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 Placer County, CA, United States
Jul 19, 2019
Full Time
Introduction This is a promotional recruitment - only current, permanent County employees are eligible to apply. DEFINITION To perform the more difficult or complex work in interviewing, collecting and recording a variety of documents, including legal and financial information from individuals involved in child support cases; to establish child support obligation(s) and the ability to pay; to review cases and payment records for compliance with court orders and initiate remedial steps to assure compliance; and to act in a lead role by assigning, reviewing and coordinating the work of assigned subordinate Child Support Specialists and serving as first point of contact with respect to questions regarding policies, procedures laws and regulations. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the advanced journey level class in the Child Support Specialist 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 the 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 acting in a lead capacity, performing specialized assignments as determined by the Child Support Supervisor and reviewing the most complex child support cases. 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 the Child Support Supervisor. Exercises technical and functional supervision over technical and clerical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Assign, review and coordinate work performed by subordinate Child Support Specialists. Prepare the more complex and sensitive cases;  conduct, respond to, or initiate personal and/or telephone interviews with involved parties concerning child support matters; verify information given on application forms; maintain case files; prepare correspondence; contact or locate parents by telephone or letter; contact persons or agencies for information regarding validity of case data and information pertinent to the whereabouts of the parents; determine income of the parents and determine amount of child support in arrears; explain and initiate support agreements with the parents. Perform specialized assignments or projects as determined by the needs of the Department. Review, prepare, complete and submit legal and related documentation and forms in order to establish and/or enforce court orders, including but not limited to, orders of examination, contempt citations, writs of execution, wage assignments, summons, complaints, notice of motions and warrants. Track and report to supervisory staff on the performance, progress and training needs of employees; orient and participate in the training of subordinate staff. Conduct case audit and quality control of child support cases.  Assist subordinate staff in the determinations of child support; function as a technical or subject matter expert assisting staff in the interpretation of regulations to resolve complex child support determination problems. Prepare evidence for legal staff and may assist during court appearance by gathering information from participants; review cases and make recommendations for appropriate child support action; may testify in court regarding case records. Participate in the development and implementation of Department policies, procedures and program activities. Monitor subordinate staff caseloads to assure dispositions are made in accordance with regulatory guidelines. Prepare reports and special studies; prepare daily log on contacts regarding non-support information or other possible violations; may file affidavits relative to child support and welfare fraud referrals. Provide general information to the public; make referrals to appropriate agencies regarding enforcement of criminal and civil matters, visitation and related domestic problems. Keep current regarding changes in laws pertaining to child support enforcement. 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.   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: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in a public or private agency involved in the interpretation, understanding or application of Child Support laws including one year performing the duties similar to a Child Support Specialist II .   Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.  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: Interviewing principles and techniques. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution. Principles and practices of effective lead supervision, including training staff and the assignment and review of work. Case management and legal requirements affecting the processing of child support cases. Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Business letter writing. Advanced principles and practices of customer service.  Ability to: Act in a lead capacity over staff involved in resolving large numbers of child support cases and receive and respond to staff questions regarding the interpretation and application of child support laws, regulations and rules and department policies and procedures.  Continuously: review case documents related to child support activities; interview individuals or parties; identify necessary documentation needed per legal requirements; problem solve case status and developments; understand and interpret Department policies and procedures; explain operations to the public. On a continuous basis: sit and/or stand at desk or counter for long periods of time;  intermittently twist and reach office equipment; kneel or twist to retrieve files; write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; lift light weight. Obtain information through interviews and deal fairly and courteously with the public. Plan and maintain adequate records and procedures. Understand and apply complex laws and regulations affecting child support activities. Analyze and evaluate customer information including financial data, statements and other information. Complete and produce a variety of routine legal documents and forms as they relate to the establishment and enforcement of child support.  Compose general correspondence and letters. Work independently in the absence of direct supervision; effectively prioritize work and apply sound time management principles. Perform mathematical calculations accurately and rapidly. Draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action. Operate a variety of office equipment including computer equipment, cameras with ancillary equipment, and other equipment. Maintain a calm and unbiased perspective when interviewing customers. Apply principles of customer service. Exercise problem-solving with sound independent judgment. Maintain strict confidentiality. Type at a speed necessary for successful job performance. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. 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. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list(s) 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) 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for General bargaining unit Selection Plan Recruitment Timeline (Dates are Tentative and Subject to Change) Week of 8/5/19      Minimum Qualifications Screening Week of 8/12/19    Training and Experience Rating Week of 8/12/19    Establish Eligible List Closing Date/Time: 8/2/2019 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jul 19, 2019
Full Time
Introduction This is a promotional recruitment - only current, permanent County employees are eligible to apply. In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a job-related resume with your application. You may upload an electronic copy during the application process on the tab labeled "Resume" or the tab labeled "Other." Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this classification will be invited to attend the written examination on August 13th, 2019. Applicants who receive a passing score on the written examination will be invited to attend the oral examination on August 26th or August 27th, 2019. Please note that this position may require incumbents to work unusual and/or prolonged work schedules. DEFINITION To plan, organize, direct and supervise work on an assigned shift or unit within the Sheriff's Office; to instruct and assist subordinates in performance of their assigned duties; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Supervisor/Sergeant level recognizes positions that perform full, first-line supervisory responsibilities including planning, assigning and evaluating the work of subordinates and is responsible for a program area within a work unit or department. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from a Sheriff's Lieutenant or other designated authority. Exercises direct and indirect supervision over sworn and non-sworn personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Recommend and assist in the implementation of unit goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for assigned unit of the Sheriff's Office; implement policies and procedures. Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in patrol, investigations, court security, administration and corrections. When assigned to patrol, supervise patrol activities on an assigned shift; review field reports; assume responsibility as Incident Commander for major emergency situations; supervise field performance; determine deployment for shift; assimilate information for briefing; instruct officers in the enforcement of laws and ordinances, crime prevention and protection of life and property. When assigned to correctional facilities, supervise deputies and other staff in main jail, Tahoe jail and minimum security facility on an assigned shift; supervise intakes and releases; take charge in emergency situations; instruct personnel in the jail operation in accordance with the minimum jail standards of California; review bookings and other daily paperwork; coordinate transportation of inmates. When assigned to investigations, supervise deputies and participate in the investigation of cases, including crimes against persons, property, narcotics and vice-related activities; question witnesses, victims and suspects; gather evidence in a wide variety of civil and criminal matters; maintain control and direction of cases; make case assignments to deputies; review cases and work products for prosecution. When assigned to court security, supervise deputies assigned as bailiffs to safeguard the courts; assist in scheduling and training for deputies; maintain a professional relationship with all court staff and administration; assist in correctional duties when multiple inmates are present in court. When assigned to civil section, supervise staff in the service and execution of civil process both prior to and after judgment; receive and review incoming civil documents and distribute to staff for processing; enforce court orders; assist and advise other department personnel on job related civil calls and questions; communicate with courts, judges, attorneys and litigants; personally serve civil papers as required. Recommend and assist in the implementation of unit goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for deputies and other personnel under supervision; implement policies and procedures. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend 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 section or program needs; monitor and control expenditures. Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed. Supervise, plan and direct the activities of special teams or projects as assigned by superiors, such as the field training officer program, crime prevention, police reserves, etc. Supervise a crime scene until relieved by superior; supervise the gathering, handling and preserving of evidence. Prepare reports; monitor personnel and equipment; assist in the scheduling of replacements on assigned shifts. Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve 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. 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: Four years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience, at least two years of which was obtained as a Deputy Sheriff II with Placer County Sheriff's Office. Training: Completion of the twelfth grade or G.E.D. 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 Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Certificate and be eligible to obtain a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate within two years from date of appointment. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles, methods and techniques of law enforcement work; principles of criminal law, including the regulations surrounding arrest, search and seizure, rules of evidence and the laws governing jail procedures. Organization, rules, regulations and procedures of the Sheriff's office. Laws applicable to apprehension and treatment of juveniles. Offensive and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory; use and care of firearms, chemical agents, baton and other related law enforcement paraphernalia. Accepted procedures and methods of serving civil notices, especially those relating to the attachment and sale of property; nature and purposes of such documents as writs of attachment, subpoenas, citations and other civil papers. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations. Principles and practices of self-defense Principles of budget monitoring. Interviewing and interrogation techniques. Principles and practices of work safety. Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules. County geography, noting streets and building locations. Ability to: Organize, implement and direct law enforcement operations/ activities. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of a sworn peace officer's job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; remember accounts given by witnesses; identify crime suspects; interpret and apply the law to field situations; observe while conducting surveillance; problem solve crime situations; and explain law to public. On an intermittent basis, sit at desk or in patrol vehicle; walk and stand during patrol activities; bend, squat and kneel during inspection of crime scene or conducting building searches; climb stairs and/or ladders while in the field; twist while making arrests; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation.  Continuously wearing utility belt and other law enforcement equipment of 30 pounds; and intermittently lift very heavy weight Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff. Interpret and explain pertinent County and Department policies and procedures. Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; exercise good judgment and make sound decisions under a variety of conditions; resolve conflicts in an effective manner. Work effectively in stressful situations; act quickly and calmly in emergencies. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Enforce the law firmly, tactfully and impartially; deal courteously with the general public, subordinates, employee organizations, other County departments and other agencies; interpret, explain and apply laws and regulations to staff and the public. Skillfully and properly use and care for firearms. Maintain good physical, emotional and mental condition to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position; meet and maintain required peace officer employment standards to safely and effectively perform assigned duties. Obtain information through interviewing and interrogation. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. SELECTION PROCEDURE Written Examination (40%) The written examination may include multiple choice, true/false, fill-in, matching, and/or essay type questions directly related to the required knowledge and abilities for this classification. Oral Examination (60%) The oral examination will be conducted by a panel of raters who will assess and rate the degree to which each applicant demonstrates the knowledge and abilities required for this classification. Applicants' responses to a series of job related questions, as well as their education and experience, will be rated in relation to the requirements for this classification. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list(s) 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) 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for Deputy Sheriff's Assoc - Safety bargaining unit Selection Plan Tentative Recruitment Timeline: 08/02/19 - Recruitment Closes 08/05/19 - Minimum Qualifications Screening  08/13/19 - Written Exam 08/26/19 and 08/27/19 - Oral Exam 09/03/19 - Eligible List Established Closing Date/Time: 8/2/2019 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jul 16, 2019
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, 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.visitplacer.com. Employees will receive a 2% general wage increase effective June 8, 2019.   POSITION INFORMATION The Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Elections Office has a current vacancy for a Senior Elections Supervisor. The Office is looking for someone with experience in the development, supervision, and administration of elections programs. The ideal candidate will have supervised in an elections office or similar agency that emphasizes cooperation, accountability and transparency and has the ability to communicate effectively with management, staff, other county departments, jurisdictions and the voters of Placer County. To learn more about the Elections Division of the Clerk-Recorder-Elections Office please click here . In addition to the minimum education and experience, the ideal candidate will possess experience and vision in the following areas: State and federal election laws Voting systems General operating policies and functions of the California Secretary of State's Office Best practices and current trends in successful election administration, community education and outreach programs Principles and techniques of effective employee supervision and development, training, management practices and public administration.   Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. To learn more click here . DEFINITION To supervise, plan and coordinate the day-to day operations and activities of an assigned section within the recording or elections divisions of the County Clerk/Recorder/Elections Office; to provide direct supervision over supervisory, technical and clerical staff; to coordinate assigned activities with other departments, divisions, outside agencies, businesses and the general public; and to provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to higher level management staff. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Clerk/Recorder/Elections Supervisor - Senior is distinguished from the Clerk/Recorder/Elections Supervisor by the senior level's responsibility for serving as a second-level supervisor within a program area; positions at the senior level may also assume substantive and significant programming responsibility within a defined area or specialty. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from higher level management staff. Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, technical and clerical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Plan, direct and coordinate the organization, staffing, operations and activities of the Clerk, Recording, or Elections divisions of the County Clerk/Recorder/Elections Office. Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities; recommend and implement resulting policies and procedures. Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identify resource needs; review with appropriate management staff; implement improvements. Direct, coordinate and review the work plan for assigned clerk, recording, or elections services and activities; assign work activities and projects; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems. Select, train, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; assign and review the work of subordinate staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures. Assist with the supervision of assigned sections within the Clerk, Recording, or Elections divisions. Direct the acquisition and implementation of new technology, including the development of new or revised procedures and necessary communications and training. Participate in the development and administration of assigned section or program budget; forecast funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; recommend adjustments as necessary. Provide staff assistance to higher level management staff; participate on a variety of committees; prepare and present staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary. Research and monitor new laws, codes, ordinances, and/or regulations and determine impact on procedures within assigned area; interpret and explain the most complex laws and regulations related to area of assignment; develop programs and procedures to comply with new laws. Plan and implement the issuance and processing of forms and documents related to area of assignment. Collect and maintain statistical information relating to area of assignment; generate and analyze all computer-generated accounting and indexing reports. Direct the collection of cost data; oversee billing of invoices and claims for payment and the collection of fees. Research difficult customer service situations and assist in responding to the public, businesses, other agencies, and departments regarding services provided by assigned division. Initiate security procedures when needed; develop, implement and train staff on security procedures. Prepare and update written materials explaining policies, procedures and programs within the Clerk, Recording, or Elections divisions. Coordinate clerk, recording or elections activities with those of other divisions, outside agencies, and organizations. Interact with staff, management and all levels of government and private agencies including federal, state, county, and municipal city officials, companies and individuals, by providing information concerning office policy and procedures.  Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations pertinent to assigned program area and oversee outreach activities and/or public workshops. Develop, organize and complete special projects and 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 would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities are qualifying, A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience:  Five years of increasingly responsible clerk, recording or elections experience, including two years of supervisory experience comparable to a  Clerk/Recorder/Elections Supervisor with Placer County. Training: Equivalent to an Associate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration or a related field. 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: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Functions, organization and procedures of the County Clerk/Recorder/Elections Department. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Operations, services and activities of the clerk, recording, or elections divisions. Proper research and analysis practices. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Principles and practices of administrative and statistical report preparation. Office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and applicable software applications including word processing, spreadsheets and database programs. Specialized hardware and software systems within assigned area. Principles and practices of customer service and public relations. Advanced mathematical principles. Pertinent federal, state and local codes, laws, regulations and practices related to area of assignment. Legal terminology, procedures, documents, and forms applicable to area of assignment. Methods and techniques of researching documents, codes, laws, rules and regulations related to area of assignment. Cash handling procedures. Principles and practices of a safe working environment. Ability to: Organize, implement and direct the operations of assigned section or program area. Supervise, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff. Select, train and evaluate staff. Develop and implement programs and procedures to meet the goals of the assigned section or program area. Understand, interpret, and explain the more complex County clerk, recording, or election policies and procedures. Observe, identify and problem solve problems of operational and/or technical policy and procedures. Analyze work papers, statistical reports, historical data and legal text. Maintain security and confidentiality of restricted information. Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public. Perform advanced mathematical calculations. Prepare and monitor budget in assigned area. Ensure the provision of quality customer service in assigned area. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting software applications. Interpret and apply federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations. Plan and organize section or program work to meet changing priorities and deadlines; evaluate operational effectiveness.  Monitor and evaluate the projected needs for equipment, materials, supplies and staff. Direct the acquisition and implementation of new technology, including the development of new or revised procedures and necessary communications and training. Prepare clear and concise technical and administrative reports. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. On a continuous basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift light weight.  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(s) 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) 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for General bargaining unit Closing Date/Time: 7/30/2019 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jul 10, 2019
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, 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.visitplacer.com . This recruitment is open until filled. Applications submitted will be screened on an ongoing basis. Employees will receive a 2% general wage increase effective June 8, 2019. POSITION INFORMATION The Department of Public Works Road Maintenance Division is currently seeking an Equipment Operator. Snow Removal experience is preferred, but not required. The Eligible List resulting from this recruitment will only be used to fill Tahoe Area vacancies. Salary plus additional $825 per month Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium for employees who demonstrate and certify residency in the Tahoe Area. Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. To learn more click here. To be included in the first screening, completed application materials must be submitted by Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM. DEFINITION To operate light and moderately heavy road maintenance and construction equipment in the repair, maintenance and construction of County roads. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the Equipment Operator series.  This class is distinguished from the Maintenance Worker 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 Senior Equipment Operator in that the latter operates a variety of heavy equipment requiring a high level of skill, performs complex road maintenance and construction activities requiring a high degree of independent judgment and may exercise technical and functional supervision over maintenance and technical personnel as assigned. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from the Road District Supervisor and may receive technical and functional supervision from other maintenance or technical personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Operate light and moderately heavy equipment such as dump and water trucks, pavers, rollers, rotary mowers, snow plows and sanders, skip loaders and back hoes, in tasks of excavation, digging, plowing, mowing, hauling and loading; assist in equipment maintenance by performing minor repairs and service tasks as needed.  Under close supervision may operate heavy equipment for relief or training purposes. Manually assist in resurfacing, oiling and patching; clean ditches and culverts, lay drainage pipe, build fences and repair storm drains; load and unload materials and supplies; perform traffic control including set up and removal of signs and cones and flagging. As Maintenance Worker, perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in program areas such as equipment operation, traffic control maintenance, tree trimming and bridge construction. 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 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 experience performing duties similar to those of a Maintenance Worker assigned to various program areas in Placer County. Training:   Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain within six-months, a valid Class B driver's license with air brake and tanker endorsements.  Hazardous materials endorsement may be required depending upon the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: General use and purpose of maintenance equipment and hand tools. Safe driving practices and general safe work practices. County Road Division policies and procedures, especially as related to moderately heavy equipment operation.  Principles and practices of operation and routine maintenance of road and construction equipment. Vehicle codes and safety practices relevant to operating light and heavy vehicles and equipment. General construction standards and practices as applied to road maintenance. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand operations and observe safety rules.  Intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify and locate equipment and tools; interpret work orders; remember equipment and tool location; remember street/road names and general geographic areas.  Intermittently, sit while completing forms or reports; bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist and reach when operating equipment controls or installing parts or digging, clearing and spreading; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; regularly lift very heavy weight. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action. Safely and effectively perform duties and learn to operate equipment in regular traffic areas. Work unusual and prolonged work schedules; work multiple shifts during emergencies, seasonally-caused circumstances, or special projects in varying climatic and temperature conditions. Use hand tools. 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. Operate various motorized light and moderately heavy equipment and assess maintenance and repair needs. Operate power and air tools such as chain saw, concrete saw and jackhammer. 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(s) 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) 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for General bargaining unit Closing Date/Time: Continuous
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jul 06, 2019
Full Time
POSITION INFORMATION This position is scheduled to receive a 2% wage increase effective July 6, 2019 (in addition to the salary listed above). The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill permanent and extra help/temporary Personnel Analyst positions in any of the three major divisions of the Human Resources Department. Positions in the Talent Acquisition and Department Support Division are responsible for providing professional, management level support to assigned County departments in the areas of recruitment and selection, exam development and administration, classification and compensation, and performance management.  Positions in the Organizational Effectiveness and Employee Support Division are responsible for managing the County's learning & organizational development, wellness, and deferred compensation programs, as well as Countywide workers' compensation, ADA compliance/leave management, and retirement services. Positions in the HR Operations and Infrastructure Division are responsible for benefits and payroll administration, administrative and fiscal support, HRIS application support and IT services, and conducting comprehensive data analytics. DEFINITION To perform a variety of professional level personnel duties in the areas of civil service, administration, employee relations, classification, compensation, recruitment and selection, equal employment, human resource strategies, and benefits administration; to assist in the maintenance of County personnel programs; and to participate as a positive and effective team member. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the Personnel Analyst series.  This class is distinguished from the Personnel Analyst 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 Senior Personnel Analyst in that the latter has over-all responsibility for assigned departmental support teams, performs highly complex and difficult personnel analytical duties, and exercises direct supervision over professional staff. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from the Director of Personnel or his/her designee and may receive technical and functional supervision from higher level professional staff.   Exercises direct supervision over technical and clerical staff.   May exercise technical and functional supervision over professional staff members. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:  Participate as a positive and cooperative team member providing broad-based and professional personnel support and services to assigned departments to include classification, compensation, recruitment, selection, and employee relations activities.  Assist assigned departments in determining the most effective organizational structure and staffing patterns using current classifications or developing new ones as appropriate.  Research, compile, analyze, and evaluate general and statistical information regarding selection procedures, recruitment methods, equal employment, classification, compensation, benefits administration, and other personnel practices and procedures.   Prepare a variety of periodic and special reports; collect data, research topics, and gather information in the completion of studies; make recommendations based on studies regarding personnel policies and procedures.  Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives for areas of assigned program and team responsibilities; establish schedules and methods for achieving assigned work objectives; implement policies and procedures within program areas.  Monitor and evaluate operations and activities of assigned program responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.  Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of technical and clerical staff; participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed. Assist and participate in the Human Resources Department's budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; develop and submit justifications for staff, supplies, and equipment; monitor and control expenditures.  Participate in maintaining the integrity of the County's recruitment and selection program; utilize and oversee the utilization of the County's automated applicant tracking system.  Participate in maintaining the County classification plan; conduct job analyses, develop classification specifications, and prepare classification/reclassification recommendations for Civil Service Commission consideration.  Act as a first line resource regarding County's employment opportunities and Civil Service procedures; support, coordinate, and enforce equal employment and affirmative action programs within assigned departments; may participate in the investigations of discrimination and harassment complaints; may participate in compliance enforcement activities for assigned departments under the direction and leadership of higher level staff members.  Advise assigned departments regarding grievance and/or disciplinary actions; interpret policies, regulations, and codes as they relate to assigned personnel program areas.  Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and managers, and the community utilizing accepted principles of effective customer service.  Maintain awareness of and participation in external professional environment and resources to ensure the highest level of professional standards are applied to service delivery within the County's Human Resources Department. Represent the County's Human Resources Department to the public as well as County employees and managers in a positive and productive manner.   Serve as a positive and effective member of assigned team.   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: Three years of increasingly responsible professional personnel administration experience similar to the duties performed by the County of Placer's Personnel Analyst - I . Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, personnel administration, behavioral science, 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. NOTE: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. 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: Principles and practices of personnel administration and principles of organization and management. Principles and practices of motivation, team building, and conflict resolution. Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment. Computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Elementary statistics, including calculation of mean and median. Civil Service rules, and other policies and procedures related to administration of personnel activities. Principles and practices of public personnel administration such as recruitment/selection, classification, benefits administration, and equal employment/affirmative action.   Pertinent local, State, and Federal laws and regulations. Methods of statistical research and presentation. Ability to: Apply the principles and practices of personnel administration. 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 and technical policies and procedures; and explain Civil Service Commission, County, and Human Resources Department policies and procedures to the general public and County staff. On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel, or twist while working at public counter, conducting field job audits, or carrying testing materials or retrieving/returning files from drawers; 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; and lift light weight. Read, analyze, evaluate, and summarize written materials and statistical data. Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff. Learn to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Prepare technical written materials and apply statistical formulae. Interpret and apply pertinent local, state, and federal laws and regulations, including Civil Service rules. Maintain confidentiality. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Obtain information through interview process; effectively complete multiple assignments; and deal tactfully and courteously with the public. Analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine proper course of action. Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, facsimile machine, postage meter, and photocopy machine. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Independently apply the principles and practices of public personnel administration as assigned, including civil service, equal employment, and benefits administration. Independently read, analyze, evaluate, and summarize written materials and statistical data. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Independently apply and model principles and practices of motivation, team building, and conflict resolution.  Independently prepare technical written materials and apply statistical formulae. Independently interpret and apply pertinent local, state, and federal laws and regulations, including Civil Service rules. 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(s) 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) 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for Management bargaining unit Selection Plan Tentative Recruitment Timeline: 07/05/2019 - Recruitment opens 07/26/2019 - Recruitment closes 07/29/2019 - Minimum qualifications screening 08/05/2019 - Training and experience rating 08/06/2019 - Eligible list established Closing Date/Time: 7/26/2019 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jul 03, 2019
Full Time
Introduction Recruitments for Agricultural and Standards Inspector I, Agricultural and Standards Inspector II, and Agricultural and Standards Inspector, Senior are being conducted concurrently. There are three separate recruitments; one for each level. If you would like to be considered for all three recruitments, separate applications and accompanying supplemental questionnaires must be submitted for each recruitment. If applying for all recruitments, you may wish to complete an Application on File and use it to copy into each recruitment. Employees in this classification will receive a 2% general wage increase effective June 8, 2019 which is in addition to the above listed salary. POSITION INFORMATION The Agricultural Department has a current vacancy for an Agricultural & Standards Inspector I/II/Senior. This is a permanent, full-time position. Applicants must be willing to spend approximately 75% of their time working outdoors in all types of weather conditions and 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 eligible list created by this recruitment may be used to fill for future vacancies for both Temporary/Extra Help and permanent positions. Note: Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. 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: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in agricultural, biological, chemical or physical sciences; OR 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. NOTE: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree to qualify for this recruitment. Education equivalency or substitution of additional experience will not be used to meet the Bachelor's degree requirement. 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. Length of Probation: The probationary period for this classification is twelve (12) months. 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(s) 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) 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for Professional bargaining unit Selection Plan Recruitment Timeline (Dates are Tentative and Subject to Change) Week of July 22, 2019 - Minimum Qualifications Screening Week of July 22, 2019 - Not Qualified Notices Sent  Week of July 29, 2019 -  Establish Eligible List Closing Date/Time: 7/23/2019 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jul 03, 2019
Full Time
Introduction Recruitments for Agricultural and Standards Inspector I, Agricultural and Standards Inspector II, and Agricultural and Standards Inspector, Senior are being conducted concurrently. There are three separate recruitments; one for each level. If you would like to be considered for all three recruitments, separate applications and accompanying supplemental questionnaires must be submitted for each recruitment. If applying for all recruitments, you may wish to complete an Employees in this classification will receive a 2% general wage increase effective June 8, 2019 which is in addition to the above listed salary. POSITION INFORMATION The Agricultural Department has a current vacancy for an Agricultural & Standards Inspector I/II/Senior. This is a permanent, full-time position. Applicants must be willing to spend approximately 75% of their time working outdoors in all types of weather conditions and 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 eligible list created by this recruitment may be used to fill for future vacancies for both Temporary/Extra Help and permanent positions. Note: Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits.  Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. 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 full journey level class within the Agricultural and Standards Inspector series.  This class is distinguished from the Agricultural and Standards Inspector I by the assignment of the full range of duties assigned.  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  Agricultural and Standards Inspector - Senior  in that the latter performs complex and difficult agricultural/weights enforcement and inspection duties and exercises technical and functional supervision over other technical staff. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general 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: Two years of responsible agricultural weights and measures inspection experience performing duties similar to an  Agricultural and Standards Inspector I with Placer County. Training: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in agricultural, biological, chemical or physical sciences; OR 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. NOTE: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree to qualify for this recruitment. Education equivalency or substitution of additional experience will not be used to meet the Bachelor's degree requirement. License or Certificate: Possession of Pesticide Regulation, Investigation and Environmental Monitoring, and Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation licenses as County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist, and Weight Verification and Measurement Verification licenses as County Weights and Measures Inspector 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. Length of Probation: The Probationary period for this classification is twelve (12) months. 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. Agricultural laws, rules and regulations governing general inspection for agricultural pests. Detection and eradication techniques of diseases and pests relating to agricultural commodities. State laws and regulations of weights and measures. State laws and regulations of pesticide use enforcement. Policies and procedures of the Agricultural Department. 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. Identify and understand the operation of the full range of technical equipment used for pest detection, eradication and/or control. Independently inspect and certify the accuracy of scales and other commercial weighing and measuring devices. Interpret, explain and enforce the full range of agricultural, pesticide, and weights and measures laws and regulations.   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(s) 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) 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for Professional bargaining unit Selection Plan Recruitment Timeline (Dates are Tentative and Subject to Change) Week of July 22, 2019 - Minimum Qualifications Screening Week of July 22, 2019 - Not Qualified Notices Sent  Week of July 29, 2019 -  Establish Eligible List Closing Date/Time: 7/23/2019 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jul 03, 2019
Full Time
Introduction Recruitments for Agricultural and Standards Inspector I, Agricultural and Standards Inspector II, and Agricultural and Standards Inspector, Senior are being conducted concurrently. There are three separate recruitments; one for each level. If you would like to be considered for all three recruitments, separate applications and accompanying supplemental questionnaires must be submitted for each recruitment. If applying for all recruitments, you may wish to complete an Application on File and use it to copy into each recruitment. Please include with your application materials the required eight (8) State issued licenses. Upload the documents to your electronic application. Employees in this classification will receive a 2% general wage increase effective June 8, 2019 which is in addition to the above listed salary. POSITION INFORMATION The Agricultural Department has a current vacancy for an Agricultural & Standards Inspector I/II/Senior.  This is a permanent, full-time position.  Applicants must be willing to spend approximately 75% of their time working outdoors in all types of weather conditions and 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 eligible list created by this recruitment may be used to fill for future vacancies for both Temporary/Extra Help and permanent positions. Note: Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. 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: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in agricultural, biological, chemical or physical sciences; OR 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. Note: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree to qualify for this recruitment. Education equivalency or substitution of additional experience will not be used to meet the Bachelor's degree requirement. 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. Length of Probation: The probationary period for this classification is twelve (12) months.  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 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(s) 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) 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for Professional bargaining unit Selection Plan Recruitment Timeline (Dates are Tentative and Subject to Change) Week of July 22, 2019 - Minimum Qualifications Screening Week of July 22, 2019 - Not Qualified Notices Sent  Week of July 29, 2019 -  Establish Eligible List Closing Date/Time: 7/23/2019 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jul 03, 2019
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is recruiting for the position of Deputy Director of Engineering and Surveying. Click Here  for details regarding this outstanding opportunity, including application requirements. This recruitment will be open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. To be included in the first screening, completed application materials must be submitted by Sunday , July 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM. 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for Management bargaining unit Closing Date/Time: 7/23/2019 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jul 01, 2019
Full Time
Introduction *Updated 6/28/19: Applications for Economic Development Specialist - Senior will be collected on a continuous basis, and this recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. POSITION INFORMATION The Economic Development division of the County Executive's Office is responsible for attracting, retaining, and expanding businesses in Placer County. Please  click here to learn more. This position will be responsible for a variety of duties, including providing staff support to the Placer Business Resource Center, providing outreach to the business community, collecting and analyzing data, writing reports, and developing and implementing program marketing and outreach strategies, including the use of social media platforms. The individual hired into this Economic Development Specialist - Senior position will be required to regularly travel between Auburn and South Placer.  DEFINITION To perform a variety of the more difficult and complex analytical and technical duties in support of the County's economic development policy and program objectives; to provide information and assistance to County staff, developers and the public; and to provide assistance to the Director of Economic Development. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the advanced level classification within the Economic Development Specialist series.  This class is distinguished from the Economic Development Specialist class by the assignment of the more difficult and complex analytical studies associated with the Economic Development and research program activities.  The Economic Development Specialist - Senior may also exercise technical and functional supervision over technical and clerical staff as assigned.   The Economic Development Specialist is the journey level class within the Economic Development Specialist series and is assigned 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 policies and procedures of the Office of Economic Development. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction and supervision from the Director of Economic Development and may exercise technical and functional supervision over assigned staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Coordinates and performs administrative and technical duties necessary to achieve program goals and objectives.  Collect, compile, and analyze data regarding economic conditions and projects; prepare informational and promotional reports, illustrative charts, tables and graphs, and press releases.  Plans, organizes, and conducts analysis related to implementation of economic development programs.  Research, establish, and maintain various files and databases regarding economic development. Organize and analyze market conditions, program information, and other economic development programs; propose development implementation plans.  Develop grant applications and reports; compute, collect, monitor, and track grant data on an on-going basis; provide statistics as appropriate. Administer, monitor, and evaluate contracts; participate in negotiating contracts with outside vendors, consultants, or organizations; monitor fiscal and legal liabilities of the same; assist with contract management and administration. Respond to inquiries from County staff, developers, prospective businesses, and the general public; determine focus/needs of inquiries and respond as specifically as possible; make referrals and/or introductions as appropriate.  Act as liaison with businesses and public/private agencies; assist in arranging meetings, conferences, and public information programs; and make presentations as directed.  Participate in tradeshows throughout the state representing the Office of Economic Development. Work with local county and city officials for retention and expansion of existing businesses and recruitment of new businesses.  Prepare a variety of comprehensive studies, proposals, and reports related to program activities and assigned projects.  Prepare appropriate agenda reports, informational materials, and other written materials regarding the County's Economic Development programs and related activities.  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 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: Three years of responsible professional economic development experience. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, finance, public administration, economics, or a related field. 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. 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: Research methodology, including statistical evaluation and presentation. Principles of economics. Principles of economic development, including relationship of real estate, land development, and financing. Advanced math principles. Principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management. Basic techniques of industrial and economic development. Preparation and presentation of informational and promotional materials. Inter-agency relationships, including recognition of overlapping and/or complementary requirements. Land development process and commercial building codes. Intra-governmental structure and dynamics, including the roles of local, regional, state, and federal jurisdictions in the development process. Community-based organizations interested in the promotion of industry, business, and private-public partnerships. Computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics applications, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) experience using ESRI Platform. Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment. 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 operational and technical policy and procedures. 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, write, or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift light weight. Analyze complex issues and problems, identify, and evaluate alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Prepare informational and promotional reports and materials, including press releases. Compile, analyze, and present statistical data in a meaningful way. Perform complex mathematical and statistical calculations accurately. Analyze grants, reports, and various proposals. Establish and maintain a wide network of public and private resource contacts. Understand and interpret the County's economic development policy as directed by the Board of Supervisors and carried out by the Director of Economic Development, under direction of the County Executive Officer. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Obtain information through interviews; work with interruption; and work firmly and courteously with the public. Exercise initiative and sound judgment in solving difficult and complex administrative and technical problems. Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, facsimile machine, and photocopy machine.  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(s) 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) 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for General bargaining unit Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Introduction This position is scheduled to receive a 2% wage increase effective June 8, 2019. Applications in this recruitment are screened on a weekly basis. This recruitment may be used to fill both open and promotional vacancies in various County departments as they arise, subject to specific position requirements. In order to qualify for this recruitment, the required degree must be obtained by date of appointment.  If you are in your final semester, please apply. *Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. Upon successful completion of a foreign language proficiency exam, an additional 5% bilingual pay will be paid to employees who use a second language on a regular basis in the normal course of business. Click   here for more information on Spanish bilingual opportunities.  POSITION INFORMATION Placer County Health and Human Services is currently recruiting for permanent and extra-help/temporary positions in the classification Client Services Practitioner I (Master Degree Social Worker/Clinician). Assignments are in the following services areas within Adult System of Care, Children's System of Care and Public Health divisions: Child Welfare Services Mental Health Substance Use Disorders Homeless Services Employment Older Adult Services Public Health Whole Person Care (physical, behavioral health and social services) Emergency After-Hours/Child Protective Services Response Co-Occurring Diagnosis Criminogenic/Forensic Perinatal Wraparound (Children Services) Adoption/Permanency This is an entry level position and applicants are encouraged to include relevant education and a description of professional social work and/or child welfare experience when responding to the supplemental questionnaire. Your application materials and assignment preference(s) may be used by the hiring authority when selecting candidates to interview. Client Services Practitioners perform a broad spectrum of duties ranging from providing direct services/case management support to those faced with difficult situations, emotional stresses, or significant changes in their lives to clinically diagnosing emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders in individuals. Not only do Client Services Practitioners assist individuals to cope with the situation at hand, they advocate for them and seek out valuable resources and other means of support for the affected person(s). DEFINITION To provide responsible and professional social services and/or clinical treatment of an advanced nature to a variety of clients with identified needs including clients with mental health concerns, diagnosed mentally ill clients, substance abusers and/or clients who are homeless; to provide counseling to individuals and groups; to perform crisis intervention as appropriate; to participate in the development and implementation of various treatment and outreach services; to investigate, supervise and to place minors in need of protective services; to provide outreach engagement; to develop, coordinate and monitor community-based programs; and to function as an integral and supportive member of assigned departmental and multi-disciplinary team(s). DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level class in the Client Services Practitioner 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 class.  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. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from a program supervisor or other designated management position.   May receive technical and functional supervision from a Senior Client Services Practitioner. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Develop and administer long or short term treatment plans requiring comprehensive professional knowledge with the goal of improving or restoring individual or family functioning; may include clinical treatments and may determine appropriate method of treatment intervention including program modification. Participate in and/or conduct comprehensive individual and family psychosocial assessments for problem identification and diagnosis; determine acuity of need and recommend appropriate program placement; provide crisis counseling to include authorization for 72-hour emergency in-patient admission as necessary. Prepare and present clinical and/or case management documentation for review by multi-disciplinary team; provide on-going consultation and systematic support for the team in its implementation of treatment programs and individual treatment plans and/or case management. Investigate, intervene and provide a variety of professional services to children or other special needs clients, in circumstances in which the client's physical or emotional welfare is involved including cases of neglect, emotional/behavioral problems, physical/mental disabilities, child welfare, court services, or other conditions that may adversely affect the client. Participate in and/or conduct group, family and individual therapy to include marital and/or family counseling as appropriate to effect positive rehabilitation, solutions, and/or life improvements. Provide highly skilled professional services in counseling, adult and child protective services, family services, community organization, social research and related areas. Perform case management duties including treatment plan monitoring, advocacy, referral and linkage to other needed services and crisis interventions; establish and maintain casework records and documents in accordance with departmental and statutory regulations and procedures; and prepare relevant correspondence and reports, including court reports and/or testimony. Provide outreach, education, and professional consultation to the community, the general public, as well as public and private agencies; conduct training workshops and/or presentations to clients, care providers, community groups, referrals, and the general public. Provide operational oversight of residential facilities or community-based programs to include the administration of budgets as assigned; prepare grant proposals and reports and monitor program activities and expenditures. Conduct home visits; transport clients; and assist with client's financial, budget and daily living activities as appropriate. Develop, maintain and participate in an inter-agency and community networking/referral system; evaluate client needs relative to appropriate program referrals; maintain close communication with contract providers and community service agencies to ensure treatment plan and client needs are being met in a successful manner. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, community resources, clients, and the general public utilizing principles of effective 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 providing mental health services, social service casework or counseling is desirable. Training: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in social work, psychology or counseling, which meets the eligibility requirements for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) by the State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners must be obtained by date of appointment. 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: Principles and practices of social work as related to providing mental health, substance abuse services and treatment, child and adult protective services and the multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Principles and practices used in the development of community-based programs providing treatment and social services. Accepted criteria for clinical diagnosis of emotional and mental disturbances as well as normal and abnormal emotional and mental development to include growth, development and living relationships. Develop and implement community-based programs in treatment and social service; coordinate and monitor program activities to ensure compliance with program outcomes. Principles and practices of casework, including objectives, clinical diagnosis and appropriate documentation. Psychosocial, family, individual and group therapy and counseling treatments and prevention strategies. Physical, social, mental and substance use disorders impact on individual personality and behaviors. Role of social service agencies, both public and private. Legal and regulatory issues related to the operation and delivery of a variety of client services to individuals and groups of all ages and special needs. Crisis intervention and conflict resolution practices, including management of assaultive behavior, and principles of social work related to child protective services and adult services, risk and safety assessments. Standard and accepted investigative and interviewing techniques and methods. Principles used in preparing grant proposals. Modern office procedures, practices and methods as well as designated computer hardware and software and its applications. Standard and accepted English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar in both oral and written forms. Ability to: Understand and carry out a variety of complex oral and written instructions in an independent manner. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job and observe safety rules and practices; intermittently review work papers, reports and special projects; identify and problem solve client issues; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures; explain applicable department policies and procedures to applicants and clients. On a continuous basis, sit for long periods of time or while driving; intermittently walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel while retrieving or returning files, documents and supplies and making copies; walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel, climb or twist while conducting home/site visits or transporting client; twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; see and hear with sufficient acuity to observe and assess physical condition and living environment of client; and lift moderate weight. Identify and conceptualize multiple cause situations and possible consequences; evaluate potential treatment/solutions; determine and initiate most effective course of action. Relate effectively and positively with assigned clients to establish trust and rapport; display empathy. Coordinate and prioritize work and timelines effectively for self and others. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Obtain relevant information through interviews, observations, and the application of standard research methodologies. Perform mathematical calculations accurately to include routine statistical analysis. Use a personal computer and office equipment necessary for successful job performance. Work weekend and evening shifts as needs of program and/or clients require. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties. 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(s) 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) 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 visit our website at: http://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/abfreenames.asp 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for Professional bargaining unit Closing Date/Time: Continuous
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Introduction This position is scheduled to receive a 2% wage increase effective June 8, 2019. Applications in this recruitment are screened on a weekly basis. This recruitment may be used to fill both open and promotional vacancies in various County departments as they arise, subject to specific position requirements. Assignments are in the following services areas within Adult System of Care, Children's System of Care and Public Health divisions:  Child Welfare Services Mental Health Substance Use Disorders Homeless Services Employment Older Adult Services Public Health Whole Person Care (physical, behavioral health and social services) Emergency After-Hours/Child Protective Services Response Co-Occurring Diagnosis Criminogenic/Forensic Perinatal Wraparound (Children Services) Adoption/Permanency *Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. Upon successful completion of a foreign language proficiency exam, an additional 5% Bilingual Pay will be paid to employees who use a second language on a regular basis in the normal course of business.  Click  here for more information on Spanish bilingual opportunities. POSITION INFORMATION Placer County Health and Human Services is currently recruiting for permanent and extra-help/temporary* positions in the classification Client Services Practitioner II (Master Degree Social Worker/Clinician) for case management assignments in the Adult System of Care, Children's System of Care and Public Health divisions.  Your application materials and assignment preference(s) may be used by the hiring authority in selecting candidates for interview. Client Services Practitioners perform a broad spectrum of duties ranging from providing direct services/case management support to those faced with difficult situations, emotional stresses, or significant change in their lives to clinically diagnosing emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders in individuals. Not only do Client Services Practitioners assist individuals to cope with the situation at hand, they advocate for them and seek out valuable resources and other means of support for the affected person(s).  DEFINITION To provide responsible and professional social services and/or clinical treatment of an advanced nature to a variety of clients with identified needs including clients with mental health concerns, diagnosed mentally ill clients, substance abusers and/or clients who are homeless; to provide counseling to individuals and groups; to perform crisis intervention as appropriate; to participate in the development and implementation of various treatment and outreach services; to investigate, supervise and to place minors in need of protective services; to provide outreach engagement; to develop, coordinate and monitor community-based programs; and to function as an integral and supportive member of assigned departmental and multi-disciplinary team(s). DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the Client Services Practitioner series.  This class is distinguished from the Client Services Practitioner 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 direction from a program supervisor or other designated management position. May exercise technical and functional supervision over clerical, technical, para-professional and/or other professional staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Develop and administer long or short term treatment plans requiring comprehensive professional knowledge with the goal of improving or restoring individual or family functioning; may include clinical treatments and may determine appropriate method of treatment intervention including program modification. Participate in and/or conduct comprehensive individual and family psychosocial assessments for problem identification and diagnosis; determine acuity of need and recommend appropriate program placement; provide crisis counseling to include authorization for 72-hour emergency in-patient admission as necessary. Prepare and present clinical and/or case management documentation for review by multi-disciplinary team; provide on-going consultation and systematic support for the team in its implementation of treatment programs and individual treatment plans and/or case management. Investigate, intervene and provide a variety of professional services to children or other special needs clients, in circumstances in which the client's physical or emotional welfare is involved including cases of neglect, emotional/behavioral problems, physical/mental disabilities, child welfare, court services, or other conditions that may adversely affect the client. Participate in and/or conduct group, family and individual therapy to include marital and/or family counseling as appropriate to effect positive rehabilitation, solutions, and/or life improvements. Provide highly skilled professional services in counseling, adult and child protective services, family services, community organization, social research and related areas. Perform case management duties including treatment plan monitoring, advocacy, referral and linkage to other needed services and crisis interventions; establish and maintain casework records and documents in accordance with departmental and statutory regulations and procedures; and prepare relevant correspondence and reports, including court reports and/or testimony. Provide outreach, education, and professional consultation to the community, the general public, as well as public and private agencies; conduct training workshops and/or presentations to clients, care providers, community groups, referrals, and the general public. Provide operational oversight of residential facilities or community-based programs to include the administration of budgets as assigned; prepare grant proposals and reports and monitor program activities and expenditures. Conduct home visits; transport clients; and assist with client's financial, budget and daily living activities as appropriate. Develop, maintain and participate in an inter-agency and community networking/referral system; evaluate client needs relative to appropriate program referrals; maintain close communication with contract providers and community service agencies to ensure treatment plan and client needs are being met in a successful manner. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, community resources, clients, and the general public utilizing principles of effective customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the applicant's responsibility 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 casework or clinical experience performing duties similar to a Client Services Practitioner I with Placer County. Training:  A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in social work, psychology or counseling which meets the eligibility requirements for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) by the State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. License or Certificate: May require possession of a State of California license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of social work as related to providing mental health, substance abuse services and treatment, child and adult protective services and the multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Principles and practices used in the development of community-based programs providing treatment and social services. Accepted criteria for clinical diagnosis of emotional and mental disturbances as well as normal and abnormal emotional and mental development to include growth, development and living relationships. Develop and implement community-based programs in treatment and social service; coordinate and monitor program activities to ensure compliance with program outcomes. Principles and practices of casework, including objectives, clinical diagnosis and appropriate documentation. Psychosocial, family, individual and group therapy and counseling treatments and prevention strategies. Physical, social, mental and substance use disorders impact on individual personality and behaviors. Role of social service agencies, both public and private. Legal and regulatory issues related to the operation and delivery of a variety of client services to individuals and groups of all ages and special needs. Crisis intervention and conflict resolution practices, including management of assaultive behavior, and principles of social work related to child protective services and adult services, risk and safety assessments. Standard and accepted investigative and interviewing techniques and methods. Principles used in preparing grant proposals. Modern office procedures, practices and methods as well as designated computer hardware and software and its applications. Standard and accepted English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar in both oral and written forms. Policies and practices of County's Health and Human Services Department as it relates to assigned program area and client services. Community and consultative resources available, both public and private. Pertinent federal, state and local statutes and regulations governing public health and welfare services. Ability to: Understand and carry out a variety of complex oral and written instructions in an independent manner. Identify and conceptualize multiple cause situations and possible consequences; evaluate potential treatment/solutions; determine and initiate most effective course of action. Relate effectively and positively with assigned clients to establish trust and rapport; display empathy. Coordinate and prioritize work and timelines effectively for self and others. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Obtain relevant information through interviews, observations, and the application of standard research methodologies. Perform mathematical calculations accurately to include routine statistical analysis. Use a personal computer and office equipment necessary for successful job performance. Work weekend and evening shifts as needs of program and/or clients require. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties. Develop appropriate treatment plans for a variety of client needs and situations. Perform a variety of professional duties in an independent manner to include all levels of problem-solving and decision-making models. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job and observe safety rules and practices; intermittently review work papers, reports and special projects; identify and problem solve client issues; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures; explain applicable department policies and procedures to applicants and clients. On a continuous basis, sit for long periods of time or while driving; intermittently walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel while retrieving or returning files, documents and supplies and making copies; walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel, climb or twist while conducting home/site visits or transporting client; twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; see and hear with sufficient acuity to observe and assess physical condition and living environment of client; and lift moderate weight. 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(s) 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) 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 visit our website at: http://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/abfreenames.asp . 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for Professional bargaining unit Closing Date/Time: Continuous
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2019
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 similar job assignment 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 his/her completed application is received by the Placer County Human Resources Department; The classification in which Placer County employment is contemplated must possess the same or less minimum qualifications and be substantially similar in job assignment and responsibility as the position in which the applicant is/was employed by the public agency; If classified, the applicant must hold or have held permanent status in the service of that agency; If unclassified the applicant must be or 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 Self Certification form, certifying: His/Her employment record has been entirely satisfactory; He/She has not been separated for cause; He/She was appointed to the class as a result of a qualifying or competitive exam; If not currently employed by a qualifying 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. Please contact Thalia Torres, HR Technician, at (530) 886-4664 or ttorres@placer.ca.gov for questions or assistance regarding the PAEL process. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants for this classification must complete and pass a background check (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and pre-employment psychological and medical examinations, including a drug screening, prior to appointment. All applicants must sign a constitutional oath, submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S., and be fingerprinted. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age or be bonded. 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for the General -Safety Unit Lateral Transfer from Other Agencies/Public Agency Eligible List (PAEL) Closing Date/Time: Continuous
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2019
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 similar job assignment 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 his/her completed application is received by the Placer County Human Resources Department; The classification in which Placer County employment is contemplated must possess the same or less minimum qualifications and be substantially similar in job assignment and responsibility as the position in which the applicant is/was employed by the public agency; If classified, the applicant must hold or have held permanent status in the service of that agency; If unclassified the applicant must be or 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 Self Certification form, certifying: His/Her employment record has been entirely satisfactory; He/She has not been separated for cause; He/She was appointed to the class as a result of a qualifying or competitive exam; If not currently employed by a qualifying 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. Please contact Thalia Torres, HR Technician, at (530) 886-4664 or ttorres@placer.ca.gov for questions or assistance regarding the PAEL process. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants for this classification must complete and pass a background check (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and pre-employment psychological and medical examinations, including a drug screening, prior to appointment. All applicants must sign a constitutional oath, submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S., and be fingerprinted. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age or be bonded. 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.   Click here to view benefits for the Deputy Sheriff's Assoc - Safety Bargaining Unit Lateral Transfer from Other Agencies/Public Agency Eligible List (PAEL) Closing Date/Time: Continuous
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2019
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 similar job assignment 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): 1.     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 his/her completed application is received by the Placer County Human Resources Department; 2.     The classification in which Placer County employment is contemplated must possess the same or less minimum qualifications and be substantially similar in job assignment and responsibility as the position in which the applicant is/was employed by the public agency; 3.     If classified, the applicant must hold or have held permanent status in the service of that agency; 4.     If unclassified the applicant must be or have been employed by that agency, in that position, for a minimum of six (6) months; 5.     The applicant must submit a Placer County  Public Agency Eligible Self Certification form , certifying:          a.     His/Her employment record has been entirely satisfactory;          b.     He/She has not been separated for cause;          c.     He/She was appointed to the class as a result of a qualifying or competitive exam;          d.     If not currently employed by a qualifying 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. 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 and/or be bonded. 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Personnel Department. Click here to view benefits for the General bargaining unit. Lateral Transfer from Other Agencies/Public Agency Eligible List (PAEL) Closing Date/Time: Continuous
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Introduction This position is scheduled to receive a 2% wage increase effective June 8, 2019. Applications in this recruitment are screened on a weekly basis.  Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. The eligible list created by this recruitment may be used in the future to fill additional extra help and permanent positions. POSITION INFORMATION The department of Health and Human Services is currently hiring for extra help/temporary assignments in the entry level position of Psychiatric Nurse I in the Adult System of Care Mental Health Services clinic in Roseville, CA.  DEFINITION To provide professional psychiatric nursing care and other nursing care to emotionally disturbed or mentally ill patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level class in the Psychiatric Nurse 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 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. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from assigned management staff or a Supervising Psychiatric Nurse. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Oversee medication crisis telephone calls and walk-ins; provide assessment of and intervention with clients who are medication-only patients. Provide monitoring of medication-only clients; provide specific medication counseling and education to clients regarding the need, purpose, and effects of prescribed medications. Provide direct medication treatment (under psychiatrist's orders); assist in preparing medication-only treatment plans. Assist in developing a medication education program; assist in developing standards and procedures for medication monitoring by nursing staff; plan and provide in-service training for Division staff as directed. Assess needs/situation of selected new clients and provide case management and supportive therapy through observation, history taking, physical examination, analysis, documentation of findings, and consultation with psychiatrist. Make home visits; make site visits to contracting providers to provide clients with medication supervision and instruction. 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 applicant's responsibility 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: 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: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in nursing or a related field. Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. License or Certificate: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. 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 and psychiatric nursing principles and practices. General legal and regulatory issues involved in treating the mentally ill. Pharmacology and the use and purpose of psychotropic medications. Crisis intervention and conflict resolution techniques, including management of assaultive behavior. Principles and practices of instruction. 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 operational and technical policies and procedures. On an intermittent basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, bend, climb, twist and reach while making site visits or making educational presentations.  Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift light weight. Provide professional psychiatric nursing care; administer and handle medications. Provide instruction regarding use, purpose, and side effects of various psychotropic medications. Observe, assess, and record client behavior as related to psychiatric condition/treatment. Provide crisis intervention as necessary. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Obtain information through interview; work fairly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruption. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action. Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, dictation machine, facsimile machine, postage meter, and photocopy machine. Use nursing care and clinical supplies and equipment, including blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, syringes, and needles. 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(s) 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) 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 visit our website at: http://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/abfreenames.asp . 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for Professional bargaining unit Closing Date/Time: Continuous
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Introduction This position is scheduled to receive a 2% wage increase effective June 8, 2019. Applications in this recruitment will be screened on a weekly basis. Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. The eligible list created by this recruitment may be used in the future to fill additional extra help and permanent positions. POSITION INFORMATION The department of Health and Human Services is currently hiring for extra help/temporary assignments in the journey level position of Psychiatric Nurse II in the Adult System of Care Mental Health Services clinic in Roseville, CA.  DEFINITION To provide professional psychiatric nursing care and other nursing care to emotionally disturbed or mentally ill patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the Psychiatric Nurse series.  This class is distinguished from the Psychiatric Nurse 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 Psychiatric Nurse in that the latter provides psychiatric nursing care requiring a high level of skill and independent judgment and exercises direct supervision over subordinate psychiatric nursing staff. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from assigned management staff or a Supervising Psychiatric Nurse. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Oversee medication crisis telephone calls and walk-ins; provide assessment of and intervention with clients who are medication-only patients. Provide monitoring of medication-only clients; provide specific medication counseling and education to clients regarding the need, purpose, and effects of prescribed medications. Provide direct medication treatment (under psychiatrist's orders); assist in preparing medication-only treatment plans. Assist in developing a medication education program; assist in developing standards and procedures for medication monitoring by nursing staff; plan and provide in-service training for Division staff as directed. Assess needs/situation of selected new clients and provide case management and supportive therapy through observation, history taking, physical examination, analysis, documentation of findings, and consultation with psychiatrist. Make home visits; make site visits to contracting providers to provide clients with medication supervision and instruction. 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 applicant's responsibility to identify in their application materials how they meet the Minimum Qualifications listed below. 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 professional psychiatric nursing experience performing duties similar to a Psychiatric Nurse I with Placer County. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in nursing or a related field. Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. License or Certificate: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. 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 and psychiatric nursing principles and practices. General legal and regulatory issues involved in treating the mentally ill. Pharmacology and the use and purpose of psychotropic medications. Crisis intervention and conflict resolution techniques, including management of assaultive behavior. Principles and practices of instruction. Mental health procedures and practices relative to the delivery of psychiatric nursing care. Resources available to mentally ill persons. Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws. 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 operational and technical policies and procedures. On an intermittent basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, bend, climb, twist and reach while making site visits or making educational presentations.  Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift light weight. Provide professional psychiatric nursing care; administer and handle medications. Provide instruction regarding use, purpose, and side effects of various psychotropic medications. Observe, assess, and record client behavior as related to psychiatric condition/treatment. Provide crisis intervention as necessary. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Obtain information through interview; work fairly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruption. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action. Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, dictation machine, facsimile machine, postage meter, and photocopy machine. Use nursing care and clinical supplies and equipment, including blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, syringes, and needles. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Independently provide professional psychiatric nursing care; administer and handle medications. Independently observe, assess, and record client behavior as related to psychiatric condition/treatment. Independently provide crisis intervention as necessary. 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(s) 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) 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 visit our website at: http://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/abfreenames.asp . 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for Professional bargaining unit Closing Date/Time: Continuous
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Introduction This position is scheduled to receive a 2% wage increase effective June 8, 2019. Are you passionate about health promotion, want to be a Public Health Nurse in the community in a non-hospital setting?  Click on the link below to see what a day in the life of a Public Health Nurse in Placer County is like.  This recruitment will be open continuously and may close at any time. Applications submitted will be screened on a weekly basis. POSITION INFORMATION The Department of Health and Human Services - Public Health Division is currently recruiting for the position of Public Health Nurse I. The eligible list resulting from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future permanent and/or extra help/temporary vacancies in various assignment areas within Public Health, including Whole Person Care. Extra-help assignments are not eligible for benefits and are limited to working 28 hours per week with a fiscal year cap of 999 hours or 960 for CalPERS retired annuitants. Extra Help/Temporary appointments made from this eligible list may be eligible for transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. This recruitment may be used to fill both open and promotional vacancies, subject to specific position requirements. Position assignments may include any of the following areas: (Please refer to the supplemental questionnaire for this recruitment for a description of each assignment area.)    Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Teenage Pregnancy & Parenting Adult and Elderly In-Home Case Management California Children's Services (CCS) Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP) Foster Care Immunizations Communicable Disease Control Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations Whole Person Care DEFINITION To perform public health nursing duties in an assigned program, project or district; to perform field and clinic nursing services; and to instruct adults and children in accepted health practices including prevention and control of disease. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level class in the Public Health Nurse 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 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 a Supervising Public Health Nurse and may receive technical and functional supervision from other professional or medical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Make home or other field site visits as assigned to provide families and/or individuals with health supervision and guidance; identify and assess health needs and provide advice, counsel and instruction related to health maintenance and promotion, preventive practices, treatment and rehabilitation for at-risk, ill, or injured individuals; provide nursing care and demonstrate nursing techniques as needed. Provide medical case management through observation, history taking, physical examination, analysis, documentation of findings and development of nursing plan; make referrals and conduct follow-up as necessary. Aid in prevention and control of communicable and chronic diseases through epidemiological investigation, instruction in preventive measures, immunization programs and case follow-up. Oversee and participate in various clinics, including referring and advising for further medical care under established policies and protocols. Identify and evaluate health needs of individuals and special population groups such as the elderly, culturally, economically or geographically disadvantaged and those choosing alternative life styles. Represent the Health and Medical Services Department to various community groups and provide information regarding Department programs, services and policies, as well as instructional information about disease prevention, health promotion, treatment maintenance and rehabilitation. Coordinate with other divisions and sections within the Health and Medical Services Department as well as with private, public and voluntary health and social service agencies/providers in the community; participate in interagency conferences as needed. Provide or oversee training for new staff, nursing students and volunteers. Initiate, implement and evaluate projects or programs; prepare and maintain patient charts and other records and prepare reports. 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 applicant's responsibility 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 experience is required. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in nursing. License or Certificate: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession of, a valid certificate as a Certified Public Health Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. 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 public health nursing. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. English usage, spelling, punctuation and grammar; Arithmetic and basic mathematical calculations. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, patient charts, reports and perform special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures. On an intermittent basis, sit at desk for long periods of time while reviewing patient charts and histories and preparing patient charts and reports; intermittently walk, stand, bend, climb and reach while making field visits, conducting clinics or making educational presentations or demonstrations; twist to reach equipment surrounding desk or treatment areas; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; see and hear with sufficient acuity to examine and assess patient condition; and lift heavy weight. Provide professional nursing care; administer and handle biologicals; and take and properly handle specimens. Provide instruction in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and nursing care of ill or injured individuals. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and efficient manner. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Obtain information through interview; work fairly and courteously with the public; handle multiple case assignments; and work effectively with interruption. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action. Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, facsimile machine and photocopy machine. Clinical and instructional supplies and equipment, including blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, audiometer, syringes and needles and audio-visual equipment. 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(s) 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) 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 visit our website at: http://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/abfreenames.asp . 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for Professional bargaining unit Closing Date/Time: Continuous
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Introduction This position is scheduled to receive a 2% wage increase effective June 8, 2019. Are you passionate about health promotion, want to be a Public Health Nurse in the community in a non-hospital setting? Click on the link below to see what a day in the life of a Public Health Nurse in Placer County is like. This recruitment will be open continuously and may close at any time. Applications submitted will be screened on a weekly basis. POSITION INFORMATION The Department of Health and Human Services - Public Health Division is currently recruiting for the position of Public Health Nurse II. The eligible list resulting from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future permanent and/or extra help/temporary vacancies in various assignment areas within Public Health, including Whole Person Care . Extra-help assignments are not eligible for benefits and are limited to working 28 hours per week with a fiscal year cap of 999 hours or 960 for CalPERS retired annuitants. Extra Help/Temporary appointments made from this eligible list may be eligible for transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. This recruitment may be used to fill both open and promotional vacancies, subject to specific position requirements. Position assignments may include any of the following areas: (Please refer to the supplemental questionnaire for this recruitment for a description of each assignment area.)    Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Teenage Pregnancy & Parenting Adult and Elderly In-Home Case Management California Children's Services (CCS) Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP) Foster Care Immunizations Communicable Disease Control Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations Whole Person Care    DEFINITION To perform public health nursing duties in an assigned program, project or district; to perform field and clinic nursing services; and to instruct adults and children in accepted health practices including prevention and control of disease. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the Public Health Nurse series.  This class is distinguished from the Public Health Nurse I by the assignment of the full range of duties assigned.  Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and they 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 direction from a Supervising Public Health Nurse and may receive technical and functional supervision from other professional or medical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Make home or other field site visits as assigned to provide families and/or individuals with health supervision and guidance; identify and assess health needs and provide advice, counsel and instruction related to health maintenance and promotion, preventive practices, treatment and rehabilitation for at-risk, ill, or injured individuals; provide nursing care and demonstrate nursing techniques as needed. Provide medical case management through observation, history taking, physical examination, analysis, documentation of findings and development of nursing plan; make referrals and conduct follow-up as necessary. Aid in prevention and control of communicable and chronic diseases through epidemiological investigation, instruction in preventive measures, immunization programs and case follow-up. Oversee and participate in various clinics, including referring and advising for further medical care under established policies and protocols. Identify and evaluate health needs of individuals and special population groups such as the elderly, culturally, economically or geographically disadvantaged and those choosing alternative life styles. Represent the Health and Medical Services Department to various community groups and provide information regarding Department programs, services and policies, as well as instructional information about disease prevention, health promotion, treatment maintenance and rehabilitation. Coordinate with other divisions and sections within the Health and Medical Services Department as well as with private, public and voluntary health and social service agencies/providers in the community; participate in interagency conferences as needed. Provide or oversee training for new staff, nursing students and volunteers. Initiate, implement and evaluate projects or programs; prepare and maintain patient charts and other records and prepare reports. 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 applicant's responsibility to identify in their application materials how they meet the Minimum Qualifications listed below. 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 nursing experience performing duties similar to a Public Health Nurse I with Placer County . Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in nursing or a related field. License or Certificate: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession of a valid certificate as a Certified Public Health Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. 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 public health nursing. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. English usage, spelling, punctuation and grammar; Arithmetic and basic mathematical calculations. Principles and practices of public health nursing, including preventive medicine, epidemiology, public health education, gerontology and sociological problems involved in public health nursing. Procedures and practices used to promote maternal and child health and to assess infant, child and adolescent development. Federal, State and local statutes and regulations governing public health and nursing practices. Policies and procedures of a health services department, especially as related to public health nursing. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, patient charts, reports and perform special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures. On an intermittent basis, sit at desk for long periods of time while reviewing patient charts and histories and preparing patient charts and reports; intermittently walk, stand, bend, climb and reach while making field visits, conducting clinics or making educational presentations or demonstrations; twist to reach equipment surrounding desk or treatment areas; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; see and hear with sufficient acuity to examine and assess patient condition; and lift heavy weight. Provide professional nursing care; administer and handle biologicals; and take and properly handle specimens. Provide instruction in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and nursing care of ill or injured individuals. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and efficient manner. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Obtain information through interview; work fairly and courteously with the public; handle multiple case assignments; and work effectively with interruption. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action. Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, facsimile machine and photocopy machine. Clinical and instructional supplies and equipment, including blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, audiometer, syringes and needles and audio-visual equipment. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Independently provide professional nursing care and instruction in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and nursing care of ill or injured individuals. Identify and assess client settings for contributing conditions and/or causes of health or socially-related health problems. Independently provide case management. 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(s) 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) 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 visit our website at: http://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/abfreenames.asp . 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view benefits for Professional bargaining unit Closing Date/Time: Continuous
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Introduction * Additional pay information: Lateral Signing Bonus: $1,500 added to first paycheck earned, plus $1,000 paid upon successful completion of probationary period. POST Certificate Incentive: $100 per pay period for possession of POST Dispatcher Intermediate Certificate or $125 per pay period for possession of POST Dispatcher Advanced Certificate. Incentive amounts are not cumulative or compounded, and employees will receive only one rate of incentive pay for the POST certification. Night Shift Differential: Dispatchers working swing and graveyard shifts receive an additional 7.5% night shift differential. Dispatch Training Pay: Dispatchers working as dispatch trainers receive an additional 5% training pay while assigned to training duties. Holiday Pay: Dispatchers working holidays receive overtime compensation for the actual number of hours worked in addition to holiday pay. The Placer County Sheriff's Office dispatch center is located in the Auburn Justice Center. The dispatch center features full sit-to-stand ergonomic work stations, a locker room, a full kitchen, and a quiet room. Public Safety Dispatchers receive a competitive benefit package, including 13 paid holidays per year, 12 paid sick days per year, generous contributions to CalPERS, and access to an employee assistance program. Full benefit details can be found below in the Benefits section of this posting. POSITION INFORMATION Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for placement on a Public Agency Eligible List, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria: 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 his/her completed application is received by the Placer County Human Resources Department; The classification in which Placer County employment is contemplated must possess the same or less minimum qualifications and be substantially similar in job assignment and responsibility as the position in which the applicant is/was employed by the public agency; If classified, the applicant must hold or have held permanent status in the service of that agency; If unclassified the applicant must be or 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 Self Certification form, certifying: His/Her employment record has been entirely satisfactory; He/She has not been separated for cause; He/She was appointed to the class as a result of a qualifying or competitive exam; If not currently employed by a qualifying 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. Please contact Thalia Torres, HR Technician, at (530) 886-4664 or ttorres@placer.ca.gov for questions or assistance regarding the PAEL process. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants for this classification must complete and pass a background check (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and pre-employment psychological and medical examinations, including a drug screening, prior to appointment. All applicants must sign a constitutional oath, submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S., and be fingerprinted. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age or be bonded. 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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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. BENEFITS The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.   Click here to view benefits for the General Bargaining Unit Lateral Transfer from Other Agencies/Public Agency Eligible List (PAEL) Closing Date/Time: Continuous