Deputy Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator I

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $4,472.00 - $6,108.27 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description  
  An Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace
Invites your interest for the position of
Deputy Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator I
$4,473 - $6,109 monthly

Priority Screen Date: Monday, October 14, 2019
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled 
Exam: 19/34H24/

Summary of Position
The Public Administrator/Public Guardian/ Conservator Division is seeking for a Deputy Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator I (Deputy PA/PG/PC I). The Deputy PA/PG/PC I, is the entry level role for the Deputy PA/PG/PC II position and will consult with Deputy PA/PG/PC II and/or Operations Manager as needed. The incumbent will conduct basic and routine investigation and analysis of medical, psychological, financial and social backgrounds of potential and/or existing conservatees, and determine need for and/or continuation of conservatorships.. The Deputy PA/PG/ PC I make periodic visits to evaluate and monitor the delivery and quality of care given by treatment providers to determine special needs and performs special personal services such as obtaining clothing or other personal items, as required. The Deputy PA/PG/PC I will be scheduling, planning, preparing for, attending, and documenting quarterly visits and care conferences; preparing material for and attending client discharge and admission planning meetings. The incumbent will be coordinating and scheduling with parties such as County facilities, other Public Administrator/Guardian colleagues, and County Counsel. The incumbent will be transporting clients to hospitals, court proceedings, and / or other facilities in a safe and efficient manner. In addition, the Deputy PA/PG/PC I will be responsible for file management, data entry, and coordinating client's visits, and create and document results within prescribed timelines.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies, both regular and temporary, as they arise in the Health Department.

This classification is part of a flexible series. Incumbents appointed at the lower level of the career series may be promoted up to the higher level of the career series subject to their meeting the employment standards for the higher class and a recommendation for their promotion by the appointing authority in accordance with the Flexible Staffing Program and Guidelines.

Examples of Duties THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills and abilities :
Knowledge of: 
  • Position of trust vested in the office of the Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator
  • Techniques of interviewing individuals to obtain information and investigative data.
  • Principles, policies, and procedures used in conducting comprehensive assessments of mentally and functionally disabled persons, the elderly and their families
  • Knowledge of principles, policies, and procedures used in developing and maintaining care plans for mentally and functionally disabled persons and the elderly. 
  • Cultural competence and humility; aspects of multi-cultural and ethnic diversity.
  • Community health, social support systems, and other resources available to clients.
  • Knowledge of fundamental principles and practices of accounting as it relates to the administration of estates. 
  • Basic principles and practices of customer services and public relations. 
Skills and Abilities: 
  • Ability to recognize the care of client/estate is a prime responsibility and always strive to provide quality services consistent with available resources and applicable laws. 
  • Ability to provide services with respect for the dignity and uniqueness of the client/estate unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, race, age, sex, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual identify or orientation, personal attributes, the nature of the mental or medical problems, or any other protected category.
  • Ability to act as an advocate for the client/estate's rights and right to privacy by judiciously protecting confidential information.
  • Ability to gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts and evidence; draw logical conclusions and make sound recommendations.
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply complex laws, codes and other regulations and reference manuals such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • Maintain an attitude of fairness, honesty, and impartiality in all professional activities and relationships.
  • Manifest personal integrity and assume responsibility and accountability for sound individual judgments and actions and eliminate any possibility of conflict of interest.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing including preparation of clear, concise and comprehensive reports, documentation and other related information.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and files. Organize and maintain accurate accounting, inventory, appraisal and other detailed business records.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Deal courteously, tactfully, and effectively with the public, colleagues, clients, especially in situations where relations may be strained.
  • Accept supervision and adjust to immediate and significant changes in established procedures, laws and regulations as related to duties.
  • Adhere to professional guidelines and support services to promote quality programs. 
Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:
  • Critical thinker
  • Team-oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Organized
  • Responsible
  • Detailed oriented
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and judicious management 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Sensitivity to clients and families

Examples of Experience/Education/Training EXAMPLES OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/TRAINING:
Any combination of experience, training, and/or education which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities, and required conditions of employment listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:
Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, counseling, social work, health care, law, finance, public administration, or a closely related field;

Experience: Two years paraprofessional experience in counseling, social work, social welfare, human services, public administration, business administration, law, or health care. 

Additional Information Condition of Employment:
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's license with a satisfactory driving record or ability to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority.
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays and during times of disaster or emergency.
  • The Health Department will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
  • Employee in this classification may be exposed to hazardous material such as homes infested with rodents, fleas, spiders, and human & animal feces in the course of their regular assigned duties.

TO APPLY: Submit the following application materials to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 by the Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled; Priority Screening Date: Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Monterey County Employment Application form
  • Response to the Supplemental Questions
Or apply on-line at
All application materials must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on a needed basis until the position is filled. Please be aware if the application form, responses to supplemental questions, and resume is not submitted by the priority screening date, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further. The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made.
Resumes may be submitted but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials .
Application materials will be competitively evaluated.  Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process.  To further assess the applicant's possession of required qualifications, this recruitment may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination.   For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at (831) 755-4519.
  • If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at (831) 755-4519.
  • Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
  • If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed below.

The County of Monterey offers an excellent benefits package (J Unit)
The County of Monterey offers a premium benefit package. A summary of benefits for this position can be viewed on the County website. This information is intended to provide you with a general summary of benefits available and is not legally binding. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution of "J" MOU prevails over this listing.
For additional information please visit Unit J's benefit summary sheet at:
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