County of Kern

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33 job(s) at County of Kern

County of Kern Bakersfield, CA, USA
Mar 29, 2017
Full Time
Description SALARY: I: $5084-$6207 Level II: $5846-$7137 Level III: $6756-$8248 Level IV: 8800-$10748 Level V: $9874-$12054 Monthly equivalent; Paid Biweekly Under direction, conducts investigations and supervises the investigation of facts; interviews complainants and witnesses with regard to criminal proceedings; examines evidence; prepares for trial and tries criminal cases in the Superior Court and the lower courts; prepares legal briefs, opinions, pleadings, petitions, motions, writs and other legal papers in both trial courts of the County and the Appellate Courts; confers with, trains, and advises staff on general prosecution or defense techniques and specific case situations; determines which cases should be prosecuted; supervises the processing of extradition proceedings; acts as senior trial attorney on the more difficult criminal cases; advises the general public and law enforcement officers on criminal proceedings; advises less experienced attorneys; may be assigned unit supervision duties for specified periods of time; prepares correspondence and reports. Level I: Under close supervision, performs entry level legal work and related tasks as required by the Office of the District Attorney. This is the entrance level in the Deputy District Attorney flexible classification series. This classification is distinguished from Deputy District Attorney II by requiring the performance of basic legal tasks under close supervision; Deputy District Attorney II requires handling legal tasks of average difficulty with less supervision. Promotion to Deputy District Attorney II is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation by the District Attorney and approval by the Director of the Human Resources Division . Level II: Under supervision, performs legal work and related tasks of average difficulty as required by the office of the District Attorney. This classification is the first experienced level of the flexible Deputy District Attorney classification series. It is distinguished from Deputy District Attorney I by requiring the handling of legal tasks of average difficulty with less supervision. Deputy District Attorney II is distinguished from Deputy District Attorney III which requires the performance of difficult legal tasks under general supervision. Promotion to Deputy District Attorney III is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation by the District Attorney and approval by the Director of the Human Resources Division . Level III: Under general supervision performs difficult legal work and related tasks as required by the office of the District Attorney.This classification is distinguished from Deputy District Attorney II by requiring the performance of difficult legal tasks under general supervision. This class is distinguished from Deputy District Attorney IV, which requires the performance of complex legal tasks with less direct supervision. Promotion to Deputy District Attorney IV is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation by the District Attorney, and approval by the Director of the Human Resources Division . Level IV: Under direction, to perform difficult and complex legal work and related tasks as required by the Office of the District Attorney.This is the senior working level within the flexible classification series of Deputy District Attorney. This classification is distinguished from the Deputy District Attorney III level by working within office policy performing complex legal tasks with less direct supervision. This classification differs from Deputy District Attorney V which works on the most difficult cases with little supervision and is recognized as an expert by the office. Promotion to Deputy District Attorney V is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation by the District Attorney, and approval by the Director of Human Resources Division. Level V: Under general direction, performs the most difficult legal work and related tasks in the Office of the District Attorney. This is the highest level within the flexible classification series of Deputy District Attorney. This classification is distinguished from Deputy District Attorney IV by consistently handling the most difficult and complex tasks and case assignments. A Deputy District Attorney V works with little supervision and may be required to supervise a unit within the office. Promotion to this flexible classification is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation by the District Attorney, and approval by the Director of the Human Resources Division . Essential Functions Level I: Researches and prepares cases for prosecution. Evaluates evidence, determines the nature of the crime, and justification for prosecution. Prepares and tries cases including related motions, such as search and seizure. Confers with victims, witnesses, law enforcement, investigation personnel, private attorneys and other interested parties regarding cases. Prepares legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, and complaints. Negotiates with defense attorneys regarding the disposition or modification of charges in misdemeanor cases. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Assists in the preparation and prosecution of more difficult criminal cases. Performs related work as required and other duties as assigned. Level II: - In Addition to Level I Functions: Makes recommendations for dispositions of felony cases of average difficulty. Interviews witnesses in preparation for court proceedings. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Assists Deputy District Attorney I or Law Clerks in preparation and presentation of basic legal tasks. Files, prepares, and presents cases against minors in juvenile court as assigned. Assists higher level attorneys in preparation and presentation of more difficult cases as required. Performs related work as required. Level III: - In Addition to Level I Functions: Prepares and prosecutes difficult legal cases and performs related tasks. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Supervises law clerks in court hearings as required by law. Performs related work as required. Level IV:- In Addition to Level I Functions: Prepares and prosecutes difficult and complex cases and performs related tasks. Conducts investigations and supervises investigation of cases. Advises the general public and law enforcement officers on criminal proceedings. Determines which cases should be prosecuted consistent with law and office policies. Mentors less experienced attorneys as assigned. Assists with supervisory duties, which may include: case evaluation, case assignments, case disposition, calendar assignment, and general case advice. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Confers with, trains, and advises staff on general prosecution or defense techniques and specific case situations. Vertically prosecutes cases or is assigned to a vertical prosecution unit as required. Performs related work as required. Level V:- In Addition to Level I Functions: Acts as unit supervisor in the absence of his or her supervisor, which may include case evaluation, case assignments, case disposition, calendar assignment, and general case advice. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Vertically prosecutes cases as assigned or is assigned to a vertical prosecution unit. Assists management in developing policies and procedures as assigned. Makes presentations to public and community organizations as required. Serves as a permanent unit supervisor. Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Level I: Licensed by the California State Bar and the ability to travel to locations outside of the regular office to perform necessary legal services; Basic knowledge of the principles of law and their application, trial procedure and the rules of evidence; legal research methods; Basic ability to present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically. Level II: Licensed by State Bar of California and one (1) year of full time criminal prosecution or two (2) years practice of law and ability to travel to locations outside the regular office to perform necessary legal services. Level III: Licensed by the California State Bar and two (2) years of full time experience in criminal prosecution or three (3) years practice of law and the ability to travel to locations outside of the regular office to perform necessary legal services. Advanced knowledge of the principles of law and their application, trial procedure and rules of evidence; legal research methods; advanced ability to present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically. Level IV: Licensed by the California State Bar and three (3) years of full time criminal prosecution or four (4) years practice of law and ability to travel to locations outside of the regular office to perform necessary legal services. Thorough knowledge of the principles of law and their application; trial procedure and rules of evidence; legal research methods; thorough ability to present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically. Level V: Licensed by the California State Bar and four (4) years full time criminal prosecution experience or five (5) years practice of law and ability to travel to locations outside of the regular office to perform necessary legal services. Supplemental All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec.3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. This examination will establish an eligible list from which appointments will be made in the District Attorney's Office as needed. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve-months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO POST OFFER MEDICAL AND DRUG SCREENING TESTS AT COUNTY EXPENSE. APPRAISAL (Weight 100%) : of training, education, experience, interests and personal fitness for the work based on any combination of the following: Investigation, interview and rating of application. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER js 1259,1253,1247,1241,1235
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Mar 25, 2017
Full Time
Description Salary information: 5% additional pay for evening shift work; 7 1/2% additional pay for night shift work. APPLICANTS MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT OF A 24-HOUR PERIOD AND ANY 5 OF 7 DAYS. LEVEL III: Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled work in the construction and maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment, and oversees special program personnel as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS : This is the journey level of the flexible series of Maintenance Worker. Incumbents work independently in the performance of a wide range of job duties, and may be required to oversee work release, community service and/or other special program personnel. Promotion to the next higher level of Maintenance Worker IV is based upon acquiring the required training and experience, and recommendation of the department head. LEVEL IV: Under general supervision, to do a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work on the construction and maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment; to act as lead worker on a particular assignment; to oversee special program personnel; and to do related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS : This is the advanced journey or lead level of the flexible series of Maintenance Worker. Maintenance Worker IVs perform the full range of maintenance work and may function as the lead worker in a crew or on a particular assignment or project, oversee work release, community service and/or other special program personnel, and/or train other personnel. Essential Functions LEVEL III: Checks buildings, equipment, and grounds to locate conditions indicating the need for repair and maintenance work. Makes building repairs involving plumbing, irrigation systems, painting, carpentry, mechanical, structural, flooring, and/or simple electrical work. Uses a variety of hand and power tools in the performance of work. OTHER FUNCTIONS : Operates a personal computer and/or mobile device, using a variety of software applications to complete work. Repairs furniture and equipment. Moves and installs partitions. Installs park structures and equipment. Builds structures. Mixes, pours, and finishes concrete and asphalt. Operates light motorized equipment, digs ditches and lays pipe. Designs and installs irrigation systems. Maintains and repairs impact rotor sprinklers, drip irrigation systems and control valves. Troubleshoots computerized and electromechanical controller problems. Performs brazing, soldering, and welding. Operates and maintains pumps and pressure tanks. Reads and interprets construction and working blueprints and diagrams. Performs painting. Assists with roofing. Paints airport landing strips. Performs cold patches and road repairs. Performs plumbing repairs. Installs and repairs fencing, gates and commercial garage doors. Repairs appliances, tools, and pieces of equipment. Oversees others in the performance of maintenance work. Performs refuse removal and processing. Installs dry wall. Performs back flow testing. Performs related work as assigned. LEVEL IV: Checks buildings, equipment, and grounds to locate conditions indicating the need for repair and maintenance work. Makes building repairs involving plumbing, irrigation systems, painting, carpentry, mechanical, structural, flooring, and simple electrical work. Oversees others in the performance of maintenance work. Uses a variety of hand and power tools in the performance of maintenance work. OTHER FUNCTIONS : Repairs furniture and equipment. Moves and installs partitions. Install park structures and equipment. Builds small structures and cabinets. Builds forms and installs concrete supports; mixes pours, and finishes concrete. Installs, services and repairs plumbing, water and sewer systems and simple wiring systems and equipment. Applies paints, varnishes, and stains, lacquers, and enamels to building interior and exterior, furniture and other equipment. Repairs small appliances, tools and pieces of equipment. Operates light motorized equipment, digs ditches and lays pipe. Operates and maintains pumps and pressure tanks. Designs and installs irrigation systems. Maintains and repairs impact rotor sprinklers, drip irrigation systems and control valves. Troubleshoots computerized and electromechanical controller problems. Performs brazing, soldering, and welding. Performs minor painting. Paints airport landing strips. Repairs small appliances, tools and pieces of equipment. Oversees others in the performance of maintenance work. Performs refuse removal and processing. Performs related work as assigned. Employment Standards LEVEL III: High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and three (3) years of paid experience general building maintenance and repair, involving minor carpentry, electrical, painting, and plumbing work OR completion of two (2) years experience equivalent to a Maintenance Worker II in the Kern County Classification System. Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Driver's License. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Some positions may require: Possession and maintenance of a Back Flow Tester Certification. Knowledge of: the practices, tools, equipment, and materials used in the carpentry, painting, plumbing, and electrical trades; knowledge of plumbing and electrical equipment used in buildings and grounds; Ability to: determine the need for repairs; ability to use hand tools utilized in the building trades; ability to estimate time and materials needed to perform a job; ability to follow oral and written directions; ability to use good body mechanics and follow basic safety practices in the performance of job duties. LEVEL IV: High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and five (5) years of paid experience general building maintenance and repair, involving minor carpentry, electrical, painting, and plumbing work OR completion of two (2) years experience equivalent to a Maintenance Worker III in the Kern County Classification System. Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Driver's license. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Some positions may require: Possession and maintenance of a Back Flow Tester Certification. Knowledge of : the practices, tools, equipment, and materials used in the carpentry, painting, plumbing, and electrical trades; Ability to : determine the need for repairs; estimate time and materials needed to perform a job; use hand tools utilized in the building trades; follow oral and written directions; use good body mechanics and follow basic safety practices in the performance of job duties; assign and direct the work of others. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable following a significant emergency or disaster. This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made a the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve-months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. Candidates are encouraged to indicate acceptable geographical locations in which they would accept employment on their application form. Candidates MUST be willing to travel to these locations (areas/district offices). Admittance to each phase of the examination will require a Government issued photograph identification. Applicants who are unable to present proper identification must make arrangements with the Human Resources Division prior to the test date. APPRAISAL (Weight 100%) : of training, education, experience, interests and personal fitness for the work based on any combination of the following: Investigation, interview and rating of application. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Item # 4916, 4915
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Mar 21, 2017
Full Time
Description Under general direction is responsible for all Kern County Airport System facilities, including systems and equipment which must be maintained in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration Part 139 standards, and do related work as required. Distinguishing Characteristics The Airports Facilities Manager is a singleton position characterized by responsibility to administer all of the operational functions of the Kern County Airport System facilities inclusive of airfield pavements, clear zones, airfield lighting, airfield painting, runway safety areas, flight and ground instruments and other component systems. This position reports directly to the Airports Chief Operating Officer. Essential Functions Develops and executes the department maintenance facilities work plans Develops and monitors the maintenance program budgets Implements and monitors maintenance goals and objectives Procures specialty maintenance services and systems, including specification development Develops and implements programs and processes to provide adequate inspections and monitoring of facility conditions Develops, implements and monitors project management plans, including specification development Performs project oversight, coordination, administration, inspection, review and compliance duties for the airfield and related capital improvement projects Manages contracted services, including responsibility for the outsourced maintenance and construction contracts Institutes appropriate inspections; monitoring and other controls to ensure contract compliance of outsourced service contractors Manages Airports maintenance personnel in all aspects of Part 139 FAA airfield and airport facility activities Other Functions Performs other related duties as required Employment Standards Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Management or Business Administration, with seven (7) years of progressive Federal Aviation Administration Part 139 experience managing an airport maintenance operation at an airport, including budget responsibility OR an equivalent combination of maintenance and management experience totaling eleven (11) years at a Part 139 airport. Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Driver's license. Candidates must pass a fingerprint-based criminal history records check as required by the Transportation Security Administration. 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 SEEKING TO QUALIFY BASED ON EDUCATION MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS OR DEGREE BY FINAL FILING DEADLINE. This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made at Kern County Airports. 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 4719
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Mar 21, 2017
Full Time
Description AMENDED: 3/24/17 Under supervision, to assist professional staff in providing direct services to program clients and performing routine paperwork. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This classification lessens routine duties for professional staff by providing direct supportive services to clients and handling paperwork. Incumbents function as mandated reporters, and are trained to observe for indicators of abuse. Essential Functions Consults assigned professional staff member for instruction, and to report any unusual findings. Supervises routine, court ordered parental/child visits. Transports clients for medical appointments, court appearances, placement hearings, visitation, employment interviews and other reasons. Transports, labels and stores client's property. Provides instruction in household management, including budgeting, nutrition, food preparation and housecleaning. Demonstrates effective parenting skills. Locates suitable affordable housing, independent providers for In-Home Supportive Services, and child care providers. Performs direct supportive services such as shopping for food and clothing, cleaning, laundering, running errands, etc. Monitors services provided by independent providers and reviews time records. Obtains and processes urine samples for court-ordered drug tests. Reports signs of abuse according to departmental protocol. May testify in court. Assists clients in preparing resumes and selecting suitable work clothing. Instructs clients how to use a computerized data bank to locate job leads. Handles routine paperwork; completes forms for clients. Documents services provided; prepares written reports. Uses an automated system to input and retrieve information. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Assists clients in preparing for driving tests and attaining drivers licenses. Performs other related duties as assigned. Incumbents must have the ability to perform the Essential Functions of the job. Employment Standards Completion of 30 semester units of college coursework, including courses in the social or behavioral sciences, OR any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid California Class C driver's license is required upon appointment. Knowledge of: Basic standards and procedures of housekeeping and laundering including methods, materials, and equipment used; principles of nutrition, meal planning and proper food preparation techniques; household organization and management; household budgeting; principles and methods of child care; effective parenting skills; child, adolescent and adult growth and development; care of the elderly and disabled; indicators of abuse; basic job search skills. Ability to: Follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively orally and in writing; communicate effectively with persons from a variety of social, cultural and economic backgrounds; work effectively with children and adults in crisis situations; work effectively with physically and/or mentally handicapped persons; recognize signs of abuse and report abuse according to departmental protocol; use an automated system to input and retrieve information; and respect confidentiality. Supplemental All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec.3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. This examination will establish an eligible list from which permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Candidates are encouraged to indicate acceptable geographical locations in which they would accept employment on their application form. Candidates MUST be willing to travel to one of these three locations (areas/district offices: Lake Isabella, Mojave, and/or Ridgecrest) in order to qualify. APPOINTEES ARE SUBJECT TO FINGERPRINTING for the purpose of a criminal records check as authorized by section 16501.of the CALIFORNIA WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE and section 11105.3 of the CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE. FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT , you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at county expense. ADMITTANCE TO THE EXAMINATION will require a valid government issued photograph identification. Applicants who are unable to present proper identification must make arrangements with the Human Resources Division prior to the test date. WRITTEN TEST (Weight 100%) : May include ability to follow written instructions; knowledge of housekeeping methods and materials; food preparation; basic first aid; non-medical personal services; purchasing and accounting for household items; practical reasoning; simple report writing; simple record keeping; public relations; English usage and other related subjects. 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 #: 3735
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Mar 21, 2017
Full Time
Description AMENDED: 03/24/17 Salary information: 5% additional pay for evening shift work; 7 1/2% additional pay for night shift work. APPLICANTS MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT OF A 24-HOUR PERIOD AND ANY 5 OF 7 DAYS. Under general supervision, performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work on the construction and maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment; acts as lead worker on a particular assignments; oversees special program personnel; and performs related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS : This is the advanced journey or lead level of the flexible series of Maintenance Worker. Maintenance Worker IV's perform the full range of maintenance work and may function as the lead worker in a crew or on a particular assignment or project, oversee work release, community service and/or other special program personnel, and/or train other personnel. Essential Functions Checks buildings, equipment, and grounds to locate conditions indicating the need for repair and maintenance work. Makes building repairs involving plumbing, irrigation systems, painting, carpentry, mechanical, structural, flooring, and electrical work. Oversees others in the performance of maintenance work. Schedules and assigns work orders to other maintenance staff. Plans and estimates materials for other maintenance staff. Uses a variety of hand and power tools in the performance of maintenance work. OTHER FUNCTIONS : Operates a personal computer and/or mobile device, using a variety of software applications to complete work. Repairs furniture and equipment. Moves and installs partitions. Installs park structures and equipment. Builds structures and cabinets. Reads and interprets construction and working blueprints and diagrams. Builds forms and installs concrete supports; mixes pours, finishes concrete and asphalt. Installs, services and repairs plumbing, water and sewer systems and wiring systems and equipment. Applies paints, varnishes, and stains, lacquers, and enamels to building interior and exterior, furniture and other equipment. Repairs appliances, tools and pieces of equipment. Operates motorized equipment, digs ditches and lays pipe. Operates and maintains pumps and pressure tanks. Designs and installs irrigation systems. Maintains and repairs impact rotor sprinklers, drip irrigation systems and control valves. Troubleshoots computerized and electromechanical controller problems. Performs brazing, soldering, and welding. Performs painting. Performs roofing. Performs cold patches and road repairs. Performs plumbing repairs. Installs and repairs fencing, gates, and commercial garage doors. Paints airport landing strips. Performs back flow testing. Installs dry wall. Performs refuse removal and processing. Performs related work as assigned. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and five (5) years of paid experience general building maintenance and repair, involving minor carpentry, electrical, painting, and plumbing work OR completion of two (2) years experience equivalent to a Maintenance Worker III in the Kern County Classification System. Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Driver's license. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Some positions may require: Possession and maintenance of a Back Flow Tester Certification. Knowledge of: the practices, tools, equipment, and materials used in the carpentry, painting, plumbing, and electrical trades; plumbing and electrical equipment used in building and grounds; and road, fence and commercial garage door repairs. Ability to: determine the need for repairs; estimate time and materials needed to perform a job; use hand tools utilized in the building trades; follow oral and written directions; use good body mechanics and follow basic safety practices in the performance of job duties; assign and direct the work of others; operate a personal computer, mobile device and associated software. 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 IS A COUNTY-WIDE PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION and is ONLY open to eligible employees of the County of Kern who have successfully completed their initial six-month probationary period, have permanent status in their current position, and have received an overall standard or better rating on their last employee performance report. This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made a the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve-months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. Candidates are encouraged to indicate acceptable geographical locations in which they would accept employment on their application form. Candidates MUST be willing to travel to these locations (areas/district offices). Examination components for promotional testing will be administered during the scheduled date(s)/time(s)/location without exception. Admittance to each phase of the examination will require a Government issued photograph identification. Applicants who are unable to present proper identification must make arrangements with the Human Resources Division prior to the test date. WRITTEN EXAM (Weight 100%): May include knowledge of the practices, tools, equipment, and materials used in the carpentry, painting, plumbing, and electrical trades; plumbing and electrical equipment used in buildings and grounds; and other relevant subjects. 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 Personnel Department at 1115 Truxtun Ave. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Item#4915
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Mar 18, 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 supervision, to perform a wide variety of fiscal support activities requiring previous fiscal experience. Incumbents might perform activities related to: processing billings; collecting money and preparing deposits; providing customer service and resolving customers' problems; creating databases; and, conducting research. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the second level of the four level fiscal support series. The Fiscal Support Technician is distinguished from the Fiscal Support Specialist, which is responsible for performing specialized fiscal support activities requiring knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. Essential Functions Verifies and processes a variety of financial documents. Performs general clerical duties, which may include: preparing mailings; opening, sorting, and distributing mail; maintaining office supplies; filing; and performing other fiscally related activities. Analyzes and reconciles a variety of financial account activities. Compiles and maintains financial and statistical data records; prepares and distributes related reports. Enters a variety of fiscally-related information into databases; maintains fiscal records and files. Assists in preparing complex financial documents, which may include proposals and analytical documents. Responds to requests for information and inquiries related to programs, policies, and/or other related information; researches customer discrepancies; resolves customer problems. Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent AND Two (2) years of fiscal support, bookkeeping, accounting support or experience related to the area of assignment; one year of bookkeeping training in an approved vocational training program or completion of 30 semester or 45 quarter units with coursework in accounting/bookkeeping at an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of experience or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 40 net words per minute and Certification of 10 Key speed of 120 net keystrokes per minute. 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.
County of Kern Bakersfield, CA, USA
Mar 03, 2017
Full Time
Description Under direction, prepares and maintains a County mental health plan for predetermined community target groups; provides liaison and coordination with other mental health providers, county agencies, and various community groups; and does related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Assignments are performed independent of close supervision although decisions are reviewed prior to formal plan submission and program action. Essential Functions Gathers, compiles, analyzes, and interprets quantitative and qualitative data to assist in the formulation and maintenance of the various plans as outlined in the five-year Kern County Mental Health plan submitted to the California State Department of Mental Health. Develops program content based on knowledge of roles of local mental health providers, community needs and various funding sources available for program implementation. Conducts studies and writes reports on assessments of specialized mental health needs and recommends appropriate action. Determines,evaluates,and recommends necessary program development, controls modification, liaison and follow-up. Maintains close coordination with counter-parts in Federal, State, and local agencies. Applies latest principles and techniques of community organization, adapting community resources to mental health services. Assists in long range, intermediate, and short term planning for local mental health services. Reviews, analyzes, and makes recommendations on applications for and proposed budgets for the expenditure of Federal and State funds that are available for the support of local mental health services. Makes projections on an annual and five-year basis for local agency plans dealing with: general mental disorders, adolescents and children, alcoholism, drug abuse, and mental retardation. Writes reports and answers correspondence. Participates in meetings, committees and conferences. OTHER DUTIES: May supervise other staff in the performance of special studies and acts as resource consultant for other professional staff. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Employment Standards Education: Completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; AND Experience: Two years of experience performing professional administrative work in a mental health, health or welfare agency. Qualifying experience may be attained in a public, private or nonprofit agency. Must have the ability to travel to locations outside the regular office to perform necessary mental health services. Knowledge of: Principles, practices, techniques, trends and methods of mental health services; administrative techniques including principles of organization, budgeting, planning, coordination and personnel administration; statistics and graphic presentation. Ability to: Gather, compile and analyze data; interpret laws, rules and regulations; secure and systematically record accurate social data; organize and write clear concise reports; develop, establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships; interest and aptitude for administrative work. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A PHOTOCOPY OF THEIR DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT SHOWING DATE DEGREE WAS CONFERRED BY THE FINAL FILING DEADLINE. INFORMATION SUBMITTED AFTER THE FINAL FILING DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EVALUATION. 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 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 KERN COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION PRIOR TO THE TEST DATE. This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made at the Department of Mental Health Services. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. PERFORMANCE EXAM (Qualifying Only): A two part performance exam will be administered. and will consist of a writing exercise. Both components will be administered through the use of personal computers (PCs) using Word. Applicants must attain 70% on both Part A and Part B to pass the performance exam. THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION MAY LIMIT THE NUMBER ADVANCING TO THE ORAL EXAM TO APPROXIMATELY THE TOP 15, BASED UPON THE FINAL EARNED RESULTS OF THE PERFORMANCE EXAM. ORAL EXAM (Weight 100%) : Will be conducted for the purpose of appraising training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the position. IF THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS SUCCESSFUL ON THE PERFORMANCE EXAM IS INSUFFICIENT TO WARRANT AN ORAL APPRAISAL, THE PERFORMANCE EXAM SHALL BE WEIGHTED 100%. 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 . 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. JS 3715
County of Kern Bakersfield, CA, USA
Mar 03, 2017
Full Time
Description SALARY: Level l: $27.67 - $35.51/Hourly, Level ll : $30.73 - $39.43/Hourly; Paid Biweekly. Under supervision, assists in obtaining, preserving and reporting admissible evidence for presentation by the prosecutor to the criminal courts; and conducts interviews. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Incumbents perform investigative tasks according to established procedure. Promotion within the series may be considered on a merit basis after meeting standards for the next higher level and upon appropriate recommendation of the District Attorney and approval by the Director of Personnel. Level l: This is the entry level within the District Attorney's Investigator series. Incumbents perform investigative tasks according to established procedure. Level ll: This is a journey level within the District Attorney Investigator series. Incumbents are expected to carry out independent assignments according to established procedure. Essential Functions Level l: Conducts investigations in cases to be tried by the District Attorney's staff. Locates, interviews and interrogates suspects and witnesses; completes reports and obtains criminal complaints when appropriate. Performs pre-trial investigations and assists the trial attorney with witnesses and evidence needed for trial. Conducts examinations of physical evidence and documentation related to cases pending trial. Conducts primary investigations as assigned. Testifies in court concerning the evidence gathered in pre-trial investigations. Maintains liaison with law enforcement officers from various agencies. Attends staff conferences to discuss policies, procedures, and progress of cases. Is on call at any time of the day or night for major crime investigations. Uses a computer to enter, edit, research, and maintain data. Level ll - In addition to functions of level l: • Conducts complex and difficult investigations in cases to be tried by the District Attorney's staff. • Makes recommendations to attorney staff regarding status of case evidence. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Level l: • Performs other related duties as assigned. Level ll: In addition to level l • Participates in Officer Involved Shooting Investigation team. Employment Standards Possession of a valid Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate AND Level l: Three (3) year of law enforcement experience in a City, County, State or Federal law enforcement agency. Qualifying federal law enforcement experience must include a federal law enforcement academy of 10 weeks or longer. Applicants must meet all requirements for peace officer status that are mandated by the California Government Code and Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Regulations for the class of Investigator. Level ll: Possession of a valid Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate AND five (5) years of law enforcement experience as a peace officer working for a state, local or federal law enforcement agency as defined under California Penal Code 830.1, two (2) years of which must include experience conducting criminal investigations. At least one (1) year of investigative experience must be within the past three (3) years OR two (2) years of experience as a District Attorney's Investigator I in the Kern County District Attorney's Office. All Levels l/ll: Qualifying federal law enforcement experience must include a federal law enforcement academy of 10 weeks or longer. Applicants must meet all requirements for peace officer status that are mandated by the California Government Code and Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Regulations for the class of Investigator. License: Possession of a valid unrestricted California Driver's license. Knowledge of: the substantive and procedural California criminal law; laws of arrest, search and seizure, rules of evidence, admissibility of confessions and statements of witnesses; care and use of firearms; Ability to: observe and remember names, faces and situations; to use good judgment in situations specific to the position of District Attorney Investigator; to read and comprehend legal material; adopt quick effective courses of action with regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; write clear concise reports; understand and follow oral and written directions; use a computer to perform job related duties. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec.3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO POST OFFER MEDICAL AND DRUG SCREENING TESTS AT COUNTY EXPENSE. ADMITTANCE TO EACH PHASE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL REQUIRE A GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTOGRAPH IDENTIFICATION. APPLICANTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO PRESENT PROPER IDENTIFICATION MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO THE TEST DATE. This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) appointment will be made in 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. 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 Personnel Department at 1115 Truxtun Ave. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301. PERFORMANCE EXAM (Weight 20%): The performance exam will assess the applicant's ability to communicate effectively in writing. The exam will be administered on computer using Word. ORAL EXAM (Weight 80%): Will be conducted for the purpose of appraising training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the position. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. IF THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS EXCEEDS 20, AN APPRAISAL OF APPLICATION MATERIALS MAY LIMIT COMPETITORS TO THE TOP 20 CANDIDATES. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER JS#, 4429, 4426
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Mar 01, 2017
Full Time
Description Under direction to coordinate projects, provide input and assist in the preparation of the budget, represent department/ division at meetings, and create and maintain complex spreadsheets and databases. Incumbents may supervise employees in lower levels. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the highest level of the five level office services series. Incumbents are expected to apply substantial initiative and independent judgment to perform a varied range of duties in support of a department head or similar executive level employee. The level of work expected of incumbents is impacted by the executive focus and related sensitive/confidential nature of assignment. The Office Services Coordinator is distinguished from the Senior Office Services Specialist, by its top level office support responsibilities. Essential Functions May supervise support staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Responds to requests for information from the general public, other internal departments, and employees; investigates customer complaints and may take steps necessary to resolve them. Compiles and analyzes a variety of data and information and prepares related reports. Assists in coordinating and preparing departmental budgets; assesses departmental needs; tracks and monitors departmental expenditures. Schedules and coordinates a variety of meetings, conferences, phone calls, and/or other related events. Prepares and posts meeting agendas as required by law; assembles and ensures distribution of agenda packets; attends meetings and takes minutes; distributes meeting minutes to appropriate individuals. Coordinates projects in assigned area of responsibility. Represents assigned department at/on meetings, committees, task forces, and/or other related events. Creates and maintains a variety of complex spreadsheets and databases. Performs various clerical duties, utilizing standard office equipment, to include: screening incoming calls; taking and transmitting messages; distributing mail; making photocopies; typing; and, word processing. Prepares a variety of documents by typing, performing data entry or word processing. Files documents alphabetically, numerically, or by other prescribed method; maintains departmental records; coordinates records retention activities for assigned department. Proofreads, edits, and updates a variety of documents. Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and five years of progressively responsible lead, clerical, general computer and office experience directly related to the area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skills to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. CERTIFICATES/LICENSES REQUIRED: Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of at 55 net words per minute ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Some Positions May Require: Possession of a Valid California Driver's License Certification of Transcription speed of 45 net words per minute Proficiency in the use of word processing software, such as Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. Proficiency in the use of spreadsheet software, such as Excel, Lotus123. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF ALL APPLICABLE DIPLOMA(S), COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT(S), AND/OR CERTIFICATE(S) WITH THEIR APPLICATION.
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Mar 01, 2017
Full Time
Description Under supervision, to perform specialized support activities requiring knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. Duties might include: developing and preparing a variety of correspondence, reports, and documents; serving as a lead to lower levels; training new employees; and, gathering data and statistics. Incumbents may supervise employees in lower levels in the office services series. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the third level of the office services series. The Office Services Specialist is distinguished from the Office Services Technician by its specialized support activities requiring extensive knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. The Office Services Specialist is distinguished from the Senior Office Services Specialist, which analyzes a variety of information and data. Essential Functions May serve as a lead, to include assigning and monitoring work, training employees on work methods, and providing direction. May supervise support staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Responds to requests for information from the general public, other internal departments, and employees; investigates customer complaints. Gathers data and statistics for assigned area of responsibility; prepares draft copies of related reports. Prepares meeting agendas; assembles agenda packets; attends meetings and takes minutes; distributes meeting minutes to appropriate individuals. Performs various clerical duties, utilizing standard office equipment, to include: screening incoming calls; taking and transmitting messages; distributing mail; making photocopies; typing; and, word processing. Prepares a variety of documents by typing, performing data entry or word processing. Processes a variety of forms and paperwork, using established procedures; receives monies from customers; prepares and disseminates receipts to appropriate individuals; prepares related bank deposits. Files documents alphabetically, numerically, or by other prescribed method; maintains departmental records; coordinates records retention activities for assigned department. Proofreads, edits, and updates a variety of documents. Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and three years of clerical, general computer and office experience directly related to the area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 50 net words per minute APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH a copy of their typing/keyboard certificate, issued within the last two years, verifying a speed of fifty (50) net words per minute to their application. Certificates must conform to the testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. Go to the Human Resources Division website at http://www.co.kern.ca.us/artman2/main/uploads/1/typing-certs.pdf (Download PDF reader) for information about where to obtain a certificate. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS : Some Positions May Require: Possession of a Valid California Driver's License. Certification of Transcription speed of 45 net words per minute. Proficiency in the use of word processing software, such as Microsoft Word and WordPerfect. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF ALL APPLICABLE DIPLOMA(S), COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT(S), AND/OR CERTIFICATE(S) WITH THEIR APPLICATION.
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Mar 01, 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. SALARY: Level I $1657.64 - $2023.63; Level II $1868.42 - $2280.95; Level III $2247.08 - $2743.22 Paid Biweekly LEVEL I: Under direction, performs accounting and auditing work of limited difficulty; and may supervise staff engaged in departmental accounting and clerical functions. LEVEL II: Under general direction, performs complex accounting and/or auditing work and may supervise staff engaged in departmental accounting, auditing and clerical functions. LEVEL III: Under general direction, performs the most difficult accounting and auditing work; may supervise staff engaged in departmental accounting, auditing and clerical functions. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: LEVEL I: 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. LEVEL II: This is the journey level in the Accountant series. Accountant II is distinguished from Accountant I by the level of knowledge and skill required including the degree of difficulty of work assigned and performance with minimum supervision. The emphasis on essential functions performed may vary according to assignment. In departments with positions allocated as Accountant I/II/III, promotion is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation of the department head and approval by the HR Department LEVEL III: This is the lead level in the Accountant series and is distinguished from Accountant II by the level of knowledge and skill required including the degree of difficulty of work performed. The emphasis on essential functions performed may vary according to assignment. Accountant III may conduct and supervise audits for the Auditor Controller-County Clerk's, Office, or may have responsibility for accounting activities in a County department. Essential Functions LEVEL I: 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. LEVEL II: Conducts audits of department(s)and other agencies as assigned. Prepares and reviews cost allocation plans; analyzes yearend revenue and expenditure accruals. Analyzes and prepares depreciation schedules. Performs financial monitoring of contracted service providers. Prepares reports and recommends improvements in accounting systems and procedures. Assists with accounting and/or auditing program implementation. Assigns and reviews the work of accountants and clerical staff engaged in financial recordkeeping. Evaluates the job performance of subordinates. Prepares a wide variety of journal actions dealing with payroll, investments, fund transfers, invoices and other subjects. Maintains general and subsidiary ledgers. Supervises the maintenance of complex cost control accounts. Confers with county officials and departmental personnel on accounting and auditing requirements and plans. Assigns, supervises and reviews the processing of financial documents and keeping of systematic records of accounts. Reconciles certain departmental fiscal records with those of the County Auditor Controller County Clerk. 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: Recommends changes in systems and assignments. Implements approved changes in accounting procedures. Performs other related duties as required. LEVEL III: Conducts field audits of County departments and other agencies as assigned. Prepares and reviews cost allocation plans. Reviews and verifies year end revenue and expenditure accruals and depreciation schedules. Performs financial monitoring of contracted service providers. Plans, performs, supervises and reviews a variety of accounting or auditing activities. Prepares reports and recommends improvements in general and cost accounting and audit systems. Assists with accounting and/or auditing program implementation. Provides supervision, direction, and training to subordinate accountants and other personnel; evaluates the job performance of subordinates. Analyzes division or departmental workloads and work flow and recommends redistribution of work assignments. Prepares a variety of complex reports involving statistics, legal requirements, cost and general accounting, and auditing. Prepares periodic financial statements/cost and written reports and/or assists in the preparation of the County's annual comprehensive financial statement. May prepare the departmental budget and monitor revenues and expenditures. May confer with county officials and departmental personnel on accounting and auditing matters. 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 LEVEL I: 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. Depending upon assignment, incumbents may be required to possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver's license. LEVEL II: 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, AND two (2) years of progressively responsible general accounting and/or auditing experience or one (1) year of experience in governmental accounting and/or auditing. Possession of an active California Certified Public Accountant certificate shall be considered equivalent to one year of general accounting/auditing experience, if not used to satisfy the education requirements. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain proof of vehicle insurance may be required of some positions. LEVEL III: 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, AND three (3) years of progressively responsible general accounting and/or auditing experience or two (2) years of experience in governmental accounting and/or auditing. Possession of an active California Certified Public Accountant certificate shall be considered equivalent to one year of general accounting/auditing experience, if not used to satisfy the education requirements. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain proof of vehicle insurance may be required of some positions. 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. 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.
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Mar 01, 2017
Full Time
Description Under direct supervision, to perform a wide variety of clerical support activities of average difficulty and complexity requiring previous clerical experience. Incumbents might perform activities related to: preparing routine reports; collecting money and preparing deposits; providing customer service and resolving customers' problems; conducting basic research; preparing minutes; and, proofreading, editing, and updating a variety of documents. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the second level of the office services series. The Office Services Technician is distinguished from the Office Services Assistant by its wide variety of clerical support activities requiring previous clerical experience. Incumbents are expected to apply a moderate amount of initiative and independent judgment to perform duties within standardized and established policies. Depending upon assignment, incumbents may be required to develop a moderate understanding of technical subject matter unique to the work area. The Office Services Technician is distinguished from the Office Services Specialist, which performs specialized support activities requiring knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. Essential Functions Responds to requests for information from the general public, other internal departments, and employees; researches and resolves discrepancies with information. Performs various clerical duties, utilizing standard office equipment, to include: screening incoming calls; taking and transmitting messages; distributing mail; making photocopies; typing; and, word processing. Prepares routine documents and information by typing, performing data entry or word processing; compiles data for routine reports. Receives, sorts, and distributes a variety of correspondence, records, and information to appropriate personnel and the general public. Processes a variety of forms and paperwork, using established procedures; receives monies from customers; prepares and disseminates receipts to appropriate individuals; prepares related bank deposits. Files documents alphabetically, numerically, or by other prescribed method; maintains departmental records; coordinates records retention activities for assigned department. Prepares meeting agendas; assembles agenda packets; attends meetings and takes minutes; distributes meeting minutes to appropriate individuals. Proofreads, edits, and updates a variety of documents. Monitors and maintains office inventory and supply levels. Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and two years of clerical, general computer and office experience directly related to the area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 45 net words per minute APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH a copy of their keyboard certificate, issued within the last two years, verifying a speed of forty-five (45) net words per minute to their application or the application may not be accepted. Certificates must conform to the testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. For information about typing certificates go to the Human Resources Division website: http://www.co.kern.ca.us/artman2/main/uploads/1/typing-certs.pdf (Download PDF reader) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Some Positions May Require: Possession of a Valid California Driver's License. Certification of Transcription speed of 45 net words per minute Proficiency in the use of word processing software, such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF ALL APPLICABLE DIPLOMA(S), COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT(S), AND/OR CERTIFICATE(S) WITH THEIR APPLICATION.
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Mar 01, 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 supervision, to perform specialized support activities requiring in-depth knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. Duties might include: preparing statistical data; serving as a lead to lower levels; training new employees; creating spreadsheets; balancing funds; and gathering data and statistics. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the third level of the four level fiscal support series. The Fiscal Support Specialist is distinguished by the responsibility for maintaining an integrated set of financial and statistical records. It is distinguished from the Fiscal Support Supervisor, which is responsible for performing full supervisory responsibilities. Positions may supervise the work of lower levels in the fiscal support series. Essential Functions Serves as a lead, to include assigning and monitoring work, training employees on work methods, and providing direction. May supervise fiscal support staff including conducting performance evaluations and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Assists customers and employees with requests for information over the phone and in person. Prepares, balances, reconciles, and records a variety of financial data and information. Sets up account records, computes accounts receivables, records payments, reconciles ledger accounts, and prepares related reports. Verifies and processes a variety of financial documents. Prepares, updates, and maintains a variety of correspondence, billings, records, and files. Analyzes and reconciles a variety of financial account activities. Compiles and maintains financial and statistical data records. Prepares and distributes related reports. Enters a variety of fiscally-related information into databases; maintains fiscal records and files. Assists in preparing complex financial documents, which may include proposals and analytical documents. Tracks project expenses. Responds to requests for information and inquiries related to programs, policies, and/or other related information; researches customer discrepancies. Resolves customer problems. Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and three years of fiscal support, bookkeeping, accounting support or experience related to the area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 40 net words per minute and Certification of 10 Key speed of 120 net keystrokes per minute. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF ALL APPLICABLE DIPLOMA(S), COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT(S), AND/OR CERTIFICATE(S) WITH THEIR APPLICATION.
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Mar 01, 2017
Full Time
Description Under supervision, performs a wide variety of clerical support services to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, which may include: interacting with incarcerated persons, criminal database verification, providing assistance to the public and other branches of law enforcement and supervising employees in lower levels of the Sheriff's Support series. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the second level of the Sheriff's Support classification series. The Sheriff's Support Specialist is distinguished from the Sheriff's Support Technician by its supervisory role and specialized support activities requiring extensive knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. The Sheriff's Support Specialist is distinguished from Sheriff's Senior Support Specialist, which analyzes a variety of complex information and data and provides direct support to management. Depending on assignment, incumbents may be required to work any shift, weekends and holidays and may be required to work overtime and in outlying County areas. Essential Functions Supervises support staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Reviews the work of subordinates; maintains attendance records; approves time sheets; reviews shift schedules, making adjustments as necessary. Supervises and participates in the preparation and maintenance of criminal records and reports; verifies and approves all records management system entries. Trains staff on the dissemination, maintenance and security of local, state and federal criminal history and related automated systems and databases as regulated by law. Communicates with the public and law enforcement agencies; investigates complaints and takes necessary steps to resolve them; proofs information which requires sensitivity and independent judgment. Monitors and maintains the security of criminal history databases; refers to applicable laws and penal codes to ensure compliance. Maintains inventory of office supplies and orders supplies as needed; completes requisitions; receives and verifies invoices to ensure timely payments. Processes subpoenas; testifies in court as required; seals criminal records per court order. Operates imaging equipment in the scanning, archival, and retrieval of records; maintains indexing information; maintains quality of documents; assists users with operation of equipment; and works with vendors and technicians. Proofreads, edits, and updates a variety of documents; updates and maintains policies and procedures; prepares statistical data and reports. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Creates and maintains confidential employment files pertaining to preemployment, employment, and Internal Affairs investigations. Prepares meeting agendas; assembles agenda packets; attends meetings and takes minutes; distributes meeting minutes as appropriate; serves on committees as required. Performs other related duties as assigned. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent, and three years of progressively responsible clerical, general computer and office experience directly related to the area of assignment, including one year of experience as a Sheriff's Support Technician or its equivalent OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 50 net words per minute ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Some Positions May Require: Possession of a Valid California Driver's License Transcription speed of 50 net words per minute Supplemental All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec.3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF ALL APPLICABLE DIPLOMA(S), COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT(S), AND/OR CERTIFICATE(S) WITH THEIR APPLICATION.
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Feb 25, 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. THE APPLICATION MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY OR IT MAY BE REJECTED. RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBMITTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION. Under supervision, to perform specialized activities such as analyzing information and data; developing reports; and, scheduling and coordinating meetings, conferences, phone calls, etc. Incumbents may supervise employees in lower levels. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the fourth level of the office services series. The Senior Office Services Specialist is distinguished from the Office Services Specialist by its specialized support activities requiring in-depth knowledge and experience in the area of assignment. Incumbents usually perform work for a high level management employee; consequently the level of work performed is impacted by the management focus and related advanced nature of the assignments. The Senior Office Services Specialist is distinguished from the Office Services Coordinator, which has top level office support responsibilities. Essential Functions May supervise office support staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Responds to requests for information from the general public, other internal departments, other agencies and employees; investigates customer complaints and may take steps necessary to resolve them. Compiles and analyzes a variety of data and information and prepares related reports. Schedules and coordinates a variety of meetings, conferences, phone calls, and/or other related events. Prepares meeting agendas; assembles agenda packets; attends meetings and takes minutes; distributes meeting minutes to appropriate individuals. Performs various clerical duties, utilizing standard office equipment, to include: screening incoming calls; taking and transmitting messages; distributing mail; making photocopies; typing; and, word processing. Prepares a variety of documents by typing, performing data entry or word processing. Processes a variety of forms and paperwork, using established procedures; receives monies from customers; prepares and disseminates receipts to appropriate individuals; prepares related bank deposits. Files documents alphabetically, numerically, or by other prescribed method; maintains departmental records; coordinates records retention activities for assigned department. Proofreads, edits, and updates a variety of documents. Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required. Employment Standards High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and four years of progressively responsible lead, clerical, general computer and office experience directly related to the area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Some Positions May Require: Possession of a Valid California Driver's License. Certification of Transcription speed of 45 net words per minute. Proficiency in the use of word processing software, such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect. Proficiency in the use of spreadsheet software, such as Excel, Lotus123. Knowledge of : event coordination and scheduling techniques; inventory maintenance principles; customer service principles; standard office procedures, methods, and equipment; transcription methods; basic filing and recordkeeping principles; basic mathematical concepts; English language, grammar, and punctuation. Skill in : coordinating and scheduling events; conducting research; compiling and analyzing data; transcribing from tapes; preparing a variety of reports; prioritizing work; performing multiple tasks simultaneously; entering information into a database; maintaining various records and files; preparing meeting agendas and minutes; using computers and related software applications; performing mathematical calculations; processing forms using established guidelines; providing customer service; filing; keyboarding; using standard office equipment; and, communicating both orally and in writing sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. Following an offer of employment , you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at County expense. ** This is a transfer opportunity restricted to permanent employees of the County of Kern who have successfully completed their initial probationary period. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ITEM#3265
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Feb 10, 2017
Full Time
Description SALARY: Level I: $1,448.79 - $1,768.67 Level II: $1,600.76 - $1,954.20 Paid Bi-Weekly Under direct supervision, provides direct counseling for persons who have a history of abusing substances and who require recovery and prevention services. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Level I: This classification is the entry level of the Substance Abuse Specialist series. Working under close supervision from a senior staff member, incumbents are assigned increasingly responsible work in a variety of substance abuse recovery services. Incumbents provide substance abuse recovery services and assist in the development of treatment plans. Promotion to Substance Abuse Specialist II is made on a merit basis, subject to the recommendation of the department head and the approval of the Director of Personnel. Level II: This classification is the journey level of the Substance Abuse Specialist series. It differs from Substances Abuse Specialist I in the level of complexity of tasks performed and independent judgment exercised by the incumbents. Incumbents provide substance abuse recovery services and assist in the development of treatment plans Essential Functions Level I: Provides substance abuse recovery services for adults and adolescents who are abusing alcohol or other drugs and who may have a serious mental disability. Under clinical supervision, participates in the development of treatment plans to address the mental health needs of participants and assess how recovery alters their mental stability. Conducts initial screening interviews, schedules appointments and conducts intake assessments to determine participant's ability to benefit from a recovery process in conjunction with other mental health services. Assists participants in establishing a plan to address social, cultural, familial and personal patterns that contribute to their substance use and abuse. Leads group discussions and education classes and participates in individual counseling sessions. Monitors and documents progress in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse to guide participants in the principles of recovery and in the principles of utilizing self-help groups and community services. Works with groups and individuals to provide a supportive environment that encourages the participant's ability to remain alcohol and drug free. Keeps accurate records of participant's progress in recovery, effects on mental stability and behavioral changes. Level II (in addition to above): Plans and provides substance abuse recovery services for adults and adolescents who are abusing alcohol or other drugs and who may have a serious mental disability. OTHER FUNCTIONS : Both Levels I and II: Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Level I: Registration with an approved organization qualified to certify individuals as alcohol and drug counselors pursuant to California Code of Regulations (CCR) Chapter 8, Title 9, Section 13035(a), AND completion of 155 documented hours of formal Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) classroom education, AND completion of 160 hours of supervised AOD training. AND One (1) year experience in an alcohol or drug program providing recovery planning, group and/or individual services. Level II: Certification as an alcohol or substance abuse counselor from an approved organization qualified to certify individuals as alcohol and drug counselors pursuant to California Code of Regulations (CCR) Chapter 8, Title 9, Section 13035(a). AND One (1) year experience in an alcohol or drug program providing recovery planning, group and /or individual services. Both Levels I and II: Volunteer experience may be qualifying if confirmed in writing from a recognized organization. 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. 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. Depending on assignment, applicants my 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. Following an offer of employment, you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at County expense. 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. This examination will establish an eligible list from which immediate appointment(s) will be made at the Kern County Mental Health Services Department . Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. APPRAISAL ( 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. 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. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER JS 1568,1567
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Feb 10, 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. Employees may apply on-line and/or contact Tom VanMatre at 661-868-3540 Under close supervision, to learn basic data processing technology and procedures; and to assist with the development and coding of basic programs from predefined program specifications. Distinguishing Characteristics : Programmer I This is the entry level of the Programmer/Systems Analyst classification series. Trainees work under direct supervision and are expected to become proficient in coding relatively simple application programs. Programmer II: This is the journey level class in the Programmer/Systems Analyst classification series. Incumbents are expected to perform the full range of computer programming activities. The Programmer II is distinguished from the Programmer I by the former's responsibility for a substantially broader scope of programming activities. Systems Analyst I: This is the intermediate journey level class in the Programmer/Systems Analyst series. Incumbents in this class are expected to demonstrate advanced journey level programming skills. The Systems Analyst I provides systems analysis, design and programming support for existing production applications. The Systems Analyst I is distinguished from the Programmer II by the former's responsibility to translate user requests into detailed design and program specifications. The Systems Analyst I is further distinguished from the Systems Analyst II by the latter's responsibility for the more complex projects. An Information Technology Certificate verifying proficiency in programming, systems analysis and design is required at the time of appointment. http://www.co.kern.ca.us/hr/skills-certificates.aspx Promotion to the next level is considered on a merit basis, subject to the recommendation by the department head and approval by the Chief Human Resources Officer. Essential Functions PROGRAMMER I: Takes an active role in acquiring the fundamentals and skills necessary to code basic programs from predefined program specifications. Learns to design, develop, test, document, install and maintain utility programs and software packages. Assists in writing application programs to test utilities, detect errors in program logic and/or mechanical or electrical malfunctions. Assists in developing complete operational instructions and program documentation according to pre-established standards. Assists with the coordination, implementation and follow up of new or modified system installations. Assists in resolving program development or production problems. Stays abreast of current information technology trends. Analyzes data and prepares reports as required. PROGRAMMER II: Develops, tests, documents, installs and maintains utility programs and software packages. Writes application programs to test utilities, detect errors in program logic and/or computer systems. Researching existing procedures and requirements in sufficient detail to develop appropriate information technology solutions. Writes and maintains application programs from specifications designed. Analyzes and debugs less complex application programs; and makes recommendations in resolving program development or production problems. Assists and/or determines audits trails. Plans system generation, software installation, and software maintenance activities. Develops complete operational instructions and program documentation according to pre-established standards. Coordinates the implementation and follow up of new or modified system installations. Assists in conducting user and technical staff training. Developing forms and coordinates with form suppliers. Stays abreast of current information technology trends. Analyzes data and prepares reports as required. SYSTEMS ANALYST I: Develops, implements and maintains computer application systems; consults with current and proposed systems users to discuss and document requests for new and/or modified system changes; researches and identifies design alternatives; and recommends computer based solutions. Prepares routine project descriptions, cost/benefit analysis and needs assessment for new and/or enhanced system modifications. Writes basic program specifications; coordinates program testing; makes necessary corrections; and confers with management and departmental staff regarding changes in operating procedures and systems design to ensure application meet user's needs. Troubleshoots, reports and documents system problems; develops and implements solutions to the problem; and oversees maintenance of the system. Provides user access requirements; and maintains system security. Develops user instruction manuals and provides assistance and training to users for applicable software applications. Modifies, enhances, or adds modules to existing applications; and adapts purchased software to hardware used by the department. Reviews software programs to ensure logical flow; modifies existing programs to correct errors and develops recommendations and implementation plans. Coordinates system design and interface between public and private agencies; and assists in designating controls and audit trails. Stays abreast of technological trends. Analyzes data and creates queries and ad hoc reports. Dependent upon assignment, may be required to research existing procedures and requirements in sufficient detail to develop appropriate information technology solutions; and write and maintain application programs from predefined program specifications. OTHER FUNCTIONS: May represent the department in meetings. Performs other job-related duties as required. Employment Standards PROGRAMMER I: Completion of thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter units from an accredited college or university, with course work in computer science or management information systems or closely related field OR completion an accredited trade or vocational school training program in programming OR one (1) year of technical experience in an information systems environment. Qualifying experience must have been within the last five (5) years. PROGRAMMER II: Completion of sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter units from an accredited college or university with course work in computer science or management information systems or closely related field AND one (1) year of full-time paid experience programming in an information systems environment. OR Completion of an accredited trade or vocational school training program in programming AND two (2) year of full-time paid experience programming in an information systems environment. OR Three (3) years of full-time paid experience programming in an information systems environment. OR One (1) year as a Programmer I in the Kern County classification system. Qualifying experience must have been within the last five (5) years. SYSTEMS ANALYST I: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree, including fifteen (15) semester or twenty-five (25) quarter units in computer science, management information systems or closely related field AND two (2) year of programming and systems analysis experience in an information systems environment. OR Completion of sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter units from an accredited college or university, including fifteen (15) semester or twenty-five (25) quarter units in computer science, management information systems AND four (4) years of programming and systems analysis experience in an information systems environment. OR Completion of an accredited technical or vocational school training program in computer science, computer office automation technology, computer systems technology or closely related field AND four (4) years of programming and systems analysis experience in an information systems environment. OR Four (4) years of programming and two (2) years of systems analysis experience in an information systems environment. OR Two (2) years as a Programmer II or Information Systems Specialist III. An Information Technology Certificate verifying proficiency in programming, systems analysis and design issued by the Kern County Human Resources Division or its authorized agent is required at the time of appointment. Qualifying experience must have been within the last eight (8) years. Additional requirements: Valid California Class "C" Driver's License is required at the time of appointment. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster.
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Feb 10, 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
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Feb 10, 2017
Full Time
Description Under supervision, to plan and provide direct mental health psychotherapy and services for adults, children, families and groups; and to assist in the implementation of treatment programs. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: 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. 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 populations 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 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 provides clinical supervision to non-licensed staff. Prepares court reports, special reports, placement evaluations, in-service curriculum, and manuals. Administers, scores, and interprets psychological testing under supervision (for pre-doctoral psychology candidates. Participates in utilization review activities. Performs clinical duties in association with specialty training. Performs other job-related duties as required. Employment Standards 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. A California license as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) must be obtained within six (6) years from the initial date of employment to continue to qualify to perform mental health services under this job description. 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 and 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. ALL APPLICABLE DEGREES, TRANSCRIPTS, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR APPLICATION OR FAXED TO (661)868-3928 BY FINAL FILING DEADLINE. 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. IF THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS EXCEEDS 20, AN APPRAISAL OF APPLICATION MATERIALS MAY LIMIT COMPETITORS TO THE TOP 20 CANDIDATES. 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. 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 . 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/or 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 . 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
County of Kern Kern County, CA, USA
Feb 10, 2017
Full Time
Description Typing Certificate MUST be attached to your application, or your application will be rejected (see requirement for typing certificate below). FILING DATE: Applications will be received until cancellation of this notice. CANCELLATION CAN OCCUR AT ANYTIME WITHOUT NOTICE. Names will be placed on one eligible list in order of final grades. UNDER THIS RECRUITMENT (EXAM 6424) APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT VERIFICATION THAT THEIR MASTERS DEGREE IS "CONFERRED" TO BE PLACED ACTIVE ON THE ELIGIBLE LIST. Under direction, manage a social service caseload of a complex nature, often on an emergency basis, for the purpose of assessing problems and determining types and methods of social service intervention. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: LEVEL IV: This is the first level requiring advanced educational training in the flexible classification of Social Service Worker I/II/III/IV/V. Assignment to this level requires completion of a Master's degree. Social Service Worker IV's may be assigned to a geographic or functional area where supervision may not be immediately available. This classification is distinguished from Social Service Worker III by the specialty of the work assigned, and by the greater complexity and scope of treatment plans prepared, requiring advanced educational training. This classification is distinguished from Social Service Worker V by the greater amount of direction and assistance received in performing work. Promotion to Social Service Worker V is considered on a merit basis, subject to recommendation of the Department Head, and approval by the Director of Personnel. LEVEL V: This is the second level requiring advanced educational training in the flexible classification of Social Service Worker I/II/III/IV/V. Assignments to this level requires completion of a Master's degree and one year of experience equivalent to Social Service Worker IV in the Kern County classification system. This classification is distinguished from Social Service Worker IV by greater independence exercised in performing work, with more responsibility for leadership and guidance to social service staff, and by the variety and complexity of assignments. Essential Functions Responds to reports of abuse requiring immediate investigation; travels to and locates individuals and families in the field, often under time constraints and stressful conditions. Conducts forensic interviews. Visits individuals and families in their residence to assess suitability of living conditions and capabilities of parents and/or caretakers; evaluates the presence and level of risk to individuals and families; makes decision to remove individuals and families from unsuitable conditions according to legal guidelines and restrictions. Transports individuals and families to protective facilities, to appear in court, for scheduled appointments or visitation, and other purposes. Provides information and referral to other services available from government agencies and community based organizations; explains the requirements and procedures for public assistance; may act as intermediary with other service providers. Evaluates personal and psychological factors in individual and family situations. Utilizes a systems or person in environment approach for assessment of family difficulties. Under direction, undertakes intensive long or short-term treatment plans which require comprehensive professional knowledge with the goal of improving or restoring family functioning. Monitors, evaluates, and implements case plans and, if applicable, compliance with court orders. Facilitates groups, requiring comprehensive professional knowledge, with the aim of improving individual or family functioning. Participates in research studies related to services provided. Assists with recruitment of foster parents and adoptive homes. Supports foster and adoptive parents, collateral agencies, and Jamison staff in meeting the needs of children in their care. Evaluates suitability of adoption placements. Participates in community planning for the protection and care of children, and to identify potentially harmful influences to children. Interprets social service rules, regulations and policies to individuals and families. Provides casework consultation to staff members without advanced training. Provides consultation to and assists in the professional development of social service staff. Conducts training. Oversees field placements of interns in graduate programs. Prepares legal documents, court reports, statistical and/or other types of reports. Maintains records, inputs data and retrieves information from case management computer systems. Prepares correspondence. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Acts as lead worker in an assigned unit. Administers drug tests (witness urine samples given by clients). Conducts training presentations in specialized areas of expertise for staff and community. Performs other job related duties as required. Incumbents must have the ability to perform the Essential Functions of the job. Employment Standards LEVEL IV: Completion of a Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university, which includes an internship. OR A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a Counseling program emphasizing Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy, Gerontology, Clinical Psychology, Sociology, Counseling and Personnel Services, or a closely related discipline is permitted with the following stipulations: The Master's degree program included an internship or supervised field work, and completion of one (1) year of social service work experience. LEVEL V: Completion of a Master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university, which includes an internship, and one year of experience equivalent to Social Service Worker IV in the Kern County classification system. OR Completion of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a Counseling program emphasizing Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy, Gerontology, Clinical Psychology, Sociology or a closely related discipline is permitted with the following stipulations; The Master's degree program included an internship or supervised field work; and completion of one year of social service work experience equivalent to Social Service Worker IV in the Kern County classification system. LEVEL IV AND V: ** Qualifying case management/work experience must include : responsibility for a long term caseload, development of service/treatment plans; monitoring compliance through home calls, field calls and other personal contact; modification of treatment plans as needed/required; and authority to impose/recommend sanctions for noncompliance, impacting benefits or services (i.e. case closures, terminate benefits and or program participation). CERTIFICATES/LICENSES REQUIRED: Possession of a Class C California driver's license is required upon appointment. Incumbents must have the ability to travel to designated locations. The Department of Human Services requires a Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 25 net words per minute . ( Typing Certificate ) Applicants must submit a copy of their typing or keyboard certificate, verifying a speed of 25 net words per minute , issued within the last two (2) years attached to their completed application by the application filing deadline. Certificates must conform to testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. Go to the County Human Resources website at http://www.co.kern.ca.us/hr/skills-certificates.aspx for information about where to obtain a qualifying certificate. Supplemental A background check may be conducted for this classification. All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster. APPOINTEES ARE SUBJECT TO FINGERPRINTING for the purpose of a criminal records check as authorized by section 16501.of the CALIFORNIA WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE and section 11105.3 of the CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE. FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT , you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at County expense. UNDER THIS RECRUITMENT (EXAM 6424) APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT VERIFICATION THAT THEIR MASTERS DEGREE IS "CONFERRED" TO BE PLACED ACTIVE ON THE ELIGIBLE LIST. *Typing Certificate , issued within the last two (2) years, verifying a speed of twenty-five (25) net words per minute to their application or the application may not be accepted. Certificates must conform to the testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. Go to the County Human Resources website at http://www.co.kern.ca.us/hr/skills-certificates.aspx for information about where to obtain a qualifying certificate. *Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants who wish to be considered for bilingual employment must submit a Bilingual Certificate issued by the Kern County Human Resources Division or its authorized agent by the filing deadline. Employees who occupy positions designated as bilingual are paid dependent upon their required level of proficiency. Go to the County Human Resources website at http://www.co.kern.ca.us/hr/skills-certificates.aspx for information about where to obtain a qualifying certificate. This examination will establish an eligible list from which permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed in the East Kern geographic areas only (i.e. Ridgecrest, Mojave, & Lake Isabella ) . Candidates are encouraged to indicate all geographical locations in which they would accept employment on their application form. Candidates MUST be willing to travel to these locations (areas/district offices). This list will be active for a period of twelve (12) months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. APPRAISAL (Weight 100%): of training, education, experience, interests and personal fitness for the work based on any combination of the following: Investigation, interview and rating of application. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ITEM #3655, 3654