Position/Program Information TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: OPEN COMPETITIVE - EMERGENCY FILING DATE:
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. , Pacific Time (PT)
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice. EXAM NUMBER:
The LA County Board of Supervisors recently declared a local state of emergency for homelessness, and the County is working to revise and expand our response to help all who are affected. We are looking for qualified and passionate individuals to help us in the mission of addressing issues like housing, mental health, and substance use. If you are looking for a new career that will directly benefit the population of LA County, this may be the opportunity for you.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is seeking qualified candidates to fill emergency Contract Program Auditor vacancies related to the homelessness crisis.
Under the emergency order, applicants who meet the requirements may be hired for an initial period of up to 90 days, with an opportunity for permanent County employment.Before the end of your initial work period, you will be assessed on your work performance. This assessment will be weighted 100%.Those who successfully pass the assessment will be considered for permanent appointment to Contract Program Auditor. DEFINITION:
Conducts program evaluation audits of hospitals, day-care centers and related health facilities to ensure that appropriate quality of care is maintained by private agencies with County contracts.CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class receive administrative and technical direction from higher level contract and administrative positions. Contract Program Auditors are distinguished by having responsibility for auditing and evaluating the programs provided by private hospitals, day-care treatment centers, outpatient clinics and related health care providers of County contracted services for compliance with the County contract. The incumbents of these positions conduct detailed audits and evaluations of patient care and other aspects of the facility including medical, nursing, pharmaceutical, medical record, and social services, program management, diagnostic and treatment services.
Essential Job Functions
Audits and evaluates services provided by hospitals, day-care treatment centers and related health facilities for compliance with County contracts for a variety of health related services.
Conducts detailed inspections during on-site visits, and evaluations of each special area of contracted services, including staff qualifications, licensure, insurance coverage, adequacy of diagnosis and treatment and charting procedures.
Identifies possible areas of non-compliance with contractual terms and provides consultative services to facility administrators regarding deficiencies.
Provides health and substance abuse rehabilitation consultation services to contract providers, advising the providers on the utilization of treatment modalities.
Writes reports of audits and negotiates a plan for correction of deficiencies in compliance with the agency management.
Manages assigned contracts including monitoring expenditures to ensure budgetary compliance, prepares budget modifications, ensures both accuracy and compliance with reporting data requirements, approves invoices and ensures the agency maintains inventory of purchased equipment.
Assists in preparation of grant applications and participates in the competitive bidding process by providing technical assistance to evaluators.
Assists in the annual health facility contract negotiation meetings.
RequirementsMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Option I:
Two years' experience in an administrative* or staff capacity** assisting in the planning, developing, monitoring, evaluating, or auditing of health or social service contracts or programs at the level of Los Angeles County classes*** of Administrative Assistant III or Research Analyst II, Behavioral ScienceOption II:
A Bachelor's degree**** from an accredited four-year college and three years' experience providing direct health or social program services, one year of which must have been in program planning and evaluation, program development, research and analysis, or other administrative functions at the level of Los Angeles County classes*** of Senior Health Educator or Community Services Coordinator II.LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.PHYSICAL CLASS:
Physical Class II - Light: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.
You MUST meet the above requirement(s) in order to be appointed to fill any vacancies related to this recruitment.SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
Experience in an administrative capacity
in Los Angeles County is defined as experience at the level of independent responsibility for assignments of average difficulty analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of problems of organization, budget, personnel, information services, programs, facilities planning, materials management, and general management. **
Experience in a staff capacity
in Los Angeles County is defined as one who works in an advisory capacity to line managers to provide program and administrative support. Work includes assisting and supporting administration by doing research analysis, and making recommendations to line managers on matters such as: utilization of personnel, allocation of funds, workload and workload fluctuations, and programs and procedures for accomplishing work objectives. Work under general supervision of the line or division manager. ***Experience at the level of the Los Angeles County classes listed in the Minimum Requirements are defined as follows:
- Administrative Assistant III: Defines, analyzes, and makes recommendations for the solution of highly complex operating, budgetary and financing, and other management problems of an organization, and participates in the implementation of their solution.
- Research Analyst II, Behavioral Sciences: Assists in planning and conducting research projects involving experimental designs, field studies, and surveys in the behavioral or social science.
- Senior Health Educator: Plans, directs, coordinates, evaluates, and oversees health education programs in a specific health subject or in a service planning area.
- Community Services Coordinator II: Has functional responsibility for the implementation of the policies and programs of an organization in a specialized field such as community organization development, youth services or special research projects and statistical analysis. Advises and assists staff members and County-wide community organizations in matters relating to juvenile an adult delinquency prevention.
****In order to receive credit for any type of college or university degree, such as a Bachelor's Degree or higher,
youmust attach a legible copy of the Official Diploma, Official Transcripts, or Official Letter from the accredited institution, which shows the date the degree was awarded, with Registrar's signature and school seal, to the application at the time of filing, or e-mail to email@example.com within seven (7) calendar days
from application submission or your application may be rejected.
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited institutions standards by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or The Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE)
. (see Employment Information under Accreditation Information)Official Transcripts is defined as
a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's registrar office. A printout of the courses from the school's website is NOT considered official transcripts and will not be accepted and may result in your application being incomplete and rejected All documents must be attached to your application at the time of filing or e-mailed to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov within seven (7) calendar days from application submission or your application may be rejected as incomplete.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:
Under the emergency order, applicants who meet the requirements may be hired for an initial period of up to 90 days, with an opportunity for permanent County employment. Before the end of your initial work assignment, the appointing department will evaluate your performance. Those who achieve a passing score on this evaluation will be considered for permanent appointment. _______________________________________________________________ Application and Filing Information HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be filed ONLINE ONLY .
Applicants are required to complete and submit an online Los Angeles County Employment Application AND Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be considered for this examination. Paper applications, resumes, or any unsolicited documents will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application and Supplemental Questionnaire. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.
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SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number. COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County. Check the website for updated information at https://lacountylibrary.org . FAIR CHANCE EMPLOYER:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed. DO NOT SHARE USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record. ANTI-RACISM, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION (ARDI):
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the in equalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Department Contact Name:
Exam AnalystDepartment Contact Phone:
(323) 659-6546Department Contact E-mail:
HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov Exam Number:
PH4614I-EACalifornia Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922ADA Coordinator Phone:
(323) 659-6546 Teletype Phone:
(800) 899-4099Alternate Teletype Phone
: (800) 897-0077
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Closing Date/Time: Continuous