County of Santa Clara

  • 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, United States

Mission

The mission of the County of Santa Clara is to plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all.

Core Values

Demonstrate ethical conduct reflecting honest and integrity.
As individuals and as an organization, our actions represent responsibility and accountability. We uphold the principles of equality, fairness, and objectivity.
 
Commit to efficient, effective, quality services.
We seek continuous improvement. We collaborate within and across departments for the good of the customer and community.
 
Value the community.
We create an inclusive environment that supports the diversity of our community.
We take action to communicate openly and frequently, encourage public participation.
 
Uphold our fiscal responsibility.
We use the resources entrusted to us wisely. We effectively balance the needs of the community with available resources while advocating for the best value and best service.
 
Exhibit mutual respect.
We value employees and recognize the importance of their contribution in service delivery to the community. We exercise respect and courtesy at all levels of the organization. We acknowledge differences of opinion exist and while we may differ, we continue to value effective working relationships.
 
Encourage innovation and flexibility.
We are receptive to creative suggestions and solutions. We foster internal and external partnerships that advance our mission, values, and goals.

 

64 job(s) at County of Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Feb 14, 2018
Full Time
Under supervision from the Epidemiology and Data Management Manager and/or the Senior Epidemiologist, to assist in essential department functions of the Epidemiology and Data Management Unit. Typical Tasks Assist in planning, conducting and evaluating epidemiological studies and surveillance systems;   Participate in activities involved with epidemiology field work, data collection, and surveys;   Participate in the maintenance, development and management of epidemiology databases;   Write reports of epidemiology studies;   Conduct literature reviews for epidemiology projects and studies;   Perform statistical analysis of public health and other data sets in order to assess health status in Santa Clara County;   Provide technical advice to public health program and other agencies;   Produce health status reports based on compilation of health statistics;   Participate in epidemiological research design and methodology with health professionals;   Present epidemiological research data and findings to a wide range of professionals, policy makers, community planning groups, conferences and research meetings;   Perform related duties as required. Employment Standards Education and experience which demonstrates possession and application of the required knowledge and abilities listed below. Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities listed below would typically be obtained through training and experience equivalent to a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Epidemiology or related field that includes a minimum of two (2) graduate level courses in Epidemiology or two (2) comparable graduate level classes in advanced research methodology and two (2) graduate level courses in statistics or biostatistics; OR Completion of a Bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health sciences, Statistics or a related field and two (2) years work experience within the field of Epidemiology performing study design, implementation and analysis. Knowledge of: Epidemiological features (etiology and treatment) of communicable and chronic diseases as well as social and behavioral conditions;   Epidemiological study design and statistical data analysis methodology;   Principles of practical epidemiological investigation and disease control/intervention procedures;   Database development, management and analysis;   Current epidemiological and related literature;   Use and availability of demographic data;   Effective writing, oral communication and presentation methods;   Some or all of the following applications software: SPSS, SAS or similar statistical packages (SPLAT or STATA), EpiInfo, MS Access, Excel and PowerPoint, ArcView GIS, Sudaan, and Harvard Graphics or similar graphics packages. Ability to:  Design and implement epidemiological surveillance and investigative programs;   Read, interpret and analyze technical, medical, demographic and statistical data and laboratory reports;   Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Closing Date/Time: 2/27/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Feb 13, 2018
Full Time
Under direction, is responsible for the planning, development, organization, management, administration and evaluation of one or more major social services programs, employment and benefit services programs or special projects The Social Services Program Manager III works with high level of autonomy and independence. The job responsibilities include but are not limited to; management and supervisory responsibility for a social service program; allocating resources; defining program objectives; preparing action plans; equalizing program outcomes or results; managing and overseeing Legislative Files, coordinating and facilitating federal and state audits; developing policy and strategic planning for Department Family and Children Services and participates in county-wide planning and program development. The position is located at Social Services Agency, Department Family and Children Services, 373 W. Julian Street, San Jose, CA, 95110. Typical Tasks Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the Social Services Agency activities of one or more programs/operations composed of staff of various job classifications and bargaining unit associations.   Deals with all personnel aspects of staff, including recruitment, exam development, hiring training, evaluation, mentoring and progressive discipline.   Provides technical resources to subordinate professional and technical staff for successful performance of their jobs.   Provides case consultation which may be individually based or family focused or in regard to a new program, as part of direction and guidance, and mentoring.   Assists in the formation of administrative policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems.   Assists in determination of the scope, character, and service delivery system of social services in the County of Santa Clara.   Initiates and evaluates recommendations on goals, policies, plans, projects, programs and outcomes to meet community needs.   Provides effective feedback to state and federal authorities on development of pending legislation or regulations and works with these representatives to ensure appropriate interpretation of requirements.   Has responsibility for assuring compliance with Federal, State and County mandates relative to the programs assigned.   Ensures and assesses service delivery system and customer satisfaction.   Negotiates with bargaining units regarding contracts and other personnel issues.   Develops visible and highly recognized partnerships with community organizations and other County departments or agencies; maintains liaison and represents Agency in contacts with public and private organizations, individual members of the public, and the Board of Supervisors.   Develops public education/media campaigns, and delivers oral and written presentations to internal and external agencies and organizations.   Responsible for contract administration, including the solicitation process, and monitors contract agencies and community based organizations.   May give depositions, testify in court, meet and coordinate with law enforcement, County Counsel and other legal entities.   Works with state and other agencies on interpretation of rulings involving court orders or decisions, legal mandates, or policy changes.   Coordinates automation of program processes and general Agency support for staff and customers.   Researchs funding alternatives, and administers public funds and any other type of funds, including grant funding.   Develops justifications for budget requests on staffing, new programs, equipment, capital programs, maintenance and enhancement of existing programs, and initiates Performance Based Budgeting, including corrective action plans.   Prepares reports and correspondence.   Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in a behavioral science, social work, or closely related field and extensive supervisory or administrative experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the typical tasks. Typically, allocation to a Social Services Program Manager III requires at least seven (7) years of supervisory or administrative experience in the field of human services with at least five (5) years of management experience in a social services agency or program. Experience Note: At least four (4) years experience working in supervision and administration in a social work setting with children and families or adult and aging clients may be required for specific program assignments in the Department of Family and Children's Services or the Department of Adult and Aging Services. Other requirements include sufficient education, training and experience, which directly demonstrates the possession and application of the following knowledges and abilities. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of administration, management, organization, supervision, budget preparation, personnel and financial administration, and community relations.   Program planning and development principles and techniques.   Operation and functions of public assistance and social service agencies, including social services objectives applicable to areas of responsibility.   Diversity issues as they impact the local community.   Training and instructional methods and techniques.   Current capabilities, processes, and applications of automation   Program evaluation tools and techniques.   Principal public and private resources available to the community for referral or utilization in social services programs.   Laws, regulations and administrative guidelines which affect employment, training or public assistance and other social services applicable to areas of responsibility.   Labor laws and administrative policies governing memoranda of understanding with various labor organizations.   Welfare and Institutions Codes.   Health and safety standards (such as ADA, OSHA, etc.) Ability to: Effectively plan, organize and direct the activities of a variety of social work or employment and benefits program services and offices.   Effectively select and hire staff, supervise subordinate managers (and other staff) and ensure appropriate orientation, training and development of program personnel.   Effectively allocate resources and personnel.   Develop and maintain internal operational procedures and policies for the programs/offices assigned.   Interpret and assure the appropriate implementation of State and Federal regulations pertaining to the various programs assigned and keep abreast of developments related to program activities.   Analyze procedures, data and other pertinent reports and recommend a course of action.   Apply principles and theories of casework in a consultative and managerial capacity.   Optimally utilize technology to automate processes and educate public on social service programs.   Direct the development and preparation of a variety of plans, which include major needs assessments, demographic data, survey results and program designs.   Consult with and advise the Department Director or other executive management staff on the activities, status and fiscal impact of programs or new program requirements.   Establish cooperative and effective relationships with representatives of Federal, State and local agencies, other county agencies and departments, community resources, the general public, and others contacted in the course of work.   Prepare and present oral and written reports clearly and concisely.   Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a diverse population.   Create a customer friendly environment.   Effectively represent the Agency before the Board of Supervisors, at meetings with State and Federal agency representatives and before other representatives, boards, commissions or citizen groups. Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Feb 12, 2018
Full Time
Under supervision and initially in a training capacity manage, implement and monitor nutritional care plans including provision of Medical Nutrition Therapy under medical direction for patients. Typical Tasks The duties listed below are initially performed in a training capacity under close supervision to allow the Clinical Dietitian I to receive on-the-job experience. As the incumbent gains experience, the tasks will be performed with increasing independence. Performs initial and follow-up nutrition assessment of patients; Identifies patients with nutritional issues associated with various diseases and risk factors; Develops MNT plans and goals for assigned patients; Confers and consults with physicians and other healthcare team members as needed on MNT plans and goals; Based on level of competency: Evaluates patient responses to MNT treatment plans and recommends appropriate actions to help improve medical conditions by tracking weight gains and losses, calculating dietary requirements, monitoring laboratory data and direct observation; Interprets the dietary needs of patients; Provides appropriate MNT recommendations to the medical team; Counsels patients in out-patient clinics in groups or as individuals; documents nutritional recommendations and interventions in patient medical records if in a hospital or clinical setting; Conducts in-service training classes for department, residents and other health care professionals; provides technical assistance to physicians, community groups, schools, private and public agencies on dietetic principles, safety, and sanitation; Assists in database creation and maintenance for case tracking, retrieval of information, and maintenance of computer files; performs research to complete database as needed; Provides guidance to non-technical employees in the preparation, distribution and serving of modified diets; and instructs patients on the implementation of dietary change designed to meet the needs of the patient. Performs other related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science or Related Science. Possession of a Registered Dietitian (RD) certificate issued by the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association, as mandated by State of California law. Required Licenses/Certifications Clinical Dietitian Is are required to maintain Registered Dietitian (RD) certification through continuing education requirements of the CDR. A Clinical Dietitian I may be required to begin obtaining required specialized certifications such as California Children's Services "CCS Paneled Dietitian", Certified Specialist in Pediatric - Nutrition - CSP, Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition - CSR, Certified Diabetes Educator - CDE. Knowledge of: Principles, methods and techniques of nutritional assessment and care planning including nutrient composition of foods, pathologies of disease and impact on biochemical laboratory values and anthropometric measurements, drug-nutrient interactions and the effect of medical nutrition therapy. Demonstrate understanding of nutritional needs of various disease states such as renal failure, liver failure, burn, multiple system organ failure, necrotizing enterocolitis, critical illness in the morbidly obese, diabetes, failure to thrive, malnutrition and other disease states; Studies used to determine the effectiveness of nutrition interventions such as calorie count studies, nitrogen-balance studies, urea kinetic modeling, indirect calorimetery, skin fold thickness measurements and other studies; Nutritional needs throughout the life cycle (neonatal, infancy, pediatrics, adults and geriatrics) and general influences of socioeconomic, cultural and psychological factors on food and nutritional behavior; Principles, methods and techniques of education and counseling; Concepts of research and methodology including design, statistical methods of collecting and analyzing data; Special diet requirements of the different types of patients in a general hospital; Food safety, hospital kitchen practices, procedures, and equipment; Continuous Quality Improvement Processes; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards affecting dietetic and food service practices; State and Federal laws and regulations affecting dietetic and food service practices; Common office software including word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Ability to: Interpret and apply scientific research outcomes in the provision of nutrition care; Consult with other professional staff regarding the relationship between nutrition and specific medical/physical conditions and medications; Plan special diets as needed; Design, use and evaluate nutrition education methods and material; Instruct employees and others concerning dietary matters; Prepare records and reports, and operate computer systems and databases; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals of diverse cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds; Maintain effective relationships with employees and patients. Closing Date/Time: 2/23/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Feb 12, 2018
Full Time
Under direction, to provide the technical and operational oversight for the chemistry and toxicology section in the Clinical Laboratory; to supervise the chemistry and toxicology section; and to perform the highly technical and chemical analysis. Submission of a valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Special Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Bioanalyst license issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services is required for this recruitment.  Certification or eligibility for certification by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) is preferred. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Assists in planning , organizing, and supervising the activities of the Clinical Laboratory; Plans, organizes, and directs the technical, operational and administrative activities of the chemistry and toxicology section; Evaluates, recommends, and establishes new chemical procedures and methods; Evaluates current procedures and methods to make modification or introduction of the latest techniques; Assembles, installs, calibrates and programs new equipment and ensures proper function prior to use; Conducts or directs basic or applied research projects in clinical biochemistry or toxicology; Instructs technologists and trainees in the proper procedure and techniques of conducting chemical analysis; Supervises the technologist in performing the more difficult analysis and technical evaluation of results; Serves as a technical consultant to technologists, pathologists and other hospital staff members on problems of a biochemical or toxicological nature; Formulates and implements technical objectives of the section in accordance with departmental objectives; Assists in the preparation of the laboratory budget; Defines requirement specifications for laboratory equipment, supplies and reagent products to be purchased; Ensures that section activities are conducted in a fiscally responsible manner; Maintains the supply and equipment inventory control in the chemistry section; Develops and coordinates a quality assurance system for section tests and operations; Keeps records, analyzes data, and prepares written and statistical reports; Keeps informed of new theories, advances and practices in laboratory medicine and makes recommendations for changes in laboratory services or operations to the Laboratory Director; Evaluates in-house and reference laboratory test statistics for necessary additions, deletions, or price adjustments and recommends these changes to appropriate administrative personnel; Ensures that the section policies and procedures comply with Federal, State, and local regulations; Advises laboratory staff and sections on safety practices and procedures as appropriate; Serves on medical staff or other hospital-wide committees by assignment from the Director of Laboratories; Participates in personnel management in the areas of labor relations, recruitment, hiring, goal setting, evaluation, orientation, team building and mentoring; Evaluates workload statistics for personnel changes and makes recommendations; Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned. Employment Standards Any combination of training and experience equivalent to a doctorate in biochemistry or closely related field, with training and/or experience in clinical laboratory techniques; AND Two years of experience in a supervisory capacity in a clinical laboratory; AND Possession of a valid Clinical laboratory Scientist, Special Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Bioanalyst, or similar license issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services. Knowledge of: Analytical, organic and inorganic chemistry including qualitative and quantitative analysis; Clinical laboratory procedures, instruments, techniques, and equipment; Principles and methods of supervision and training; Principles of quality control and quality management; Clinical relevance of clinical chemistry and toxicology procedures; Biochemistry, analytical toxicology, and pharmacology; Theory, operation, and maintenance of electronic laboratory equipment, including gas-liquid and high-performance liquid chromatographs and mass spectrometers; Principles of cost-accounting and project management; Current information about testing methods, result interpretation, clinical application and usefulness through independent study and appropriate literature review; Computer applications. Ability to: Plan and direct the work of others; Perform, analyze, and evaluate the technical aspects of chemical tests; Perform research work on new testing techniques; Train residents, technologists, and trainees; Troubleshoot assay and equipment problems; Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; Maintain records, analyze data, and make reports; Select, train, supervise, develop and evaluate staff; Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Closing Date/Time: 2/23/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Feb 09, 2018
Full Time
Under direction of the Director, Inpatient Acute Nursing, to manage one or more rehabilitation nursing units on a 24 hour basis. VMC Rehabilitation comes alive each day with activity that few other centers in the country can match.  As a comprehensive, acute care center, VMC operates specialized units for spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, strokes and other conditions that might require rehabilitation care.  Physicians, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Recreational Therapists, Case Managers, Psychologists and others bring enormous expertise and compassion to their work. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc   Typical Tasks Assessment: Analyzes utilization of staff and distribution of workloads with respect to organization, fiscal management, and social, political, professional and specialization trends in nursing practice within area of responsibility;   Assesses and identifies the educational needs of staff as well as the quality of nursing care delivered, as these relate to nursing care standards;   Identifies situations requiring corrective action and organizes, analyzes and presents appropriate documentation. Planning:   Develops staffing patterns that provide for quality patient care;   Collaborates with the Director, Inpatient Acute Nursing, to influence institutional goal setting by identifying and communicating problems, pressures and trends;   Collaborates with appropriate levels of nursing staff to determine policies and procedures to be used within nursing;   Collaborates with other nursing staff in planning and executing approaches to nursing process in response to changing needs;   Participates in long range planning and establishes goals and objectives to facilitate the delivery of quality patient care;   In collaboration, plans a systematic approach to staff development for the purpose of recruitment and retention;   Assists in the development of a budget to support the established clinical care standards. Implementation:   Participates in the process of identification, supervision, and implementation of departmental goals;   Facilitates the formulation of patient care standards;   Uses systematic methods to resolve patient care and nursing problems; initiates planned change, evaluates outcomes, and implements corrective action through conscious, deliberate and collaborative efforts;   Participates in resolving unusual or complex interdepartmental problems as they relate to the delivery of quality nursing care;   Serves as mediator for personnel concerns which cannot be resolved at a lower level in the nursing organizations;   Facilitates communication between departmental staff;   Meets regularly with medical staff to share information and problem solve;   Participates in directing and implementing policies and procedures for appointment, transfer, and termination of personnel;   Participates in selection of candidates for available position through initial interviews based upon the specific technical and psychosocial competencies required on individual nursing unit. Determines skill level and compatibility with health care team through personal interview and other means;   In collaboration with Clinical and Administrative staff developers, implements and evaluates orientation programs;   Participates in development and teaching of leadership and management skills;   Assists in implementing the most cost-effective utilization of staff;   Promotes compliance with Federal, State and local regulatory standards, and J.C.A.H.O.;   Collaborates with the Director, Inpatient Acute Nursing, to identify need for corrective action of an employee and initiates action when necessary. Evaluation:   Periodically reviews organization structure, policies and procedures to enhance administrative effectiveness and support goal attainment of the clinical programs;   Directs and implements utilization of nursing care evaluation tools;   Participates in the evaluation of the delivery of support services necessary to facilitate quality nursing care;   Reviews incident reports to identify and correct common problems;   Annually evaluates own personal performance and job satisfaction based on attainment of goals. Employment Standards Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession of the knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. Relevant education, training and experience and demonstrated current competence in the nursing care of rehabilitation patients would typically be obtained through: Training and at least two years of experience in rehabilitation nursing (CA Title XXII, Section 70599 (b) requirement);   A minimum of two years of recent adult acute care nursing experience;   A minimum of two years of progressive nursing management experience and;   Possession of a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in nursing or a management discipline, or   Some equivalent combination of training and experience. Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Feb 09, 2018
Full Time
Under general supervision, incumbents provide care to patients in a structured environment. Clinical Nurse III's initiate and perform established nursing interventions utilizing current clinical knowledge. Clinical Nurse III would acquire the qualifications listed for this position by possessing a valid California Registered Nurse license and at least 3 years of recent acute care experience.  The current vacancies are located through ICUs  and Cardiac Cath Lab.   The eligible list will be used for future openings within this competency area. The competency area includes Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit, Burn Unit, Cardiac Cath , Interventional Radiology and Critical Care Float.   Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks   Assessment Analyzes and validates data taken from interview of patients for common relationships, revises assessments based on patient behaviors and conceptual view of individuals; Identifies common recurrent patient problems, symptoms and behavioral changes in relation to standards of care and individual patient needs; Assesses the needs of a specific patient population by: Making purposeful rounds Participating in clinical conferences Collaborating with physicians and other health team members. Assesses the competencies of personnel assigned to a specific patient group; Assesses the need for development of standards of care for a specific patient population; Assesses the numbers and levels of personnel needed to provide nursing care for a specific patient population. Planning Identifies patient care problems, establishes priorities and develops individual patient plan of care based on nursing and medical diagnosis; Plans strategies for solving patient care problems with other members of the health team; Involves the patient needs within current assignment to determine amount and type of assistance needed; Develops a plan for teaching patients and family regarding: Implementation   Recurrent health problems Coping mechanisms Health practices related to maintenance of wellness/prevention of disease Collaborates with appropriate personnel in performing new procedures and/or in functioning in unfamiliar situations; Coordinates activities needed to implement the plan of care; Coordinates patient and family teaching; Coordinates discharge plans with appropriate support personnel; Complies with external and internal regulations pertaining to nursing practice; Recognizes legal and ethical duties and responsibilities of registered nurses; May participate in conducting research activities. When assigned charge responsibility makes recommendations for the unit level staffing pattern and assigns personnel to provide for patient care during an 8-hour period; Assists in teaching students and staff; May assume role of primary nurse with accountability to specific assigned patients; Evaluation Evaluates patient response to care and utilizes this information to re-assess and revise plan of care; As a clinical partner: Evaluates orientee, student or staff's ability to perform critical nursing procedures; Evaluates orientee, student, staff's decision-making abilities in adapting policy and procedures to the clinical setting; Evaluates documentation of patients response to care. Evaluates and adapts policies, procedures and standards. Employment Standards Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and sufficient experience to enable a candidate to demonstrate possession of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the typical tasks noted above. This class has a nine-month probationary period. Experience Note: A candidate would typically acquire the experience necessary to successfully perform at this level through at least three to four years of progressively responsible acute clinical experience. Veterans Preference Information This recruitment has been identified as non-entry level by the Human Resources Director. Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received an honorable discharge within the last five years, will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veteran's), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination. Closing Date/Time: 2/23/2018 11:00 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Feb 09, 2018
Part Time
Under general supervision, incumbents provide care to patients in a structured environment. Clinical Nurse III's initiate and perform established nursing interventions utilizing current clinical skills. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc     Typical Tasks Assessment Analyzes and validates data taken from interview of patients for common relationships, revises assessments based on patient behaviors and conceptual view of individuals;   Identifies common recurrent patient problems, symptoms and behavioral changes in relation to standards of care and individual patient needs;   Assesses the needs of a specific patient population by: Making purposeful rounds   Participating in clinical conferences   Collaborating with physicians and other health team members; Assesses the competencies of personnel assigned to a specific patient group;   Assesses the need for development of standards of care for a specific patient population;   Assesses the numbers and levels of personnel needed to provide nursing care for a specific patient population. Planning   Identifies patient care problems, establishes priorities and develops individual patient plan of care based on nursing and medical diagnosis;   Plans strategies for solving patient care problems with other members of the health team;   Involves the patient needs within current assignment to determine amount and type of assistance needed;   Develops a plan for teaching patients and family regarding: Implementation   Recurrent health problems   Coping mechanisms   Health practices related to maintenance of wellness/prevention of disease Collaborates with appropriate personnel in performing new procedures and/or in functioning in unfamiliar situations;   Coordinates activities needed to implement the plan of care;   Coordinates patient and family teaching;   Coordinates discharge plans with appropriate support personnel;   Complies with external and internal regulations pertaining to nursing practice;   Recognizes legal and ethical duties and responsibilities of registered nurses;   May participate in conducting research activities.   When assigned charge responsibility makes recommendations for the unit level staffing pattern and assigns personnel to provide for patient care during an 8-hour period;   Assists in teaching students and staff;   May assume role of primary nurse with accountability to specific assigned patients; Evaluation   Evaluates patient response to care and utilizes this information to re-assess and revise plan of care;   As a clinical partner: Evaluates orientee, student or staff's ability to perform critical nursing procedures;   Evaluates orientee, student, staff's decision-making abilities in adapting policy and procedures to the clinical setting;   Evaluates documentation of patients response to care;   Evaluates and adapts policies, procedures and standards. Employment Standards Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and sufficient experience to enable a candidate to demonstrate possession of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the typical tasks noted above. This class has a nine-month probationary period. Experience Note: A candidate would typically acquire the experience necessary to successfully perform at this level through at least three to four years of progressively responsible acute clinical experience.   Veterans Preference Information This recruitment has been identified as non-entry level by the Human Resources Director. Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received an honorable discharge within the last five years, will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veteran's), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination. Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Feb 04, 2018
Full Time
Under general supervision, to supervise a phase of the inspection program -structural, electrical, plumbing, to supervise permit counter, to administer the violation program, render interpretation of the building codes, and to perform the more difficult or more specialized inspections. The Santa Clara County Building Inspection Office currently has a vacancy for a Senior Building Inspector with a Plumbing trade background. Extensive experience in the application of the requirements of the California Energy Code is also highly desired. This class is the first line supervisor level in the Building Inspector series and includes performing plumbing inspections and/or plan reviews and related energy code reviews that are more difficult or specialized than those assigned to the journey level inspector.  A successful candidate should have experience and familiarity with local, state and federal laws related to California Buildings Standard Code, enforcement, plumbing, and energy code plan review, permitting and inspection processes and building inspection office processes. Typical Tasks Assigns, evaluates and reviews the work or journeyman inspectors; Reviews and approves plans for buildings, structures, equipment installations, repairs, replacements and alterations for conformance to the applicable codes and ordinances in regards to his/her specific trade specialty; Issues permits and collects fees; Provides information to builders and the general public regarding requirements of codes and ordinances; Advises or assists inspectors regarding unusual construction and inspection problems; Attempts to resolve complaints or disagreements which may develop between the inspectors and others; Assist in the development, revision and interpretation of the provisions of the codes and ordinances, and in the planning and evaluation of the inspection program; Makes inspection of alleged violations and determines nature and extent of any violations; Provides general assistance to homeowners, builders, etc., regarding required action to correct a violation; Prepares and processes forms and records on the enforcement activities related to code violations, including issuing citations which may required court appearances and co-ordination with the Court, District Attorneys Office, County Council, Sheriffs Office and/or other county agencies; Inspect complex buildings and structures to see that the construction, alteration or maintenance work being performed complies with the approved plans or specification and applicable and ordinances; Checks to see that the building or structures are being constructed in safe manner; Issues certificates of final inspection; Prepares work summaries, reports and correspondence Perform related work as required. May supervise and/or operate satellite offices and/or inspection program for specific geographical areas of the county. Develops and implements training programs for inspectors. Assists Building Official in interviewing and/or evaluating prospective employees. Supervises Building Inspection Office and staff in the absence of the Building Official and Senior Plan Check Engineer. Employment Standards Certification from a recognized state, national or international association in the trade area. Training and experience equivalent to completion of high school and four years of journey level experience in the trade option announced in the examination.   -AND-   Two years of experience as a building inspector in a public agency. Knowledge of: State, local and county building codes and ordinances with emphasis within the option listed in the examination; Building materials, means of construction and equipment installation; Inspection methods and legal procedures involved in the enforcement of building codes and ordinances; Principle of supervision and training. Ability to: Understand and interpret codes and ordinances and explain them to others; Read and interpret complex plans and specifications; Supervise, train and direct the work of others; Develop and revise technical codes and ordinances; Deal tactfully and effectively with building contracts, tradesmen and the general public. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Jan 31, 2018
Under direction of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Director of Information Technology will have responsibility to create a technology vision and provide overall leadership for the development and implementation of integrated, department-wide business technology solutions. This executive leadership position will be responsible to analyze trends in technology, assess the impact of emerging technology on the environment, provide solutions to address technology and business issues, manage people and financial resources while ensuring the development of high quality technology solutions to Information Technology (IT) staff across an entire division or multiple departments or manages highly complex work that includes County-wide integration, coordination and decisions resulting in enterprise impact on service delivery and consumption. The current vacancy is in IT Shared Services reporting to the Chief IT Operations Officer (COO) . The director will be accountable and responsible for service strategy, design, transition, operation, and continuous improvement. Specifically, the director will lead teams responsible for end user services, infrastructure applications, device management, security operations, and print & mail operations, among others. This position will set high expectations, responsive service level agreements, and realistic metrics that will deliver world-class customer service on consistent basis. More than keep the lights on, the director shall be the county's expert in service desk and field support of end users, versed in ITIL framework and industry best practices. As a leader of managers and individual contributors, the director shall be a practitioner of servant leadership, able to coach and mentor others by setting example and being ambitious for the success of others and the county. This position may represent the COO in many capacities, including meetings and conferences with other departments and agencies.   APPLICATION PROCESS The recruitment for the position of Director, IT - Operations is being directed by the executive search firm of:  Robert Half Executive Search If interested or able to recommend any potential prospects and/or sources, please contact or submit your application to: Tricia Jamieson, Senior Associate, tricia.jamieson@roberthalfes.com   Interested individuals who feel they qualify for this position should submit per the directions on the above link.  The County of Santa Clara is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer Additional information about the County can be found on our website at  www.sccgov.org   For the latest updates on the County of Santa Clara Executive Career Opportunities, follow us on:    Facebook I   facebook.com/SCCExecRecruit  Twitter I @SCCExecRecruit Typical Tasks Directs the development and implementation of integrated IT initiatives to support business strategies. Initiate and direct transparent service level agreements (SLA's) with customers that set expectations, measures performance, support a balanced budget and impacts customer satisfaction; Anticipate needs for new or modified systems and proactively seek IT solutions that will benefit the County's ability to provide services in the most efficient and cost effective manner; Manage, identify and remove obstacles to change; generate the appropriate communication, process timelines, action steps and educational plans to guide internal and external customers through the various phases of implementation of change initiatives Serves on governance board that defines the IT mission, oversees operations, determines IT investments, pricing, and product strategies and develops budgets; engage in collaborative planning processes to ensure high quality services at the lowest cost to the organization; Direct, supervise and guide departmental staff by establishing departmental goals, policies and performance standards, conducting regular evaluations of the staff members' performance and counseling staff members regarding their performance and career development consistent with the departmental mission and expectations; Manages the skills and competency development of information technology staff based on emerging technologies or business strategies needed to support all work initiatives; Advises departmental management of existing and emerging IT issues and trends and their implications for current and proposed departmental information technology initiatives; Represents the department on County-wide information systems committees and task forces involved in or leaded the development of large scale automated information systems. Manage multiple project activities and budgets; including assuming major responsibility for planning and directing individual projects and supervising multi-disciplinary project teams so that all work is high-quality and completed on time and within budget Direct the allocation of resources to achieve timely outcomes and measurable goals within budget; recommend IT spending and participate in collaborative planning processes to ensure high-quality services at the lowest cost to the organization; Participate in the governance board that defines the IT mission, oversees operations and determines IT investments, pricing and product strategies; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, and Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities:   Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are acquired through a possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college in Computer Science, Information Systems, Public or Business Administration, or other related field and ten (10) to fifteen (15) years recent IT and business work experience in a large, multi-service public or private-sector organization, five (5) years of which must be in a senior level management position. Special Qualifications including specialized knowledge, abilities, education, experience, license or certification may be established for individual positions.   Knowledge of: Principles, practices and techniques of management of information technology; Principles and practices of strategy formulation, program planning and project management; Principles and practices of supervision, staff development, organization, administration and personnel management, labor relations; Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resources allocation, human resources modeling, leadership and coordination of people and resources; Principles and practices for meeting quality standards for customer service and evaluating customer satisfaction, individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals; Practices and techniques of complex problem solving and review related information to develop and evaluate different approaches and implement solutions; Practices and techniques of budget preparation, monitoring and control; and Effective management of fiscal resources including IT investments, pricing and product strategies.   Ability To: Initiate, organize and develop plans and procedures for implementing and managing complex IT programs, including the ability to develop technology strategies; Utilize appropriate interpersonal style and methods of communication to mobilize resources to undertake collaborative and creative solutions; Establish credibility, work collaboratively and effectively with other departments, senior management and key stakeholders; Express ideas and communicate clearly, concisely and effectively in oral and written form; Plan, motivate, supervise, train and evaluate the work of departmental staff; Coach and mentor staff and establish measurable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals; Ability to plan and monitor IT spending, pricing models and use of expenditures to meet business strategies; and Stay informed on emerging trends and link and apply complex technologies to business strategies. Closing Date/Time:
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Jan 25, 2018
Full Time
Under general direction to perform skilled technical level work in latent fingerprint examination for criminal identification and evidence classification.   A successful candidate would be expected to obtain and retain certification as a Certified Latent Print Examiner. Possession of a Bachelor's Degree is highly desirable.  For more information, contact Tim Fayle at (408) 808-4744. Typical Tasks Develops, evaluates, compares, and identifies whole, partial, fragmentary or distorted latent finger and palm prints; Prepares and maintains case reports and records; Maintains latent fingerprint file; Provides evidence to support comparison findings; Uses various fingerprint identification equipment and other technical and scientific equipment for observing and comparing latent prints; Communicates with various law enforcement agencies as necessary and may act as a consultant on identification problems related to latent prints; May assist in training lower level staff in fingerprint identification; Assists in the preparation of training materials and the training of lower level staff in latent tenprint fingerprint identification; Encodes latent prints into automated system and uses resulting printouts to develop lists of probable suspects; Demonstrates continued proficiency in the comparison of crime scene or laboratory developed finger or palm prints; Takes and develops photographs of latent fingerprints; Prepares charts for courtroom presentation; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training and experience which demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks and possession of the knowledge and abilities listed. Training and Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are acquired through training and experience equivalent to the possession of an Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college in Forensic Science, Criminalistics, Natural Sciences, Physics, Biology, Chemistry or a closely related field;   AND   Two (2) years of experience as a Latent Fingerprint Examiner I or equivalent experience performing latent fingerprint work. Possession of a valid California Driver's License upon appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's Permit. Special Requirements: Ability to work varying shifts (i.e. Day, Swing and Graveyard), including weekends and holidays. Knowledge of: Development and lifting of latent fingerprints; Henry System of fingerprint classification; Working knowledge of other fingerprint systems; Principles and practices of photography as applied to preserving and preparing photographic evidence related to latent print evidence; Laws of evidence, criminal procedure and courtroom procedure; Various chemical, laser, and physical processes and related safety requirements. Ability to: Classify fingerprints; Make identifications involving complex or complicated patterns, latent prints and distorted, partial, single or multiple prints; Develop and lift latent prints from objects of evidence; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of law enforcement agencies and those contacted in the course of work; Write reports and correspondence; Testify in a court of law. Closing Date/Time:
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Jan 25, 2018
Full Time
Under general direction, performs technical level work of unusual difficulty as a Certified Latent Print Examiner in fingerprint examination for criminal identification and evidence classification. For more information, contact Tim Fayle at (408) 808-4744. Typical Tasks Provides technical guidance lower level staff in fingerprint examination, classification and identification duties and evaluates and reviews assignments and unit casework; Collects, develops, evaluates, compares and identifies latent fingerprints or other impression evidence found at major crime scenes or submitted to the laboratory, including whole, partial, fragmentary or distorted latent finger and palm prints; Operates and trains others on use of computers and computer-related equipment associated with automated fingerprint identification systems; Prepares field and laboratory notes and analytical reports; Prepares courtroom displays and photographic exhibits; Provides expert testimony and methodology and identification in all aspects of latent print processing in court and formal hearings; Uses fingerprint comparators, magnifiers, ridge counters and other technical and scientific equipment for observing and comparing latent prints; Maintains communications with Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies and identification units; Searches for evidence at crime scenes that may be hazardous; Provides input to procedures for training lower level Latent Fingerprint Examiners in a variety of fingerprint identification and classification procedures; Responsible for quality control of application of standard operating procedures for cases completed; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of and the ability to maintain current Latent Print Examiner Certification from the International Association for Identification (IAI) upon appointment.    AND   Four (4) years of experience developing latent prints and analyzing fingerprints for identification in a public jurisdiction or law enforcement agency,  two (2) of which include experience as a Latent Fingerprint Examiner II with Santa Clara County or equivalent.   Special Requirements:   Possession of a valid California Driver's License upon appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's permit.   Ability to work varying shifts (i.e. Day, Swing, and Graveyard), including weekends and holidays. Knowledge of: Methods and procedures for manual and automated latent print analysis, such as matching, processing, and comparison and identification techniques, including chemical, laser and physical processes; Fingerprint classification systems, theories, principles and scientific basis for fingerprint identification; Automated and manual classification and searching identification systems; Laws of evidence, criminal procedures and courtroom procedures; Safe work practices in a laboratory setting and at crime scenes, including related safety equipment; Computer equipment and software associated with automated fingerprint identification systems, as well as word processing and other related computer applications. Ability to: Provide technical guidance to others in latent print comparison and identification and fingerprint classification; Evaluate and review the work performance and monitor and maintain work flow; Prepare latent print evidence for presentation in court; Recognize and distinguish patterns that are necessary for latent print comparison processes; Prepare and maintain all necessary laboratory records and technical reports; Understand and operate automated fingerprint identification systems; Communicate effectively, orally and in writing; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of law enforcement agencies and those contacted in the course of work. Closing Date/Time:
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Jan 22, 2018
Full Time
Under supervision, to provide psychiatric casework, counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services in a counseling center, clinic, or institutional setting.   This open recruitment is for part time and full time positions located in the Department of Alcohol and Drug Services or the Mental Health Department.      Typical Tasks Performs casework, counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services with patients or clients and their families;   Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the development of treatment plans;   May participate in a group therapy program;   Prepares social case histories with particular emphasis upon psycho-social factors affecting the patient or client;   Cooperates with staff and other community agencies in carrying out treatment plans;   Participates in psychotherapy and case management programs with psychiatric and/or milieu staff treatment teams;   Interprets and explains social and emotional factors pertaining to illness to clients, relatives and community groups, and may conduct educational sessions and training events, as appropriate;   Evaluates new techniques for dealing with emotional and environmental problems;   Refers patients or clients to appropriate community agencies;   Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university which qualifies for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Clinical Social Worker and maintain current registration and remain in good standing until license is received. Incumbents are expected to obtain a valid license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as issued by the State Board of Behavioral Sciences. Incumbents in this class must comply with California licensure requirements as outlined by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Knowledge of: The principles of psychiatric social work and psychotherapy;   Counseling, casework, and other techniques of psychiatric social work;   Social aspects of mental health and emotional disturbances;   Theory and practice of community health, or alcohol, or drug abuse interventions;   Community agencies and community resources serving the mentally ill, alcohol and drug abusers, and alcoholism;   Physical and mental illnesses and their impact on personality. Ability to:   Effectively apply psychiatric social work theory and casework skills and psychotherapeutic interventions;   Do differential diagnosis;   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;   Secure and record accurate and pertinent social and personal data;   Effectively use psychiatric consultation.   Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Jan 13, 2018
Subject to administrative determination of policy, to plan, organize and manage the activities and staff of the centralized purchasing functions of the County. This is an executive leadership position and an incumbent in this position serves as the Purchasing Agent for the County of Santa Clara. This position reports directly to the Chief Procurement Officer. APPLICATION PROCESS The County of Santa Clara has engaged a procurement search firm, Lutzer Global Inc., to manage the search process.  All applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to the search firm:   Steven Lutzer c/o Lutzer Global Inc. Email: steven@lutzerglobal.com The County of Santa Clara is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer Additional information about the County can be found on our website at www.sccgov.org Typical Tasks Typical Management Responsibilities Plan, directs and coordinates the activities involved in the purchase of goods and services for County departments, centralized storage and issuance of commonly used items, and centralized redistribution and disposal of surplus equipment, materials and recyclable salvage materials;   Develops and administers policies and procedures for the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment and services;   Provides proactive purchasing services to client operations in reaching cost effective solutions to purchasing challenges and opportunities;   Selects, hires, supervises, evaluates and ensures training of subordinate staff;   Develops, recommends and monitors the Department budget;   Promotes a customer service orientation while adhering to statutory and regulatory requirements;   Develops and implements procedures for use in competitive bid and negotiated procurements;   Reviews and approves contracts and/or agreements for service of significant cost and scope;   Works closely with County department heads or their representatives in the development of short-term and long-range planning in order to anticipate/satisfy organizational needs;   Promotes standardization of equipment and supplies;   Maintains contacts with sources of supply such as representatives of manufacturing concerns, contractors, vendors and sales staff to keep informed of price trends, availability of supplies, new items, and reliability of suppliers;   Directs the storage, control and issuance of materials and equipment;   Manages the maintenance of perpetual inventory of materials on hand, posting of goods issued, and disposal of obsolete County property and surplus property;   Prepares and/or directs the preparation of detailed reports and correspondence;   May be assigned Disaster Service Worker duties as needed; Performs related duties as required. Employment Standards Considerable managerial level experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the typical management responsibilities and the possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities. The qualified candidate would typically possess either a) education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration or a closely related field or b) a valid professional certificate from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, the Institute for Supply Management (formerly the National Association of Purchasing Management), or the National Contract Management Association and either a) three (3) years recent experience managing or supervising a large purchasing operation or b) five (5) years recent administrative level experience managing a department or a major division within a large organization. Experience managing or supervising a public purchasing operation is desirable. ISM or UPPCC Certification is highly preferred Knowledge of:   Principles, practices and techniques of administration, organization, budget preparation, personnel management, supervision, training and development, financial administration, and public relations; Techniques of organizing and motivating individuals and groups; Knowledge of center-led strategic sourcing; Methods of administrative problem solving and the implementation of effective solutions; Principles of management analysis and organization design necessary to formulate and implement administrative policies; Available information systems technologies which enhance business practices; Contract preparation, negotiation and administration including the development of procedures to ensure compliance and conformity with contract terms; and Basic practices and principles related to purchasing and procurement;   Ability: Plan, organize, control and evaluate the activities and staff in the provision of purchasing services to a large public organization; Use judgment and initiative in making recommendations and resolving problems that are highly complex and sensitive in nature; Formulate and implement policies and procedures for carrying out the functions of the Department; Develop short-term and long-range plans to anticipate service and supply needs for the County; Learn the methods employed in the preparation of specifications and analysis of bids, ordinances and regulations governing public procurement; characteristics and types of materials, supplies, and equipment suitable to meet the needs of a large government jurisdiction; Identify and implement information technology solutions related to on-line purchasing systems and centralized on-line systems for the acquisition of goods and services; Develop and recommend effective courses of action to satisfy customer needs; Utilize information technology systems to facilitate on-line purchasing and centralized acquisitions; Prepare departmental budget, monitor expenditures and revenues, and identify and effectively utilize all available resources; Ensure that Department activities conform to purchasing and contracting laws and regulations; Evaluate programs using outcome data to determine the effectiveness of components and implement modifications as necessary; Coordinate purchasing and contracting services with County departments and public/private agencies; Make difficult decisions and award contracts impartially and objectively; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the County Executive, County department heads and staff, other governmental agencies, and vendors; and Communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Jan 13, 2018
Under general direction, plans, directs, coordinates and manages the administration and operational activities of the Office of Countywide Contacting Management (OCCM).  This executive position reports to the Chief Procurement Officer or designee, and provides leadership, technical direction and guidance over countywide contract development and management activities. APPLICATION PROCESS The County of Santa Clara has engaged a procurement search firm, Lutzer Global Inc., to manage the search process.  All applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to the search firm:   Steven Lutzer c/o Lutzer Global Inc. Email: steven@lutzerglobal.com   The County of Santa Clara is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer Additional information about the County can be found on our website at www.sccgov.org Typical Tasks Plans, implements, manages and administers countywide contract operations, including contracting and procurement planning, evaluation of proposals, and negotiation of contract terms and conditions; Coordinates contract related development and implementation activities and processes with program staff, administrative staff, contractors, County Executive's Office, Risk Management, County Counsel, Procurement, Accounts Payable, and other stakeholders; Provides oversight to ensure contract content meets provisions for program administration, fiscal requirements, funding and payment schedule, scope of services provided, milestones, and key deliverables; Negotiates contract provisions, interprets language, and analyzes program elements to develop appropriate contract forms; Monitors ongoing contracts, coordinates amendments, and monitors budget implications to secure cost savings at the highest levels; Monitors ongoing contract processes to assess effectiveness of countywide contract management; Delivers reports to the Board of Supervisor on requested items, and monitors and reviews the response to each request; Acts as liaison between the County Executive's Office, Procurement, Office of Budget and Analysis, and other related departmental contact persons on countywide contracting matters; Monitors contracts for compliance with county policies and state and federal legal and regulatory requirements; Trains subordinate administrative staff on the County's general policies, contracting procedures, and contract writing; Consults with County Counsel on contract language/content and translating program needs and requirements into contracts; Provides information, consultation, technical assistance and training to Health and Hospital management in all phases of contract development and processing; Acts as liaison between OCCM and other County departments, such as the County Executive's Office, County Counsel and the Finance in matters related to the County's contracts and grants; May be assigned disaster service worker, as required; and Performs related duties as required. Employment Standards Considerable education, training and experience to demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks and possession and application of the knowledge and abilities listed below. Experience Note :  The knowledge and abilities listed below would be acquired through the attainment of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field and a minimum of five to ten (10) years of progressively  responsible administrative/management experience in the areas of complex contract drafting, interpretation, negotiation, compliance, proposal presentation, and policy development in a large public organization. ISM or UPPCC Certification is highly preferred. Knowledge of: Principles, practices and techniques of organization, budget preparation, personnel management, supervision, training and development, financial administration, and public relations; Principles, practices and techniques of current public contract administration, preparation and negotiation; Public sector policy and analysis; Contract format and legal language used in contracts for the purpose of drafting, reviewing, and processing countywide contracts and competitive bids; Governmental regulations, state procurement laws, county policies and procedures regarding contracted services, and competitive bidding processes; County, Federal and State governments and general administrative structures and processes; and Bidding procedures and regulations. Ability to: Interpret, explain, and apply applicable provisions of laws, ordinances, and regulations governing contracting procedures; Review, draft, edit, and process contracts in accordance with prescribed laws and regulations; Analyze and evaluate contracts, budgets, grant proposals and government grants; Read, understand, interpret and apply provision of Federal and local legislation and regulations pertinent to contractual agreements for services; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, employees, and the public; Speak and write clearly and concisely to identify and describe technical procedures, including the use of communication skills and techniques required for contract negotiations; Analyze and evaluate contracts, budgets, and contractors performance and contract compliance; Problem solve and resolve differences between contractors and County departments; Ability to direct and supervise the work of others; and Monitor contract services and assure quality. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Dec 19, 2017
Full Time
Under general supervision, to provide psychiatric casework, counseling, psychotherapy, and treatment services in a counseling center, clinic, or institutional setting. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. These positions are located in both our Mental Health Division and our Alcohol & Drug Services Division. Typical Tasks Performs intensive casework, counseling, psychotherapy, and treatment services with patients or clients and their families; Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the development of treatment plans; May participate in group therapy programs; Prepares social case histories with particular emphasis upon psycho-social factors affecting the patient or client; Cooperates with staff and other community agencies in carrying out treatment plans; Participates in psychotherapy programs with psychiatric and/or milieu staff treatment teams; Interprets and explains social and emotional factors pertaining to illness to clients, relatives and community groups, and may conduct educational sessions and training events, as appropriate; Evaluates new techniques for dealing with emotional and environmental problems; Refers patients or clients to appropriate community agencies; Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university which qualifies for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and two years of post graduate social work experience in the field of mental health. Possession of a valid California license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as issued by the State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. Knowledge of: The principles of psychiatric social work and psychotherapy; Counseling, casework, and other techniques of psychiatric social work; Social aspects of mental health and emotional disturbances; Theory and practice of community mental health, or alcohol, or drug abuse interventions; Community agencies and community resources serving the mentally ill, alcohol and drug abusers, and alcoholism; Physical and mental illnesses and their impact on personality. Ability to: Effectively apply psychiatric social work theory and casework skills and psychotherapeutic interventions; Do differential diagnosis; Develop and implement a treatment program; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Secure and record accurate and pertinent social and personal data; Effectively use psychiatric consultation. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Dec 19, 2017
Full Time
Under general supervision, provides counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services in a clinic or institutional setting. Positions are available in both the Mental Health Department as well as the Alcohol & Drug Services Department. Typical Tasks Performs intensive counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services with patients or clients and their families; Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the making of treatment plans; May participate in group therapy programs; Cooperates with other staff members and with community agencies in carrying out treatment plans; Participates in psychotherapy and case management programs with psychiatric staff treatment teams; Interprets and explains social and emotional factors pertaining to illness to clients, relatives and community groups, and may conduct educational sessions and training events, as appropriate; Evaluates new techniques for dealing with emotional and environmental problems; Refers patients or clients to appropriate community agencies; Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree or equivalent which qualifies for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State Board of Behavioral Science, such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Child Development and Family Studies, or Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling; and two years of post graduate counseling experience in the field of mental health. Possession of a valid California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist as issued by the State Board of Behavioral Science. Knowledge of: Theory and treatment practice of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social pathology; Theory and practice of community mental health, alcohol or drug abuse interventions; Community agencies and community resources serving in the field of mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, and alcoholism; Physical and mental illnesses and their impact on personality. Ability to: Apply theory and practice of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social pathology; Do differential diagnosis; Develop and implement a counseling program; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Use psychiatric consultation effectively. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 05, 2017
Full Time
Under general direction, to plan, supervise and implement a comprehensive department-wide environmental and occupational safety compliance monitoring program; to serve as a consultant to department and supervisory staff regarding policy and planning activities; and to oversee and administer County public water systems. Typical Tasks Plans, supervises and coordinates the department's occupational safety and environmental compliance programs; Evaluates, implements, and ensures compliance with occupational and construction safety, health, and environmental regulations; Monitors water sampling and provides technical direction to park maintenance staff who perform sampling of water; Trains and provides testing kits to field staff; Purchases and installs chlorine injection pumps, treatment systems, filtration systems, small chemical tanks, tubing, fittings and other hardware required to properly treat water; Develops, implements, and coordinates hazardous materials management programs; Should a water system fail to meet State standards, provides public notice, shuts down water system, notifies appropriate state and County Agencies and Parks management, provides remedial measures (troubleshooting, shock disinfection and flushing) and conducts an investigation to determine cause of failure; Performs oversight and acts as a resource to insure water remains uncontaminated once it leaves the treatment process, including water main breaks and repair operations, disinfection following repair, flushing programs, and backflow protection; Conducts occupational safety, health and environmental audits of Department facilities, vendors, and contractors; Maintains and keeps water records for annual reporting requirements to the appropriate State and County Agenciesfor each water system; Utilizing Water Distribution Operator license, oversees and acts as resource to insure water remains uncontaminated once it leaves treatment process; Manages invoices for a variety of fees and contracted services; Administers and directs consultant studies; Directs and participates in accident and incident investigations and may chair, co-chair or advise boards of inquiry; Performs research and analysis, develops occupational and/or environmental health compliance procedures, prepares reports, and provides policy recommendations to the Department; Advises management on environmental safety and health matters, including laws and regulations affecting Department's business/employees and potential liabilities; Conducts and critiques emergency preparedness drills and exercises; Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities. Training and Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are attained through possession of a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Management, Environmental Health, or other related field, AND Three (3) years of experience in the environmental health and safety field, including a minimum of two (2) years hazardous materials management, hazardous materials transportation, and underground storage tank compliance. Special Requirements: Possession of valid Water Treatment Operator and Water Distribution Operator licenses issued by the State of California Department of Health Services at Grade T1/D1 or higher; Possession of a State of California 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification; Possession of any other certifications necessary to perform assignments.Depending on the license or certification required, these may be necessary upon hire, before completion of the probationary period, or whenever possible during employment depending on the requirements of the State; Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver authorization; Transportation of routine waste for collection and disposal. Knowledge of: Principles and methods of program planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and management analysis; Federal, State, and local laws and regulations pertaining to occupational safety, health, and environmental compliance process; Sampling techniques and laboratory analyses of hazardous materials; Theories and principles of physical and natural science related to water quality; Operations, services and activities of a water quality monitoring program; Environmental issues affecting water quality; Mathematical principles; Methods and techniques of sampling, evaluating and monitoring of water for contaminations levels; Methods of safety audit, inspection, and accident investigation program development and performance; Statistical analysis and research methods; Principles and practices of hazardous materials and hazardous waste disposal management; Regulatory agency report requirements; Principles of environmental management; Environmental hazard statues, liabilities and penalties. Ability to: Develop, plan, evaluate, modify, coordinate, and implement a Department-wide environmental compliance, public water system compliance and occupational health and safety program; Understand, interpret, and apply pertinent Federal, State, and local legislation, rules, and regulations; Develop programs and perform audits and inspections; Conduct investigations, analyze data, and recommend corrective action; Conduct a variety of water quality and environmental studies; Apply scientific methods and principles in the solution of water quality problems; Analyze impact of leaking underground storage tank contaminants on groundwater quality, and make recommendations on contamination mitigation measures; Oversee and lead staff performing specific responsibilities under authority of water related licenses; Work effectively with all levels of management, union representatives, employees, and regulatory agency personnel; Direct and evaluate the work of consultants; Maintain accurate records and prepare clear and concise technical reports; Communicate effectively orally and in writing; Identify and mitigate safety hazards. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Oct 24, 2017
Full Time
Under direction, to direct and supervise the technical and administrative functions of a section of the Valley Medical Center Clinical Laboratory. This recruitment is for a Full-Time assignment at Valley Medical Center. The list established will be used to fill other vacancies as they occur. This list will also be used for temporary (extra help) opportunities. If you are interested in such opportunities, please be sure to indicate that on the appropriate questions. Typical Tasks Interviews, selects, orients, trains and evaluates new employees; Schedules, assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of laboratory personnel; Acts as liaison with other supervisors in the laboratory and with other hospital personnel; Answers questions and resolves problems raised in regard to service or test results; Reviews quality control of the various procedures performed; Directs evaluation and review of new procedures and recommends modifications; Evaluates work load, space, equipment and staffing; Plans, develops, recommends, initiates and implements approved changes in policies, procedures, and methods; Implements operating procedures to comply with State or Federal laws, regulations and standards; Investigates questionable test results; Maintains quality control standards and ensures the operating efficiency of laboratory equipment and instruments; Develops procedures, norms, and standards for new laboratory staff; Evaluates the level of quality of service and current procedures and methods; Advises subordinate staff in difficult tests or special situations; Assesses the value of new procedures, products, and equipment for utilization by the laboratory; Prepares and justifies equipment and personnel budgetary requests; Develops, participates in, and attends educational and training programs Monitors and provides feedback to staff on performance of service standards; Provides support and assistance utilizing management principles and teamwork to promote achievement of common goals and to resolve problems; Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Possession of a valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Bioanalyst, Limited Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Chemist or Clinical Microbiologist license issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services as appropriate for the area of specialization is required. Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and abilities. Knowledge of: Clinical laboratory principles, procedures, practices equipment and/or instrumentation related to microbiological, hematology, immunology, biochemistry, toxicology, and immunohematology; Modern principles and practices of management, supervision and training; Hazardous waste management practices and principles; Proper safety precautions and procedures utilized in handling all types of laboratory specimens, reagents, chemicals and hazardous waste; Laboratory reference materials; Federal, state, and local laws governing laboratory procedures; Use of difficult and complex laboratory tests in the diagnosis of disease; Quality assurance methods and procedures appropriate to a clinical laboratory; Ability to: Effectively manage and supervise a moderate to large staff performing a with variety of clinical laboratory tasks; Implement authorized and approved non-standardized procedures; Perform complex statistical calculations; Plan and present work load schedules and budgetary needs; Plan and develop long term special laboratory projects; Interpret laws, regulations, policies and procedures; Assist in the development and management of the section's hazardous waste management program; Anticipate needs and provide services in a courteous, sensitive, responsive and efficient manner; Be a role model to staff and other managers and exemplify County and Hospital standards of service; Work effectively and in cooperation with other organizations, departments, and personnel; Communicate both orally and in writing; Fully analyze and solve complex problems. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Oct 20, 2017
Full Time
Under direction, to organize, plan, and supervise the work of a cytology section; and to perform sex chromatin and chromosomes analysis and skilled laboratory procedures in the processing and screening of material to be analyzed for evidence of abnormal cells. Submission of a valid Cytotechnologist Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Health Services is required for this recruitment. Typical Tasks Plans, organizes, and supervises the work of a cytology section of a laboratory; Assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of subordinates; receives and processes specimen materials submitted for examination to determine presence or absence of abnormal cells; Prepares slides for microscopic examination by staining and labeling; Screens prepared slides for presence of abnormal cells, referring all positive slides and suspicious slides to pathologists for final diagnosis; Prepares and studies slides for sex chromatin analyses; Performs tissue cultures and analyses for chromosomes; Participates and assists in a variety of laboratory techniques and methods as directed; Instructs clinical laboratory technologists trainees in activity related to clinical cytological examinations; Maintains accurate records and performs statistical analysis of test results for evaluation of examination procedures; Maintains records and prepares reports of work conducted in the section; Requisitions and maintain records of supplies; Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a valid Cytotechnologist Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Health Services. In addition, sufficient experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and abilities. Note: A candidate would normally qualify for this class by two years of experience as a cytotechnologist in an approved laboratory. Knowledge of: Clinical laboratory principles, procedures, and practices; Laboratory techniques related to clinical cytological examinations; Genital and extra-genital cytologic methods and cytogenetic methods; Use and care of laboratory instruments, equipment, and supplies; Principles of supervision and training. Ability to: Perform clinical laboratory tests and procedures with skill and accuracy; Make accurate observations and records of test results; Instruct and supervise others in technical laboratory work; Perform genital and extra genital cytologic methods and cytogenetic methods; Maintain records and perform statistical analysis; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Aug 29, 2017
Full Time
Under general supervision to perform, analyze and interpret a variety of both routine standardized and less routinely performed laboratory procedures; to develop and maintain specialized laboratory equipment and procedures. This recruitment is for Full-Time assignments at Valley Medical Center, Midnight shift variable. However, the eligible list may be used for future vacancies should they occur in other work shift (AM or PM). Typical Tasks Calibrates test equipment and instruments; Carries out and interprets existing laboratory routines, methods and procedures; Independently performs laboratory testing procedures and may be required to perform testing within established limits in several laboratory sections; Reviews quality control records to determine whether test results are accurate within prescribed limits and makes necessary adjustments; Regularly maintains quality control programs consistent with specific laboratory policies and procedures; Regularly maintains all equipment relevant to assigned area according to equipment specifications and established laboratory policies and procedures and performs emergency repair, as required; Assists other laboratory personnel with problems they are unable to resolve; Orients and trains students and new employees; Promotes support and assistance utilizing teamwork to promote achievement of common goals and to resolve problems; Prepares reagents, stains, and other test/procedure materials; Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Possession of a valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Bioanalyst, Limited Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Chemist or Clinical Microbiologist license issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services as appropriate for the area of specialization is required. Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and abilities. Knowledge of: Clinical laboratory principles, procedures, and practices related to microbiological, hematology, immunology, biochemistry, toxicology, and immunohematology; Use, care, maintenance, repair and inventory of various laboratory equipment; instruments, and supplies; Normal and abnormal test results; Quality control methods and procedures appropriate to a clinical laboratory; Proper safety precautions and procedures utilized in handling all types of laboratory specimens, reagents, chemicals and hazardous waste; Modern training methods. Ability to: Independently perform standard, complex, and non-routine clinical laboratory tests, accurately and with skill; Collect specimens from patients with skill, patience and tact; Be sensitive, courteous, and responsive; Maintain records and prepare technical, factual reports of test results; Work effectively and in cooperation with other organizations, departments and personnel; Train all levels of laboratory personnel in technical laboratory procedures and equipment usage; Calibrate, troubleshoot, adjust and maintain highly sensitive laboratory equipment according to manufacturer's specifications and established laboratory, procedures; make necessary emergency equipment repairs; Review the work of students and other laboratory personnel, checking for accuracy within specifications; Evaluate normal and abnormal test results; Prepare accurate written reports; Follow written and oral technical directions; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Closing Date/Time: Continuous