Placer County

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

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

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PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, CA, United States
Jan 28, 2023
Full Time
Introduction Since building a new and state of the art animal care facility in 2016, Placer County Animal Services has expanded lifesaving programs and community services, resulting in a live release rate of 94% in 2022. Placer County Animal Services cares for nearly 3,200 animals per year and responds to almost 9,000 calls for services. Animal Control Officers play an integral role in delivering critical services to the Placer County community using education, outreach and enforcement aimed at assisting both pets and their owners. If you are interested in contributing to the success of an animal welfare organization with progressive goals, this might be the perfect fit! POSITION INFORMATION The Department of Health and Human Services - Animal Services Division is currently hiring for the permanent position of Animal Control Officer - I. The current position is located in Auburn; and the eligible list created by this recruitment may also be used to fill future permanent and/or extra-help* positions in the Auburn, South Placer and/or Tahoe areas. Extra help appointments made from this eligible list may be eligible for transition to permanent status. *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. NOTE: Applicants are encouraged to review the minimum qualifications section of this job posting prior to completing an application. Applicants should note that this position requires possession of a certificate showing successful completion of a P.O.S.T. Basic Course, the P.O.S.T. training requirements for Penal Code 832, Module A, Firearms Training, or P.O.S.T. equivalent training course. Applicants are encouraged to upload a copy of the P.O.S.T. certificate when submitting the application. Information regarding P.O.S.T. certification can be accessed by clicking HERE . BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including: Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays* Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year Sick leave: 12 days/year* Cafeteria plan: 6% of employee's salary will be contributed towards employee to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee CalPERS retirement plans Retiree medical insurance Deferred compensation Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency. *Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year. The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view General benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To explain and enforce laws and ordinances pertaining to humane treatment and control of animals; provide for and promote public safety in the prevention of rabies and other communicable diseases that can be transferred from animals to humans; conduct public education and outreach regarding the humane treatment of animals and animal control laws; and respond to animal related emergencies. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level class in the Animal Control Officer 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 a Supervising Animal Control Officer and technical and functional supervision from an Animal Control Officer II and a Senior Animal Control Officer. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Patrol a designated geographical area of the County and enforce animal regulations, laws and ordinances; contact dog owners by house-to-house canvass to locate unlicensed or unvaccinated dogs; receive and investigate complaints and reports from the public and other agencies regarding stray, dangerous, unwanted or improperly controlled animals; tactfully handle complaints, trying to remedy the problem; consult supervisors by radio in the handling of unusual and/or difficult situations. Issue violation notices and court citations, collect evidence and appear in court as a witness, as necessary; carry out law enforcement procedures including warrants, arrests, search and seizures, issuing warnings, dangerous animal statements and citations; work cooperatively with other law enforcement groups when joint action is required. Use tranquilizer guns, shotguns, rifles, and other related equipment to control or destroy dangerous and/or injured animals, as a last alternative. Answer emergency calls concerning persons bitten by animals; quarantine potentially rabid animals; check potentially rabid animals at intervals as directed and release animals from quarantine at the end of a safe time period, as directed; issue citations for violation of the quarantine. Assist in arranging for and setting up immunization clinics; may assist veterinarian with vaccinations and animal inspections. Administer first aid or minor treatments to animals; pick up and transport sick, injured or dead animals; impound animals and release impounded animals to owners; may segregate, isolate, destroy and dispose of animals. Perform euthanasia procedures to ensure safe and humane treatment, perform chemical restraint procedures as necessary. Prepare food and feed animals; clean kennels and related areas; may participate in front office and kennel operations. Assist the public in claiming impounded animals; assist customers in pet selection; answer questions concerning age, breed, characteristics, care and treatment of animals; advise public of legal rights; explain and interpret animal control laws, regulations, procedures and policies. Interact with the public in a professional and knowledgeable manner to maintain public confidence and safety; speak at schools and to other community groups concerning animal control services. Assist public with obtaining licensing information by directing them to online resources; sell licenses and turn in collected fees. Prepare reports, keep records and fill out forms concerning animal control violations and transactions. May assist with the training of new Animal Control staff. Operate and perform minor maintenance on all equipment used in the field and the kennels including: vehicles, weapons, traps, catch-poles and cages. Clean and disinfect shelter facilities, vehicles and equipment as necessary. 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. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: No experience is required. Experience in the care and handling of domestic, farm and/or ranch animals is preferred. Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Required License or Certificate: Possession of a certificate showing successful completion of a P.O.S.T. Basic course, the P.O.S.T. training requirements for Penal Code 832 Arrest and Firearms Training or P.O.S.T. equivalent training course. 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: Feeding and care of animals. Basic mathematical calculations. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Ability to: Learn to care for and control animals in a safe manner, including livestock, so as to avoid injury to persons and animals. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of animal control operations; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; continuously observe for animal violations; problem solve field situations; and explain animal control related laws to public. On an intermittent basis, sit at desk or in vehicle; walk and stand during field activities; bend, squat, kneel or twist while working in field or kennel operations; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; and lift very heavy weight. Learn the provisions of State and County laws and regulations relating to animal control and licensing; assist other Animal Control Officers in their enforcement activities. Learn to recognize symptoms of rabies and animal diseases; learn the techniques involved in restraining and isolating animals suspected of having bitten individuals or of having rabies. Learn the methods involved in feeding and caring for impounded animals. Learn to safely operate firearms. Properly measure drugs into hypodermic syringes for chemical restraint and euthanasia; perform euthanasia in the most humane manner possible. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Work effectively in stressful situations, exercise good judgment; exercise good judgment and make sound decisions under a variety of conditions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Read and comprehend the laws and regulations pertaining to animal control. Prepare and maintain accurate records and forms. Work shifts, standby, weekends and holidays on a rotating basis. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. 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. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: 2/10/2023 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, CA, United States
Jan 26, 2023
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION This classification received a general wage increase of 4% effective 7/2/22 and is scheduled to receive subsequent general wage increases of 4% in July 2023 and 4% in July 2024. The Audio/Video Media Analyst for the Placer County Information Technology Media Services Group is responsible for the operation of our onsite broadcast facilities to provide video production and live streaming support for our Board of Supervisors meetings, Planning Commission meetings, Zoning Administrator, as well as other departmental broadcasted meetings. For these kinds of events, experience is highly recommended with audio system front of house (FOH) set up and operation along with experience with multicamera video production system set up and operation, video graphics production and operation. While most broadcasts originate from our Auburn campus production facilities, some broadcasts will originate from offsite, remote locations throughout Placer County. This assignment is located in Auburn; however, the position requires travel to multiple sites throughout Placer County including but not limited to the City Roseville and the Tahoe area. The best qualified candidates will have experience with live streaming utilizing various forms of soft codecs and web streaming services. Knowledge of IP networking is desired but not necessary. The Media Services Group works with customers and project teams at all levels throughout the county as well as with outside AV/IT vendors. This assignment is fast paced with an ever-changing schedule and necessitates the ability to work outside of the normal business hours. This position also works closely with county service providers, partners, hardware and software vendors. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including: Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays* Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year Sick leave: 12 days/year* Cafeteria plan: 6% of employee's salary will be contributed towards employee to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee CalPERS retirement plans Retiree medical insurance Deferred compensation Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency. *Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year. The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view Professional benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION Performs professional duties related to the analysis, development, maintenance and administration of computer hardware and software systems to meet business needs. Incumbents may perform any of the following functions: analyzes, designs, monitors and administers servers and related platforms; designs, maintains, configures and monitors network and/or telecommunications infrastructures and related system components; consults with departmental customers to identify and analyze business functions that can be improved by the implementation of new hardware and/or software solutions; translates business requirements into system deployments, including the development of design specifications; performs professional-level systems maintenance and customer support duties; and performs other related duties as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the journey-level class in the Information Technology Analyst series. Positions in this class are distinguished from Information Technology Analyst I by the performance of the full range of duties. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level. The Information Technology Analyst I and Information Technology Analyst II classifications are distinguished from the Information Technology Specialist classification series in that the Information Technology Analyst series describes positions with professional/analytical responsibilities where the primary duties include the analysis of business and/or system needs, the evaluation of current systems, and the design of solutions to meet the identified business or system needs, including work which emphasizes business systems analysis and the development of technology solutions to resolve application problems or improve efficiency; network/telecommunications systems analysis, design, and administration; system analysis, design, and administration, and/or database analysis, design, and administration. In contrast, the Information Technology Specialist classification describes positions with responsibility for providing a broad range of routine and complex duties in support of specialized systems, including user support, system troubleshooting, review of business processes and communication of user requirements/problems to a vendor or statewide system which then architects and develops the technical solution, implementation of system upgrades or modifications, and user training. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Incumbents at this level work under direction from an assigned supervisor, receiving occasional supervision while working toward a definite objective that requires use of a wide range of procedures and involves planning and/or determining specific procedures or equipment required in order to meet assigned objectives and solve non-routine problems. Only unusual matters are referred to a supervisor. Incumbents may also receive technical and functional supervision from a Senior Information Technology Analyst. Incumbents may provide direct supervision over technical and/or specialist level staff. Incumbents may exercise technical or functional supervision over other professional staff on a project basis. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following. Incumbents assigned to the Information Technology Analyst I classification initially perform the following duties in a learning and/or on-the-job training capacity. Evaluates customer technical needs and recommends solutions; plans, determines requirements, designs, builds, customizes, tests, implements, maintains and/or enhances a variety of hardware and software systems, integrating County network infrastructure and/or other systems; considers protocols, acceptable system security risk, and other related elements. Provides professional customer support for system-related software and/or hardware issues, needs, or requirements. Interacts with clients to analyze system requirements; recommends technology solutions to improve operations. Determines and develops cost benefit analyses related to recommended technical solutions; evaluates risk options; ensures project compliance with County procedures or protocols, budgetary constraints and staff/resource utilization. Is responsible for the coordination and completion of projects that are limited in scope and/or specific to area of assignment; develops and monitors project budgets and resources; interfaces with clients to define project scope and review project activities, recommendations and outcomes; coordinates the use of project resources based on project requirements; designs and implements project testing and quality assurance processes. Project-related duties may include: determining and developing cost benefit analyses for project justifications; developing projected budgets and resources needed to conduct the work; evaluating risk concerns and options; providing technical input into the development of specifications for "requests for proposals" pertaining to external services; reviewing vendor submissions and providing recommendations on vendor selection; monitoring vendor performance to ensure compliance with County specifications; ensuring project compliance with County procedures or protocols, budgetary constraints and staff/resource utilization; serving as the primary client interface on assigned projects; reviewing recommendations with clients and receiving approval to proceed; reviewing final outcomes with the client and obtaining their sign off that all work has been conducted in accordance with client requirements; coordinating the activities of contract personnel and/or vendors, consistent with project plans; identifies and resolves obstacles to progress; designing and directing project testing and quality assurance processes for assigned projects; Coordinates information technology activities of County department(s), division staff, and/or vendors consistent with project plans; identifies and resolves obstacles to progress, prepares for and manages delivery and installation. Prepares technical documentations, procedural plans, reports, correspondence and other documents; participates on committees and task forces; attends meetings, conferences and training sessions. Builds and maintains positive and professional working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, vendors, and the public using principles of good customer service. Exercises technical or functional supervision over technical and/or para-professional staff. Exercises functional supervision over other professional staff on a project basis. Provides technical and functional supervision of contractors/vendors. Provides after hours technology support as assigned. Performs other related duties as assigned. Functional Assignment Areas (While the majority of duties assigned to a position typically fall within one of the following areas, incumbents may also be assigned duties that cross multiple areas) When assigned to Audio/Video Systems (In addition to general duties) duties may include but are not limited to: Analyzes clients audio/video (AV/IP) needs and recommends and designs AV/IP solutions for all AV systems and networks, production suites, media servers, recording systems, CATV/MATV networks, video-teleconferencing and digital signage networks and AV network streaming technologies. Manages a variety of AV/IP projects; coordinates resources, procures material, oversees/participates in the installation of the project, tests and commissions the project to make sure it meets the scope of work details and trains the end users on the system. Oversees production of and produces county wide and departmental video or photographic communication projects related to service, product, or event promotion, training, announcements, marketing, and other informational communication messages (includes pre-production, production - location and studio filming, and post-production editing, graphic design, marketing, and distribution). WORKING CONDITIONS Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances; position occasionally requires travel to other locations. Work environments may include noise, dust and/or unpleasant odors, marked changes in temperature and humidity, and may occasionally require work in confined spaces. Occasional evening, holiday and/or weekend work may be required. 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 journey level professional information technology experience comparable to an Information Technology Analyst II with Placer County. Training: Equivalent to completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in computer science, information systems or a closely related field. Additional relevant technical experience that demonstrates the ability to perform analytical duties in assigned technology area may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis. Possession of one or more approved information technology certificates and/or completion of other approved technology-related training may substitute for some or all of the required education. NOTE: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. Required License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license- as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. Depending upon assignment, demonstrated technical competency and/or certification pertaining to the information technology used by the appointing department may be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of effective team building, team leadership and conflict resolution. Advanced principles and practices of project management and work flow analysis. Advanced principles and practices of systems and procedures analysis and design. Complex software tools, test equipment and measurement techniques. A broad range of operations, services, concepts, terms and activities common to a comprehensive, state-of-the-art information systems program. Principles, methods and techniques used in designing, developing, testing and implementing computer hardware and software systems. Computer hardware and software systems being used by the hiring department. Principles and practices of troubleshooting computer hardware, software and network problems. Principles and practices of customer service. Methods and techniques of developing and presenting technical documentation and training materials. Principles and practices of record keeping. Modern office procedures, methods and equipment. Ability to: Conduct independent research, interpret highly technical documents, draw valid conclusions, develop technological solutions, take appropriate actions and/or make appropriate recommendation related to complex IT problems. Analyze, diagnose and resolve problems of the most complex nature and provide guidance to others in the diagnosis and resolution of complex problems. Lead, train, assign, schedule and review the work of technical and/or professional information technology staff. Effectively build and lead a team through all phases of complex information technology projects involving multiple IT disciplines in order to achieve departmental and/or county goals. Produce detailed design and work specifications for Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Quotes (RFQs) and Statement of Work (SOW) documents. Research and gather complex information from a variety of county, vendor and industry sources. Prepare and present highly technical documents such as network and system diagrams and circuit schematics, radio frequency propagation and network coverage maps and other technical documents. Provide expertise and effectively advise professional technical staff on complex technical matters. Develop training materials; train team members in the use of complex technical equipment and software. Read, comprehend, and retain technical information on computer products and systems. Provide on-call service during off hours, evenings, weekends and holidays. Mobility-frequent standing or sitting for extended periods; frequent walking; frequent to occasional twisting; occasional pushing/pulling, bending, kneeling, climbing, squatting and crawling. Lifting-frequent lifting up to 20 pounds and occasional lifting up to 80 pounds may be required, depending upon assignment. Vision-constant use of good overall vision for reading/close up work; frequent use of color perception and eye/hand coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision. Dexterity -frequent repetitive motion from writing and using a computer keyboard; frequent grasping, holding and reaching. Hearing/Talking-frequent hearing/talking to others on the telephone and in person. In addition to the above, depending on area of assignment: Knowledge of: Principles and practices of IP Network, Telephony and Audio Video system design techniques. Techniques and practices used in managing, designing, implementing, maintaining and operating IP Network and telephony systems including WAN/LAN, VoIP, AudioNideo systems, and associated network equipment. A broad range of protocols commonly used in wired and wireless communications networks (e.g. TCP, IP, UDP, SNMP, RADIUS, BGP, OSPF, RIP, Serial, TOM, TFTP, FTP, SSH, SSL, etc.). Principles and practices of business operations analysis. Principles and practices of complex database design and administration. Enterprise Level Information Technology Infrastructures. Ability to: Conduct business analysis and recommend technology solutions or business strategies that meet county, state and federal requirements. Create, present and explain complex diagrams to illustrate technology solutions. Analyze, develop, maintain and administer complex databases and database management systems similar to those being used by the assigned department. Perform advanced network administration duties, including security administration. Analyze, develop, and maintain complex network-related systems, equipment and software similar to that being used by the hiring department. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Mobility - frequent standing or sitting for extended periods; frequent walking; frequent to occasional twisting; occasional pushing/pulling, bending, kneeling, squatting, climbing and crawling. Lifting - frequent lifting up to 20 pounds, occasional lifting up to 80 pounds. Vision - constant use of good overall vision for reading/close up work; frequent use of color perception and eye/hand coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision. Dexterity - frequent repetitive motion from writing and using a computer keyboard; frequent grasping, holding and reaching. Hearing/Talking - frequent hearing/talking to others on the telephone and in person. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION Length of Probation: All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) calendar months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. Bargaining Unit: Professional CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Selection Plan For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Preciosa Ayala-Burkhardt, Administrative Technician, at payala@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4637. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, CA, United States
Jan 21, 2023
Full Time
Introduction Are you passionate about health promotion? Consider serving the community as a Public Health Nurse in a non-hospital setting! Click on the video below to see what a day in the life of a Public Health Nurse in Placer County is like. POSITION INFORMATION This continuous recruitment will remain open for the calendar year, or until the final filing date, whichever occurs first. The eligible list established from this continuous recruitment will expire by the end of the calendar year. Applicants will be eligible to reapply and take an examination if a new recruitment opens the following calendar year. Applications in this recruitment are screened on a bi-weekly basis. This recruitment may be used to fill both open and promotional vacancies as they arise, subject to specific position requirements. The Department of Health and Human Services - Public Health Division is currently recruiting for the positions of Public Health Nurse I and Public Health Nurse II. Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To be eligible for more than one level in the series, you must complete and submit separate applications and supplemental questionnaires for each recruitment: Public Health Nurse I: 2023-14302-01 Public Health Nurse II: 2023-14303-01 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. 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. Position assignments may include any of the following areas: Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Adult and Elderly In-Home Visitation Case Management California Children's Services (CCS) Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Foster Care Immunizations Communicable Disease Control Please refer to the supplemental questionnaire for this recruitment for a description of each assignment area. This position is scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4% in July 2023 and an additional 4% in July 2024. 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. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including: Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays* Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year Sick leave: 12 days/year* Cafeteria plan: 6% of employee's salary will be contributed towards employee to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee CalPERS retirement plans Retiree medical insurance Deferred compensation Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency. *Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year. The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view Professional benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. 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 supervisory/management staff 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 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 with varying life styles. Represent the Health and Human 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 Human 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. Participate in emergency preparedness activities as requested. Perform related duties as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment and controlled temperature conditions. Position may require travel to and from other locations in a variety of outdoor weather conditions. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. 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. Required 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; and 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 moderate weight. Interpret and explain pertinent Public Health policies and procedures. Provide professional nursing care; administer and handle biologicals; and take and properly handle specimens. Provide instruction in the prevention of disease and 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 interruptions. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action. Use a computer, calculator, telephone, and photocopy machine. Use clinical and instructional supplies and equipment, including blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, audiometer, syringes, 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. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION Length of Probation This position shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) calendar months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. Bargaining Unit Professional CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, CA, United States
Jan 21, 2023
Full Time
Introduction Are you passionate about health promotion? Consider serving the community as a Public Health Nurse in a non-hospital setting! Click on the video below to see what a day in the life of a Public Health Nurse in Placer County is like. POSITION INFORMATION This continuous recruitment will remain open for the calendar year, or until the final filing date, whichever occurs first. The eligible list established from this continuous recruitment will expire by the end of the calendar year. Applicants will be eligible to reapply and take an examination if a new recruitment opens the following calendar year. Applications in this recruitment are screened on a bi-weekly basis. This recruitment may be used to fill both open and promotional vacancies as they arise, subject to specific position requirements. The Department of Health and Human Services - Public Health Division is currently recruiting for the positions of Public Health Nurse I and Public Health Nurse II. Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To be eligible for more than one level in the series, you must complete and submit separate applications and supplemental questionnaires for each recruitment: Public Health Nurse I: 2023-14302-01 Public Health Nurse II: 2023-14303-01 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. 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. Position assignments may include any of the following areas: Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Adult and Elderly In-Home Visitation Case Management California Children's Services (CCS) Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Foster Care Immunizations Communicable Disease Control Please refer to the supplemental questionnaire for this recruitment for a description of each assignment area. This position is scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4% in July 2023 and an additional 4% in July 2024. 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. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including: Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays* Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year Sick leave: 12 days/year* Cafeteria plan: 6% of employee's salary will be contributed towards employee to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee CalPERS retirement plans Retiree medical insurance Deferred compensation Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency. *Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year. The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view Professional benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. 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 supervisory/management staff 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 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 with varying life styles. Represent the Health and Human 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 Human 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. Participate in emergency preparedness activities as requested. Perform related duties as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment and controlled temperature conditions. Position may require travel to and from other locations in a variety of outdoor weather conditions. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Two (2) 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. Required 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; and 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 moderate weight. Interpret and explain pertinent Public Health policies and procedures. Provide professional nursing care; administer and handle biologicals; and take and properly handle specimens. Provide instruction in the prevention of disease and 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 interruptions. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action. Use a computer, calculator, telephone, and photocopy machine. Use clinical and instructional supplies and equipment, including blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, audiometer, syringes, 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 and 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. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION Length of Probation This position shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) calendar months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. Bargaining Unit Professional CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, CA, United States
Jan 20, 2023
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . This classification received a general wage increase of 4% effective 7/2/22 and is scheduled to receive subsequent general wage increases of 4% in July 2023 and 4% in July 2024. POSITION INFORMATION Placer County is currently hiring for one (1) vacancy of Civil Legal Secretary Senior, in the County Counsel's Office. This position supports multiple attorneys by providing legal support as it pertains to civil law. The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill future permanent vacancies as they arise. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including: Confidential Pay: Additional 3.5% of annual salary Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays* Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year Sick leave: 12 days/year* Cafeteria plan: $4,000 will be contributed towards employee to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee CalPERS retirement plans Retiree medical insurance Deferred compensation Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency. *Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year. The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view Confidential benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website . DEFINITION To perform the more difficult, complex and/or sensitive work related to the performance of highly responsible and specialized secretarial, technical and administrative legal support duties related to litigation and transactional law, including drafting, formatting and filing a variety of legal documents in support of the County Counsel's Office. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the advanced journey level class in the Civil Legal Secretary series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity and sensitivity 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 the series which may include providing technical and/or functional supervision to staff. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from assigned professional or management staff. Exercises technical and/or functional supervision over assigned staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Provide direction, training and oversight to staff on policies, procedures, methods and format; serve as technical expert receiving and responding to staff questions. Draft, format, proofread and finalize the more sensitive legal documents in support of assigned attorneys including, but not limited to, pleadings, briefs, writs, appellate briefs, motions, orders, civil discovery requests and responses, administrative records, warrants, judgments, agenda items and background materials, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, leases, and other civil litigation and legal transactional documents. Participate in the revision, development and implementation of new office procedures. Assist attorneys with trial and hearing preparation; format and prepare exhibit list, witness list, and jury instructions; may support attorneys in court and administrative proceedings, as assigned. Perform a variety of duties in support of document management including receiving, scanning, organizing, filing, and destroying documents in paper and electronic files. Perform routine and technical legal research, compile materials and prepare reports and documents. Interpret, analyze, and determine compliance or acceptance of information and materials. Establish and maintain systems related to assigned technical areas of responsibility; monitor area activities and report progress as required. Review contracts and routine legal documents prepared by County departments for accuracy and completeness. Draft, prepare and track civil subpoenas; research and locate contact information of involved parties; provide instructions for deposition officer and coordinate production of documents. Arrange for the presence of witnesses and make deposition arrangements including coordinating with court reporter. Receive and input Public Records Act requests and track timelines associated with such; assist in preparing responses; overseeing production of request. Receive, input and track Board of Supervisor agenda items. Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for office operations; implement office policies and procedures. Monitor and control expenditures and process invoices; track a variety of operational statistics. Perform a variety of responsible administrative support activities on behalf of attorneys and management including, but not limited to, scheduling and maintaining calendar of appointments, court hearings, and depositions on behalf of attorneys; making meeting arrangements; monitoring and following-up on due dates. Serve as first point of contact at front desk, receiving, logging and distributing files, documents and Public Records Requests, answering phones, receiving, opening and processing incoming mail and greeting visitors. Respond to complex inquiries and requests for information from the public and County staff. Perform electronic and traditional filing in varied state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Independently respond to letters and general correspondence of a routine nature. Operate standard law office equipment including multi-line telephone, high volume printer, scanner, word processing and other document preparation applications; legal practice and case management software, other standalone computer software programs as related to assigned area. Provide responsible technical assistance and training in areas of expertise to office co-workers and other County employees. Organize evidence and documents for effective analysis and presentation by attorney. Review and summarize deposition transcripts and other discovery responses. Transcribe audio and video recordings 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 I t 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 experience performing secretarial and technical legal support duties equivalent to a Civil Legal Secretary II in Placer County. Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth gra de preferably supplemented by course work in business, paralegal studies or a closely related field. Required License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of legal secretarial and legal support including drafting, proofreading and filing a variety of legal documents, including electronic filing in all courts and administrative agencies. Principles and practices of routine legal research. State, Federal and Appellate court rules and procedures, Administrative Agency regulations and procedures. Computer software, including word processing, data base and spreadsheet applications. English usage, spelling, punctuation and grammar; and arithmetic, basic mathematical calculations and statistics and statistical methods. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Principles and practices of report writing. Business letter writing. Forms of agreements, leases, ordinances, resolutions, public record act responses, and administrative records. Ability to: Serve as technical and /or functional lead, providing training and oversight to staff on an ongoing basis or related to specific policies and procedures. On a continuous basis, sit at desk and/or stand at counter for long periods of time. Intermittently twist and reach office equipment; write and use keyboard to communicate through written means; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; lift light weight. Intermittently review documents related to department operations; observe, identify and problem solve office operations and procedures; understand, interpret and explain department policies and procedures; explain operations and problem solve office issues for the public and with staff. Perform independent legal research in carrying out technical administrative and legal support duties. Collect, compile, analyze and present a variety of data in a meaningful way. Understand and interpret complex policies, procedures and regulations. Compile and maintain complex and extensive records and prepare reports. Analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine proper course of action. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned office operations. Work with accuracy and thoroughness under stress. Use a personal computer and office equipment necessary for successful job performance. Type at a speed necessary for successful job performance. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Preserve confidentiality of sensitive material routinely encountered as part of work assignments. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Tucker, Administrative Technician, at JMTucker@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4667. Closing Date/Time: 2/2/2023 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, CA, United States
Jan 19, 2023
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION This classification received a general wage increase of 4.5% effective 7/30/22 and is scheduled to receive subsequent general wage increases of 4.5% in July 2023 and 4.0% in July 2024. The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency is currently accepting applications to fill one vacancy for Assistant Director of CDRA. To view the recruitment brochure for this exciting career opportunity, please click here . The incumbent will be responsible for assisting the CDRA Director in managing and directing the Community Development Resource Agency, including assisting with planning, organizing, and directing the activities and operations of the agency; developing agency goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; assisting with the management of day-to-day operations; and serving as acting CDRA Director in the absence of the Director. This position will assist with oversight of all CDRA divisions/locations, and the operational needs of the department will determine the location of the Assistant Director's primary office. This may require travel between the Auburn and Tahoe offices. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, will demonstrate a flexible and collaborative management style, will be a strategic thinker, and will work as a key member of the Placer County management team. The individual selected to fill this position must be a confident and experienced professional with a reputation for high standards of ethical conduct and will be able to foster a work environment that encourages internal and external stakeholder trust. The ideal candidate will be skilled at coordinating multiple assignments to meet mandates, service needs, and program objectives and will regularly handle complex projects requiring expertise, sensitivity, and independent judgment while upholding a high level of commitment to customer service. This individual will successfully utilize independent judgment and will be skilled in measured risk taking and engaging staff in how to use measured risk. This recruitment will remain open until filled with an initial application screening deadline of Friday, February 10th for immediate consideration. Applications received after this date will be screened on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including: Management leave: 100 hours per year* Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays* Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year Sick leave: 12 days/year* Cafeteria plan: $5,000 per year to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash* Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents Deferred compensation with 401(k) contribution matches up to $1,500/year $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee CalPERS retirement plans Retiree medical insurance Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year Annual vacation cash out: up to 100 hours may be cashed out each year Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency. *Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year. The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view Management benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION (Unclassified) Under direction of the Community Development Resource Agency Director, assist the Director in the development and implementation of agency policies, strategies and operational plans; manage day-to-day operations; recommend priorities for agency resource allocations; serve as a lead member of the agency's management team and to serve as acting Community Development Resource Agency Director in the absence of the Director. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience: Five years of senior level managerial and/or administrative experience relating to planning, organizing and directing the operations of a complex department or agency with programs related to community development. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, planning, urban design, public administration, or a related field. Note: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department. Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. Required License or Certificate: 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 leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution. Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations. Organization and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs. Principles and practices of policy development and implementation. Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Principles and practices of organizational analysis, performance measures and management. Principles and practices of business correspondence and report writing. Ability to: Assist in planning, directing and monitoring the administration and operations of a large and complex department with a variety of programs, services and funding sources. On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve agency related issues; remember various rules; and explain and interpret policy. On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and communicate through written means. Assist in the development and implementation of agency policies and procedures. Analyze and implement program mandates. Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion. Successfully develop, control and administer departmental budget and expenditures. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. Implement a participatory management program throughout agency and motivate staff by inclusion. Interpret and apply Federal, State, County, and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including diverse interest groups and advisory boards, advocacy groups and other governmental organizations. Represent the County under diverse circumstances and prepare and deliver oral presentations to small and large groups. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jenny Junkins, Administrative Technician, at jjunkins@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4661. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, CA, United States
Jan 10, 2023
Full Time
Introduction This classification received a general wage increase of 4% effective 7/2/22 and is scheduled to receive subsequent general wage increases of 4% in July 2023 and 4% in July 2024. Placer County is currently accepting applications for Bus Driver - I and Bus Driver - II in both Tahoe and Auburn/South Placer. Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To participate in one or more of these recruitments, you must complete and submit separate applications and supplemental questionnaires for each: Bus Driver - I (Tahoe - TART) #2023-11640-01 Bus Driver - I (Auburn/South Placer - PCT) #2023-11640-02 Bus Driver - II (Tahoe - TART) #2023-11641-01 Bus Driver - II (Auburn/South Placer - PCT) #2023-11641-02 This recruitment is for Bus Driver - I in Tahoe only. For more information regarding TART's services and routes, please Click here . *Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium: Tahoe Bus Driver positions are eligible for salary plus up to an additional $1,000 per month Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium for employees who are permanently assigned to a position located in the North Lake Tahoe Area. POSITION INFORMATION Why Placer : TART Bus Driver Bruce Hall from Placer County Video Portal on Vimeo . Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) provides safe and direct means of transportation service for North Lake Tahoe residents and visitors. TART is committed to providing comprehensive and reliable transit service to its passengers. TART is accepting applications for permanent full-time, permanent part-time, and temporary/extra-help assignments. Applicants who are hired as temporary/extra-help may be eligible to transition to permanent status. Temporary/extra-help positions are limited to 999 hours per fiscal year (960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants). The selection process includes an interview and a criminal background check. Candidates are then required to pass a physical and DOT drug clearance. This continuous recruitment will remain open for the calendar year, or until the final filing date, whichever occurs first. The eligible list established from this continuous recruitment will expire by the end of the calendar year. Applicants will be eligible to reapply and take an examination if a new recruitment opens the following calendar year. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including: Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays* Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year Sick leave: 12 days/year* Cafeteria plan: 6% of employee's salary will be contributed towards employee to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee CalPERS retirement plans Retiree medical insurance Deferred compensation Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency. *Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year. The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view General benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To operate and perform routine maintenance on a public transit vehicle in passenger service; to operate a public transit vehicle safely and legally; and to practice principles of good customer service. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level class in the Bus Driver 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 immediate supervision while learning job tasks. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate supervision from the Transportation Supervisor and technical and functional supervision from a Senior Bus Driver. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Drive a bus or other transit vehicle in passenger service over designated routes in accordance with time schedules or dispatcher instructions. When assigned, transport passengers on field trips and to special events. Assist passengers in entering and leaving the vehicle, as necessary; load and secure wheelchairs. Assist passengers with schedule, route and direction information. When applicable, make sure safety belts are properly fastened. Observe behavior of passengers and maintain order as necessary. Render emergency aid to passengers, when necessary. Conduct safety inspections of transit vehicle prior to operation in accordance with Department of Motor Vehicles and other applicable standards. Perform minor maintenance, repair and cleaning work on transit vehicles; fuel vehicles and check fluids. Collect fares, sell tickets, count passengers and keep records of bus operation. Operate a two-way radio. Install and remove tire chains, when necessary. 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. 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 related experience is required. Training: Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance. Required License or Certificate: Possession of valid CPR and First Aid certificates is desirable. Possession of a valid Class C, and the ability to obtain a valid Commercial Class A or B, driver's license, or the equivalent, with passenger endorsement and no air brake restrictions as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Verification of Transit Training (VTT) certificate issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, or the equivalent training to operate a public transit vehicle in passenger service prior to the completion of the probationary period. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles of good customer service. Vehicle maintenance practices and techniques used in making minor repairs. Ability to: Relate well to passengers and maintain order among passengers, when necessary. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. On a continuous basis, know and understand bus driving activities and observe safety rules. Intermittently analyze driving conditions; identify safety hazards; and remember how to operate a bus. Intermittently sit while driving a bus; stand and walk while performing routine maintenance on a bus; regularly lift very heavy weight. 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. Understand and follow written and oral instructions. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jenny Junkins, Administrative Technician, at jjunkins@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4661. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
PLACER COUNTY, CA Auburn, CA, United States
Jan 10, 2023
Full Time
Introduction This classification received a general wage increase of 4% effective 7/2/22 and is scheduled to receive subsequent general wage increases of 4% in July 2023 and 4% in July 2024. Placer County is currently accepting applications for Bus Driver - I and Bus Driver - II in both Tahoe and Auburn/South Placer. Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To participate in one or more of these recruitments, you must complete and submit separate applications and supplemental questionnaires for each: Bus Driver - I (Tahoe - TART) #2023-11640-01 Bus Driver - I (Auburn/South Placer - PCT) #2023-11640-02 Bus Driver - II (Tahoe - TART) #2023-11641-01 Bus Driver - II (Auburn/South Placer - PCT) #2023-11641-02 This recruitment is for Bus Driver - II in Tahoe only. For more information regarding TART's services and routes, please Click here . *Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium: Tahoe Bus Driver positions are eligible for salary plus up to an additional $1,000 per month Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium for employees who are permanently assigned to a position located in the North Lake Tahoe Area. POSITION INFORMATION Why Placer : TART Bus Driver Bruce Hall from Placer County Video Portal on Vimeo . Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) provides safe and direct means of transportation service for North Lake Tahoe residents and visitors. TART is committed to providing comprehensive and reliable transit service to its passengers. TART is accepting applications for permanent full-time, permanent part-time, and temporary/extra-help assignments. Applicants who are hired as temporary/extra-help may be eligible to transition to permanent status. Temporary/extra-help positions are limited to 999 hours per fiscal year (960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants). The selection process includes an interview and a criminal background check. Candidates are then required to pass a physical and DOT drug clearance. This continuous recruitment will remain open for the calendar year, or until the final filing date, whichever occurs first. The eligible list established from this continuous recruitment will expire by the end of the calendar year. Applicants will be eligible to reapply and take an examination if a new recruitment opens the following calendar year. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including: Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays* Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year Sick leave: 12 days/year* Cafeteria plan: 6% of employee's salary will be contributed towards employee to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee CalPERS retirement plans Retiree medical insurance Deferred compensation Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency. *Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year. The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view General benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To operate and perform routine maintenance on a public transit vehicle in passenger service; to operate a public transit vehicle safely and legally; and to practice principles of good customer service. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the Bus Driver series. This class is distinguished from the Bus Driver 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 Bus Driver in that the latter performs Bus Driver training and various administrative duties. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from the Transportation Supervisor and technical and functional supervision from a Senior Bus Driver. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Drive a bus or other transit vehicle in passenger service over designated routes in accordance with time schedules or dispatcher instructions. When assigned, transport passengers on field trips and to special events. Assist passengers in entering and leaving the vehicle, as necessary; load and secure wheelchairs. Assist passengers with schedule, route and direction information. When applicable, make sure safety belts are properly fastened. Observe behavior of passengers and maintain order as necessary. Render emergency aid to passengers, when necessary. Conduct safety inspections of transit vehicle prior to operation in accordance with Department of Motor Vehicles and other applicable standards. Perform minor maintenance, repair and cleaning work on transit vehicles; fuel vehicles and check fluids. Collect fares, sell tickets, count passengers and keep records of bus operation. Operate a two-way radio. Install and remove tire chains, when necessary. 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. 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 responsible paid driving experience involving the carrying of passengers or six months of training as a Bus Driver I in a Placer County transit system. Training: Successful completion of the experience requirement is proof of sufficient training for this class. Required License or Certificate: Possession of a valid Class A or B driver's license with passenger endorsements and no air brake restrictions. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. Possession of a Verification of Transit Training (VTT) certificate issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles or the equivalent training to operate a public transit vehicle in passenger service. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: California Vehicle Code applicable to the operation of vehicles for the transportation of passengers. Applicable Placer County policies and regulations. Emergency procedures; elements of first aid and CPR. Ability to: Drive a transit vehicle safely and efficiently. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jenny Junkins, Administrative Technician, at jjunkins@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4661. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled