Human Services Specialist II -- Eligibility & Employment PAEL

  • Nevada County, CA
  • Nevada City, California
  • Feb 01, 2023
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Human Resources and Personnel Public Health
  • Salary: $54,417.84 - $66,432.96 Annually USD

Job Description

Definition and Class Characteristics


PAEL - Public Agency Eligible List Recruitment

Do you have a desire to better the lives of local families in Nevada County? Are you seeking better work-life balance? We offer flexible schedules and hybrid teleworking! Join the Eligibility & Employment Division at Nevada County's Health and Human Services Agency !

Human Services Specialists are an integral part of our Agency, whose mission is to protect lives, promote health and wellness, and provide support and services to help Nevada County residents meet their basic needs and to enhance the quality of life in our community.

Human Services Specialists connect customers to a wide spectrum of resources, and partner with community-based organizations. The Human Services Specialist II is a journey-level position where individuals are given general instructions pertaining to a broad range of services and programs. We manage a full, multi-program caseload independently, referring regulatory or technical questions to a lead or supervisor. Our staff members are also first responders for Office of Emergency Services calls for assistance.

Eligibility & Employment includes the Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKs, and General Assistance programs. An HSS in Eligibility & Employment will perform interactive interviews and record data in CalSAWS and MEDS systems. We also collect and analyze financial data to determine eligibility for multiple aid programs.

This position is crafted for individuals who have graduated from high school and hold an Associate of Arts or Science degree from an accredited college or university in Communications, Business, Psychology, Social Work or a related field. One year of work experience determining eligibility for public assistance programs is required.

Individuals who show patience, understanding, and caring in their dealings with others are highly valued. Other relevant personal traits include social skills, a strong sense of responsibility, and the ability to manage time effectively.

This position is full-time and fully benefited. The County of Nevada offers an extensive benefit package including, but not limited to, a generous sick time/vacation/leave benefit, CalPERS retirement, medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance, an FSA (flexible spending account), and a deferred compensation plan including 401(a), 457(b) and Roth options. We also offer flexible schedules and a telework option!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform adequate job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Benefits Guide
The Benefits Guide is a comprehensive document for employees of the County of Nevada. Information contained in this summary of benefits is not a binding document. Refer to specific unit summaries and agreements (MOUs) for additional benefit information for each employee group.

Health Insurance
The County sponsored plan for 2023 is the PERS Gold PPO, but you can also choose plans from providers such as Anthem, Blue Shield, and PORAC (if you are a member) to suit your needs.

2023 Health Insurance Plans
  • Anthem Select HMO
  • Anthem Traditional HMO
  • Blue Shield CalPERS Access+ HMO
  • PERS Gold PPO (County sponsored plan)
  • PERS Platinum PPO
  • PORAC (Available to PORAC members only)

Flexible Spending Accounts
The County offers employees the option to contribute to a pre-tax medical FSA and dependent Care FSA.

Life Insurance
Voya and Colonial is the County's life insurance provider. We offer the following products through Voya and Colonial:
  • Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Basic Term Life
  • Optional Accidental Death and Dismemberment plans
  • Optional Dependent Term Life
  • Optional Term Life

Dental & Vision Insurance
Nevada County employees can opt to receive dental and vision insurance without opting for health insurance coverage as well. This will give employees more flexibility to match their choice of insurance plans to their specific needs. Delta Dental is the dental provider offered through Nevada County and VSP Vision Care is our vision care provider.

The County is a member of the CalPERS retirement system and provides the opportunity for voluntary contributions to a 457 deferred compensation account through Nationwide by way of pre-tax and Roth payroll deductions.

CalPERS Miscellaneous tiers:
Tier 1 (Classic-former employee originally hired on or before 12/13/12 and are returning to Nevada County) 2.7% @ 55

Tier 2 (Hired by a CalPERS employer between 12/14/12-12/31/12 and coming to Nevada County with less than 6 months between separation from former CalPERS employer and hire date with Nevada County) 2%@60

Tier 3 (Hired by first CalPERS employer on or after 1/1/13 or having a break in service of more than six months between another CalPERS employer and Nevada County) 2%@62

CalPERS Safety tiers:
Tier 1 (Classic-former employees originally hired on or before 12/13/12 and are returning to Nevada County) 3% @ 50.

Tier 2 (Hired by a CalPERS employer between 7/2411-12/31/12 and coming to Nevada County with less than 6-months between separation from former CalPERS employer and hire date with Nevada County) 3% @ 55.

Tier 3 (Hired by any CalPERS employer on or after 1/1/13) 2.7% @ 57.

We encourage you to visit the CalPERS home page, , to search related information about the retirement plans noted here so that you fully understand what your retirement formula means to you.


Any information on this page or documents and links are subject to change without notice.

Nevada County Human Resources Department
950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-7010 option 2

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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