County of Kern

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35 job(s) at County of Kern

Kern County, CA Bakersfield, CA, USA
Oct 04, 2017
Full Time
Description AMENDED: October 3, 2017 AMENDED: July 6, 2017 RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBMITTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION. This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice . Please ensure ALL applicable certificates are attached to your application. Under direction, to perform a wide variety of professional duties in support of the engineering function and performs other duties as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Engineer encompasses entry level to full journey level Registered Engineers with responsibility for performing a broad range of professional duties. Advancement between levels I, II and III is considered on a merit basis and is subject to recommendation of the Department Head and approval by the Director of Personnel. Engineer I: This is the entry level of the professional engineering series. The Engineer I is responsible for performing professional engineering activities, but incumbents are not expected to perform at the same skill level as the Engineer II and work with less independence and discretion than the Engineer II. Incumbents typically work on portions of projects or entire smaller and less complex projects. Engineer II: This is the experienced level in the professional Engineering series. The Engineer II is distinguished from the Engineer I in that incumbents perform engineering activities on small to medium projects with less supervision than the Engineer I. Incumbents begin working more independently and on projects requiring higher-level detail and analysis. In a lead capacity may supervise engineering support staff. Engineer III: This is the full journey level engineer responsible for performing the most complex work. The Engineer III is distinguished from the Engineer II in that incumbents handle larger, more complex and controversial projects. Some positions may serve as a lead to lower level engineers and in a lead capacity may supervise engineering support staff. Most level III assignments require registration as a Professional Civil or Traffic Engineer, Land Surveyor, Architect or Geologist within the State of California appropriate to the assignment. Essential Functions Performs project/program management activities which includes: planning and scheduling projects, estimating and tracking costs, monitoring progress, keeping daily logs and reports, ensuring quality control, and preparing change orders. Conducts engineering studies. Interprets, communicates and verifies that projects are in compliance with plans, specifications and special provisions. Ensures projects meet safety aspects. Reviews projects for errors and/or discrepancies; negotiates and implements corrective actions. Performs engineering calculations. Prepares a wide variety of technical reports, diaries, correspondence and statements. Participates in and leads cross-divisional teams. Serves as a liaison with other departments, organizations, agencies and the public in answering questions, explaining projects and resolving complaints. Oversees and manages data. SOME POSITIONS ALSO: Prepare plans, specifications and special provisions; conduct modeling. Review and sign off on plans, maps and legal descriptions. Direct survey crews and lab technicians by determining scope and scheduling. Prepare Requests for Proposal, hire consultants, negotiate and administer contracts/agreements. Prepare grant applications to secure additional funding. OTHER FUNCTIONS: In a lead capacity may supervise engineering support staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained and makes hiring, disciplinary and termination recommendations. Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college in Civil, Geomatic, Mechanical or Architectural Engineering or directly related engineering discipline or Architecture or Geology, OR 120 semester units or 180 quarter units from an accredited college or university with course work in Civil, Geomatic, Mechanical or Architectural Engineering or directly related engineering discipline or Architecture or Geology, OR Possess a valid Engineer In Training (E.I.T.) Certificate, or Land Surveyor In Training (L.S.I.T.) Certificate, OR Valid state Registration/Licensure as a Professional Engineer, Geologist, Land Surveyor or Architect within the United States. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WHICH MAY BE CONTINGENT ON ASSIGNMENT: Valid Registration in the State of California as a Professional Civil Engineer Valid Registration in the State of California as a Professional Traffic Engineer Valid Licensure in the State of California as a Land Surveyor, Architect or Registered Geologist Valid State of California Engineer In Training Certificate Valid State of California Land Surveyor In Training Certificate (LSIT) Possession of a valid California Driver's License Certification as a Plans Examiner by the International Code Council (ICC) may be required within one year of assignment. 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 immediate appointments will be made at Kern County Public Works 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 (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. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Item #1076
Kern County, CA Bakersfield, CA, USA
Nov 14, 2017
Part Time
Description THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE). A college student or recent graduate who, under close supervision, assists with the performance of work activities in a County department; and to do related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS : College students or recent graduates participating in this internship program are responsible for learning the Division's or Department's policies, procedures and methods of operation; collecting and tabulating data and evaluating such; performing job specific tasks at a trainee level in their field of study. Essential Functions Assists in the performance of a variety of work assignments in various county departments; Gathers information and knowledge about skills and standard work procedures for the area of the internship assignment; Performs basic tasks and learns skills to operate within the scope of their internship assignment; Other duties as assigned. Employment Standards Be a college student or recent graduate from an accredited university. Be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident alien, or a non-citizen with proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Individuals under the age of eighteen will require a work permit, which may be obtained though the high school counselor or the Employment Development Department. Be enrolled in an accredited institution or a school licensed by a state agency or have graduated from such an institution or school within the last six months Have an overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of at least 2.5 on a four-point scale Submit a completed application for employment and a copy of the most recent educational transcript verifying academic standing. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted. Ability to : learn and perform varied types of work in the area of assignment; collect and apply data used in the performance of assigned duties; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. Please contact the following individuals should you have any questions about this internship opportunity: Anaiza Prado: pradoa@kerncounty.com Michael Johnston: johnstonm@kerncounty.com Brittany Boykin: boykinb@kerncounty.com
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Nov 13, 2017
Full Time
Description This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice . Under direction, performs accounting and auditing work of limited difficulty; and may supervise staff engaged in departmental accounting and clerical functions. Distinguishing Characteristics This is the entry level in the Accountant series and is distinguished by the limited degree of difficulty of work performed. The emphasis on essential functions performed may vary according to assignment. In departments with positions allocated as Accountant I/II or Accountant I/II/III, promotion is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation of the department head and approval by the HR Department. Essential Functions Conducts audits of County departments and other agencies as assigned. Performs general ledger maintenance and account reconciliation. Assists in preparation of annual departmental budget and analyzes budget variances. Prepares and reviews cost allocation plans; analyzes and/or prepares year-end revenue and expenditure accruals; analyzes and prepares depreciation schedules; performs financial monitoring of contracted service providers. Assigns and reviews the work of clerical staff. May assist with audits for analysis and verification of fiscal records. Assists in the preparation, analysis and review of revenue estimates, expenditures and fund conditions involved in administering departmental budgets. Prepares various financial statements/cost and written reports and/or assists in the preparation of the County's annual comprehensive financial statements. Operates a personal computer using a variety of software applications including accounting, spreadsheet, word processing, and database applications as well as task-specific applications. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field. If the major has been in a field other than accounting, at least 15 semester or 25 quarter units of college level accounting courses must have been completed. OR Evidence of having passed all four parts of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant examination OR Possession of a Certified Public Accountant certificate will satisfy this requirement. OR Status as a senior accounting student at an accredited college or university will admit applicants to the examination; however, a Bachelor's degree in Accounting must be conferred prior to being considered eligible for appointment. Official notification verifying admission and senior accounting student status in the college or university must be submitted at time of application. Applicants must attach the following to their application or it may not be accepted: a copy of their degree or transcripts verifying the conferral of their degree, or a copy of their transcripts verifying the completion of least 15 semester or 25 quarter units of college level accounting courses. Depending upon assignment, incumbents may be required to possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver's license. 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 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. 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 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 WRITTEN EXAM (Weight 100%): may include knowledge of general and cost accounting and auditing principles, governmental accounting and budgets; theories and procedures; the principles and practices of supervision and training; computer spreadsheet, word processing, and data base applications and other relevant subjects. 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 . 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 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER js2349
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Nov 11, 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 direction, to assist with department management activities, and to provide analysis, technical assistance and administrative guidance on matters affecting operating departments. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Positions in this classification report to a department manager, and function as a specialist in a program or service that is applicable County-wide, or limited to a specific operating department. Incumbents exercise budgetary authority and personnel management responsibility. Administrative Coordinators typically function as staff positions but may be required to supervise support staff. This classification is distinguished from supervisory classifications in the office services and fiscal support series by the requirement for complex research, analysis and writing. Essential Functions Plans and conducts technical administrative studies and analyses, which includes researching, collecting, tabulating and evaluating information. Assists department management in developing and implementing the goals and objectives of the assigned unit or section. Promotes interest in assigned area of expertise; provides information, training, assistance and guidance to operating departments as required. Assists with departmental budget planning, development and monitoring; prepares budget workup and monitoring required for grants; prepares routine cost/benefit analyses; coordinates activities required for audits. Assists department management with contract negotiations; coordinates contract administrative duties with legal representatives, insurance agents and/or contract principals. Reviews legislation affecting departmental operations; ensures that departmental policies and procedures for compliance adhere to applicable laws and regulations; develops or revises policies and procedures, for approval by department management. Acts internally as liaison between department management and staff, and externally between department management and representatives from other County departments, governmental agencies and public entities. Writes complex reports, proposals, position papers, correspondence and other documents. Uses computers and other automated office equipment daily for financial and statistical analysis, data base development and the performance of related job duties. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Plans, directs, controls and evaluates the work of subordinate staff; coordinates and/or provides training to subordinates; prepares performance appraisals; provides documentation and makes recommendations regarding disciplinary matters. Coordinates the daily usage and maintenance of vehicles and equipment; maintains an adequate stock of forms and supplies. Defines purchasing requirements, researches prices and availability, and makes recommendations for purchases. Plans, organizes, facilitates and/or participates in meetings and conferences. Makes presentations; leads small group discussions. Investigates and responds to complaints about departmental operations. Acts as departmental liaison with the media. Represents department management at meetings and conferences. Performs other related duties as assigned. Employment Standards Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration or a closely related field, AND one year of responsible experience in administrative and/or budgetary analysis, accounting, personnel and/or business office management; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 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. A valid California Class "C" Driver's License is required at the time of appointment. Knowledge of: Applicable specialized subject matter; County government structure and administrative procedures; basic accounting, budgeting and statistical principles; basic supervisory practices and procedures; appropriate business language and report-writing methods; automated office equipment and state-of-the-art software programs. Ability to: Analyze administrative policies and procedures and make appropriate recommendations; coordinate multiple activities; use automated systems to obtain and evaluate data; use automated office equipment and state-of-the-art software programs; obtain, analyze, evaluate and draw logical conclusions from relevant data; read, understand and apply legislation, regulations and other instructions; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; develop and maintain effective working relationships; lead group discussions; make effective presentations; prepare appropriate business documents including comprehensive narrative reports and financial and statistical data; work independently; and maintain confidential information. 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.
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Jul 12, 2017
Full Time
Description Under supervision of a physician, to secure clinical data from patients; provides specified medical services to patients; manages certain patients in the clinical settings; to be responsible for ongoing management of selected groups of patients; and to do related work as may be required by the supervising physician within the scope of his/her licensure. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Incumbents in this classification have advanced training which allows them to provide primary care on both an episodic and short-term basis to defined patient populations under the supervision of a licensed physician. Essential Functions OPTION I: KERN MEDICAL CENTER Incumbents at Kern Medical Center perform the following essential functions: Interviews patients to obtain medical histories and performs physical examinations. Orders specified diagnostic tests; diagnoses and prescribes treatment for common illnesses. Performs screening or diagnostic procedures including, but not limited to, audiometry, breast examinations, pelvic examinations, Pap smears and tonometry. Educates patients about common medical, social and psychological conditions. Dependent upon area of practice or department assignments, demonstrates clinical knowledge and skill in the care of the newborn, infant, toddler, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient ranging up to 100+ years of age. OPTION II: MENTAL HEALTH Incumbents at the Mental Health Services Department perform the following essential functions under the supervision of a licensed physician, as permitted by standardized protocols and within the scope of their licensure: Secures clinical data from patients to provide specified medical services and manage patients in a clinical setting. Interviews patients to obtain medical histories; responsible for ongoing management of selected groups of patients. Performs physical examinations, orders specified diagnostic tests, makes diagnoses, and prescribes treatment for common illnesses. Performs screening of diagnostic procedures and educates patients about common medical, social and psychological conditions. Assesses patients' needs and modifies treatment plans as indicated within the scope of their practice. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other related services under the supervision of a licensed physician, as permitted by standardized protocols and within the scope of their licensure. Performs other job-related duties as required. Employment Standards Depending on assignment incumbents may be required to possess and maintain specific certificates of competency as a condition of employment. OPTION I: KERN MEDICAL CENTER Completion of an approved educational program for Nurse Practitioners; current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California which specifies that the individual is licensed as a Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Midwife. OR Possession of a valid certificate issued by the Board of Registered Nursing authorizing use of the title Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Midwife. Positions assigned to Kern Medical Center require possession and maintenance of a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) card, and must meet and adhere to all regulatory and hospital policies including those governing all employee health screening. OPTION II: MENTAL HEALTH Completion of an approved education program for Nurse Practitioners; current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California which specifies that the individual is licensed as a Nurse Practitioner. OR Possession of a valid certificate issued by the Board of Registered Nursing authorizing use of the title Nurse Practitioner. Knowledge of: human physiology, basic medical terminology, disease symptomatology, and treatment modalities and processes; basic mental health services and standards for medications used to treat psychiatric disorders. Ability to: communicate with physicians, patients and other health professionals; follow established procedures and protocols. 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 an eligible list from which immediate appointments will be made at the Department of Public Health 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. 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 supplemental materials are attached to your application . THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER js 1513
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Jul 12, 2017
Full Time
Description JUNIOR STAFF NURSE: Under supervision and direction by an experienced Staff Nurse, cares for patients in a designated area in a Public Health Clinic, Mental Health facility or other County Program; and to do related work as required. Salary: $2,180.83-$2,662.34; Paid Biweekly DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the entry-level classification in the Staff Nurse classification series. Incumbents in this classification are responsible for giving goal directed, safe patient care based on patient's need, appropriate delegation of tasks and coordination of care given by other team members. Promotion to Staff Nurse is considered on a merit basis subject to the recommendation of the Department Head and approval by the Director of Personnel. STAFF NURSE Under direction, to provide professional nursing care for patients in a designated area in a Public Health Clinic or other County programs. Salary: $2,292.36-$2,798.50; Paid Biweekly DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Incumbents in this classification are responsible for giving goal directed, safe patient care based on patient need, and for supervision and coordination of care given by other team members. Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: JUNIOR STAFF NURSE: Assess, plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care of each patient in his/her charge within an assigned area. Assist the Staff Nurse with delegation and coordination of appropriate aspects of care to other medical personnel. Provide counseling and education on a variety of health issues i.e., family planning, child health, sexually transmitted infections, immunizations, other communicable diseases, pregnancy and psychosocial health. Implement and coordinate nursing measures that will facilitate the prescribed medical care of treatment plan. Promote the patient's total well being. Complete the documentation on physiological, psychosocial and environmental factors affecting patients in care areas. Assist physicians with treatments, tests and physical examinations. Prepare equipment for treatment and tests. Provide hearing and vision testing. Participate in routine/ uncomplicated case management activities. Maintain a safe work environment. Facilitate referrals if indicated. Attend all scheduled in-service trainings. Attend Departmental and County orientation classes. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: STAFF NURSE Assesses, plans, implements, supervises and evaluates the nursing care of each patient in his/her charge within an assigned area. Responsible for the delegation and coordination of appropriate aspects of care to other medical personnel. Maintains a safe work environment; implements and coordinates nursing measures that will facilitate the prescribed medical care. Restores, maintains and promotes the patient's well being; assures the documentation of measures which should include physiological, psychosocial and environmental factors along with patient/family education. Assists physicians with treatments, dressings, tests and physical examinations. Prepares equipment for treatment and tests. Provides hearing and vision testing. Provides counseling and education on a variety of health issues i.e., family planning, child health, sexually transmitted infections, immunizations, other communicable diseases and pregnancy. Participates in routine/ uncomplicated case management activities. Represents the Department at community meetings, as directed. OTHER FUNCTIONS: BOTH LEVELS Perform other job-related duties as required. Employment Standards EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: JUNIOR STAFF NURSE Graduation from an accredited registered nursing program within one (1) year of appointment AND within six (6) months of appointment, possession of an interim permit to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California in compliance with the California Board of Registered Nursing. OR Graduation from an accredited registered nursing program and possession of an interim permit to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California in compliance with the California Board of Registered Nursing. OR Possession of a temporary license issued by the State of California to practice as a Registered Nurse. Failure to maintain a current and valid interim permit will result in termination. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. 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. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: STAFF NURSE LICENSE: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California. 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. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. 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. 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. This examination will establish an eligible list from which immediate appointments will be made at the Department of Public Health. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO A DRUG SCREENING TEST 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. APPRAISAL (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 of each phase of the examination process. SHOULD AN ORAL EXAM BE NECESSARY, AN APPRAISAL OF APPLICATION MATERIALS MAY LIMIT COMPETITORS TO THE TOP 10 CANDIDATES. ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE KERN COUNTY PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DEADLINE, LATE OR INCOMPLETE MATERIALS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. The County of Kern is an Equal Opportunity Employer Item# 2060, 2061
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Nov 14, 2017
Full Time
Description This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice . Under close supervision, to assist in the installation, maintenance and repair of data processing personal computers, hardware components, software applications, cabling and connectivity issues and systems integration; and to work with computer based equipment and network equipment. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the entry level class in the Information Systems Specialist Classification series. Incumbents assist in providing technical support for desktop computer equipment including hardware, software and peripheral devices. It is distinguished from Information Systems Specialist II - Desktop Technician by the latter's responsibility to maintain and repair more complex computer and system integration problems. Incumbents are expected to obtain experience and proficiency which would lead progressively toward the next level, Information Systems Specialist II - Desktop Technician. Promotion to the next higher level is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation by the Department Head and approval of the Director of Personnel. Essential Functions Maintains, troubleshoots and performs repairs to all data processing equipment, including video display terminals for mainframe, midrange computer, personal computers, terminal control units, network systems, modems, multiplexors, printers and related equipment. Analyzes, researches and assists with the resolution of technical problems in all networks (both for the mainframe networks, localized personal computer networks, and personal computer interfaces to the mainframe networks), cabling and connectivity issues and systems integration problems. Assists with the Installation and maintenance of copper and or fiber optic cable within the department. Installs, troubleshoots and performs repairs on stand-alone personal computers and their related equipment; and assists with upgrades and relocation of equipment and terminal cables, as needed. Receives requests for assistance regarding desktop and computer related problems; coordinates repairs with appropriate vendors, and documents service and repair activities. Participates in reviewing new products and improvements in existing equipment as it pertains to data processing; and maintains, installs and or upgrades network related software. Remains current in data processing technology, products and equipment. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Assists in maintaining data processing network diagrams. Installs new data processing equipment and terminal cables at all locations and makes modifications to equipment, as needed. Trains users in the basic operation of a personal computer. Performs job-related duties as required. Employment Standards Completion of thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter units from an accredited college or university with course work in technical fields (Electronics and Computers) OR Completion of an accredited trade or vocational school training program in digital computer repair or electronics; OR One (1) year paid full time experience in electronics or the installation, repair, and maintenance of complex computer based systems and equipment. Qualifying experience must have been within the last five (5) years. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF ALL APPLICABLE DIPLOMA(S), TRANSCRIPT, LICENSES, AND/OR CERTIFICATES BY FINAL FILING DEADLINE. INFORMATION SUBMITTED AFTER THE FINAL FILING DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EVALUATION. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess the physical capacity to perform all essential tasks. A valid Class "C" California Driver's License is required at the time of appointment. Knowledge of: computer architecture (PC, midrange, and mainframe), and data processing communication technology, equipment, and systems; methods and techniques utilized in troubleshooting computer hardware, software and system integration problems; operational characteristics of computer software and hardware equipment; and basic knowledge of network operating systems. Ability to: respond to and identify user needs and determine basic resolutions; install, maintain and upgrade software applications; install, maintain, upgrade and repair hardware equipment; troubleshoot software, hardware, and basic network computer problems; use good judgment; communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written; follow oral and written instructions; work well and communicate with staff, other county departments, public and private agencies. 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 examination will establish an eligible list from which immediate appointments will be made at the District Attorney'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. WRITTEN EXAM (Weight 100%) : computer architecture (PC, midrange, and mainframe), and data processing communication technology, equipment, and systems; methods and techniques utilized in troubleshooting computer hardware, software and system integration problems; operational characteristics of computer software and hardware equipment; and basic knowledge of network operating systems. This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice . Please ensure applicable degrees or transcripts are attached to your application. If you are unable to attach application materials to your application, you may deliver a copy to the Human Resources Division at 1115 Truxtun Ave. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301 or fax to (661) 868-3926. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER JS 2478
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Oct 25, 2017
Full Time
Description Under direct 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 and providing assistance to the public and other branches of law enforcement. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the entry level of the Sheriff's Support classification series. Incumbents are expected to develop independent judgment to perform duties within standardized and established policies. Incumbents will be required to develop an understanding of technical subject matter unique to the work. Incumbents gather and inspect local, state and federal criminal history; apply penal codes, rules and regulations accordingly. The Sheriff's Support Technician is distinguished from the Sheriff's Support Specialist, which performs specialized support activities requiring knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. 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 Communicates with the public and law enforcement agencies; provides information which may require sensitivity and independent judgment. 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. Screens inmate mail for contraband; screens inmate visitors for eligibility and coordinates inmate visits. Interacts with inmates or convicted felons in the booking and/or registration process, to include taking fingerprints and photographs; fingerprints and photographs the public as part of pre-employment background processes. Processes a wide variety of departmental paperwork; ensures all documents are complete, accurate, and in compliance with local, state and federal mandates and guidelines; compiles and verifies data to determine the true identity of an individual and past criminal history. Operates imaging equipment in the scanning, archival and retrieval of records; maintains indexing information; maintains qualify of documents. Transcribes, files and maintains confidential documents of reports involving ongoing undercover investigations and operations, search warrants, crime reports or other criminal justice reports. Creates and maintains confidential employment files pertaining to pre-employment, employment and Internal Affairs investigations. Verifies court case events in the countywide Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) to locate key case elements pertaining to sentencing, custody status, parole/probation status, registration requirements or past contact with law enforcement; works closely with court personnel to resolve any discrepancies. Confirms warrants, places holds and initiates extradition proceedings on inmates in custody locally, statewide and nationwide. Compiles and reports statistical data to the Department of Justice using automated systems and databases; utilizes the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS/NCIC). Processes subpoenas; testifies in criminal court proceedings as required. Collects fees; handles money for inmate funds, cash bail or bail bonds; prepares daily deposits and releases inmate property. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Collects urine and/or DNA samples when sworn personnel are unavailable. Performs other related duties as assigned. 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 skills 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 Transcription speed of 45 net words per minute. Knowledge of: basic principles and techniques of office equipment and operations; English language, grammar and punctuation; good public relations practices; proper telephone etiquette; computer and associated word processing and spreadsheet software. Ability to : multi-task; compile information from a wide variety of criminal justice documents and databases; demonstrate good judgment in stressful situations; follow established written policies and procedures; interpret penal codes; operate a network personal computer and a variety of automated systems and databases; comprehend written and oral instructions; handle a high volume of records and files; communicate and work effectively, tactfully and professionally with citizens and other branches of law enforcement. Character: Applicants must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness. Felony law convictions will be disqualifying and except for a limited number of minor traffic offenses, misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying. Candidates must pass a thorough background investigation. 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 WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO POST OFFER MEDICAL AND DRUG SCREENING TESTS AT COUNTY EXPENSE. Appointees will be fingerprinted and required to pass a background investigation. This examination will establish an eligible list from which immediate appointment(s) will be made as needed in Ridgecrest , CA for the Sheriff's Office . Candidates MUST be willing to travel to this location (local areas/district offices). Candidates are encouraged to indicate acceptable geographical locations in which they would accept employment on their application form. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve-months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. 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. Go to the Human Resources Division's website at http://www.co.kern.ca.us/artman2/main/uploads/1/typing-certs.pdf for information about where to obtain a certificate. 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 standard office procedures, methods and equipment; basic filing and record keeping; English language, grammar and punctuation, customer service principles; basic math concepts and calculations other relevant material. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Item #3278
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Oct 17, 2017
Full Time
Description SALARY: Level l: $26.46 - $32.30/Hourly, Level ll: $30.73 - $37.51/Hourly; Paid Biweekly. Under general supervision, to plan and provide direct mental health psychotherapy for adults, children and family groups; and to assist in the implementation of treatment programs. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Level l: Mental Health Therapist I denotes the entry level to the Mental Health Therapist flexible classification series. It encompasses four types of licensure: Pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Pre-Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Pre-Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and pre-doctoral psychology candidates. Through supervised clinical experience, incumbents at this level perform basic professional mental health psychotherapy and develop advanced diagnostic and treatment skills while gaining the qualifying experience for licensure. Promotion to Mental Health Therapist II is made on a merit basis without examination, upon obtaining licensure or obtaining a doctoral degree in Psychology and subject to the recommendation of the department head and the approval of the Director of Personnel. Level ll: Mental Health Therapist II denotes the journey level of the flexible Mental Health Therapist classification, encompassing four types of licensure: Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Clincical Counselor (LPCC), and Pre-Licensed Psychologist (PhD/PsyD). Within the scope of licensure, positions provide psychotherapy, psychotherapeutic treatment and counseling for clients exhibiting a variety of mental health and related disorders in a clinic or institutional setting. Incumbents are experienced, licensed or doctoral-level professionals. In addition to providing psychotherapeutic treatment services, positions in this class direct a small professional staff engaged in therapeutic treatment. This level is distinguished from Supervising Mental Health Clinician or Mental Health Unit Supervisor, which have full supervisory responsibility for a staff including Mental Health Therapists and for daily operation of a team, which provides a variety of mental health services. Level l and ll: Dependent upon the area of practice or department assignment incumbents demonstrate clinical knowledge and skill in the treatment of children, adults and/or geriatric populations. This may include substance abuse, dual diagnosis and working with specialty population or with legal offense-related clients, who are acutely or chronically mentally ill and/or mentally impaired. Incumbents may be required to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Essential Functions Level l: Participates in the evaluation and implementation of various treatment modalities. Provides individual, conjoint, marital/family, and group psychotherapy for clients. Develops and implements a psychotherapy program for the acutely or chronically mentally ill and/or mentally impaired. Designs and implements plans of care, identifies goals to be achieved and steps for achievement. Screens adults and/or children for the appropriateness of treatment; conducts bio-psychosocial assessments and diagnoses mental disorders. Assists in determining causal relationships of problem behavior, personality traits, socio-economic conditions, and substance abuse. Coordinates cases as assigned and assists staff in the provision of case management activities. Determines authorization for treatment. Reviews and approves plans of care written by Mental Health Recovery Specialists. Works cooperatively with community agencies to provide a full range of needed services for clients. Works in community self-help groups and assists with community liaison activities. Keeps supervisors apprised of issues related to client treatment. Acts as an advocate for clients. Refers clients to community agencies and/or other support systems; refers clients to medical or psychiatric services as appropriate. Provides in-service training and makes presentations to clients, family, staff and/or community organizations. Provides crisis intervention. Keeps accurate records; prepares correspondence, progress notes, written reports and other documentation. Attends in-service training; participates in meetings, committees, and conferences. Utilizes a personal computer and various software programs. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Supervises volunteers and provide clinical supervision to non-licensed staff. Prepares court reports, special reports, placement evaluations, inservice curriculum, and manuals. Administers, scores and interprets psychological testing under supervision (for Pre-Licensed Psychologists (PHD/PsyD). Participates in utilization review activities. Performs clinical duties in association with specialty training. Performs other job-related duties as required. LEVEL II: (in addition to the above) Supervises interns who are in the process of completing the requirements for licensure. Employment Standards LEVEL I: Completion of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Social Work or a related field, AND eligibility for registration with the State of California as an Associate Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist intern or Pre-licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Within 90 days of hire incumbents must obtain and maintain a current and valid intern or associate registration with the State of California and obtain California licensure within the time period specified by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Failure to maintain a current and valid registration may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination. OR Completion of all Psychology doctoral coursework and completion of a Psychology Internship from an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) program. Pre-doctoral psychology candidates cannot be employed to provide mental health services unless they obtain a waiver from the California Department of Health Care Services, even if registered with the California Board of Psychology. A waiver granted may not exceed five years from the date of employment. LEVEL II: Completion of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Social Work or a related field, AND licensure with the State of California as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) OR completion of a Doctorate Degree in a Behavioral Science from an accredited college or university and eligible for licensing waiver with the State Department of Mental Health. Pre-Licensed Doctoral psychology candidates cannot be employed to provide mental health services unless they obtain a waiver from the California Department of Health Care Services, even if registered with the California Board of Psychology. A waiver granted may not exceed five (5) years from the date of employment. California licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) must maintain current and valid licensure with the State of California. Failure to maintain a current and valid license may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Applicants must attach a copy of their degree or transcripts verifying the conferral of a a master's degree with a major in Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Social Work or a related field and/or license(s)/certificate(s) with their application to the Kern County Human Resources division by the final filing date. APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT AND SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION MATERIAL. BOTH LEVEL I & LEVEL II: 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. Knowledge of: Principles of mental health; laws, rules, regulations, and ethics governing a public mental health agency and the Board of Behavioral Sciences; confidentiality standards abd HIPPA regulations; principles and techniques of psychotherapy and case recording; diagnostic criteria and diversified treatment modalities; criteria for medical necessity; working within the scope of practice and the scope of practice of the clinical supervisor; office functions and procedures including basic computer skills. Ability to: Apply the laws, rules and regulations governing a public mental health agency to specific situations; apply the principles and techniques of psychotherapy and case recording; utilize a personal computer and software; access, utilize and maintain electronic records and files; apply diagnostic criteria and diversified treatment modalities; establish and maintain effective working relationships; conduct interviews effectively; write and speak effectively; work with groups and individuals to effect changes in behavior; relate professionally to other agency personnel and other organizations; evaluate and handle psychiatric emergencies; use crisis intervention techniques and determine the need for referral to other agencies or professionals; and perform psychotherapy for a diverse population of individuals; and report to work as scheduled. 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 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. 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. 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 Personnel Department website at http://www.co.kern.ca.us/personnel/skills-certificates.aspx . This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment(s) will be made at the Kern County Behavioral Health & Recovery 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. 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%. This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time 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 list. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. JS:3711/3710
Kern County, CA Bakersfield, CA, USA
Oct 13, 2017
Full Time
Description Under general direction, provides litigation and risk management support services within the Sheriff's Department and supervises assigned staff in the Risk Management Unit. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a singleton classification unique to the Sheriff's Department. The incumbent performs a variety of functions involving the preparation and analysis of legal documents and the supervision of the Department's Risk Management Unit. The incumbent functions as the department's liaison with County Counsel coordinating the exchange of information between the two departments and appears in Court on behalf of the Department as custodian of records and appears before boards and commissions as the Department's advocate. Essential Functions Plans, coordinates, directs and evaluates the work of subordinate staff; coordinates and/or provides training to subordinates; prepares performance appraisals; Responds to critical incidents regarding third party exposure, including but not limited to officer involved shootings and major accidents; interviews officers and witnesses and identifies mitigating or contributory factors; Maintains statistical data regarding Workers' Compensation claims and develop plans to reduce civil litigation exposure; Coordinates with and transfers information to County Counsel concerning potential and actual claims and litigation; assembles reports and documents related to civil claims filed against the Sheriff's Department; transfers documents to County Counsel in response to demands and discovery requests; Assists County Counsel with trial preparation by interviewing witnesses, arraigning witness appearance, advises County Counsel of Sheriff's Department practices, documentation policies and procedures; Reviews documents for compliance with statutes, court decisions and other legal authorities; advise departmental staff on requirements of document completion; Serves as the Coordinator for the Sheriff's Risk Management Committee; plans, facilitates and/or participates in meetings and conferences as assigned; Obtains information to answer written interrogatories including responses to EEOC and DFEH complaints; Appears as the department's advocate before commissions and boards; testifies in official proceedings regarding the operation and management of the Sheriff's Department; Appears with County Counsel as custodian of records at all court appearances on Pitchess motions; protects the confidentiality of peace officer files through the Pitchess and subpoena processes; Acts as a custodian of records in regards to sworn personnel files; produces personnel documents and files in response to subpoenas; Tracks cases which are pending against the Sheriff's Department; monitors the department's compliance with court orders; Consults with the Sheriff/Coroner and administrative staff on the status of cases and communicates to the County Counsel the Sheriff's Department's assessment and position on the handling and disposition of specific cases; Operates a personal computer and various software to prepare correspondence, reports and other work as assigned; uses computer assisted research methods to accomplish tasks. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other job-related duties as required. Employment Standards Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Public or Business Administration; English; Political Science or a related field AND five (5) years increasing responsible experience in the drafting of legal documents. APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH A PHOTOCOPY OF THEIR DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT SHOWING DATE DEGREE WAS CONFERRED TO THEIR APPLICATION BY THE FINAL FILING DEADLINE. INFORMATION SUBMITTED AFTER THE FINAL FILING DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EVALUATION. 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 or fax to 661-868-3928. 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 A 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 one (1) immediate appointment will be made at the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. 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 70% score on each phase of the examination process. This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice . THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. JS1337
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Oct 02, 2017
Full Time
Description Under supervision, provides information to health care workers and the community at large regarding HIV disease and AIDS; interviews and counsels patients regarding risk factors and prevention; performs venipunctures; and personally notifies clients of test results. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This classification is distinguished from Medical Investigator--Option I (Clinic and Field) by the information dissemination, interviewing and counseling duties, and by the focus on HIV/AIDS. Option I is required to investigate the source of communicable disease infection and ensure that treatment is received to control the spread of further infection. Essential Functions Serves as a subject matter expert to the community on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS); answers random questions from the public, in person or over the telephone, regarding HIV and AIDS prevention, testing and treatment; Obtains and disseminates information about prevention, testing and treatment for HIV disease and AIDS in the forms of brochures, pamphlets and posters to community groups, medical clinics, schools and other organizations; compiles and distributes information packets to patients who have tested HIV-positive; Obtains information from patients about risk factors and possible means of exposure before conducting the HIV antibody test; counsels patients about methods of prevention and avoidance of risk factors; personally notifies each patient of the results of the HIV blood test and interprets test results; refers all patients who test HIV-positive for medical treatment; refers patients and family members to psychological support services as appropriate; Performs venipunctures to obtain blood to test for HIV antibodies; Researches medical records to obtain background information on patients who may have HIV disease, or who may have died as the result of undiagnosed AIDS; Conducts HIV testing as instructed on court orders and notifies court of test results; Maintains records and prepares reports; Maintains confidentiality of patient information; OTHER FUNCTIONS: Prepares and delivers presentations; Performs other duties as assigned. Employment Standards Completion of two (2) years of college and two (2) years of experience in medical investigative, disease control or related work in a health department, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be willing to work irregular hours and interact with high risk groups. Employees must obtain certification as an Alternate Test Site Pre and Post Test Counselor from the State of California, Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS, during the probationary period or be terminated. Applicants must attach a copy of their transcripts or degree from a regionally accredited college or university, verifying the completion of two (2) years of college. 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 medical and drug screening tests at County expense. Applicants MUST ATTACH a Bilingual (English/Spanish) CERTIFICATE by the filing deadline or the application will be rejected. The Bilingual Certificate must be issued by the Kern County Personnel Department or its authorized agent, 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 following website: https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/cte/bilingual-testing . This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made at the Department of Public Health . Additional permanent appointments will be made as needed. 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. 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. This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice . Please ensure ALL applicable certificates are attached to your application. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER js3420
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Sep 19, 2017
Full Time
Description Salary: Level I: $2,292.36 - $2,798.50 Biweekly Level II: $2,409.59 - $2,941.61 Biweekly Level III: $3,015.89 - $3,681.80 Biweekly Under general supervision, provides mental health nursing, educational and consultative services, and professional nursing care within the Department of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and other collaborative agencies. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Behavioral Health Nurse I is the entry-level classification in the Behavioral Health Nurse classification series. Incumbents in this classification are Registered Nurses that receive direct supervision, mental health nursing training and perform routine nursing practices upon employment. Promotion to Behavioral Health Nurse II is considered on a merit basis upon completion of the minimum qualifications, is subject to the recommendation of the Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, and the approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. Behavioral Health Nurse II is the journey-level position in the Behavioral Health Nurse classification series. Incumbents have proficient knowledge of mental health nursing practices upon employment. Promotion to Mental Health Nurse II is considered on a merit basis upon completion of the minimum qualifications, is subject to the recommendation of the Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, and the approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. Behavioral Health Nurse III is the advanced-level position in the Behavioral Health Nurse classification series. National certification as a Psychiatric Nurse is desirable. Essential Functions LEVELS I/II/III: Provides mental health nursing support for medical personnel as required within scope of practice. Completes nursing assessments per department protocol, authorizes services, evaluates the assessments of others for a determination, makes recommendations and plans, and implements those plans accordingly within scope of practice. Responds to crisis situations, makes assessments, provides nursing triage and follows through with appropriate treatment, which may include voluntary or involuntary hospitalization. Consults with and advises public and private agencies who are involved with issues related to mental illness and/or substance use disorders; demonstrates appropriate communication for interacting with mentally ill individuals. Investigates and resolves mental health related issues in a wide variety of locations and settings and provides supervision and instruction in the care of mentally ill individuals and/or individuals with substance use disorders. Provides resource information to the community and other agencies regarding behavioral health recovery services and makes referrals to appropriate medical and public health resources. Monitors, orders, and safely handles and stores medications and related medical supplies in compliance with department policies and procedures as mandated by law. Administers medication under the direction of a physician or psychiatrist and responds and manages problems with medication within the scope of practice and provides medication support to individuals. Completes progress notes and all required documentation and reports. Prepares written requests for the authorization of mental health and medication services and provides assistance to pharmacies and physicians when a Treatment Authorization Request for prescribed medication or treatment is required. Acts as liaison between Kern County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, primary care physicians, other agencies, community resources, and/or pharmacies during a transition of care for the purpose of medication management and individual stability. Attends and presents in-service training programs for department staff related to infection control and other topics as assigned; educates the community and nursing students in a proctor program specific to the involved specialty in mental health services. Provides individual, group, and family therapy within the scope of practice. Participates in meetings, conferences, and forums. Utilizes a personal computer and various software programs. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Provides intensive case management services for individuals with mental illness , substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. Attends daily meetings for individuals hospitalized in a psychiatric inpatient facility. Performs audits, case reviews, and prepares subsequent summaries and/or reports. Performs other job-related duties as required. Employment Standards LEVEL I: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California. LEVEL II: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of California AND Possession of a valid American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification in psychiatric or mental health nursing. OR Possession of a valid licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of California AND two years full-time nursing experience in a psychiatric setting or a mental health program. LEVEL III: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of California AND three years full-time nursing experience in a psychiatric setting or mental health program. OR Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of California AND two years full-time nursing experience in a psychiatric setting or a mental health program, AND possession of a valid American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification on Psychiatric or Mental Health Nursing. ALL LEVELS I/II/III: Failure to maintain a current and valid license may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license. 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. 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 to 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 A COUNTY EXPENSE. 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. 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 by the filing deadline. Employees who occupy positions designated as bilingual are paid dependent upon their required level of proficiency. INQUIRE AT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION RECEPTION COUNTER ABOUT WHERE TO OBTAIN CERTIFICATE(S). This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made in the Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Department. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. 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. 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 70% score on each phase of the examination process. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Item# 2010, 2009, 2008
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Jul 12, 2017
Full Time
Description Salary: Level - Junior : $2292.36 - $2798.50; Level I: $2409.59 - $2941.61; Level II: $3015.89 - $3681.80; Paid Bi-weekly Junior level: Under direct supervision of a Public Health Nurse, learns to provide public health nursing services in homes, community, schools and clinics; and does related work as required. Level I: Under direct supervision, provides public health nursing services in homes, community, schools and clinics; and performs other related work as required. Level II: Under general supervision, provides public health nursing services in homes, community, schools and clinics; assists in the coordination of the activities of a specialized service or project; assists a Public Health Nurse III in the administration of nursing activities; assists in the training and development of assigned staff; and performs other related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Junior level: Junior Public Health Nurse is the apprentice level classification in the Public Health Nurse classification series. Incumbents are Registered Nurses or nursing interns who gain practical work experience prior to completing educational or certification requirements to become Public Health Nurses. Promotion to Public Health Nurse I is made upon completion of the minimum qualifications, recommendation of the Department Head. Level I: Public Health Nurse I is the entry-level classification in the Public Health Nurse classification series. Incumbents learn to provide basic public health nursing services, which broadens in scope and variety as training is received. The Public Health Nurse I is distinguished from the Public Health Nurse II by the latter's lead responsibilities and ability to serve as a program specialist. Promotion to Public Health Nurse II is made on a merit basis subject to the recommendation of the Department Director. Level II: The Public Health Nurse II is the journey level classification in the Public Health Nurse classification series. Incumbents are expected to handle the more difficult assignments with a minimum of supervision and assist with the administration of nursing activities. It's distinguished from the Public Health Nurse I by its responsibility to direct the work of assigned staff and/or coordinate the activities of a special service or project. Essential Functions Junior Level: In a learning capacity: Provides health promotion and disease prevention services to individuals and families, in a variety of settings, appropriate to client, age, development, risk, geographic location and culture. Assists individuals and families in implementing medical treatment plans. Provides case management services to assigned caseload. Coordinates public health nursing activities with those of other health oriented agencies and groups in the community. Provides health care coordination for individuals and families through referral, collaboration, and liaison activities with local service providers and community agencies or organizations. Assists a public health nurse to respond to inquiries made by the public and local provider network regarding current public health information and practice. Maintains required records and prepares reports. Level I: (in addition to above) Establishes baseline data for evaluating health care services. Assists in providing clinical experience for nursing students. Conducts outreach and case finding in assigned geographic communities. Responds to inquiries made by the public and local provider network regarding current public health information and practice. Level II: (in addition to above) Establishes baseline data for evaluating health care services, and participates in policy development and policy enforcement. Assists in the training of assigned staff; directs and delegates functions as appropriate for their training. Sets up special programs; participates in community and health organizations, and acts as an advocate for those who cannot act on their own behalf. Collects, compares, and analyzes data; maintains records and prepares reports. OTHER FUNCTIONS: (all levels) May provide nurse home visitation services to assigned caseload. Assists in communicable disease control by carrying out epidemiological surveillance and investigations, follow-up of cases and contracts and gives instructions in preventative measures. May provide nursing assessment education and counseling for individuals such as high risk maternal, infant, child and adolescent health situations. May manage and provide nursing services in public health clinics. May provide health services to the community as directed during a local, state, or federal emergency or disaster. Performs other related duties as required. OTHER FUNCTIONS - Level II: (in addition to above) May supervise and guide subordinate staff. May oversee and direct a unit in the absence of a Public Health Nurse III. Employment Standards Junior level: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university with coursework in public health or community health AND possession of a current interim permit issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing. OR Possession of an unrestricted Registered Nursing license issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing and status as a senior nursing student enrolled in or completion of a public health or community health courses from an accredited college or university which has a California Board of Registered Nursing approved program which prepares registered nurses for public health nursing. Possess and maintain a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) card. Failure to maintain a current and valid interim permit or Registered Nurse License issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing will result in termination. Additional Information: Appointees to these positions must qualify for a California Public Health Nursing Certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing within one (1) year after employment. Employment is on a year-by-year basis contingent upon annual evaluation of college courses completed, as well as rating of work performance. Information concerning colleges and universities offering approved courses is available from the Director of Public Health Nursing at the Kern County Department of Public Health. Level I: Valid Public Health Nurse Certificate issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing AND valid and unrestricted Registered Nurse License issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing. OR A valid and unrestricted Registered Nurse license issued by the State of California, Department Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing and possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university with coursework in public health or community health and application has been submitted to the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing for a Public Health Nurse Certificate. Level II: Possession of a valid Public Health Nurse Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing AND two (2) years of equivalent experience in public health and/or community health nursing. Ten (10) years of nursing experience may be substituted for the two (2) years of public health and/or community health nursing experience. Possession of a valid and unrestricted California Registered Nurse license issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing. Levels I/II: Possess and maintain a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) card. Failure to maintain a valid Registered Nurse License issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing will result in termination. Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Driver's License. Junior level applicants: Attach one of the following combinations to your application: A copy of your transcripts verifying the conferral of a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and coursework in Public Health or Community Health AND a copy of your interim permit issued by the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing. Transcripts verifying your status as a senior nursing student enrolled in or completion of a Public Health or Community Health Course AND a copy of your valid and unrestricted Registered Nursing license issued by the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing. Level I applicants: Attach one of the following combinations to your application: A copy of your valid and unrestricted Public Health Nurse Certificate AND a copy of your valid and unrestricted Registered Nurse license; both of which have been issued by the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing A copy of your valid and unrestricted Registered Nursing license issued by the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, transcripts verifying conferral of a Bachelor's degree in Nursing with coursework in Public Health or Community Health Nursing, AND verification that application has been submitted to the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing for a Public Health Nurse Certificate. Level II applicants: Attach the following to your application: A copy of your valid and unrestricted Public Health Nurse Certificate AND a copy of your valid and unrestricted Registered Nurse license; both of which have been issued by the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing 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 appointment(s) will be made at the Department of Public Health. 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. This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice. Please ensure ALL applicable certificates are attached to your application. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER js2000/1999/1998
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Nov 21, 2017
Full Time
Description Under direction from management, supervises a unit within the Department of Child Support Services that is responsible for work related to the establishment and enforcement of paternity, child support and medical support orders. This position is responsible for organizing, directing, and supervising the daily operations of an assigned team; trains subordinate employees and ensures compliance with all laws and regulations pertaining to child support. Ensures the proper collection, distribution, and disbursement of funds. DISTINGUISHED CHARACTERISTICS: This is the supervisory level of Child Support Officer series and requires knowledge in all phases of the operation of the Kern County Department of Child Support Services. Incumbents serve as line supervisors over Child Support Officers and support staff and report directly to the Department of Child Support Services Program Manager. Incumbents are primarily responsible for reviewing and coordinating the work of subordinates, acting as a technical resource for subordinate and management staff and performing the most complex duties and assignments. Essential Functions Plans, organizes and delegates activities to subordinate staff. Demonstrates the ability to coach, mentor, and train staff to enhance performance and production. Communicates effectively with all levels of the Department in a positive, nonjudgmental and constructive manner. Continuously seeks opportunities to improve the quality of practice, policy and service delivery to customers. Reviews and monitors employee work for customer service, accuracy and performance; evaluates training needs. Sets and develops measurable individual goals and expectations. Ensures that practice, policy and services provided by the unit are customercentered and quality focused. Creates action plans to maximize available resources to accomplish work objectives. Demonstrates the use of effective decision-making techniques that promote an appropriate and ethical resolution to problems. Participates in the selection of new employees; counsels employees, as needed; Takes disciplinary action when appropriate; and completes performance evaluations. Interprets and complies with all county, state, and federal laws and regulations and Department policies pertaining to child support functions; ensures that staff are compliant with these regulations and policies. Demonstrates proficient, technical knowledge of the Child Support Enforcement System and other computer programs used to locate, establish, or enforce child support orders. Performs research on a variety of topics, analyzes data, and prepares comprehensible recommendations based on findings. Prepares and maintains statistical reports and their supporting documentation. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other job-related duties as required. Employment Standards Four (4) years of experience equivalent to Child Support Officer III or IV in the Kern County classification system OR three (3) years of experience equivalent to Child Support Officer III or IV and one year of supervisory experience in the public, private or non-profit sector. Knowledge of: basic principles of supervision and training; the principles and techniques of interviewing, investigation, collecting payments, and casework management; researching and applying; the laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the child; various software programs utilized by the Department of Child Support Services; customer service relations techniques; state and federal performance measures pertaining to child support services; the employee performance review process and progressive discipline procedures. Ability to: exercise independent judgment; serve as a Department resource and liaison; plan, assign, supervise and monitor necessary work processes and related procedures and assess possible impacts to the department; organize and prioritize work assignments; draw logical conclusions and make appropriate recommendations or adjustments on the basis of laws, rules, and regulations; adapt to multiple and changing priorities; negotiate and collect delinquent payments; interview and obtain information; speak and write effectively; deal tactfully and professionally with members of the public, Department staff, professionals, and representatives of other county departments; coach, mentor and train other employees involved in child support activities. [Former Title: Supervising Family Support Officer] Supplemental A background check will 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 at the Department of Child Support Services in Bakersfield. 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. 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. IF AN INTERVIEW IS NECESSARY, APPRAISAL OF APPLICATION MATERIALS MAY LIMIT COMPETITORS TO APPROXIMATELY THE TOP 10 CANDIDATES. APPLICANTS SHOULD BE THOROUGH IN SUBMITTING QUALIFYING INFORMATION TO ENSURE FULL CONSIDERATION. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Item #1286
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Nov 09, 2017
Full Time
Description 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. THIS RECRUITMENT REQUIRES SUBMITTAL OF A BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH) PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE AND A TYPING CERTIFICATE, AT TIME OF APPLICATION. (see below for further information regarding certificates) 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 typing/ keyboard certificate , verifying a speed of forty (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 the Kern County Human Resources Division's website at: https://www.kerncounty.com/artman2/main/uploads/1/typing-certs.pdf 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. 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 BILINGUAL CERTIFICATE, previously issued by the Kern County Personnel Department or currently by Bakersfield College , to their application. Employees who occupy positions designated bilingual are paid dependent upon their required level of proficiency. INFORMATION about obtaining a BILINGUAL CERTIFICATE is available on the Kern County Human Resources Division's website: https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/cte/bilingual-testing . 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 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 (area/district offices). Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve (12) 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 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 js3275
Kern County, CA Bakersfield, CA, USA
Nov 07, 2017
Full Time
Description FILING DATE: Applications will be received until cancellation of this notice. CANCELLATION CAN OCCUR AT ANYTIME WITHOUT NOTICE. Under general supervision, performs professional duties involved in the collection, preservation, and scientific analysis of evidence encountered in the investigation of crimes. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: LEVEL I: This is the entry level of the Criminalist series. It is distinguished from the Criminalist II, or journey level, in that entry level personnel receive close supervision from more experienced criminalists. Promotions to the journey level of Criminalist II are made on a merit basis subject to recommendation of the Department Head and approval by the Director of Personnel. LEVEL II: This is the journey level in the Criminalist series. Incumbents perform a wide range of highly technical tasks largely independent of direct supervision. Incumbents exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment. This class is distinguished from the Criminalist I by the independence of action and the complexity of assignments. Promotion to Criminalist III is based on merit and is subject to recommendation by the Department Head and approval of the Director of Personnel. LEVEL III: Criminalist III is the advanced journey level of the Criminalist series of classifications. Incumbents are assigned the more difficult cases, expected to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment and may be responsible for coordinating a program or section within an individual laboratory unit. Incumbents must have demonstrated proficiency in one of the following forensic discipline areas: forensic biology; forensic toxicology, firearms/toolmarks, or general forensic analysis (controlled substances analysis; basic toxicology analysis, such as drugs of abuse testing, forensic alcohol and breath alcohol analysis; trace evidence; crime scene examination; or quality assurance). Promotion to Criminalist III is based on merit, subject to recommendation of the Department Head and approval of the Director of Personnel. Essential Functions LEVELS I/II: Performs physical, chemical, biochemical, biological, or instrumental analysis and microscopic examinations in the identification and comparison of physical evidence such as hair, fibers, fabrics, body fluids, poisons, narcotics, paint, glass, bullets, and firearms; determines proper testing techniques. Operates, calibrates, troubleshoots and performs minor repairs on laboratory instruments. Consults with and advises law enforcement officers and prosecuting attorneys regarding the nature of evidence or the results of laboratory analysis and their meaning; stays current in trends and innovations in the field of forensic science. Makes accurate observations, records and reports of test results; testifies in court as an expert witness on findings and interpretation. Responds to crime scenes to gather and preserve evidentiary items for laboratory analysis. LEVEL III - In Addition to Levels I/II Functions: Coordinates a program or section within an individual laboratory unit; reviews case work, prepares work schedules; provides training and technical assistance to less experienced staff; recommends allocation of resources; provides program oversight; assists and advises the Supervising Criminalist in personnel and policy matters within the unit; Engages in research and experimentation to develop and improve analytical procedures; stays current in trends and innovations in the field of forensic science. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Makes technical presentations to outside groups. Teaches classes or seminars and trains law enforcement officers. Performs related work as required. Incumbents must have the ability to perform the Essential Functions of the job. Employment Standards LEVEL I: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, criminalistics, forensic science, biology, or a closely related laboratory science field. Relevant course work must contain a laboratory component. Course work must included 24 semester or 36 quarter units in chemistry including general chemistry, quantitative analysis, organic, and inorganic chemistry OR 12 semester or 18 quarter units in biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (molecular genetics, recombinant DNA technology) or other subjects which provide a basic understanding of the foundation of forensic DNA analysis, as well as statistics and/or population genetics as applied to Forensic DNA analysis. Course work must satisfy DNA Advisory Board criteria and must contain a laboratory component. An advanced degree without the stated undergraduate course requirements will not meet the employment standards, unless the curriculum of the advanced degree covered the appropriate core courses. LEVEL II: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, criminalistics, forensic science, biology, or a closely related laboratory science field. Relevant course work must contain a laboratory component. Course work must include 24 semester or 36 quarter units in chemistry, including general chemistry, quantitative analysis, organic, and inorganic chemistry OR 12 semester or 18 quarter units in biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (molecular genetics, recombinant DNA technology) or other subjects which provide a basic understanding of the foundation of forensic DNA analysis, as well as statistics and/or population genetics as applied to forensic DNA analysis. Course work must satisfy DNA Advisory Board criteria and must contain a laboratory component. An advanced degree without the stated undergraduate coursework will not meet the employment standards. Experience: One (1) year of experience equivalent to Criminalist I in the County of Kern. A Masters or Doctorate degree in one of the above disciplines may be substituted for the one year of experience. LEVEL III: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Forensic Science, Criminalistics or a closely related laboratory science. Relevant course work must contain a laboratory component. Course work must include 24 semester or 36 quarter units in chemistry, including general chemistry, quantitative analysis, organic and inorganic chemistry OR 12 semester or 18 quarter units in biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (molecular genetics, recombinant DNA technology) or other subjects which provide a basic understanding of the foundation of forensic DNA analysis as well as statistics and/or population genetics as applied to forensic DNA analysis. Course work must satisfy DNA Advisory Board criteria and must contain a laboratory component. Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience as a Criminalist. An advanced degree in a natural or physical science or relevant laboratory experience in a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the Criminalist experience. LEVEL I/II/III - License/Certification: A valid Class C California motor vehicle operator's license must be maintained throughout employment. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A PHOTOCOPY OF THEIR DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT SHOWING DATE DEGREE WAS CONFERRED BY THE FINAL FILING DEADLINE. 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 one (1) immediate full-time appointments will be made at the District Attorney's Office Forensics Division . 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 (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 . Should an oral exam be necessary, a preliminary screen of applicants may limit the number advancing to the oral exam to approximately the top 15 candidates. This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice . Please ensure applicable degrees or transcripts are attached to your application. If you are unable to attach application materials to your application, you may deliver a copy to the Human Resources Division at 1115 Truxtun Ave. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301 or fax to (661) 868-3926. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Item # 4519, 4518, 4515
Kern County, CA Bakersfield, CA, USA
Sep 30, 2017
Full Time
Description Under supervision, provides information to health care workers and the community at large regarding HIV disease and AIDS; interviews and counsels patients regarding risk factors and prevention; performs venipunctures; and personally notifies clients of test results. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This classification is distinguished from Medical Investigator--Option I (Clinic and Field) by the information dissemination, interviewing and counseling duties, and by the focus on HIV/AIDS. Option I is required to investigate the source of communicable disease infection and ensure that treatment is received to control the spread of further infection. Essential Functions Serves as a subject matter expert to the community on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS); answers random questions from the public, in person or over the telephone, regarding HIV and AIDS prevention, testing and treatment; Obtains and disseminates information about prevention, testing and treatment for HIV disease and AIDS in the forms of brochures, pamphlets and posters to community groups, medical clinics, schools and other organizations; compiles and distributes information packets to patients who have tested HIV-positive; Obtains information from patients about risk factors and possible means of exposure before conducting the HIV antibody test; counsels patients about methods of prevention and avoidance of risk factors; personally notifies each patient of the results of the HIV blood test and interprets test results; refers all patients who test HIV-positive for medical treatment; refers patients and family members to psychological support services as appropriate; Performs venipunctures to obtain blood to test for HIV antibodies; Researches medical records to obtain background information on patients who may have HIV disease, or who may have died as the result of undiagnosed AIDS; Conducts HIV testing as instructed on court orders and notifies court of test results; Maintains records and prepares reports; Maintains confidentiality of patient information; OTHER FUNCTIONS: Prepares and delivers presentations; Performs other duties as assigned. Employment Standards Completion of two (2) years of college and two (2) years of experience in medical investigative, disease control or related work in a health department, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be willing to work irregular hours and interact with high risk groups. Employees must obtain certification as an Alternate Test Site Pre and Post Test Counselor from the State of California, Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS, during the probationary period or be terminated. Applicants must attach a copy of their transcripts or degree from a regionally accredited college or university, verifying the completion of two (2) years of college. 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 medical and drug screening tests at County expense. This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made at the Department of Public Health . Additional permanent appointments will be made as needed. 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. 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. This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice . Please ensure ALL applicable certificates are attached to your application. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER js3420
Kern County, CA Bakersfield, CA, USA
Sep 21, 2017
Full Time
Description Under general supervision, to provide technical, educational and consultative services in the field of nutrition and dietetics. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS : This position reports to the Director or the Assistant Director of Public Health and is characterized by its responsibility for planning, organization, and coordination of public health nutrition services for the residents of Kern County. This position requires a high level of enthusiasm and technical knowledge in the field of nutrition and dietetics and will work with broad authority. Essential Functions Establishes, conducts, and reviews nutrition education programs and prepares innovative nutrition education materials, including food preparation, food value and the dietary needs of various age and occupational groups, for a broad range of clients with specific attention to chronic disease and plant based nutrition. Deliver high quality, captivating presentations and content on a variety of wellness topics, and define these concepts in language that is applicable to the audience. In conjunction with the Public Health Department's strategic objectives, develop and implement a program that raises awareness about how nutrition and food choices affect obesity and obesity related diseases with a focus on plant-based nutrition as a holistic health approach. Use and promote technology as a means to educate staff and the public about nutrition and healthy food alternative, including the use of smart phone apps and nutrition websites. Collaborate and assist public health nurses and health educators with specific nutrition and related problems of individual families. Provides consultant services relative to food and nutrition to county residents with varying health needs. Interprets and administers State and Federal guidelines for food and nutrition programs. Serves as a technical resource to professional staff at Kern Public Health and their community health partners. Motivate and instruct Department staff on nutrition and alternative food choices such as plant based diets in creative and inventive ways. Provide guidance and leadership with the Department's Worksite Wellness Program. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other job-related duties as required. Employment Standards Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's in nutrition or dietetics or a closely related field, and one (1) year of experience as a nutritionist in a health agency or as a dietitian in a hospital or food clinic. OR Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's of Science degree in nutrition or dietetics or a closely related field, and two (2) years of experience as a nutritionist in a health agency or as a dietitian in a hospital or food clinic. AND Registration as a Dietitian in the State of California, or eligibility for such registration, upon completion of the probationary period. Applicants must attach one of the following to their application: Bachelor's degree or transcripts verifying the completion of a bachelor's degree in nutrition or dietetics or a closely related field. Master's degree or transcripts verifying the completion of a master's degree in nutrition or dietetics or a closely related field The ideal candidate has high attention to detail and strong skills in the following areas: written and oral communication, interpersonal, customer service. In addition, the ideal candidate has a demonstrated ability to work successfully independently as well as in a team environment, and work respectfully, collaboratively and develop positive working relationships with colleagues, participants, media and the public. 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 medical and drug screening tests at County expense. This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made at the Department of Public Health . Additional permanent appointments will be made as needed. 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. 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. This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice . Please ensure ALL applicable certificates are attached to your application. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER js1940
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Oct 10, 2017
Full Time
Description AMENDED: 10/9/17 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. Individuals who attain placement on the eligible list may not reapply until their name has expired from the list. SALARY : Trainee: $16.80 - $20.51/Hourly; Level I: $18.57 - $22.67/Hourly; Level II: $20.51 - $25.04/Hourly; Level III: $22.89 - $27.95/Hourly; Paid Biweekly. Conducts complex and detailed inspections and investigations and enforces provisions according to laws and regulations relating to the Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Agricultural Biologist/Weights and Measures Inspector Trainee: This is the trainee level in the Agricultural Biologist/Weights and Measures Inspector flexible classification series. Incumbents receive direct supervision and training and assist in the performance of established essential functions. Agricultural Biologist/Weights and Measures Inspector I: This is the entry level in the Agricultural Biologist/Weights and Measures Inspector flexible classification series. Incumbents work under supervision and perform or assist in the performance of established essential functions. Agricultural Biologist/Weights and Measures Inspector II: This is the journey level in the Agricultural Biologist/Weights and Measures Inspector flexible classification series. Under general supervision, incumbents perform duties with increased responsibility, and may direct and train staff as assigned. Agricultural Biologist/Weights and Measures Inspector III: This is the advanced journey level in the Agricultural Biologist/Weights and Measures Inspector flexible classification series. Under general supervision, incumbents perform in a lead capacity, directing and training staff as assigned. Responsibilities include planning, implementing, and coordinating one or more work elements within a program. This classification requires independent decision making and performs complex and difficult enforcement actions, investigations, inspections, projects, studies, surveys and undercover assignments. ADVANCEMENT: All promotions are considered on a merit basis subject to the recommendation by the Department Head and approval by the Director of Personnel. Essential Functions Performs inspections to determine compliance with the laws and regulations pertaining to agriculture and measurement standards. Certifies or rejects agricultural commodities according to import/export requirements. Interprets laws and regulations to assist industry in correcting deficiencies and gaining compliance. Takes enforcement action by issuing notices of violation, off-sale orders, citations, and civil penalty actions. Conducts incident and complaint driven investigations to determine if violations occurred; includes gathering evidence, collecting samples, performing interviews, and writing case reports. Issues, conditions, or denies pesticide permits by evaluating proposed application site, surrounding environment, application method, and pesticide toxicity. Provides information, annual crop reports, and educational presentations to the general public and regulated industry. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other related tasks as required. Incumbents must have the ability to perform the Essential Functions of the job. Employment Standards Bachelor's degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in a major that meets the minimum qualifications for County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist or County Weights and Measures Inspector license examinations. AND Trainee must obtain one (1) license within twelve (12) months of initial appointment. Failure to obtain the license will result in termination. Inspector I: requires any one (1) license. Inspector II: requires any five (5) licenses. Inspector III : requires all eight (8) licenses. REQUIRED AGRICULTURAL BIOLOGIST/WEIGHTS AND MEASURES INSPECTOR LICENSES: Pesticide Regulation Investigation and Environmental Monitoring Integrated Pest Management Commodity Regulation Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation Weight Verification Measurement Verification Transaction and Product Verification Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License. A Class A or Class B California Driver's license may be required depending upon assignment. Knowledge of: functions and duties of the Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards; applicable laws, rules, and regulations; investigative and enforcement techniques; basic principles of agricultural, biological, chemical, environmental, and physical sciences; effective public relations; and agricultural products of Kern County. Ability to: Interpret, apply and enforce laws, regulations, ordinances and rules; understand and follow proper procedures; communicate effectively orally and in writing; use personal computers and job related hardware and software; read and interpret maps; prepare and present reports; maintain records; properly use work related equipment; work effectively under adverse environmental conditions and high pressure situations; establish and maintain effective work relationships; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with industry, government, and the public. 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 ALL APPLICABLE DIPLOMA(S), TRANSCRIPTS, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES WITH THEIR APPLICATION. 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 permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. ADMITTANCE TO 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. WRITTEN EXAM (Weight 50%): May include knowledge of the functions and duties of the Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards; applicable laws, rules, and regulations; investigative and enforcement techniques; basic principles of agricultural, biological, chemical, environmental, and physical sciences; effective public relations; and agricultural products of Kern County. 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 WRITTEN EXAM. ORAL EXAM (Weight 50%): 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 WRITTEN EXAMINATION IS INSUFFICIENT TO WARRANT AN ORAL APPRAISAL, THE WRITTEN 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: 3929, 3928, 3927, 3926
Kern County, CA Kern County, CA, USA
Jul 12, 2017
Full Time
Description Amended 8/14/14 Under direction, operates and controls the operation of telephone and 9-1-1 equipment, transmitters and receivers in the Sheriff's Department through the use of a computer-aided dispatch system; accesses and relays information via telephone and radio messages and transfers or dispatches required Sheriff's equipment and/or personnel. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the experienced class in the Sheriff's Dispatcher series. Incumbents in this class perform a full range of telecommunications and dispatching duties. Tasks are performed with little supervision. New or unusual work situations may be referred to a supervisor. Incumbents in this classification will be required to work shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Essential Functions Answers calls for emergency and other assistance and dispatches calls to appropriate agency; answers calls from non-county agencies and dispatches assistance; coordinates multi-agency responses. Processes incoming calls from the public and other agencies for emergency law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services assistance. Evaluates calls for service, provides information regarding laws, regulations, department policy and enters calls into a computer aided dispatch system. Operates and controls transmitters and receivers through a computer aided console system. Communicates by intercom, telephone, computer terminal and radio with base radio stations and emergency vehicles of other law enforcement agencies and emergency departments. Dispatches, directs, coordinates and exchanges messages with Sheriff's mobile units with the aid of computer-aided dispatch and console systems; continually monitors the status of mobile units. Sends and receives telephone messages, request and/or complaints and provides or refers the required information to the appropriate personnel or agency. Makes inquiries into and receives messages from County, State and Federal computer data banks through the operation of computer terminals. Communicates effectively with persons of varying socio-economic backgrounds in emergency and non-emergency situations; Assists in training of new Sheriff's Dispatchers and Sheriff's Dispatch Assistant. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and one-year experience comparable to Sheriff's Dispatcher I. Possession of a certificate of completion from a California POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Public Safety Dispatchers Program. Ability to typewrite from clear copy at a rate of not less than 35 net words per minute. Appointees will be fingerprinted and will be required to pass an extensive background investigation. Medical Examination: A medical examination shall be conducted to verify the absence of any medical condition which would preclude the safe and efficient performance of dispatcher duties. Knowledge of: the basic principles and techniques of communication equipment and operations; good public relations practices; proper telephone and radio technique and etiquette; micro computer and associated software, and basic geography of Kern County. Ability to: communicate effectively using good diction, enunciation and voice modulation; obtain information, determine priorities and exercise good judgement in stressful situations; input data and utilize a computer aided dispatch system; spell correctly; comprehend written and oral instructions; keep records; work effectively with persons of varying socio-economic backgrounds in emergency and non-emergency situations. [Formerly: Sheriff's Communication Specialist II 3325] 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. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. 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. 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. Item #3321