam; and If not currently employed by that public agency, the applicant is eligible for reinstatement to that agency. To Apply For more information or to submit a Lateral Transfer/Other Agency List (Public Agency Eligible List - PAEL) application, click the Employees of Other Public Agencies link on the Job Opportunities page. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Preciosa Ayala-Burkhardt, Administrative Technician, at payala@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4637. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Placer Public Employees Organization (PPEO) benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Lateral Transfer from Other Agencies/Public Agency Eligible List (PAEL) Closing Date/Time: 6/24/2024 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, California, United States
May 18, 2024
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov. POSITION INFORMATION The Road Maintenance Division of the Department of Public Works in Tahoe has one vacancy for the position of Senior Road District Supervisor. This position supports the Assistant Road Superintendent and Road Superintendent by planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the assigned crew in road construction, maintenance and repair of County, streets and roads. For more information about the Roads Maintenance Division, please click here . BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Placer Public Employees Organization (PPEO) benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To plan, organize and direct the activities of the Roads Division in a geographically-designated road district within the Public Works Department; to coordinate section activities with other divisions or departments; and to provide highly responsible technical support to the Assistant Road Superintendent and Road Superintendent. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Senior Supervisor level recognizes positions that provide full second-line, direct supervision to employees within a work section and/or assumes substantive and significant programmatic responsibility in a defined area or specialty. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the Assistant Road Superintendent and Road Superintendent. Exercises direct supervision over supervisory and technical personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Participate in and perform complex and difficult road construction, maintenance and repair activities, including operation of heavy equipment and inspection of County streets and roads. Recommend and implement Section goals and objectives; establish performance standards and methods for road construction, maintenance and repair; develop and implement policies and procedures. Plan, develop and oversee the work of staff involved in road construction, maintenance and repair. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned unit; implement improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities. Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for personnel, supplies, materials and equipment; monitor and control expenditures. Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible experience in road construction, maintenance and repair that involved operation of various types of motorized equipment, including two years of supervisory responsibility. Training: Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in heavy equipment maintenance and operation, construction technology or a related field. Required License or Certificate Possession of a valid Class B driver's license with air brake and tanker endorsements. Hazardous materials endorsement may be required depending upon the position. May need to possess a valid Class A driver's license with air brake and tanker endorsements as required depending upon the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of road construction, maintenance and repair. Equipment, tools and materials used in road construction, maintenance and repair. Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Principles and practices of research, analysis and management. Budgeting procedures and techniques. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Principles and practices of work safety. Ability to: Organize, implement and direct road construction, maintenance and repair operations/activities. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures; and remember street/road names and general geographic areas. On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and communicate through written means; regularly lift very heavy weight. Work unusual and prolonged work schedules; work multiple shifts during emergencies, seasonally-caused circumstances, or special projects in varying climatic and temperature conditions. Interpret and explain pertinent County and Department policies and procedures. Perform the most complex work of the unit. Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Janine Martindale, Administrative Technician, at jmartind@placer.ca.gov or at (530) 889-4083. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, California, United States
May 16, 2024
Full Time
Introduction Living in Placer County from Placer County Video Portal Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency is accepting applications for Code Enforcement Officer I and Code Enforcement Officer II to fill one permanent/full-time vacancy and multiple temporary/extra help vacancies in Tahoe. Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To be considered for the I level, the II level, or both levels, you must complete and submit separate applications and supplemental questionnaires for each recruitment: Code Enforcement Officer I #2024-14823-01 Code Enforcement Officer II #2024-14824-01 The eligible list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies as they arise, subject to position-specific requirements. *This classification is scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4.0% in June 2024. *Salary plus up to an additional $1,000 per month Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium for employees who are permanently assigned to a position located in the North Lake Tahoe Area. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Placer Public Employees Organization (PPEO) benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To enforce state and local zoning, building, health and safety, land use, and housing codes through research, investigation, inspection, and follow-up activities, including citation issuance and court appearances; and to communicate with the public regarding code compliance and enforcement. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the Code Enforcement series. This class is distinguished from the Code Enforcement Officer I by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level. This class is distinguished from the Supervising Code Enforcement Officer in that the latter exercises full, first-line supervision over technical and clerical staff and investigates and handles the most difficult and complex code enforcement cases. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from the Supervising Code Enforcement Officer and may receive direction from assigned management or supervisory staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Investigate complaints and conduct field inspections; enforce code requirements through written and personal contact; issue warning notices and citations; conduct follow up inspections. Explain applicable zoning, building, health and safety, land use, housing codes, and other applicable laws or regulations and division policies and procedures to the public in the field, by telephone, and at the public counter; coordinate with other County departments and outside agencies as needed. Establish and maintain accurate and complete case files; prepare legal documents and evidence for court and/or administrative hearing proceedings; testify in court as needed. Receive and review information about possible violations of zoning, land use, health and safety, and building codes; research parcel history and permits to determine validity of complaints. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in both an indoor office environment and in the field requiring travel to various locations throughout the County and in a variety of outdoor weather conditions. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience: Two (2) years of responsible experience performing duties similar to Code Enforcement Officer I in Placer County. Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Required License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. Possession of a valid certificate of completion of Penal Code §832 Course in Arrest, Search, and Seizure issued by California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to be obtained within twelve (12) months of employment. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of positive interpersonal and public relations. Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Arithmetic and basic mathematical calculations. State and local laws, statutes, ordinances, codes, and regulations pertaining to building, housing, health and safety, land use, and zoning. Operation, policies, and procedures of a county planning and/or building division, especially as related to code enforcement and compliance. Investigative and evidence-gathering techniques related to land use code violations and other violations related to code enforcement and compliance. When assigned to the Cannabis Enforcement Team: General identification related to physical plant species, particularly cannabis; indoor and outdoor cultivation sites, techniques, tools, and products used in the cultivation of cannabis/marijuana. Applicable laws, codes, rules, and regulations regarding the cultivation, sale, and use of cannabis. Basic principles of personal safety and self-defense. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; identify, analyze, interpret, recall, observe, explain, and enforce policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations; observe, respond to, and maintain awareness of a variety of situational factors while in the field; work under time pressure and complete a high volume of tasks with frequent interruptions; focus on a single task for long periods of time; maintain awareness of safety at all times. On a continuous basis, walk, stand, bend, stoop, squat, crouch, kneel, reach, climb, balance and twist, to perform office and field work; perform simple grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; speak, use telephone, write, and use a keyboard to communicate; visually differentiate between colors and land use maps; see, hear, and smell with sufficient acuity to perform essential job functions; lift moderate weight. Learn to independently interpret, explain, and enforce zoning, building, health and safety, and land use rules and codes to employees and the public. Learn to perform routine investigations and inspections and prepare evidence and files on difficult enforcement cases for court presentation and testimony. Learn to prepare and issue citations and warrants; collect and preserve evidence; write arrest warrants, inspection warrants, search warrants, and related paperwork. Learn to follow established procedures to issue citations and warrants to people in violation of county codes and state regulations; document each citation presented to owners and agents. Learn to simultaneously investigate multiple inquiries and complaints and conduct multiple field inspections, accurately document findings, and maintain appropriate records. Learn to compile, analyze, and evaluate technical information; prepare evidence for use in hearings and court proceedings; testify regarding such evidence. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action. Obtain information through interview and dialogue; work fairly and courteously with the public. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Use modern office equipment and computers, as well as a photographic camera. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Independently interpret, explain, and enforce zoning, building, health and safety, and land use rules and codes to employees and the public. Perform routine investigations and inspections and prepare evidence and files on difficult enforcement cases for court presentation and testimony. Simultaneously investigate multiple inquiries and complaints and conduct multiple field inspections; determine violations or permitted land uses per local and state laws and regulations; accurately document findings and maintain appropriate records. Compile, analyze, and evaluate technical information; prepare evidence for use in hearings and court proceedings; testify regarding such evidence. Read and understand site plans, blueprints, maps, drawings, specifications, legal descriptions, contract documents, graphs, and building and use permits. Obtain information through interview and dialogue; work fairly and courteously with the public. When assigned to the Cannabis Enforcement Team: Identify plant species, particularly cannabis, for investigative purposes related to applicable restrictions in state and local code. Maintain awareness of laws, rules, and regulations regarding the legal requirements associated with growing and cultivating cannabis. Read and interpret state and local laws to determine compliance. Demonstrate keen powers of observation and memory; observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents, and places. Think logically and act quickly in difficult situations; judge situations and people accurately; exercise good judgement and make sound, independent decisions while working in the field in potentially hostile situations. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION Length of Probation: All permanent appointments to this classification shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) calendar months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. Bargaining Unit: General FLSA Status: Non-Exempt CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Kristen Cannon, Administrative Technician, at kcannon@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4661. Closing Date/Time: 6/28/2024 5:00:00 PM