Oakland, California, United States
Introduction This is a reinstatement, transfer or voluntary demotion opportunity for current and former regularly appointed employees of Alameda County. Reinstatement: Pursuant to Civil Service Rule 1744: On the request of a department head and approval of the Commission, a regularly appointed employee who resigned in good standing may, within three years after the effective date of his/her resignation, be reinstated in a position in the class from which he/she resigned or in a position in another class for which he/she may be eligible as determined by the Commission. Appointments by reinstatement following resignation are subject to the probationary period established for the class. You must have been a classified County employee in the same job code or in a job code at the same salary maximum and left the County in good standing. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position. Transfer: You must be a current County classified employee in the same job code or in a job code with the same salary maximum for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position. Voluntary Demotion: You must be a current County classified employee in a job code which is at a higher salary maximum than the vacancy for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position. DESCRIPTION THE DEPARTMENT: The Alameda County Probation Department is an essential element of the County's system of public protection and human services. The Department's role is to reduce the impact of crime in the community by providing accurate, comprehensive and timely information and recommendations to the Courts, providing community-based sanctions and treatment for offenders, and working cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and community organizations with similar objectives. The Department provides a wide range of mandated and discretionary investigative, advisory, and supervisory services to adult and juvenile probationers pursuant to State law and the County Charter. THE POSITION: Under general direction, to provide supervision for administrative and operational functions in County departments or agencies; to provide complex professional-level operational, systems and administrative services to the County department or agency to which assigned; to facilitate the implementation of a wide variety of programs and projects; and to do related work as required. IDEAL CANDIDATE In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success in the following areas: • Outstanding communication and listening skills that clearly articulate information verbally and in writing. • Sound decision maker with the ability to identify & understand complex problems and concepts. • Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to effectively handle changing priorities. • An experienced manager with strong supervisory skills who is capable of instructing, focusing and guiding others in accomplishing performance and work goals and objectives. • Someone who has a proven track record of developing and maintaining effective relationships with others and who relates well to people of diverse cultures, styles, abilities, motivations, or backgrounds even in times of conflict. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Either I The equivalent of one year of experience in the class of Clerk II or in an equivalent or higher level clerical class in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney's Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.) Or II The equivalent of two years of full-time clerical experience. License: Some positions may require a valid California Driver's license. NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies: Knowledge of: • Modern office practices and procedures, including business correspondence, filing, and standard office equipment operations. • Specialized program knowledge of work requiring the application of a variety of rules, procedures, codes, calculations, and systems is required in some positions. • Techniques and practices for dealing with individuals from various socio-economic and ethnic groups, in person, via telephone, and through correspondence (may include contacts with irate and hostile individuals). Ability to: • Analyze and problem solve. • Communicate orally and in writing. • Make decisions and take initiative. • Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity. • Adapt to challenging situations. • Plan, organize and coordinate work. • Work independently. SELECTIVE CERTIFICATION CRITERIA: 1. For positions requiring the ability to type at a speed of not less than 40 net words per minute from clear copy. Typing must occupy more than 10 percent of working time. Typing may be on a typewriter, or a personal computer. 2. For positions requiring the ability to type at a speed of not less than 40 net words per minute from clear copy, and to take shorthand at a speed of not less than 80 words per minute and transcribe it accurately. Taking and transcribing shorthand must occupy more than 10 percent of working time. 3. For positions requiring the ability to type at a speed of not less than 40 net words per minute from clear copy, and to transcribe dictation from dictating equipment. Transcription must occupy more than 10 percent of working time. (Candidates indicating a willingness to use dictating equipment will be certified to those positions where using the equipment is required, without having to take a performance test.) ALTERNATE RANGE CRITERIA: 1. For positions requiring incumbents to take and transcribe dictation via shorthand or dictating machine recording; these duties must occupy more than 10 percent of working time. DEFINITIONS USED IN CRITERIA #3 OF "DISTINGUISHING FEATURES": Specialized Knowledge: Indicates that a minimum of six months to one year of specialized education or equivalent on-the-job training is necessary to acquire this specialized knowledge. General Knowledge: Indicates that information concerning a few of the more easily understood aspects from a variety of sources or complete understanding of all aspects from one source is required in order to perform the duties. Working Knowledge: Indicates an understanding of the usual finer points of general knowledge and an understanding of the details from a variety of sources is required in order to perform the duties. Clerical work: Work involving internal and external communications, recording and retrieval of data, and/or information and other paper work required in an office. No specialized education or training is required. BENEFITS Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being. These benefits include but are not limited to*: For your Health & Well-Being Medical - HMO & PPO Plans Dental - HMO & PPO Plans Vision or Vision Reimbursement Share the Savings Basic Life Insurance Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) County Allowance Credit Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance Short-Term Disability Insurance Long-Term Disability Insurance Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services Employee Assistance Program For your Financial Future Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan) Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan) For your Work/Life Balance 11 paid holidays Floating Holidays Vacation and sick leave accrual Vacation purchase program Catastrophic Sick Leave Group Auto/Home Insurance Pet Insurance Commuter Benefits Program Guaranteed Ride Home Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts) Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.) Child Care Resources 1 st United Services Credit Union *Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement. This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change. Conclusion TO APPLY Please note this reinstatement & transfer opportunity may close at any time and we encourage you to apply immediately. 1. Complete an application template in JobAps through the following link: https://jobapscloud.com/Alameda/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=00&R2=AF000&R3=01 2. Submit a PDF copy of your completed application, along with a cover letter, to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please send your contact information and specific inquiries to email@example.com or call (510) 268-7249. Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Contra Costa County, CA
Martinez, California, United States
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local856 - Health Services Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting to fill several permanent full-time Medical Interpreter vacancies in the Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN), located in Martinez, California. Currently, the Department is seeking bi-lingual candidates to fill Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Dari, Farsi, Punjabi, American Sign Language and Arabic Medical Interpreter vacancies. Under general direction, incumbents provide medical interpretation, in target languages or American Sign Language, for patients and their family members either face-to-face, or by telephone or video during encounters with medical providers and/or other medical support personnel. Medical interpretation services are provided for clients and patients of Contra Costa Health Services including Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and its Health Centers, the Appointment Unit, and Financial Counseling as well as for clients and patients of various other hospitals and medical centers and clinics on the HCIN network, and on other related national networks. Future vacancies for different languages may become available, bi-lingual candidates fluent in other language(s) are encouraged to apply. To read the complete job description, please visit the website www.cccounty.us/hr The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6)months. Typical Tasks Orally Interprets information related to medical procedures, diagnostic information, and medical education and instructions between patients, clients, medical providers, clinical staff in target language and in English Clarifies meaning and verifies patient's understanding of conveyed medical information Provides education, support, and clarification to medical providers and clinical staff on culturally specific values and practices as they relate to the health care encounter Verify the accuracy of medical and technical terms and terminology Maintain confidentiality of patient/client information according to established Departmental guidelines Participate in training and continuing education to facilitate professional development. Assist others in the use of the HCIN system Provide and promote excellent customer service for all internal and external customers Minimum Qualifications Experience: Six (6) months of full time, or its equivalent, professional experience working as a Medical Interpreter. Education: Completion of at least 40 hours of an approved Medical Interpreter training program. Note: Incumbents will be required to pass the Language Line Interpreter Skills Test and complete 40 hours of Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN) approved medical interpreter training within nine months of appointment. Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. ACOMPLETEDSUPPLEMENTALQUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED AND YOU MUST ATTACH COPIES OF CERTIFICATIONS TO YOUR APPLICATION. Selection Process 1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. 2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. 3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire (Weighted 100%). The examination steps noted above may be changed in accordance with the County's Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
City of Austin, TX
Austin, TX, United States
Minimum Qualifications Education and/or Equivalent Experience: Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus three (3)years of experience in a related field, one (1) year of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity. Licenses or Certifications: Valid Texas Class C Drivers License. Notes to Applicants Who Are We? Austin Animal Center's mission is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our animals by providing shelter, care, and lifesaving efforts. We are located in the largest No Kill community in the country and maintain a live outcome rate of 95 percent and above. As the City of Austin's municipal shelter, the Austin Animal Center strives to protect the health and wellbeing of residents and their pets, through rabies control, the sheltering of stray or lost pets, fostering and adoption programs, and the enforcement of animal-related laws. What is the Job? The Austin Animal Center is seeking someone who will share our commitment to deliver exceptional service and care to our guests on a daily basis while making sure they are healthy. The Animal Services Supervisor - Veterinary Services, under the direction of the Shelter Veterinarian, is the leader of our Veterinary Technicians team's business operations and activities and the person that keeps these teams moving forward. The position will plan, assign, and supervise work of assigned program staff and will provide advice, counsel, training and support to the Veterinary Technicians who provide surgical assistance to the Veterinarians. The successful candidate will have experience with performing quality control reviews of work assigned to personnel; managing veterinary services contracts and large budget and ensuring compliance with unit procedures, policies, and protocols. This position is considered essential and may be required to report to work in extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, rain) or in a community emergency response situation. Additional Duties: Assist in developing policies and procedures for assigned areas of responsibility. Assist in budget preparation and utilization and tracking of resources. Perform administrative functions and special projects. Maintain clear and accurate records. Contribute to the programs and services that support the shelter's live outcome goal. The successful candidate will have experience with performing quality control reviews of work assigned to personnel; managing veterinary services contracts and large budget and ensuring compliance with unit procedures, policies, and protocols. This position is considered essential and may be required to report to work in extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, rain) or in a community emergency response situation. Driving Requirement: This position requires a Valid Texas Class C Drivers License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin's Driver Record Evaluation ( DRE ) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Regarding Your Application: Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications. A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job title and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered. A cover letter and résumé are required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please include contact information from previous employers. A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position. If you are selected to interview: Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference. If you are selected for hire: You must provide proof of education which may include your official college transcript, High School diploma, GED or equivalent degree and your professional licenses. A Criminal Background check ( CBI ) will be conducted. Additional Information: Austin Public Health/Animal Service Office worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any APH / ASO worksite - including construction sites, parking lot, or in any personal vehicle located on the premises. Please Note this posting may close any time after 7 days. Pay Range $22.83 - $28.99 Hours This position will work 40 hours per week and will include at least one weekend day in the weekly schedule. This position will be required to work some City of Austin holidays. This position is classified as "essential" and will be required to work during bad weather or emergencies when the City is otherwise closed. Job Close Date 06/07/2020 Type of Posting External Department Animal Services Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location 7201 Levander Loop Bldg A Austin, TX 78702 Preferred Qualifications Prior experience supervising or leading a team and providing regular feedback and diffusing conflict within a team. Prior work experience managing schedules and delegating team assignments. Demonstrated experience working in a fast paced, high stress environment and managing emotions and competing priorities. Prior experience with budget planning, budget management, and purchasing. Demonstrated experience problem solving and prioritizing. Knowledge of humane and safe animal care. Experience in an animal-related field, especially involving veterinary technician experience in a shelter. Duties, Functions and Responsibilities Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned. 1. Planning, assigning and supervising work of assigned personnel and providing advice and counsel to subordinates in ordinances, policies and regulations. 2. Performing quality control reviews of work assigned to personnel. 3. Ensuring compliance with unit procedures, policies, and protocols. 4. Dealing with the public; answering complaints and advising them on laws, ordinances, policies and regulations. 5. Assisting in developing policies and procedures for assigned area (s) of responsibility. 6. Assisting in budget preparation and utilization and tracking of resources. 7. Interpreting section(s), policies and procedures to subordinates and customers. 8. Performing assigned section(s), administrative functions and special projects. 9. Maintaining and updating automated record keeping and files. 10. Coordinating with other agencies in activities related to the designated section(s). 11. Coordinating with other section(s) supervisors scheduling of staff. 12. May prepare notifications for the news media. Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised: Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed. 1. Knowledge of animal and rabies control laws and ordinances including care, restraint, quarantine, animal behavior, anatomy, hygiene, nutrition, first aid and customer service. 2. Knowledge of humane and safe animal care 3. Knowledge of good customer relations dealing tactfully and professional with customers and public in emotional or adversarial conditions. 4. Knowledge of personal computers and word processing software, mainframe processors, printers, faxes and copiers. 5. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with management, coworkers and the general public. 6. Ability to communicate effectively oral and in writing to respond to inquiries and prepare and present information. 7. Adhere to disease management and saftey protocols. Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445. Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * This position requires graduation from high school or equivalent, plus three (3) years of experience in a related field, one (1) year of which was in a lead or supervisory capacity. Do you meet these requirements? Yes No * Please describe your supervisory/lead experience. Be sure to include the number of employees you supervised/led, the type of work you supervised/led, and the level of responsibility you possessed in the areas of hiring, training, assigning work, counseling, and evaluating employees. (Open Ended Question) * Describe your work, volunteer, or personal experience with animals. (Open Ended Question) * Using complete sentences, briefly describe your leadership experience setting goals, delegating work, directing daily workflow, and handling a wide variety of tasks with competing deadlines and frequent interruptions. (Open Ended Question) * This position will be in a high traffic, dynamic work environment. It requires the ability to multitask, prioritize, manage multiple assignments, and work with frequent interruptions, while providing excellent customer service. Describe your experience working in this type of environment, and what methods you use to be successful. (Open Ended Question) * Describe your ability to manage work load to include prioritizing, effectively managing time, and meeting all deadliness in a fast paced environment. (Open Ended Question) * Please describe your problem solving skills. (Open Ended Question) * Are you able to work varying hours, weekends and holidays as required by this position? Yes No * This position requires a valid Texas Class C Driver License. Do you have a valid Texas Class C Driver license or, if selected for this position, do you the ability to acquire a valid Texas Class C Driver license by your hire date? Yes No * In the prior twelve months have you been employed by, owned any interest in, or been an officer or board member, for any business entity, including a non-profit organization, that is transacting any business with the City of Austin, including a recipient of any contracts, grants, or any funds of any kind from the City of Austin? Yes No Don't know * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)? Yes No * The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that External New Hires meet the City's Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement? Yes No Optional & Required Documents Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents