County of Kern

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40 job(s) at County of Kern

Kern County, CA Bakersfield, CA, USA
Jun 21, 2017
Full Time
Description 5% additional pay for evening shift work; 7 ½ % additional pay for night shift work. APPLICANTS MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT OF A 24-HOUR PERIOD AND ANY 5 OF 7 DAYS. Under supervision, performs a variety of support activities in the areas of civil or criminal processes, fleet maintenance, detentions facilities, and inventory of evidence, property or supplies. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Sheriff's Aide is distinguished from other classifications by its responsibility for performing specialized non-sworn support activities within the Sheriff's Department dependent upon assignment. Incumbents will assist both sworn and non-sworn personnel and may be required to work any shift, weekends and holidays. Essential Functions Receives and delivers mail, deliveries, supplies, summons, civil and criminal complaints, notices, and/or other related items. Monitors departmental supplies and inventory; recommends replenishment of supplies and inventory. Maintains and accesses information from databases, files, and/or other related records; maintains detailed logs and records for statistical and reporting purposes. Stores, transports, and/or destroys property and/or evidence as assigned. Assists with day-to-day fleet maintenance; ensures vehicles and equipment are tracked, serviced and operational; orders and maintains fleet fuel supply and ensures fuel regulatory requirements are met. Oversees work release, community service and/or other special programs and participants; determines suitability of participants Transports personnel, equipment and supplies to designated sites. Assists sworn and non-sworn personnel; monitors inmate movement and activities within a detentions facility; monitors emergency alarm systems; operates communication systems; operates cell doors, security doors and sally ports; maintains key control; collects fees and processes related paperwork. Assists with the booking and processing of inmates; photographs inmates for identification purposes; rolls palm and fingerprints; provides information for requesting officers. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other related duties as assigned. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and one year of experience which involved substantial public contact. Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license at the time of appointment. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec.3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. Following an offer of employment , you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at County expense. This examination will establish an eligible list from which immediate appointments will be made at the Sheriff's Office. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve-months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. Admittance to each phase of the examination will require a government issued photograph identification. Applicants who are unable to present proper identification must make arrangements with the personnel department prior to the test date. WRITTEN EXAM (Weight 100%): May include knowledge of public relations, reading comprehension, inventory control, identification and classification, filing, proofreading and other relevant subjects. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Item#: 0765
Kern County, CA Bakersfield, CA, USA
Jun 20, 2017
Full Time
Description This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice . EXTRA-HELP EMPLOYMENT Extra-help employment has a limited term (up to 9 months). Health Benefits coverage may be offered. Your online application will be retained in our extra-help database for 6 months. County departments will select applications from the database as needed. Under close supervision, to assist with the technical or professional work in a County department; and to do related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Employment in this classification is restricted to full- time students enrolled in a college curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree. It provides a means of summer or short-term employment whereby students may become familiar with the practical application of course studies. Employment in this classification is restricted to temporary appointments while pursuing college studies. No full-time permanent appointments will be made. Essential Functions Performs a variety of work assignments in various county departments; Assists in preparing or analyzing budget requests, organizational and procedural studies, classification and pay studies and training programs; Gathers and analyzes data; Prepares correspondence and reports; Interviews and consults with officials, employees, business representatives and interested persons or groups; May be required to be familiar with laws, rules, policies and procedures. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other job-related duties as required. Employment Standards Completion of two years of college in a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in public or business administration or related field.
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Jun 20, 2017
Full Time
Description THE APPLICATION MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY OR IT MAY BE REJECTED. RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBMITTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION. THIS IS A DEPARTMENT PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION and is ONLY open to eligible employees of the Kern County Assessor-Recorder's Office who have successfully completed their initial six-month probationary period, have permanent status in their current position, and have received an overall standard or better rating on their last employee performance report. Under supervision, to perform specialized activities such as analyzing information and data; developing reports; and, scheduling and coordinating meetings, conferences, phone calls, etc. Incumbents may supervise employees in lower levels. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the fourth level of the office services series. The Senior Office Services Specialist is distinguished from the Office Services Specialist by its specialized support activities requiring in-depth knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. Incumbents usually perform work for a high level management employee; consequently the level of work performed is impacted by the management focus and related advanced nature of the assignments. The Senior Office Services Specialist is distinguished from the Office Services Coordinator, which has top level office support responsibilities. Essential Functions May supervise office support staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Responds to requests for information from the general public, other internal departments, other agencies and employees; investigates customer complaints and may take steps necessary to resolve them. Compiles and analyzes a variety of data and information and prepares related reports. Schedules and coordinates a variety of meetings, conferences, phone calls, and/or other related events. Prepares meeting agendas; assembles agenda packets; attends meetings and takes minutes; distributes meeting minutes to appropriate individuals. Performs various clerical duties, utilizing standard office equipment, to include: screening incoming calls; taking and transmitting messages; distributing mail; making photocopies; typing; and, word processing. Prepares a variety of documents by typing, performing data entry or word processing. Processes a variety of forms and paperwork, using established procedures; receives monies from customers; prepares and disseminates receipts to appropriate individuals; prepares related bank deposits. Files documents alphabetically, numerically, or by other prescribed method; maintains departmental records; coordinates records retention activities for assigned department. Proofreads, edits, and updates a variety of documents. Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and four years of progressively responsible lead, clerical, general computer and office experience directly related to the area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. CERTIFICATES/LICENSES REQUIRED: Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 50 net words per minute is required. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Some Positions May Require: Possession of a Valid California Driver's License. Certification of Transcription speed of 45 net words per minute. Proficiency in the use of word processing software, such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect. Proficiency in the use of spreadsheet software, such as Excel, Lotus123. APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH a copy of their keyboard certificate, issued within the last two (2) years, verifying a speed of fifty (50) net words per minute to their application or the application may not be accepted. Certificates must conform to the testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. Go to the Human Resources Division's website http://www.co.kern.ca.us/artman2/main/uploads/1/typing-certs.pdf for information about where to obtain a certificate. Knowledge of : event coordination and scheduling techniques; inventory maintenance principles; customer service principles; standard office procedures, methods, and equipment; transcription methods; basic filing and recordkeeping principles; basic mathematical concepts; English language, grammar, and punctuation. Skill in : coordinating and scheduling events; conducting research; compiling and analyzing data; transcribing from tapes; preparing a variety of reports; prioritizing work; performing multiple tasks simultaneously; entering information into a database; maintaining various records and files; preparing meeting agendas and minutes; using computers and related software applications; performing mathematical calculations; processing forms using established guidelines; providing customer service; filing; keyboarding; using standard office equipment; and, communicating both orally and in writing sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. Following an offer of employment , you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at County expense. Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants who wish to be considered for bilingual employment must attach a copy of their Bilingual Certificate previously issued by the Kern County Personnel Department or currently by Bakersfield College. Employees who occupy positions designated as bilingual are paid dependent upon their required level of proficiency. For information regarding bilingual (English/Spanish) certificates, go to the Human Resources Division's website at http://www.co.kern.ca.us/ artman2 /main/uploads/1/bc-bilingual-certs.pdf . Applicants must attach a copy of their typing or keyboarding certificate, issued within the last two (2) years, verifying a speed of 50 net words per minute to their application by the application or the application may not be accepted. Certificates must conform to testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. Go to the Human Resources Division's website: http://www.co.kern.ca.us/artman2/main/uploads/1/typing-certs.pdf for information about where to obtain a certificate. If you are unable to attach your typing certificate to your application, you may submit your certificate to the Human Resources Division at 1115 Truxtun Ave. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301. THIS IS A DEPARTMENT PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION and is ONLY open to eligible employees of the Kern County Assessor-Recorder's Office who have successfully completed their initial six-month probationary period, have permanent status in their current position, and have received an overall standard or better rating on their last employee performance report. Examination components for promotional testing will be administered during the scheduled date(s)/time(s)/location without exception. Admittance to each phase of the examination will require a Government issued photograph identification. Applicants who are unable to present proper identification must make arrangements with the Human Resources Division prior to the test date. This examination will establish an eligible list from which permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed at the Kern County Assessor-Recorder's Office PERFORMANCE (Weight 50%) : A two-part performance exam will be administered. Part A will consist of a writing exercise and Part B will be an Excel exercise. Both components will be administered through the use of personal computers (PCs) using Word and Excel. Applicants must attain a score of 70% on both Part A and Part B to pass the performance exam. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. IF THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS SUCCESSFUL ON THE PERFORMANCE EXAMINATION IS INSUFFICIENT TO WARRANT AN ORAL APPRAISAL, THE PERFORMANCE EXAMINATION SHALL BE WEIGHTED 100%. ORAL EXAM (Weight 50%): Will be conducted for the purpose of appraising training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the position.Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ITEM# 3265
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Jun 20, 2017
Full Time
Description APPLICATION MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY OR IT MAY BE REJECTED THIS RECRUITMENT REQUIRES A BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH) CERTIFICATE Under direct supervision, to perform the most routine clerical and receptionist activities in a wide variety of office settings. Duties performed might include: answering telephones, pulling and filing records, copying records, performing data entry, typing, and greeting the public. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the entry level in the office services series. The Office Services Assistant is expected to apply a routine amount of initiative and judgment to perform duties utilizing standardized procedures within established policies. It is distinguished from the Office Services Technician, which is responsible for performing a wider variety of clerical support activities requiring previous clerical experience. Essential Functions Responds to requests for information from the general public; answers routine questions; directs visitors to appropriate locations. Performs various clerical duties, utilizing standard office equipment, to include: screening incoming calls; taking and transmitting messages; distributing mail; making photocopies; collecting and receipting monies from customers; performing data entry; preparing mass mailings; typing; and word processing. Receives, sorts, and distributes a variety of correspondence, deliveries, and mail. Files documents alphabetically, numerically, or by other prescribed methods. Processes routine paperwork and/or forms. Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent or combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Knowledge of: customer service principles; standard office procedures, methods, and equipment; basic filing and recordkeeping principles; basic mathematical concepts; English language, grammar, and punctuation. Skill in : using computers and related software applications; performing routine mathematical calculations; providing customer service; filing; keyboarding; using standard office equipment; and, communicating both orally and in writing sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. Applicants MUST attach a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Certificate to their application, or it will not be accepted. Employees who occupy positions designated bilingual are paid dependent upon their required level of proficiency. INFORMATION ABOUT OBTAINING BILINGUAL CERTIFICATE(S) IS ON THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION'S WEBSITE ( http://www.co.kern.ca.us/artman2/main/uploads/1/bc-bilingual-certs.pdf ) OR YOU MAY INQUIRE AT BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE (661-395-4089). Following an offer of an employment, you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at County expense. This examination will establish an eligible list from which permanent and temporary BILINGUAL appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve-months unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. Candidates are encouraged to indicate ALL geographical locations in which they would accept employment on their application form. Candidates MUST be willing to travel to these locations (area/district offices). Admittance to each phase of the examination will require a Government issued photograph identification. Applicants who are unable to present proper identification must make arrangements with the Human Resources Division prior to the test date. WRITTEN EXAM (100%): May include knowledge of customer service principles; standard office procedures, methods, and equipment; basic filing and record keeping principles; basic mathematical concepts; English language, grammar, and punctuation. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice . Please ensure ALL applicable certificates are attached to your application. If you are unable to attach the certificates to your application, you may submit your certificates to the Human Resources Division at 1115 Truxtun Ave. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER js3280
Kern County, CA Bakersfield, CA, USA
Jun 20, 2017
Full Time
Description EDITED 6/20/17 LATERAL TRANSFER OPPORTUNITY: This is a transfer opportunity restricted to permanent employees of the County of Kern who have successfully completed their initial probationary period and are at the same salary range as the Office Services Technician. Under direct supervision, to perform a wide variety of clerical support activities of average difficulty and complexity requiring previous clerical experience. Incumbents might perform activities related to: preparing routine reports; collecting money and preparing deposits; providing customer service and resolving customers' problems; conducting basic research; preparing minutes; and, proofreading, editing, and updating a variety of documents. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the second level of the office services series. The Office Services Technician is distinguished from the Office Services Assistant by its wide variety of clerical support activities requiring previous clerical experience. Incumbents are expected to apply a moderate amount of initiative and independent judgment to perform duties within standardized and established policies. Depending upon assignment, incumbents may be required to develop a moderate understanding of technical subject matter unique to the work area. The Office Services Technician is distinguished from the Office Services Specialist, which performs specialized support activities requiring knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. Essential Functions Responds to requests for information from the general public, other internal departments, and employees; researches and resolves discrepancies with information. Performs various clerical duties, utilizing standard office equipment, to include: screening incoming calls; taking and transmitting messages; distributing mail; making photocopies; typing; and, word processing. Prepares routine documents and information by typing, performing data entry or word processing; compiles data for routine reports. Receives, sorts, and distributes a variety of correspondence, records, and information to appropriate personnel and the general public. Processes a variety of forms and paperwork, using established procedures; receives monies from customers; prepares and disseminates receipts to appropriate individuals; prepares related bank deposits. Files documents alphabetically, numerically, or by other prescribed method; maintains departmental records; coordinates records retention activities for assigned department. Prepares meeting agendas; assembles agenda packets; attends meetings and takes minutes; distributes meeting minutes to appropriate individuals. Proofreads, edits, and updates a variety of documents. Monitors and maintains office inventory and supply levels. Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and two years of clerical, general computer and office experience directly related to the area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 45 net words per minute ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Some Positions May Require: Possession of a Valid California Driver's License. Certification of Transcription speed of 45 net words per minute Proficiency in the use of word processing software, such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect. Knowledge of : inventory maintenance principles; customer service principles; standard office procedures, methods, and equipment; basic filing and recordkeeping principles; basic mathematical concepts; English language, grammar, and punctuation. Skill in : preparing a variety of reports; prioritizing work; performing multiple tasks simultaneously; entering information into a database; maintaining various records and files; preparing meeting agendas and minutes; using computers and related software applications; performing mathematical calculations; processing forms using established guidelines; providing customer service; filing; keyboarding; using standard office equipment; and, communicating both orally and in writing sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH a copy of their typing/keyboarding certificate , verifying a speed of forty-five (45) net words per minute, issued within the last two years, to their application or the application may not be accepted. Certificates must conform to the testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. For information regarding typing/keyboarding certificates go to : http://www.co.kern.ca.us/artman2/main/uploads/1/typing-certs.pdf
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Jun 20, 2017
Full Time
Description Under supervision, to perform full supervisory duties and complex fiscal support activities, which might include: coordinating projects; analyzing and researching complex billing problems; overseeing billing and collections; and, developing methods, policies and procedures for area of assignment. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the supervisory level of the fiscal support series. It is distinguished by the responsibility for complex and difficult paraprofessional accounting work. The Fiscal Support Supervisor is further distinguished from the Fiscal Support Specialist by its full supervisory responsibilities. Essential Functions Supervises fiscal support staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Supervises the day-to-day operational activities in an assigned area of responsibility; develops and implements operational policies and procedures. Assists customers and employees with requests for information over the phone and in person; researches and resolves complex customer problems. Reviews, processes, records, and oversees a variety of reports, receivables, payables, deposits, forms, applications, statements, reports, and/or other related documents. Serves as a liaison between assigned operational area and employees, external vendors, and/or other interested parties. Compiles and maintains financial and statistical data records; prepares and distributes related reports. Prepares complex financial documents, which may include proposals and analytical documents. Coordinates special projects related to financial information in assigned area of responsibility. Participates in a variety of meetings. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and five years of progressively responsible lead, fiscal support, bookkeeping, accounting support or experience related to the area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: **Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 40 net words per minute AND Certification of 10 Key speed of 120 net keystrokes per minute** APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH a copy of their typing/ keyboard certificate , verifying a speed of forty (40) net words per minute AND 10-key speed of 120 net keystrokes per minute, issued by an approved agency within the last two years, to their application by the final filing deadline of June 23, 2017 . Certificates must conform to the testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. For information regarding typing/keyboarding certificates go to the Kern County Human Resources Division's website at : http://www.co.kern.ca.us/hr/skills-certificates.aspx Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at county expense . ADMITTANCE TO EACH PHASE OF THE EXAMINATION will require a government issued photograph identification. Applicants who are unable to present proper identification must make arrangements with the Human Resources Division prior to the test date. This is a Department Promotional Examination and is open to eligible employees of the Department of Public Health who have permanent status in the classified service and received an overall standard or better on their last employee performance report. Examination components for promotional testing will be administered during the scheduled date(s)/time(s)/location without exception. APPRAISAL ( Weight 100%): of training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the work based on any combination of the following: Investigation, written exam and rating of application. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. Should a Oral Exam be necessary, the Oral Exam will be weighted 100%. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER JS 2830
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Jun 13, 2017
Full Time
Description FILING DATE: Applications will be received until cancellation of this notice. CANCELLATION CAN OCCUR AT ANYTIME WITHOUT NOTICE. Names will be placed on one eligible list in order of final grades. Under direction, manage a social service caseload of a complex nature, often on an emergency basis, for the purpose of assessing problems and determining types and methods of social service intervention. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: LEVEL IV: This is the first level requiring advanced educational training in the flexible classification of Social Service Worker I/II/III/IV/V. Assignment to this level requires completion of a Master's degree. Social Service Worker IV's may be assigned to a geographic or functional area where supervision may not be immediately available. This classification is distinguished from Social Service Worker III by the specialty of the work assigned, and by the greater complexity and scope of treatment plans prepared, requiring advanced educational training. This classification is distinguished from Social Service Worker V by the greater amount of direction and assistance received in performing work. Promotion to Social Service Worker V is considered on a merit basis, subject to recommendation of the Department Head, and approval by the Director of Personnel. LEVEL V: This is the second level requiring advanced educational training in the flexible classification of Social Service Worker I/II/III/IV/V. Assignments to this level requires completion of a Master's degree and one year of experience equivalent to Social Service Worker IV in the Kern County classification system. This classification is distinguished from Social Service Worker IV by greater independence exercised in performing work, with more responsibility for leadership and guidance to social service staff, and by the variety and complexity of assignments. Essential Functions Responds to reports of abuse requiring immediate investigation; travels to and locates individuals and families in the field, often under time constraints and stressful conditions. Conducts forensic interviews. Visits individuals and families in their residence to assess suitability of living conditions and capabilities of parents and/or caretakers; evaluates the presence and level of risk to individuals and families; makes decision to remove individuals and families from unsuitable conditions according to legal guidelines and restrictions. Transports individuals and families to protective facilities, to appear in court, for scheduled appointments or visitation, and other purposes. Provides information and referral to other services available from government agencies and community based organizations; explains the requirements and procedures for public assistance; may act as intermediary with other service providers. Evaluates personal and psychological factors in individual and family situations. Utilizes a systems or person in environment approach for assessment of family difficulties. Under direction, undertakes intensive long or short-term treatment plans which require comprehensive professional knowledge with the goal of improving or restoring family functioning. Monitors, evaluates, and implements case plans and, if applicable, compliance with court orders. Facilitates groups, requiring comprehensive professional knowledge, with the aim of improving individual or family functioning. Participates in research studies related to services provided. Assists with recruitment of foster parents and adoptive homes. Supports foster and adoptive parents, collateral agencies, and Jamison staff in meeting the needs of children in their care. Evaluates suitability of adoption placements. Participates in community planning for the protection and care of children, and to identify potentially harmful influences to children. Interprets social service rules, regulations and policies to individuals and families. Provides casework consultation to staff members without advanced training. Provides consultation to and assists in the professional development of social service staff. Conducts training. Oversees field placements of interns in graduate programs. Prepares legal documents, court reports, statistical and/or other types of reports. Maintains records, inputs data and retrieves information from case management computer systems. Prepares correspondence. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Acts as lead worker in an assigned unit. Administers drug tests (witness urine samples given by clients). Conducts training presentations in specialized areas of expertise for staff and community. Performs other job related duties as required. Incumbents must have the ability to perform the Essential Functions of the job. Employment Standards LEVEL IV: Completion of a Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university, which includes an internship. OR A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a Counseling program emphasizing Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy, Gerontology, Clinical Psychology, Sociology, Counseling and Personnel Services, or a closely related discipline is permitted with the following stipulations: The Master's degree program included an internship or supervised field work, and completion of one (1) year of social service work experience. LEVEL V: Completion of a Master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university, which includes an internship, and one year of experience equivalent to Social Service Worker IV in the Kern County classification system. OR Completion of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a Counseling program emphasizing Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy, Gerontology, Clinical Psychology, Sociology or a closely related discipline is permitted with the following stipulations; The Master's degree program included an internship or supervised field work; and completion of one year of social service work experience equivalent to Social Service Worker IV in the Kern County classification system. LEVEL IV AND V: Qualifying case management/work experience must include : (1) responsibility for a long term caseload, (2) development of service/treatment plans; (3) monitoring compliance through home calls, field calls and other personal contact; (4) modification of treatment plans as needed/required; and (5) authority to impose/recommend sanctions for noncompliance, impacting benefits or services (i.e. case closures, terminate benefits and or program participation). CERTIFICATES/LICENSES REQUIRED: Possession of a Class C California driver's license is required. Incumbents must have the ability to travel to designated locations. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. APPOINTEES ARE SUBJECT TO FINGERPRINTING for the purpose of a criminal records check as authorized by section 16501.of the CALIFORNIA WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE and section 11105.3 of the CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE. FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT , you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at County expense. Typing Certificate , issued within the last two years, verifying a speed of twenty-five (25) net words per minute to their application or the application may not be accepted. Certificates must conform to the testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. Go to the Human Resources Division website at http://www.co.kern.ca.us/hr/skills-certificates.aspx for information about where to obtain a certificate. Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants who wish to be considered for bilingual employment must submit a Bilingual Certificate issued by the Kern County Personnel Department or it's authorized agent, Bakersfield College. Employees who occupy positions designated as bilingual are paid dependent upon their required level of proficiency. This examination will establish an eligible list from which permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Candidates are encouraged to indicate all geographical locations in which they would accept employment on their application form. Candidates MUST be willing to travel to these locations (areas/district offices). THIS IS A DEPARTMENT PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION and is ONLY open to eligible employees of the Department of Human Services who have successfully completed the initial six-month probationary period and received an overall standard or better rating on their last employee performance report. APPRAISAL (Weight 100%): of training, education, experience, interests and personal fitness for the work based on any combination of the following: Investigation, interview and rating of application. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ITEM #3655, 3654
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Jun 13, 2017
Full Time
Description Salary: Level I: $2,338.55 - $2,854.89; Level II: $2,689.03 - $3,282.75; Level III: $3,107.51 - $3,793.64; Level IV: $4,047.76 - $4,941.47; Level V: $4,539.76 - $5,542.10 All salaries listed are biweekly. Level I : Under direction, to perform less difficult legal work; to establish paternity and child support orders; modify support orders; to perform legal research; to conduct hearings; to handle less difficult civil enforcement cases and to do related work as required. Level II : Under direction, to perform responsible legal work of average difficulty; to establish paternity and child support orders; modify support orders; to perform legal research; to conduct hearings; to handle civil enforcement cases of moderate difficulty and to do related work as required. Level III : Under direction, to perform responsible legal work of average difficulty; to establish paternity and child support orders; modify support orders; to perform legal research; to conduct hearings; work on special projects; develop and present lectures on legal topics; to handle civil enforcement cases and to do related work as required. Level IV : Under direction, to perform difficult legal work; to establish paternity and child support orders; modify support orders; to perform legal research; to conduct hearings; work on special projects; develop and present lectures on legal topics; to handle difficult civil enforcement cases and to do related work as required. Level V : Under general direction, to perform the most difficult and responsible legal work; to perform legal research; to conduct hearings; to work on special projects; develop and present lectures on legal topics; to handle difficult civil enforcement cases; to supervise legal staff as assigned and to do related work as required. Essential Functions Interviews parties and witnesses to civil actions. Reviews and analyzes financial information from parties and as provided by State and Federal agencies. Examines evidence. Studies, interprets and applies laws, court decisions and other legal authorities for use in the preparation of court cases, opinions, and briefs. Prepares for trial and tries court cases before the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal, the Superior Court, the lower courts, the U. S. Bankruptcy Courts, Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, and administrative law tribunals. Prepares pleadings, petitions, motions, writs, appellate briefs, legal documents, and dictates correspondence. Meets and confers with parties and/or counsel of record to negotiate settlement. Participates in Alternative Dispute Resolutions processes. Performs legal research. Engages in civil discovery processes. Provides legal advice to Legal Assistants, Family Support Officers, Clerks, and other staff members. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (II): In addition to the functions specified for Level I: Assists and occasionally supervises less experienced attorneys. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (III): In addition to the functions specified for Levels I - II: Develops and presents lectures on legal topics. Provides legal advice to Legal Assistants, Family Support Officers, Clerks, and other staff members. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (IV): Performs the functions specified for Levels I - III, but performs at a Senior level handling difficult cases and is expected to train and oversee the work of less tenured Child Support Attorneys. This classification is distinguished from Child Support Attorney III by the degree of complexity and sensitivity of the projects assigned, discretion exercised and supervision received. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (V): In addition to the functions specified for Levels I - IV: Acts as senior trial attorney on the more difficult child support and family law cases. Assists and supervises legal staff members. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other job-related duties as required. Incumbents must have the ability to perform the Essential Functions of the job. Employment Standards All Levels: Applicants must be licensed by the California State Bar; have the ability to travel to locations outside of the regular office to perform necessary legal services; have knowledge of the principals of law, trial procedure, and their application, including California Welfare and Institutions Code, Family Code, Civil Code, Code of Civil Procedure, Probate Code, Evidence Code, and Rules of Court; knowledge of legal research methods; ability to present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically; ability to maintain effective working relationships with others; knowledge of basic computer applications. In addition: Level II: one year of experience in the practice of law. Level III: two years of experience as a practicing attorney in family and/or civil law. Level IV: three years of experience as a practicing attorney in family and/or civil law. Level V: four years of experience as a practicing attorney in family and/or civil law. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec.3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made in the Department of Child Support Services. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of 12 months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO POST OFFER MEDICAL AND DRUG SCREENING TESTS AT COUNTY EXPENSE. ADMITTANCE TO EACH PHASE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL REQUIRE A VALID GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTOGRAPH IDENTIFICATION. APPLICANTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO PRESENT PROPER IDENTIFICATION MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION PRIOR TO THE TEST DATE. APPRAISAL (Weight 100%): of training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the work based on any of the following: Investigation, interview and/or rating of application. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER #1224, 1223, 1222, 1221, 1220
Kern County, CA Bakersfield, CA, USA
Jun 13, 2017
Full Time
Description SALARY: I: $5084-$6207 Level II: $5846-$7137 Level III: $6756-$8248 Level IV: 8800-$10748 Level V: $9874-$12054 Monthly equivalent; Paid Biweekly Under direction, conducts investigations and supervises the investigation of facts; interviews complainants and witnesses with regard to criminal proceedings; examines evidence; prepares for trial and tries criminal cases in the Superior Court and the lower courts; prepares legal briefs, opinions, pleadings, petitions, motions, writs and other legal papers in both trial courts of the County and the Appellate Courts; confers with, trains, and advises staff on general prosecution or defense techniques and specific case situations; determines which cases should be prosecuted; supervises the processing of extradition proceedings; acts as senior trial attorney on the more difficult criminal cases; advises the general public and law enforcement officers on criminal proceedings; advises less experienced attorneys; may be assigned unit supervision duties for specified periods of time; prepares correspondence and reports. Level I: Under close supervision, performs entry level legal work and related tasks as required by the Office of the District Attorney. This is the entrance level in the Deputy District Attorney flexible classification series. This classification is distinguished from Deputy District Attorney II by requiring the performance of basic legal tasks under close supervision; Deputy District Attorney II requires handling legal tasks of average difficulty with less supervision. Promotion to Deputy District Attorney II is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation by the District Attorney and approval by the Director of the Human Resources Division . Level II: Under supervision, performs legal work and related tasks of average difficulty as required by the office of the District Attorney. This classification is the first experienced level of the flexible Deputy District Attorney classification series. It is distinguished from Deputy District Attorney I by requiring the handling of legal tasks of average difficulty with less supervision. Deputy District Attorney II is distinguished from Deputy District Attorney III which requires the performance of difficult legal tasks under general supervision. Promotion to Deputy District Attorney III is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation by the District Attorney and approval by the Director of the Human Resources Division . Level III: Under general supervision performs difficult legal work and related tasks as required by the office of the District Attorney.This classification is distinguished from Deputy District Attorney II by requiring the performance of difficult legal tasks under general supervision. This class is distinguished from Deputy District Attorney IV, which requires the performance of complex legal tasks with less direct supervision. Promotion to Deputy District Attorney IV is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation by the District Attorney, and approval by the Director of the Human Resources Division . Level IV: Under direction, to perform difficult and complex legal work and related tasks as required by the Office of the District Attorney.This is the senior working level within the flexible classification series of Deputy District Attorney. This classification is distinguished from the Deputy District Attorney III level by working within office policy performing complex legal tasks with less direct supervision. This classification differs from Deputy District Attorney V which works on the most difficult cases with little supervision and is recognized as an expert by the office. Promotion to Deputy District Attorney V is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation by the District Attorney, and approval by the Director of Human Resources Division. Level V: Under general direction, performs the most difficult legal work and related tasks in the Office of the District Attorney. This is the highest level within the flexible classification series of Deputy District Attorney. This classification is distinguished from Deputy District Attorney IV by consistently handling the most difficult and complex tasks and case assignments. A Deputy District Attorney V works with little supervision and may be required to supervise a unit within the office. Promotion to this flexible classification is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation by the District Attorney, and approval by the Director of the Human Resources Division . Essential Functions Level I: Researches and prepares cases for prosecution. Evaluates evidence, determines the nature of the crime, and justification for prosecution. Prepares and tries cases including related motions, such as search and seizure. Confers with victims, witnesses, law enforcement, investigation personnel, private attorneys and other interested parties regarding cases. Prepares legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, and complaints. Negotiates with defense attorneys regarding the disposition or modification of charges in misdemeanor cases. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Assists in the preparation and prosecution of more difficult criminal cases. Performs related work as required and other duties as assigned. Level II: - In Addition to Level I Functions: Makes recommendations for dispositions of felony cases of average difficulty. Interviews witnesses in preparation for court proceedings. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Assists Deputy District Attorney I or Law Clerks in preparation and presentation of basic legal tasks. Files, prepares, and presents cases against minors in juvenile court as assigned. Assists higher level attorneys in preparation and presentation of more difficult cases as required. Performs related work as required. Level III: - In Addition to Level I Functions: Prepares and prosecutes difficult legal cases and performs related tasks. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Supervises law clerks in court hearings as required by law. Performs related work as required. Level IV:- In Addition to Level I Functions: Prepares and prosecutes difficult and complex cases and performs related tasks. Conducts investigations and supervises investigation of cases. Advises the general public and law enforcement officers on criminal proceedings. Determines which cases should be prosecuted consistent with law and office policies. Mentors less experienced attorneys as assigned. Assists with supervisory duties, which may include: case evaluation, case assignments, case disposition, calendar assignment, and general case advice. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Confers with, trains, and advises staff on general prosecution or defense techniques and specific case situations. Vertically prosecutes cases or is assigned to a vertical prosecution unit as required. Performs related work as required. Level V:- In Addition to Level I Functions: Acts as unit supervisor in the absence of his or her supervisor, which may include case evaluation, case assignments, case disposition, calendar assignment, and general case advice. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Vertically prosecutes cases as assigned or is assigned to a vertical prosecution unit. Assists management in developing policies and procedures as assigned. Makes presentations to public and community organizations as required. Serves as a permanent unit supervisor. Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Level I: Licensed by the California State Bar and the ability to travel to locations outside of the regular office to perform necessary legal services; Basic knowledge of the principles of law and their application, trial procedure and the rules of evidence; legal research methods; Basic ability to present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically. Level II: Licensed by State Bar of California and one (1) year of full time criminal prosecution or two (2) years practice of law and ability to travel to locations outside the regular office to perform necessary legal services. Level III: Licensed by the California State Bar and two (2) years of full time experience in criminal prosecution or three (3) years practice of law and the ability to travel to locations outside of the regular office to perform necessary legal services. Advanced knowledge of the principles of law and their application, trial procedure and rules of evidence; legal research methods; advanced ability to present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically. Level IV: Licensed by the California State Bar and three (3) years of full time criminal prosecution or four (4) years practice of law and ability to travel to locations outside of the regular office to perform necessary legal services. Thorough knowledge of the principles of law and their application; trial procedure and rules of evidence; legal research methods; thorough ability to present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically. Level V: Licensed by the California State Bar and four (4) years full time criminal prosecution experience or five (5) years practice of law and ability to travel to locations outside of the regular office to perform necessary legal services. Supplemental All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec.3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. This examination will establish an eligible list from which appointments will be made in the District Attorney's Office as needed. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve-months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO POST OFFER MEDICAL AND DRUG SCREENING TESTS AT COUNTY EXPENSE. APPRAISAL (Weight 100%) : of training, education, experience, interests and personal fitness for the work based on any combination of the following: Investigation, interview and rating of application. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER js 1259,1253,1247,1241,1235
Kern County, CA Bakersfield, CA, USA
Jun 07, 2017
Full Time
Description AMENDED 6/5/2017 RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBMITTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION. Bi-Weekly Salary: Level I, $2409.59 - $2941.61; Level II, $2770.72 - $3382.47; Level III, $3201.90 - $3908.88; Level IV, $4170.72 - $5091.58; Level V, $4677.67 - $5710.46 Level I: Under close supervision, to perform the less difficult legal work for the Office of the County Counsel; to provide legal counsel and representation to county departments, boards, and agencies; to make court appearances; and to do related work as required. This is the entry level within the flexible series of Deputy County Counsel. Incumbents work under the supervision and guidance of more senior attorneys. Promotion to the next level within the series is based upon experience and demonstrated ability to perform tasks as assigned, subject to the recommendation of the Department Head and approval by the Director of Personnel. Level II: Under supervision and general direction, to perform legal research and prepare written memoranda; to prepare contracts, opinions, resolutions and ordinances; to prepare pleadings; to make court appearances; to engage in civil discovery; to try administrative and judicial cases; to provide legal advice to assigned County departments, boards and agencies; and to do related work as required. This is the second level within the flexible classification series of Deputy County Counsel. Incumbents work on routine legal matters under the general supervision and guidance of more senior attorneys through formal and informal work review. This class is distinguished from Deputy County Counsel I by the greater difficulty of projects assigned and by the lesser degree of supervision received. Promotion to the next level within this series is dependent upon proven experience and demonstrated ability to perform the more complex tasks assigned in a satisfactory manner, subject to the recommendation of the Department Head and approval by the Director of Personnel. Level III: Under direction, to perform legal work of above average complexity and difficulty in providing representation to assigned County departments, boards and agencies; to research and prepare written opinions on more sensitive and complex legal issues; to prepare contracts, resolutions and ordinances for assigned County departments; to prepare and try routine judicial and administrative cases under minimal general supervision; to provide legal advice to County departments, boards and agencies; to make recommendations to the County Counsel concerning the advisability of pursuing, compromising or dismissing litigation; and to do related work as required. Deputy County Counsel III is the third level in the flexible classification series of Deputy County Counsel. Incumbents work on complex and difficult legal matters under general supervision and guidance through formal and informal work review. Incumbents in this position may be assigned responsibility for special complex projects and litigation under supervision. This class is distinguished from the Deputy County Counsel II position by the greater complexity and sensitivity of the projects assigned and the general degree of supervision received. Promotion to the next level within this series is dependent upon proven experience and demonstrated ability to perform the more complex and sensitive matters assigned in a highly competent and professional manner, subject to the recommendation of the Department Head and approval by the Director of Personnel. Level IV: Under direction, to perform legal work of a complex nature in the Office of the County Counsel; to provide legal advise to departments, boards and districts; to research and prepare written opinions; to prepare contracts, resolutions and ordinances for assigned County departments; to serve as legal advisor in public meetings of boards and agencies; to make recommendations to the County Counsel concerning sensitive litigation and County legal policies; to prepare and try judicial and administrative cases; and to do related work as required. This is the senior working level within the flexible classification of Deputy County Counsel. This classification performs complex and sensitive legal assignments, requiring independent judgment and discretion, and provides day-to-day assistance to less experienced staff attorneys. It is distinguished from Deputy County Counsel III by the degree of complexity and sensitivity of the projects assigned, discretion exercised and supervision received. Promotion in this flexible classification is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation by the department head, and approval by the Director of Personnel. Level V: Under general direction, to perform legal work of the most complex nature and difficulty in the Office of the County Counsel; to provide legal advise to departments, boards and districts; to research and prepare written opinions; to prepare contracts, resolutions and ordinances for assigned County departments; to serve as legal advisor in public meetings of boards and agencies; to make recommendations to the County Counsel concerning sensitive litigation and County legal policies; to handle complex litigation and sensitive legal projects; and to do related work as required. This is the highest level within the flexible classification of Deputy County Counsel. This classification performs the most complex and difficult legal assignments. Supervisory duties may be required as needed. Promotion is based on the department head's recommendation, and budget and organizational constraints, limiting the number of positions advancing to this level. Promotion to Deputy County Counsel V is based exclusively on a consistent work history of substantial and significant achievement and an expectation that such outstanding contributions will continue. Essential Functions Level I: Performs basic legal research prepares legal memoranda, reports and opinions of average difficulty; Assists in the preparation of contracts, deeds, leases, ordinances, resolutions, and other legal documents for the Board of Supervisors, County departments and agencies; Attends depositions, motions, hearings and meetings in routine matters; Prepares civil motions and pleadings, prepares; Handles minor bench trials and appeals before judicial and administrative tribunals. Level II : Researches, interprets and applies laws, court decisions, statutes, ordinances and other legal authorities to facts presented in legal problems; Prepares legal memoranda, reports and opinions on more complex issues under general supervision; Prepares contracts, leases, deeds, ordinances, resolutions and other documents for the Board of Supervisors, County departments and agencies; Attends depositions, motions and hearings; under general supervision, prepares civil motions and pleadings; prepares and argues motions and handles routine bench trials and less complicated jury trials and appeals before judicial and administrative tribunals; Attends meeting of boards and commissions as assigned in order to provide legal counsel and advice. Level III : Researches, interprets and applies laws, court decisions, statutes, ordinances and other legal authorities for use in the preparation of legal opinions; Prepares legal reports, memoranda and opinions on complex issues; Prepares contracts, leases, deeds, ordinances, resolutions and other documents for the Board of Supervisors, County departments and agencies; Attends depositions, motions and hearings; Under direction, prepares civil motions and pleadings; Prepares and argues motions, handles bench trials and moderately complex jury trials before judicial and administrative tribunals; Under supervision, advises County departments and agencies on legal issues; Reviews research, attorney work product and assists less experienced staff members as may be directed; Makes recommendations to the County Counsel concerning the advisability to prosecute, compromise or dismiss civil litigation. Level IV: Researches, interprets and applies laws, court decisions, statutes, ordinances and other legal authorities for use in the preparation of legal opinions on complex legal problems; Prepares contracts, leases, deeds, ordinances, resolutions and other documents for the Board of Supervisors, County departments and agencies;Subject to review, confers with and advises County departments and agencies on legal questions pertaining to their respective powers, duties, functions and obligations; Attends meetings of boards and commissions in order to provide legal advise and counsel; Attends depositions, motions and hearings; prepares civil motions and pleadings; Prepares and argues motions; Handles significant bench trials and complex jury trials and appeals before judicial and administrative tribunals; Reviews attorney work product and assists less experienced staff members as may be directed; Makes recommendations to the County Counsel dismissing civil litigation; Prepares and handles juvenile dependency cases, conservatorship matters and petitions to free minors from parental custody and control. Level V: Researches, interprets and applies laws, court decisions, statutes, ordinances and other legal authorities for use in the preparation of legal opinions on complex legal problems; Prepares contracts, leases, deeds, ordinances, resolutions and other documents for the Board of Supervisors, County departments and agencies; Subject to review, confers with and advises County departments and agencies on legal questions pertaining to their respective powers, duties, functions and obligations; Attends meetings of boards and commissions in order to provide legal advise and counsel; Attends depositions, motions and hearings; Prepares civil motions and pleadings; Prepares and argues motions; handles significant bench trials and complex jury trials and appeals before judicial and administrative tribunals; Reviews attorney work product and assists less experienced staff members as may be directed; Makes recommendations to the County Counsel concerning the advisability of prosecuting, compromising or dismissing civil litigation; Prepares and handles juvenile dependency cases, conservatorship matters and petitions to free minors from parental custody and control. Employment Standards Level I : Six (6) months legal clerk experience for a private law firm, public law office or judge. Level II: Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the private or public practice of law as an attorney, preferably with experience emphasizing municipal law, trial practice or administrative law. A post doctoral degree in law may be substituted for up to one 1 year's experience as a practitioner. Level III : Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the private or public practice of law as an attorney. Two (2) years experience emphasizing governmental, trial practice or administrative law is preferred. A post doctoral degree in law may be substituted for up to one (1) year's experience as a practitioner. Level IV: Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the private or public practice of law as an attorney. Three (3) years of experience emphasizing governmental, trial practice or administrative law is preferred. A post doctoral degree in law may be substituted for up to one (1) year of experience as a practitioner. Level V: Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the private or public practice of law as an attorney. Four (4) years of experience emphasizing governmental, trial practice or administrative law is preferred. A post doctoral degree in law may be substituted for up to one (1) year of experience as a practitioner. All Levels: Active membership in the California State Bar. Admitted, or eligible for admission, to the United States District Court for Eastern California. Incumbents must have the ability to travel to remote locations within Kern County for the performance of job duties. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO POST OFFER MEDICAL AND DRUG SCREENING TESTS AT COUNTY EXPENSE. ADMITTANCE TO EACH PHASE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL REQUIRE A GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTOGRAPH IDENTIFICATION. APPLICANTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO PRESENT PROPER IDENTIFICATION MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO THE TEST DATE. This examination will establish one eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made at the County Counsel's Office. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. A writing sample of no more than 5 pages is required to be included with your application. (Failure to attach the writing sample will result in a rejection of application.) APPRAISAL (Weight 100%): of training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the work based on any combination of the following: Investigation, oral exam and rating of application. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. Applications will be received until cancelation of this notice. CANCELATION CAN OCCUR AT ANYTIME WITHOUT NOTICE. Names will be placed on one eligible list in order of final grades. Individuals who attain placement on the eligible list may not re-apply until their name has expired from the eligible list. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Item #1262, 1256, 1250, 1244, 1238
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Jun 03, 2017
Full Time
Description AMENDED: 5/13/2015 Under supervision, to perform routine law enforcement work in County jail facilities; may be assigned to transportation and court services and patrol assigned areas in emergencies; and to do related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the lateral/entry level classification in the Deputy Sheriff I-II flexible series and is subject to a twelve (12) month probationary period. Promotion from level I to level II shall occur upon commencement of the Field Training Program or completion of three (3) years service as a Deputy Sheriff I. Incumbents will be required to work any shift, weekends and holidays; may be required to work in outlying areas. Essential Functions Acts as jailer receiving, booking, supervising and searching prisoners. Prepares complete and accurate reports as required in various areas of law enforcement. Transports, guards and/or escorts inmates to specified locations inside and outside custodial facilities. Attends training classes. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Assists as a bailiff or guard in all county courts and transport inmates to State or Federal institutions, County facilities or appropriate private facilities. In emergencies, as determined by the Sheriff and under supervision, patrols assigned areas for the keeping of peace and protection of life and property. Performs other related duties as assigned Employment Standards Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License. Specialized licenses required for some assignments. High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent AND successful graduation from a California P.O.S.T. approved Police or Sheriff's Academy (Basic Peace Officer Course); or possession of a Basic or higher P.O.S.T. Certificate. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical Examination: A rigid medical examination by the county physician is required. Includes spine and chest x-rays, blood chemistry and electro- cardiograph test. Weight must be proportionate to height and age. Vision: 20/100 uncorrected in each eye (corrected to 20/20) - no color deficiency. No permanent or progressive abnormalities. Hearing : No hearing deficiency. Minimum Age: 19 years of age by the final filing date. Character: Applicants must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness. Felony law violations will be disqualifying and except for a limited number of minor traffic offenses, misdemeanor offenses may be disqualifying. Supplemental This examination will establish a 12-month eligible list from which appointments will be made as needed in the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec.3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable following a significant emergency or disaster. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO A PRE-OFFER DRUG SCREENING TEST AT COUNTY EXPENSE. FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO POST OFFER MEDICAL TESTS AT COUNTY EXPENSE. PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST (Qualifying Only) : Candidates must pass the physical ability exam to be admitted to any further phase of the examination process. See attached sheet for description of the Physical Ability Test. INTERVIEW (Weight 100%) : Will be conducted for the purpose of appraising training, experience, interest and personal fitness for the position. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score to be placed on the eligible list. BACKGROUND/PRE-EMPLOYMENT POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION/PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION (Qualifying Only) : The background evaluation will include a pre-employment polygraph examination and psychological evaluation and will assess overall suitability for employment only as a Kern County Deputy Sheriff. This evaluation may not indicate present suitability for other law enforcement positions or future suitability as a Kern County Deputy Sheriff. Candidates must be found satisfactory in all respects on the Background Evaluation. Candidates determined to be unsuitable on this evaluation, or who have previously been found unsuitable, must wait a minimum of twelve months before they may reapply for this classification. Additionally, those found unsatisfactory as a result of the background evaluation will be removed from eligibility in accordance with Civil Service Rule 608.00. PHYSICAL STANDARDS: Physical Examination - a rigid examination by the County physician is required. Includes spine and chest x-rays, blood chemistry and electrocardiograph test. Weight must be proportionate to height and age. Vision - 20/100 uncorrected in each eye (corrected to 20/20) - no color deficiency. No permanent or progressive eye abnormalities. Hearing - No hearing deficiency. Minimum Age - 19 years by filing date. Character - Applicants must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness. Felony law violations will be disqualifying and, except for a limited number of minor traffic offenses, misdemeanor offenses may be disqualifying. KERN COUNTY PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT DEPUTY SHERIFF APPLICANT PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST Purpose of the test: The Physical Ability Test has been established as a bona fide occupational qualification through research and testing. It will test the applicant's ability to demonstrate the minimum physical standards necessary for field service as a Deputy Sheriff. Wearing Apparel: Clothing should be worn which will allow you maximum freedom of movement, yet provide protection against abrasions, especially to the legs. Barefoot candidates or those wearing other than standard tennis shoes will not be permitted to take the test. Dressing rooms will not be available. Participants must be dressed in exercise apparel prior to arriving at the test location. Do not bring valuables to the test location. Spectators (friends, relatives, etc.) will not be allowed. Physical Condition: Persons who are not in good physical condition should not participate in the test. You will be requested to sign a Waiver of Civil Liability which releases the County of Kern and the Kern County Sheriff's Office from liability for any injury which might result from your participation in the Physical Ability Test. Composition of the Test: The Physical Ability tests those physical attributes necessary in the field performance of police work. Successful completion of every component is required. Failure to successfully complete any one of the required components will fail you for the entire test. If you fail on the first attempt, you will be afforded a second opportunity to satisfactorily complete the test. Failure to successfully complete any one of the required components on the second attempt will fail you for the entire test , regardless of your performance on your first attempt. Station I - Vehicle Push: Situation: A vehicle in a parking lot is blocking the Fire Department's access to a burning building and must be moved a distance of 10 feet to allow adequate clearance for the fire equipment. Due to the parking arrangement, it is impossible to push the car with another car. The car must be pushed by hand and you are working by yourself. Requirement: Push the vehicle over the prescribed course a distance of 10 feet. You may push with both hands or place your back to the vehicle and push with your legs. The course is situated on a flat, paved surface. The car is a standard patrol vehicle, out of gear with the emergency brake off. Each candidate will be allowed 12 seconds to complete this event. Station II - Balance Beam: Situation: You are investigating a citizen's report of his neighbor being the victim of a felonious assault and of moaning sounds emanating from the victim's back yard. The fastest access is by walking along the fence separating the yards. Requirement: Walk a distance of 15 feet on the fence top (simulated by a balance beam). This must be a solo effort. The beam is raised approximately 4 feet off the ground. The event will be completed when you reach a line near the end of the beam. Each candidate will be allowed 12 seconds to complete this event. Station III - Obstacle Course: Situation: You have just discovered a burglary in process and must pursue a fleeing suspect through a residential neighborhood. Requirement: During the course of the pursuit you must accomplish the following: a. run 25 ft. to a 6 ft. fence and climb over it b. run 75 ft. and make your way through assorted lumber scraps (simulated by eight automobile tires c. run 20 ft. to and go through a window opening 24" high and 30" wide, 4-1/2 ft. above the ground d. turn around and go through a crawl space 24" high and 30" wide e. run back through the tire maze and over the wall Each candidate will be allowed 41 seconds to complete the course and time will be stopped as soon as each candidate touches the ground after going over the 6 ft. wall for the second time. Station IV - Weight Drag: Situation: You have observed a person laying unconscious next to a storage tank. As you approach, you detect the odor of lethal gas. The victim (simulator) weighs 165 pounds. START DANGER ZONE 30 FEET FINISH Requirement: Refer to the above illustration. You will have 12 seconds to move yourself and the victim to a place of safety outside the DANGER ZONE. Beginning behind the START LINE both the victim and yourself must be entirely across the FINISH LINE in the allotted 12 seconds. Station V - Distance Run Under Simulated Emergency Conditions: Situation: Your partner has stopped two known felons, has been attacked and is wrestling with the suspects. They are approximately 220 yards away. You run to the scene and as you approach, the attackers flee. Upon arrival, your partner yells that these individuals are armed and to call immediately for assistance. You then run back to radio for help. Requirement: Get to the scene as quickly as possible to assist your partner and then back to the start as quickly as possible to radio for assistance. Each candidate will be allowed 102 seconds to complete this event. Item #4496
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
May 31, 2017
Full Time
Description AMENDED: 6/22/17 Under general direction, to perform and supervise a wide variety of highly complex analytical duties in support of a departmental service or program. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the supervisory level of the departmental analyst series. The Supervising Departmental Analyst is distinguished from the Departmental Analyst in that incumbents must have full supervisory authority over two or more staff in the Analyst series and may supervise other staff as assigned. Incumbents are expected to demonstrate an advanced degree of independent judgment, decision making and initiative in representing the department. Essential Functions Supervises professional and support staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Supervises staff and coordinates in preparing grant proposals and requests for proposals to include researching, compiling, composing and formatting responses and applications. Administers grant funding programs. Supervises staff in analyzing a variety of information such as legislation, proposals, budgets, expenditures, documents, etc. Conducts analysis on the most complex or highly sensitive projects. Supervises staff in conducting studies to include determining scope, planning, organizing, compiling, analyzing, and making recommendations. Provides technical assistance and guidance in area of expertise; serves as a subject matter expert. Serves as a liaison to other units of government, departments, agencies, customers, etc. Reviews and recommends allocation of positions, funding appropriations and program functions. Participates in and/or chairs committees, meetings and task forces. Supervises staff in negotiating agreements and contracts; negotiates highly sensitive agreements and contracts. Develops, administers, coordinates and evaluates programs/projects. Develops, recommends and coordinates policy making between departments, the public and the private sector. Prepares and gives presentations on studies and projects OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Supervises professional and support staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Supervises staff and coordinates in preparing grant proposals and requests for proposals to include researching, compiling, composing and formatting responses and applications. Administers grant funding programs. Supervises staff in analyzing a variety of information such as legislation, proposals, budgets, expenditures, documents, etc. Conducts analysis on the most complex or highly sensitive projects. Supervises staff in conducting studies to include determining scope, planning, organizing, compiling, analyzing, and making recommendations. Provides technical assistance and guidance in area of expertise; serves as a subject matter expert. Serves as a liaison to other units of government, departments, agencies, customers, etc. Reviews and recommends allocation of positions, funding appropriations and program functions. Participates in and/or chairs committees, meetings and task forces. Supervises staff in negotiating agreements and contracts; negotiates highly sensitive agreements and contracts. Develops, administers, coordinates and evaluates programs/projects. Develops, recommends and coordinates policy making between departments, the public and the private sector. Prepares and gives presentations on studies and projects OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or a related field and four years of progressively responsible analytical or financial experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS OR DEGREE AS DIRECTED IN THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT. Knowledge of: statistical methodology; research techniques; report writing techniques; budgeting principles; conflict resolution techniques; supervisory principles; and, applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies. Skill in: monitoring and evaluating staff; implementing team building techniques; conducting research; researching on the internet; performing mathematical calculations; reading and interpreting legislation and regulations; using computers and related software applications; preparing reports, charts, graphs and other presentation materials; solving complex problems; performing critical analysis; balancing multiple projects; technical business writing; managing projects/studies; preparing and giving presentations; negotiating; and, communicating both orally and in writing sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. Supplemental All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec.3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO POST OFFER MEDICAL AND DRUG SCREENING TESTS AT COUNTY EXPENSE. ADMITTANCE TO EACH PHASE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL REQUIRE A VALID GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTOGRAPH IDENTIFICATION. APPLICANTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO PRESENT PROPER IDENTIFICATION MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION PRIOR TO THE TEST DATE. This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made at the Department of Child Support Services . Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve-months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. PERFORMANCE EXAM (Weight 40%): May consist of a job related exercise designed to assess analytical skills and the candidate's ability to formulate effective recommendations. THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION MAY LIMIT THE NUMBER ADVANCING TO THE ORAL EXAM TO APPROXIMATELY THE TOP 15, BASED UPON THE FINAL EARNED RESULTS OF THE PERFORMANCE EXAM. ORAL EXAM (Weight 60%): Will be conducted for the purpose of appraising training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the position. IF THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS SUCCESSFUL ON THE PERFORMANCE EXAMINATION IS INSUFFICIENT TO WARRANT AN ORAL APPRAISAL, THE PERFORMANCE EXAMINATION SHALL BE WEIGHTED 100%. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Item#: 0839
Kern County, CA Bakersfield, CA, USA
May 27, 2017
Full Time
Description APPLICANTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY ONLINE AND TO SELECT "EMAIL" AS THE NOTIFICATION PREFERENCE FOR THE QUICKEST RESPONSE TO YOUR STATUS THROUGHOUT THE RECRUITMENT. RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBMITTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION. Under direction, provides medical and surgical services to animals in the care of Kern County Animal Control. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This classification is used by Animal Control to provide veterinary medical and surgical services for a wide variety of animals in Kern County shelters. This classification is responsible for overseeing, evaluating and ensuring the quality of animal medical services and for supervising the work of veterinary medical staff, both professional and non-professional, in animal health or euthanasia procedures. Essential Functions Oversees a veterinary medical facility at a county animal shelter and the ambulatory medical services provided. Provides emergency and routine medical/surgical services for a variety of sick and injured animals. Monitors and performs health exams on adoption animals and animals released to rescue groups. Performs adult and pediatric castration and ovariohysterectomy, (OHE), surgery on animals designated for surgery. Oversees and ensures quality and consistent humane care of impounded animals. Oversees and performs health exams of quarantine animals from rabies exposure or police custody holds. Provides training and supervision to shelter medical staff on the medical care of impounded animals and on the animals for which surgery has been performed. Provides and implements infectious disease prevention protocols. Provides and implements zoonotic disease prevention control protocols for staff. Supervises and responsible for the procurement of all medical supplies and equipment including pharmaceuticals for euthanasia. Supervises and responsible for shelter staff training in euthanasia procedures. Establishes a positive working relationship with private veterinary hospitals and emergency facilities. Develops, reviews and implements standard operating procedures and guidelines for veterinary medical care at the animal shelter and for ambulatory services. Explains medical aspects of animal care and regulations to the public. Participates in humane investigations, testifies in court, prepares written reports and provides administrative support as needed. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other veterinary medical/consultation duties of similar nature as required. Employment Standards Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in veterinary medicine. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES REQUIRED: Possession of a valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California. Possession of, or eligibility to obtain, a Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.) controlled substance registration. A valid Class C California driver's license is required upon appointment. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO POST OFFER MEDICAL AND DRUG SCREENING TESTS AT COUNTY EXPENSE. ADMITTANCE TO EACH PHASE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL REQUIRE A GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTOGRAPH IDENTIFICATION. APPLICANTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO PRESENT PROPER IDENTIFICATION MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE KERN COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION PRIOR TO THE TEST DATE. This examination will establish one eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made at the Kern County Animal Services Department. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. APPRAISAL (100%): of training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the work based on any combination of the following: Investigation, oral exam and rating of application. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Item 0265
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
May 19, 2017
Full Time
Description AMENDED: MARCH 21, 2016. SALARY: LEVEL I: $2770.72 - $3382.47; LEVEL II : $3061.36 - $3737.30; paid bi-weekly LEVEL I : Under general direction, supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinate staff engaged in case management or counseling within the Department of Mental Health Services. LEVEL II: Under general direction, supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinate mental health clinical staff engaged in case management or counseling within the Department of Mental Health Services. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: LEVEL I: Mental Health Unit Supervisor I is the first level in the flexible classification series of Mental Health Unit Supervisor I/II. In consultation with medical staff this classification functions as a working supervisor within the Mental Health Services Department's programs. Incumbents are responsible for the training and supervision of subordinate staff and the supervision of professional staff. LEVEL II : Mental Health Unit Supervisor II is the second level in the flexible classification series of Mental Health Unit Supervisor I/II. Mental Health Unit Supervisor II incumbents are required to be licensed by the State of California as a Physician, Clinical Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) qualified to provide clinical supervision to interns/associates, or as a Registered Nurse (RN). Mental Health Unit Supervisor I incumbents are not licensed to provide clinical supervision to interns/associates.. Essential Functions LEVEL I: Supervises the activities of professional staff assigned to the Mental Health programs. Directs the activities of subordinate employees and serves as liaison representative with other agencies. Schedules and conducts training of subordinate staff. Consults with psychiatrists, psychologists and professional staff and private agencies engaged in patient treatment. Explains the Mental Health Department's programs to agencies and community members. Attends meetings and conferences; participates in committee activities. Is responsible for a specialized caseload. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Conducts interviews with patients and their relatives. Prepares case histories and participates in diagnostic studies, treatment, rehabilitation, evaluation and follow-up of patients. Assists patients in the location and utilization of treatment, case work and community services. Performs other related duties as required. LEVEL II: (in addition to the above) Directs the activities of subordinate employees; supervises the activities of professional staff assigned to the Mental Health programs; trains, assigns, supervises and evaluates professional and technical personnel; interviews potential employees. Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other units, agencies and programs; serves as liaison representative with other agencies and with community members. Is responsible for a specialized caseload; determines clients' needs for and compliance with treatment programs; prepares case histories and participates in diagnostic studies, treatment, rehabilitation, evaluation and follow-up of clients; conducts interviews with clients and their relatives; assists clients in the location and utilization of treatment, case work and community services. Undertakes or assists in crisis intervention and case evaluations; performs individual and group counseling or crisis intervention; may be instrumental in the hospitalization of patients on a voluntary or non-voluntary basis. Assists in the development of policies and procedures. Prepares and presents reports; prepares correspondence; keeps records and maintains charts. Gathers and interprets data. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Participates in research and mental health education programs. Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Employment Standards: Mental Health Unit Supervisor I Licensure in the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor AND one (1) year full-time supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting. OR Master's Degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Social Work or a related field AND registered with the State of California as an Associate Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern or Pre-Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor AND . two (2) years full-time supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting. Failure to maintain a current and valid registration may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination. A California license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) must be obtained within six (6) years from the initial date of employment to continue to qualify to perform mental health services under this job description. OR Completion of all Psychology doctoral coursework and completion of a Psychology Internship from an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) program AND one (1) year postdoctoral supervised professional experience. Pre-doctoral psychology candidates cannot be employed to provide mental health services unless they obtain a waiver from the California Board of Psychology. A waiver granted may not exceed five years from the date of employment. A California license as a Licensed Psychologist must be obtained within five (5) years from the initial date of employment to continue to qualify to perform mental health services under this job description. OR Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in a behavioral or social science field that does not qualify for eligibility for registration for licensure as a Licensed Psychologist, LCSW, LMFT or LPCC AND five (5) years full-time supervised case management experience in a mental health setting OR A Psychiatric Technician licensed by the State of California AND seven (7) years full-time supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting OR A Licensed Vocational Nurse licensed by the State of California AND seven (7) years full-time nursing experience in a mental health setting. Dependent upon assignment, applicants may be required to pass an extensive background investigation and be fingerprinted. Disqualification for felony, misdemeanor, and traffic offenses will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Driver's License. Employment Standards: Mental Health Unit Supervisor II Licensure in the State of California as a Clinical Psychologist and one (1) year full-time experience in supervisory, administrative or consultative capacity. OR Licensure in the State of California as a Physician, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) AND two (2) years full-time supervised clinical experience in a psychiatric setting or a mental health program, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or consultative capacity. OR Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) AND four (4) years full-time nursing experience in a psychiatric setting or a mental health program, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or consultative capacity OR Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) AND two (2) years full-time nursing experience in a psychiatric setting or a mental health program, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or consultative capacity AND possess and maintain a valid American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification in Psychiatric or Mental Health Nursing. Failure to maintain a current and valid certification may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Dependent upon assignment, applicants maybe required to pass an extensive background investigation and be fingerprinted. Disqualification for felony, misdemeanor, and traffic offenses will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. A valid California Class "C" Driver's License is required at the time of appointment. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT ALL APPLICABLE DIPLOMA(S), TRANSCRIPTS, LICENSE(S) AND/OR CERTIFICATE(S) WITH THEIR APPLICATION TO THE KERN COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION BY THE FINAL FILING DATE. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec.3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants who wish to be considered for bilingual employment MUST submit a Bilingual Certificate issued by the Kern County Personnel Department or its authorized agent Bakersfield College by the filing deadline. Employees who occupy positions designated as bilingual are paid dependent upon their required level of proficiency. Information about obtaining Bilingual Certificate(s) is on the Human Resources Division's website ( http://www.co.kern.ca.us/artman2/main/uploads/1/bc-bilingual-certs.pdf ) or you may inquire at Bakersfield College (661) 395-4089. FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO POST OFFER MEDICAL AND DRUG SCREENING TESTS AT COUNTY EXPENSE. ADMITTANCE TO EACH PHASE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL REQUIRE A GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTOGRAPH IDENTIFICATION. APPLICANTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO PRESENT PROPER IDENTIFICATION MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION PRIOR TO THE TEST DATE. This examination will establish an eligible list from which permanent appointments will be made at the Mental Health Services Department, as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve-months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. APPRAISAL (Weight 100%) : of training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the work based on any combination of the following: Investigation, oral exam and rating of application. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice. Please ensure ALL applicable transcripts, degrees, licenses, and certificates are attached to your application. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER js 3703/3704
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
May 16, 2017
Full Time
Description Amended 5/15/17 ** This is a County-wide Promotional Examination and is open to eligible employees of the County of Kern . All eligible employees are encouraged to establish eligibility for promotion. Under supervision, to perform a wide variety of fiscal support activities requiring previous fiscal experience. Incumbents might perform activities related to: processing billings; collecting money and preparing deposits; providing customer service and resolving customers' problems; creating databases; and, conducting research. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the second level of the four level fiscal support series. The Fiscal Support Technician is distinguished from the Fiscal Support Specialist, which is responsible for performing specialized fiscal support activities requiring knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. Essential Functions Verifies and processes a variety of financial documents. Performs general clerical duties, which may include: preparing mailings; opening, sorting, and distributing mail; maintaining office supplies; filing; and performing other fiscally related activities. Analyzes and reconciles a variety of financial account activities. Compiles and maintains financial and statistical data records; prepares and distributes related reports. Enters a variety of fiscally-related information into databases; maintains fiscal records and files. Assists in preparing complex financial documents, which may include proposals and analytical documents. Responds to requests for information and inquiries related to programs, policies, and/or other related information; researches customer discrepancies; resolves customer problems. Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent AND Two (2) years of fiscal support, bookkeeping, accounting support or experience related to the area of assignment; one year of bookkeeping training in an approved vocational training program or completion of 30 semester or 45 quarter units with coursework in accounting/bookkeeping at an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of experience or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 40 net words per minute and Certification of 10 Key speed of 120 net keystrokes per minute. APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH a copy of their typing/ keyboard certificate , verifying a speed of forty (40) net words per minute AND their 10-key certificate verifying 120 net keystrokes per minute,issued within the last two years, to their application or the application may not be accepted. Certificates must conform to the testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. For information regarding typing/keyboarding and 10-key certificates go to : www.co.kern.ca.us/hr/skills-certificates.aspx If you are unable to attach the certificate to your application, you may submit your certificate to the Human Resources Division at 1115 Truxtun Ave. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Knowledge of: applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations; cash handling techniques; processes and procedures in assigned area of responsibility; such as general accounting, payroll, collections, medical/dental billing; property tax assessment; bookkeeping principles; standard office equipment and procedures; data entry techniques; customer service principles; filing techniques. Skill in: using computers and related software applications; performing mathematical calculations; balancing financial accounts; preparing reports; filing and maintaining records; keyboarding; using standard office equipment; providing customer service; operating a 10 key; and, communicating both orally and in writing sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. Supplemental ** This is a County-wide Promotional Examination and is ONLY open to eligible employees of the County of Kern . All eligible employees are encouraged to establish eligibility for promotion. A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. Following an offer of an employment, you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at County expense. Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates are encouraged to apply . Applicants who wish to be considered for bilingual employment must attach a copy of their Bilingual Certificate previously issued by the Kern County Personnel Department or currently by Bakersfield College. Employees who occupy positions designated as bilingual are paid dependent upon their required level of proficiency. For information regarding bilingual (English/Spanish) certificates, go to the Human Resources Division's website at http://www.co.kern.ca.us/artman2/main/uploads/1/bc-bilingual-certs.pdf . This examination will establish an eligible list from which permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve-months unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. Candidates are encouraged to indicate ALL geographical locations in which they would accept employment on their application form. Candidates MUST be willing to travel to these locations (area/district offices). Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve-months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. Examination components for promotional testing will be administered during the scheduled date(s)/time(s)/location without exception. Admittance to each phase of the examination will require a Government issued photograph identification. Applicants who are unable to present proper identification must make arrangements with the Human Resources Division prior to the test date. WRITTEN EXAM (100%): May include knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations; cash handling techniques; processes and procedures in assigned area of responsibility; such as general accounting, payroll, collections, medical/dental billing; property tax assessment; bookkeeping principles; standard office equipment and procedures; data entry techniques; customer service principles; filing techniques. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice . Please ensure ALL applicable certificates are attached to your application. If you are unable to attach the certificates to your application, you may submit your certificates to the Human Resources Division at 1115 Truxtun Ave. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER js2865
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
May 05, 2017
Full Time
Description Under supervision, to perform specialized support activities requiring knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. Duties might include: developing and preparing a variety of correspondence, reports, and documents; serving as a lead to lower levels; training new employees; and, gathering data and statistics. Incumbents may supervise employees in lower levels in the office services series. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the third level of the office services series. The Office Services Specialist is distinguished from the Office Services Technician by its specialized support activities requiring extensive knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. The Office Services Specialist is distinguished from the Senior Office Services Specialist, which analyzes a variety of information and data. Essential Functions May serve as a lead, to include assigning and monitoring work, training employees on work methods, and providing direction. May supervise support staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Responds to requests for information from the general public, other internal departments, and employees; investigates customer complaints. Gathers data and statistics for assigned area of responsibility; prepares draft copies of related reports. Prepares meeting agendas; assembles agenda packets; attends meetings and takes minutes; distributes meeting minutes to appropriate individuals. Performs various clerical duties, utilizing standard office equipment, to include: screening incoming calls; taking and transmitting messages; distributing mail; making photocopies; typing; and, word processing. Prepares a variety of documents by typing, performing data entry or word processing. Processes a variety of forms and paperwork, using established procedures; receives monies from customers; prepares and disseminates receipts to appropriate individuals; prepares related bank deposits. Files documents alphabetically, numerically, or by other prescribed method; maintains departmental records; coordinates records retention activities for assigned department. Proofreads, edits, and updates a variety of documents. Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and three years of clerical, general computer and office experience directly related to the area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 50 net words per minute APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH a copy of their typing/keyboard certificate, issued within the last two years, verifying a speed of fifty (50) net words per minute to their application. Certificates must conform to the testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. Go to the Human Resources Division website at http://www.co.kern.ca.us/artman2/main/uploads/1/typing-certs.pdf (Download PDF reader) for information about where to obtain a certificate. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS : Some Positions May Require: Possession of a Valid California Driver's License. Certification of Transcription speed of 45 net words per minute. Proficiency in the use of word processing software, such as Microsoft Word and WordPerfect. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF ALL APPLICABLE DIPLOMA(S), COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT(S), AND/OR CERTIFICATE(S) WITH THEIR APPLICATION.
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
May 05, 2017
Full Time
Description Under direction to coordinate projects, provide input and assist in the preparation of the budget, represent department/ division at meetings, and create and maintain complex spreadsheets and databases. Incumbents may supervise employees in lower levels. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the highest level of the five level office services series. Incumbents are expected to apply substantial initiative and independent judgment to perform a varied range of duties in support of a department head or similar executive level employee. The level of work expected of incumbents is impacted by the executive focus and related sensitive/confidential nature of assignment. The Office Services Coordinator is distinguished from the Senior Office Services Specialist, by its top level office support responsibilities. Essential Functions May supervise support staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Responds to requests for information from the general public, other internal departments, and employees; investigates customer complaints and may take steps necessary to resolve them. Compiles and analyzes a variety of data and information and prepares related reports. Assists in coordinating and preparing departmental budgets; assesses departmental needs; tracks and monitors departmental expenditures. Schedules and coordinates a variety of meetings, conferences, phone calls, and/or other related events. Prepares and posts meeting agendas as required by law; assembles and ensures distribution of agenda packets; attends meetings and takes minutes; distributes meeting minutes to appropriate individuals. Coordinates projects in assigned area of responsibility. Represents assigned department at/on meetings, committees, task forces, and/or other related events. Creates and maintains a variety of complex spreadsheets and databases. Performs various clerical duties, utilizing standard office equipment, to include: screening incoming calls; taking and transmitting messages; distributing mail; making photocopies; typing; and, word processing. Prepares a variety of documents by typing, performing data entry or word processing. Files documents alphabetically, numerically, or by other prescribed method; maintains departmental records; coordinates records retention activities for assigned department. Proofreads, edits, and updates a variety of documents. Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and five years of progressively responsible lead, clerical, general computer and office experience directly related to the area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skills to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. CERTIFICATES/LICENSES REQUIRED: Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of at 55 net words per minute ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Some Positions May Require: Possession of a Valid California Driver's License Certification of Transcription speed of 45 net words per minute Proficiency in the use of word processing software, such as Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. Proficiency in the use of spreadsheet software, such as Excel, Lotus123. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF ALL APPLICABLE DIPLOMA(S), COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT(S), AND/OR CERTIFICATE(S) WITH THEIR APPLICATION.
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
May 05, 2017
Full Time
Description Under supervision, performs a wide variety of clerical support services to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, which may include: interacting with incarcerated persons, criminal database verification, providing assistance to the public and other branches of law enforcement and supervising employees in lower levels of the Sheriff's Support series. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the second level of the Sheriff's Support classification series. The Sheriff's Support Specialist is distinguished from the Sheriff's Support Technician by its supervisory role and specialized support activities requiring extensive knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. The Sheriff's Support Specialist is distinguished from Sheriff's Senior Support Specialist, which analyzes a variety of complex information and data and provides direct support to management. Depending on assignment, incumbents may be required to work any shift, weekends and holidays and may be required to work overtime and in outlying County areas. Essential Functions Supervises support staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Reviews the work of subordinates; maintains attendance records; approves time sheets; reviews shift schedules, making adjustments as necessary. Supervises and participates in the preparation and maintenance of criminal records and reports; verifies and approves all records management system entries. Trains staff on the dissemination, maintenance and security of local, state and federal criminal history and related automated systems and databases as regulated by law. Communicates with the public and law enforcement agencies; investigates complaints and takes necessary steps to resolve them; proofs information which requires sensitivity and independent judgment. Monitors and maintains the security of criminal history databases; refers to applicable laws and penal codes to ensure compliance. Maintains inventory of office supplies and orders supplies as needed; completes requisitions; receives and verifies invoices to ensure timely payments. Processes subpoenas; testifies in court as required; seals criminal records per court order. Operates imaging equipment in the scanning, archival, and retrieval of records; maintains indexing information; maintains quality of documents; assists users with operation of equipment; and works with vendors and technicians. Proofreads, edits, and updates a variety of documents; updates and maintains policies and procedures; prepares statistical data and reports. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Creates and maintains confidential employment files pertaining to preemployment, employment, and Internal Affairs investigations. Prepares meeting agendas; assembles agenda packets; attends meetings and takes minutes; distributes meeting minutes as appropriate; serves on committees as required. Performs other related duties as assigned. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent, and three years of progressively responsible clerical, general computer and office experience directly related to the area of assignment, including one year of experience as a Sheriff's Support Technician or its equivalent OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 50 net words per minute ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Some Positions May Require: Possession of a Valid California Driver's License Transcription speed of 50 net words per minute Supplemental All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec.3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF ALL APPLICABLE DIPLOMA(S), COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT(S), AND/OR CERTIFICATE(S) WITH THEIR APPLICATION.
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
May 05, 2017
Full Time
Description Under direct supervision, to perform a wide variety of clerical support activities of average difficulty and complexity requiring previous clerical experience. Incumbents might perform activities related to: preparing routine reports; collecting money and preparing deposits; providing customer service and resolving customers' problems; conducting basic research; preparing minutes; and, proofreading, editing, and updating a variety of documents. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the second level of the office services series. The Office Services Technician is distinguished from the Office Services Assistant by its wide variety of clerical support activities requiring previous clerical experience. Incumbents are expected to apply a moderate amount of initiative and independent judgment to perform duties within standardized and established policies. Depending upon assignment, incumbents may be required to develop a moderate understanding of technical subject matter unique to the work area. The Office Services Technician is distinguished from the Office Services Specialist, which performs specialized support activities requiring knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. Essential Functions Responds to requests for information from the general public, other internal departments, and employees; researches and resolves discrepancies with information. Performs various clerical duties, utilizing standard office equipment, to include: screening incoming calls; taking and transmitting messages; distributing mail; making photocopies; typing; and, word processing. Prepares routine documents and information by typing, performing data entry or word processing; compiles data for routine reports. Receives, sorts, and distributes a variety of correspondence, records, and information to appropriate personnel and the general public. Processes a variety of forms and paperwork, using established procedures; receives monies from customers; prepares and disseminates receipts to appropriate individuals; prepares related bank deposits. Files documents alphabetically, numerically, or by other prescribed method; maintains departmental records; coordinates records retention activities for assigned department. Prepares meeting agendas; assembles agenda packets; attends meetings and takes minutes; distributes meeting minutes to appropriate individuals. Proofreads, edits, and updates a variety of documents. Monitors and maintains office inventory and supply levels. Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and two years of clerical, general computer and office experience directly related to the area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 45 net words per minute APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH a copy of their keyboard certificate, issued within the last two years, verifying a speed of forty-five (45) net words per minute to their application or the application may not be accepted. Certificates must conform to the testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. For information about typing certificates go to the Human Resources Division website: http://www.co.kern.ca.us/artman2/main/uploads/1/typing-certs.pdf (Download PDF reader) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Some Positions May Require: Possession of a Valid California Driver's License. Certification of Transcription speed of 45 net words per minute Proficiency in the use of word processing software, such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF ALL APPLICABLE DIPLOMA(S), COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT(S), AND/OR CERTIFICATE(S) WITH THEIR APPLICATION.
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Apr 26, 2017
Full Time
Description LATERAL TRANSFER OPPORTUNITY - This is a transfer opportunity restricted to permanent employees of the County of Kern who have successfully completed their initial probationary period. Under close supervision, to learn basic data processing technology and procedures; and to assist with the development and coding of basic programs from predefined program specifications. Level I: $1887.15-$2303.82 Level II: $2116.53-$2583.85 DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: LEVEL I: This is the entry level of the Programmer/Systems Analyst classification series. Trainees work under direct supervision and are expected to become proficient in coding relatively simple application programs. LEVEL II: This is the journey level class in the Programmer/Systems Analyst classification series. Incumbents are expected to perform the full range of computer programming activities. The Programmer II is distinguished from the Programmer I by the former's responsibility for a substantially broader scope of programming activities. Promotion to the next level is considered on a merit basis subject to the recommendation by the Department Head and approval by the Chief Human Resources Officer. Essential Functions LEVEL I: Takes an active role in acquiring the fundamentals and skills necessary to code basic programs from predefined program specifications. Learns to design, develop, test, document, install and maintain utility programs and software packages. Assists in writing application programs to test utilities, detect errors in program logic and/or mechanical or electrical malfunctions. Assists in developing complete operational instructions and program documentation according to pre-established standards. Assists with the coordination, implementation and follow up of new or modified system installations. Assists in resolving program development or production problems. Stays abreast of current information technology trends. Analyzes data and prepares reports as required. LEVEL II: Develops, tests, documents, installs and maintains utility programs and software packages. Writes application programs to test utilities, detect errors in program logic and/or computer systems. Researching existing procedures and requirements in sufficient detail to develop appropriate information technology solutions. Writes and maintains application programs from specifications designed. Analyzes and debugs less complex application programs; and makes recommendations in resolving program development or production problems. Assists and/or determines audits trails. Plans system generation, software installation, and software maintenance activities. Develops complete operational instructions and program documentation according to pre-established standards. Coordinates the implementation and follow up of new or modified system installations. Assists in conducting user and technical staff training. Developing forms and coordinates with form suppliers. Stays abreast of current information technology trends. Analyzes data and prepares reports as required. OTHER FUNCTIONS: May represent the department in meetings. Performs other job-related duties as required. Employment Standards LEVEL I: Completion of thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter units from an accredited college or university, with course work in computer science or management information systems or closely related field OR completion an accredited trade or vocational school training program in programming OR one (1) year of technical experience in an information systems environment. Qualifying experience must have been within the last five (5) years. LEVEL II: Completion of sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter units from an accredited college or university with course work in computer science or management information systems or closely related field AND one (1) year of full-time paid experience programming in an information systems environment. OR Completion of an accredited trade or vocational school training program in programming AND two (2) year of full-time paid experience programming in an information systems environment. OR Three (3) years of full-time paid experience programming in an information systems environment. OR One (1) year as a Programmer I in the Kern County classification system. Qualifying experience must have been within the last five (5) years. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid California Class "C" Driver's License is required at the time of appointment. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster.