Supervising Deputy Public Guardian - Aging and Adult Services (Open & Promotional)

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Human and Social Services Public Safety
  • Salary: $96,220.80 - $120,265.60 Annually USD

Job Description

Description
Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on January 31, 2020 to extend the Final Filing Date. This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."

The Aging and Adult Services Division of San Mateo County Health is seeking an experienced individual for the position of Supervising Deputy Public Guardian - Aging and Adult Services to, under direction, supervise Investigating Deputy Public Guardian staff with the Representative Payee Program, Probate Conservatorship Investigations, and Adult Protective Services' Elder and Dependent Adult Protection Team (EDAPT).

The Supervising Deputy Public Guardian is responsible for the oversight of various preventive, protection and supportive programs and provides leadership and guidance to assigned staff who manage a client's income and benefits; investigate referrals for probate conservatorship and investigate reports of financial abuse and other forms of maltreatment.

The current vacancy is in the Aging and Adult Services Division's Centralized Intake Unit, located in San Mateo, but may travel throughout San Mateo County to perform duties of this position. This person will report to the Health Services Manager of the Centralized Intake Unit of Aging and Adult Services . The Centralized Intake Unit is considered the entry point for Aging and Adult Services.

The ideal candidate will be:
  • Familiar with Welfare and Institutions Code, Adult Protective Services state and county regulations, the Probate Code, Local Court Rules, and the regulations and procedures governing eligibility and operation of public benefits programs.
  • Knowledgeable of the principles and techniques used in estate and financial investigation to determine the proposed conservatees' assets, including real property. Stocks, bonds, and bank deposits.
  • Knowledgeable about functions and procedures of the court system.
  • Knowledgeable of the key component of a financial abuse investigation as well as social work core ethics and guiding principles.
  • Knowledgeable about social and community resources available and about principles used in conducting comprehensive assessments and development of alternative options to probate conservatorship for behaviorally and functionally disabled persons and the elderly.
  • Familiar with supervisory principles and practices and skilled in planning, organizing, supervising and evaluating work of assigned staff.
  • Skilled communicator experienced in preparing and presenting oral and written reports.
  • Able to maintain effective, cooperative and understanding work relationships with individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds and representatives of the court and other agencies.
  • Knowledgeable about LEAP philosophy, leadership principles and the practice of continuous improvement.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.
Examples Of Duties
  • Plan, organize, supervise, train, assign and evaluate the work of Deputy Public Guardian/Conservators, and other professional and clerical staff assigned to the unit.
  • Review and evaluate cases for proper recording, calendaring of essential procedures, effective and efficient case management, and conformance with procedures established in Probate Code, Welfare and Institutions Code, Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, local court rules, and Division policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate and document employee performance on an on-going basis, including periodic written evaluations for personnel records.
  • Review staff recommendations regarding guardianship/conservatorship of mentally and functionally disabled persons and the elderly for disposition of property.
  • Review staff recommendations regarding the termination of a financial abuse investigation of elder and dependent adults.
  • Assignment of protectives services cases and provide consultations on elder and dependent adult abuse reports.
  • Review and evaluate cases for proper documentation and conformance with procedures established in the Probate Court, Welfare and Institutions Code/APS regulations, Local Court Rules and division Policies and procedures.
  • Provide consultation to assigned Deputy Public Guardian/Conservators regarding complex legal proceedings, adult protective services investigations and serious case management problems.
  • Supervise the investigation of the most difficult or complex cases.
  • Interpret and advise subordinates on policy and procedures.
  • Effectively interpret departmental rules, policies and regulations.
  • Assist Division management with support services such as recruitment and selection of staff, development of guardianship and protective services policy and procedure manuals, training programs and special studies, reports and correspondence.
  • Hold individual and group conferences with staff to discuss general policies, rules, or regulations.
  • Assess problems and take appropriate action, particularly in emergency and/or difficult situations.
  • Appear and testify in court on behalf of a conservatee or ward.
  • Develop and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with County staff, services providers, collateral agencies and individuals contracted in the course of the work.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is two years of experience in professional estate administration or investigation work.

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of supervision and training; principles, policies and procedures used in conducting comprehensive assessments of mentally and functionally disabled person, the elderly and their families; principles, policies and procedures used in developing care plans for mentally and functionally disabled persons and the elderly; Welfare and Institutions Code, Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, Probate Code and other applicable laws and regulations relating to person and estate management; regulations governing Federal Assistance, Social Security benefits, Veterans Administration benefits and other entitlements; principles and techniques used in estate and financial investigation to determine conservatees' or wards' assets, including real property, stocks, bonds and bank deposits; functions and procedures of the court system; social and community resources available; psycho-social, medical, and economic interrelationships that result in individual and social issues; and multi-cultural and ethnic diversity.

Skill/Ability to:
Plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate the work of assigned staff; trainstaff;assess problems and take appropriate action, particularly in emergency and/or difficult situations; handle sensitive situations and confidential information; effectively interpret departmental rules, policies and regulations; develop and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with County staff, service providers, collateral agencies and individuals contacted in the course of the work; work effectively with mentally and emotionally disabled persons, the elderly and their families; prepare clear, concise written reports; read, interpret, and implement complex written materials; communicate effectively, including speaking clearly and concisely; and develop comprehensive estate plans.
Application/Examination
Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply.Current County of San Mateoand County of San Mateo Superior Court of California employeeswith at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIUor AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date, will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination.

A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. Resume or CV will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification . All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT:Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the"Apply"button. If you are not on the County's website, please go tohttps://jobs.smcgov.orgto apply.

RECRUITMENTSCHEDULE

Apply immediately. This is a continuous recruitment and is open until filled. Selections may be made at any time within the process.

~ TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE FOR FIRST ROUND~
First Round Application Filing Deadline: January 30, 2020
First Round Application Screening: February 4, 2020
First Round Panel Interviews: February 18 and/or 19, 2020


At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

HRContact: Kristin Herman (011620) (Supervising Deputy Public Administrator/Guardian-Conservator - G218)


Job Address

Redwood City, California United States View Map