CPS HR Consulting

  • 2450 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815, United States

CPS HR is an innovative, client-centered human resources and management consulting firm specializing in solving the unique problems and challenges faced by government and non-profit agencies. CPS HR was formed as a JPA public agency in 1985. As a self-supporting public agency, we understand the needs of public sector clients and have served as a trusted advisor to our clients for more than 31 years. The distinctive mission of CPS HR is to transform human resource management in the public sector.


With more than 110 full-time employees as well as 200+ project consultants and technical experts nationwide, CPS HR delivers breakthrough solutions that dramatically transform public sector
organizations to positively impact the communities they serve. CPSHR is headquartered in Sacramento, California, with regional offices in Littleton, Colorado; Austin, Texas; and Atlanta, Georgia.

CPS HR offers clients a comprehensive range of competitively priced services, all of which can be customized to meet the City’s specific needs. We are committed to supporting and developing strategic organizational leadership and human resource management in the public sector. We offer expertise in the areas of classification and compensation, organizational strategy, recruitment and selection, and training and development.

CPS HR occupies a unique position among its competitors in the field of government consulting; as a
JPA, whose charter mandates that we serve only public-sector clients, we actively serve all government
sectors including Federal, State, Local, Special Districts and Non-Profit Organizations. This singular
position provides CPS HR with a systemic and extensive understanding of how each government sector
is inter-connected to each other and to their communities. That understanding, combined with our
knowledge of public and private sector best practices, translates into meaningful and practical
solutions for our clients’ operational and business needs.

 

55 job(s) at CPS HR Consulting

Monterey County Department of Social Services Salinas or Seaside or King City or Marina, California, United States
Nov 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Under general direction, the Social Worker III carries a difficult caseload involving the determination of need for basic social services functions for applicants or clients; performs social studies and assignments involving individualized treatment and specialized application of casework methods and skills; provides comprehensive casework services of a tangible nature; and performs other related work as assigned. Social Worker III is the advanced journey level in the Social Worker series. Incumbents are normally assigned a selected caseload of the more difficult cases and when needed are given supervisory consultation in development of treatment plans. They may also be assigned to a specialized function requiring a high degree of perception such as a special problem caseload or they are assigned to a specific geographic or functional area such as Court Investigations, Family Maintenance/Reunification, Emergency Response, Child/Adult Protection, or Foster Care. A Social Worker III may act as a lead worker to other social service workers. Incumbents are expected to work independently. Social Worker III differs from Social Worker II in that the former receives the more difficult assignments requiring greater skill and depth of job knowledge in assessing problem situations and formulating plans for services. Incumbents normally work with a high degree of independence of action in administering services and in making use of agency or community resources. Social Worker III differs from Social Worker IV-A/B in that the latter is the most experienced worker and requires both advanced education and social work experience. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Incumbents in the Social Worker III classification receive general direction from a Social Worker Supervisor or other higher-level manager or deputy director, and may act as lead worker to lower classification working in the same program area. Examples of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Carries a caseload of more difficult types of social services cases requiring a high degree of technical competence, such as situations where environmental forces affect family life Receives and responds to reports of suspected abuse; obtains information from reporters; personally investigates and assesses situations to protect vulnerable adults and children and recommends alternate placement; may provide information to law enforcement or district attorneys; may be required to work on-call; may testify in court Performs case studies evaluates individual and family case information to assess the safety of children and adults; determines appropriate types and methods of treatment Develops and carries out social treatment plans for an assigned caseload; ensures all services are delivered in a respectful, culturally sensitive and appropriate manner and Counsels or provides guidance and support to individuals and/or families with more complex or specialized needs including Adult Protective Services, crisis intervention, special medical or legal needs, and other social services Refers clients to other staff members Makes a diagnosis of client problems and follows through with the social treatment plans with a high degree of independence Interprets policies, rules, and regulations to client, applicants, and others May act as a lead worker to a small group of social service workers or service employees Assists applicants and recipients in utilizing available resources for individual needs Makes home visits in connection with casework assignments Develops and prepares court report, case plans, case narratives and safety plans in automated computer systems Enters and retrieves data and narratives from automated computer systems Prepares and maintains case Participates in in-service training and other staff development activities to increase knowledge of the social work processes and achieve technical competence Receives casework consultation from professionally trained staff members May be required to testify in court Works with community organizations and makes referrals to outside resources Provides self-help information, education, and services; works with clients and caregivers to develop and improve caregiving and independent living skills Obtains and evaluates police, medical, and psychological reports Maintains client confidentiality; performs all duties in conformance with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics Performs related duties as assigned EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Principles and practices of organization, workload management and time management Principles and practices of note taking, report writing, and English composition, grammar, punctuation, and spelling Phone etiquette and interview techniques Socio-economic conditions and trends Basic principles of individual and group behavior Current issues in the field of social welfare Principles of analysis and problem-solving methodology Basic public welfare programs on the Federal, State, and local level General principles of public assistance policies and programs Principles and techniques of interviewing and recording of social casework Laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of the public welfare agency and the role and responsibilities of a social worker Community organization and the social problems calling for the use of public and private community resources Current problems and methodology in the field of public social services Medical, legal, economic, and social management needs of individuals and families with special medical needs such as HIV disease, drug dependency, the medically fragile child, Alzheimer's, and the terminally ill Strategies and protocols surrounding crisis intervention techniques such as voice modulation and assessing the potential for suicide Psychopathology, the different types of mental illness diagnoses, how mental illness affects human behavior and mental health services and treatments utilized by clients Signs, stages and dynamics of abuse, and the effects of abuse on child/adult development and behavior Signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug use/abuse in adults and children and the effects on families Standards for maintaining clients safely in home; options for placement; effects of removing clients from unsafe situations Ability to: Communicate effectively with others in writing, in person and over the telephone Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses Perform job duties under stressful conditions Respond appropriately to situations Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or county regulations Understand and apply the agency program, policy and procedures Obtain facts and recognize the relevance and significance Organize and maintain work detail Establish and maintain effective working relationship with agency staff, clients, and outside organizations Analyze situation and adopt effective courses of action Apply the principles of psychology and family relationships to engage individuals and families in social services Recognize signs of abuse for children, elderly and dependent adults; assess risk factors and potential dangers to clients Apply existing laws, rules, and regulations to welfare department operations Interpret and explain to applicants, recipients, or others public social service programs, policies, rules and regulations Develop skill in interviewing case, recording, and interpretation Work within a community setting and effectively use appropriate resources and services Maintain confidentiality in accordance with legal standards and/or county regulations Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Operate a personal computer and other office equipment and related software Act appropriately in emergency and stressful situations Interact professionally and respectfully with clients including difficult, hostile, or distressed clients Respect cultural differences Work with difficult or complex cases/clients including clients with dual diagnoses, potentially dangerous clients or legally complex cases Analyze data from multiple sources, interpret and apply complex directions, rules, policies, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses Minimum Qualifications Pattern 1: One (1) year of full-time experience performing journey level social work case management in the Social Worker II classification in an Interagency Merit System (IMS) county; OR Pattern 2: Two (2) years of full-time social work case management experience in a public or private agency; AND Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units from an accredited college or university, including fifteen (15) semester units or twenty-two and a half (22.5) quarter units in social welfare, social/human services, sociology, or other social or behavioral science;** OR Pattern 3: Bachelor's degree and successful completion of twenty-four (24) semester or thirty-six (36) quarter units of a Master's degree program in Social Work, or a Counseling program from an accredited college or university, emphasizing Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Marriage and Family therapy, Gerontology or Clinical Psychology; AND Twelve (12) months of social work case management experience.* *Qualifying social work case management includes direct case work management, such as: assessment, evaluation; conducting investigations of abuse and neglect; preparing court reports; responsibility for a long term caseload, monitoring compliance through home calls and other personal contact; collaboration with other agencies and linking clients to resources and programs; development of a case plan, modification of case plans as needed/required; and authority to impose sanctions or implement actions that impact services. **Examples of acceptable social or behavioral science courses include: anthropology, criminal justice, education, ethnic studies, history, human development, law, human services, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, social welfare, sociology, welfare, women's studies. While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The ability to speak, read and write Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. Employees who drive on County business to carry out job related duties must possess a valid CA Driver License for the class vehicle driven. The Department of Social Services will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice fingerprint check. Employees must have and show their original Social Security Card and a valid CA Driver License or CA State ID on the first day of work. Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records.Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks.Applicable agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. For additional information on benefits, visit: http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/human-resources/human-resources/benefits/benefit-summary-sheet VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form to your application. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CalHR at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2785 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUT MONTEREY COUNTY Located on California's picturesque Pacific Coast, the County of Monterey is blessed with mild weather year-round and is home to miles of beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, groves of redwoods, low-rolling foothills, and a bountiful valley. With a population exceeding 400,000, the County is proud of its vibrant citizenry, great traditions, educational opportunities, and multicultural lifestyles. Boasting such world-renowned attractions as the spectacular Big Sur Coast, 17-Mile Drive, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, the Steinbeck Center, the Monterey Jazz and Blues Festivals and Pebble Beach - possibly the world's most famous golf course, it's easy to see why an estimated 4.3 million visitors a year make Monterey County their destination of choice. In addition to a thriving tourist trade, Monterey County's economy is largely based on a vigorous agricultural industry. Known as the 'salad bowl of the nation' the Salinas Valley provides fresh vegetables and salad greens to the entire country. California's 16th largest county also provides many educational opportunities for its residents including California State University at Monterey Bay, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, the Defense Language Institute (DLI), Presidio of Monterey, and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). All these factors combine to make Monterey County a healthy, economically diverse region eager to foster and sustain an enriching lifestyle for its residents. ABOUT MONTEREY COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT Monterey County Department of Social Services is seeking enthusiastic applicants, who genuinely care about the community and its members, to join its team. Careers with the Department of Social Services offer the opportunity to promote the social and economic self-reliance of individuals and families served by providing essential resources and services to low-income families, veterans, vulnerable children and adults, and disabled individuals. Monterey County Department of Social Services welcomes, values and encourages diverse voices, opinions, perspectives and backgrounds to foster an environment where all viewpoints are appreciated. The Department currently has a team of approximately 874 dedicated members serving Monterey County residents. Monterey County is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. To learn more about the Department of Social Services, go to: http://mcdss.co.monterey.ca.us/ . Closing Date/Time: 11/27/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Lake County Department of Social Services Lakeport, California, United States
Nov 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Under limited supervision, the Office Assistant III performs highly responsible, specialized, and technical office support activities; explains rules, policies, and operations related to department records, programs, and services; may serve as a lead-worker and provide training and work assignments to a group of office support staff; may conduct initial application screening interview and initiate cases through automated systems; and performs related work as required. The Office Assistant III is the advanced journey level in the Office Assistant series. Incumbents either act as lead-worker to a group of office support staff, perform applicant screening in addition to other primary responsibilities, or exercise a detailed subject matter knowledge of a specific and complex program area or specialized record keeping system. The Office Assistant III differs from the Screener in Social Services in that the Screener classification is assigned the screening function as a primary responsibility, while the Office Assistant III may have primary responsibility for other advanced clerical functions, and screening duties represent a less significant portion of the overall responsibilities of the position. Minimum Qualifications Two (2) years of full-time experience performing clerical duties in an office environment, including one (1) year at the journey level. While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The ability to speak, read and write Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. A valid driver's license will be required at the time of interview. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Positions require pre-employment screening, including background checks, and fingerprinting Government agencies accessing US government information, which includes federal tax information, must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check is required for all Social Services positions.Background requirements consist of three components which include fingerprinting, citizenship verification, and local law enforcement checks. Applicable agencies must conduct investigations during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form to your application. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) Merit System Services (MSS), at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2363 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUT LAKE COUNTY Nestled inland and to the north of the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake County is rich with geographic history and landmarks. Lake County is home to Clear Lake, which is said to have been formed more than 2 million years ago and is the largest natural freshwater lake in the state of California. As a neighboring county to Napa, Lake County is renowned for growing premium wine grapes, pears, and walnuts, and as certified by the State's Air Resources Board, has the cleanest air in California. Also found in Lake County is Mount Konocti, which was formed from volcanic eruptions between 100,000 and 600,000 years ago. The local economy is based primarily on agriculture, tourism, and the geothermal power industry. . Closing Date/Time: 11/27/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Tehama County Department of Social Services None, California, United States
Nov 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Nature of work: The primary function of an Office Assistant II Bilingual is to provide a variety of general or specialized clerical duties in support of agency programs and services, including: reception, form processing, record maintenance, mail and data entry; may perform the initial applicant screening and initiate cases through multiple automated systems. Will frequently utilize bilingual abilities to assist Spanish speaking customers in all aspects of duties. Typical Duties of an Office Assistant Include: Greets customers in-person and via telephone; performs tasks that are structured and repetitive such as: filing, scheduling appointments, reviewing forms, documents, electronic files and entering data; addresses complaints and explains processes to customers or the public; gathers information to direct customers to appropriate staff to address their request. As knowledge is increased, an Office Assistant will perform more difficult and responsible office support including keeping current desk manuals, tracking and reporting data, creating forms and evaluating for correctness, improving work efficiency, adjusting work processes, and use of independent judgment in selecting and applying specific solutions to different work situations. Controversial Issues: As an Office Assistant, you may encounter customers who are emotionally charged; customers that have substance dependence, mental health, trauma or domestic violence history. You may be assisting customers whose values may conflict with your own values. An Office Assistant must be able to accept customers' differences and interact with them in a non-judgmental manner. Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is reliable, provides courteous, respectful, and professional customer service, and has the ability to analyze situations involving rules and regulations and demonstrate good judgment when making decisions; communicates effectively orally and in writing; interacts with individuals from various educational, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds; works cooperatively as part of a team and with community partners and other Counties' agencies; listens attentively and understands oral information provided; prioritizes, plans and organizes one's own work. The Office Assistant II performs a variety of general or specialized clerical duties related to filing, reception, form processing, record maintenance, mail, typing or data entry; obtains and compares information related to department records, programs, and services; may perform the initial applicant screening as an incidental function and initiate cases through the department's automated system; and performs related work as required . Working under general supervision, the Office Assistant II is the journey level in the Office Assistant series. Employees at this level are expected to be fully qualified and able to perform difficult and responsible office support work within the framework of established work methods and procedures and to use independent judgment in selecting and applying specific references, procedures, sequences, and alternatives to different work situations, referring non-procedural questions to the supervisor. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower level of Office Assistant I, or if filled from the outside, require prior related experience. The Office Assistant II differs from the Office Assistant III by the level of supervision received, the scope and effect of functions performed, the degree of independence exercised, and the complexity of work assigned. The Office Assistant III may also be assigned lead worker duties, or screening duties on a consistent rather than incidental basis. The Office Assistant series differs from the Account Clerk series in that the primary duties of the Account Clerk involve the application of mathematical skill and ability in the use of financial, numerical and statistical data and information. The Office Assistant class performs a wide variety of general office support duties in which the use of mathematical ability is incidental to the primary function and most frequently performed duties. Minimum Qualifications One (1) year of full-time experience performing clerical duties in an office environment. While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ADA/EEO/DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE As a condition of employmentTehamaCounty Social Services will require: A valid driver's license will be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Proof of ability to work in the United States Pre-employment drug testing and physical Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. BENEFITS This position offers the following benefits: Represented by the Joint Council bargaining unit. 96 hours of vacation per year, increasing upon continuous years of service. 96 hours of sick leave per year. 13 paid holidays plus one 8-hour personal holiday. CalPERS retirement plan, 7% employee contribution. The County pays approximately 80% of premium for medical, dental, and vision plan (including a $30,000 life insurance plan for employee). For the employee and entire family, the current employee's share of the insurance plan is $181.63. Annual salary step increase based upon satisfactory performance and completion of 2,080 hours (Steps A to E). Deferred compensation plan with the County matching the employee's deposit up to $60 per month. Supplemental insurance plans are available. Employee Assistance Program is provided to all employees at no cost by the County. VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form to your application. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CalHR at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2360 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUT TEHAMA COUNTY BeautifulTehamaCounty is in the heart of northern California, midway between Sacramento and the Oregon border. Based on the shores of the Sacramento River and in the shadows of Mount Lassen,TehamaCounty boasts some of the lowest housing costs in California along with short commute times to work. The County is home to a myriad of recreational activities. Closing Date/Time: 12/16/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Lake County Department of Social Services Lower Lake, California, United States
Nov 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Under general supervision, the Janitor performs routine janitorial and related duties in County buildings, as assigned. This is a specialized, Extra Help (temporary) Janitor position andis limited to no more than 900 hours per year. Incumbents are paid only for hours worked, are not entitled to benefits, and do not have county employment status. Incumbents assigned to this classification perform routine janitorial work.Work locations will vary, and work assignments may include irregular hours. Minimum Qualifications Any combination of training and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Previous work experience in janitorial or custodial work is desirable. While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The ability to speak, read and write Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. A valid driver's license will be required at the time of interview. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Positions require pre-employment screening, including background checks, and fingerprinting Government agencies accessing US government information, which includes federal tax information, must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check is required for all Social Services positions.Background requirements consist of three components which include fingerprinting, citizenship verification, and local law enforcement checks. Applicable agencies must conduct investigations during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form to your application. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) Merit System Services (MSS), at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2363 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUT LAKE COUNTY Nestled inland and to the north of the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake County is rich with geographic history and landmarks. Lake County is home to Clear Lake, which is said to have been formed more than 2 million years ago and is the largest natural freshwater lake in the state of California. As a neighboring county to Napa, Lake County is renowned for growing premium wine grapes, pears, and walnuts, and as certified by the State's Air Resources Board, has the cleanest air in California. Also found in Lake County is Mount Konocti, which was formed from volcanic eruptions between 100,000 and 600,000 years ago. The local economy is based primarily on agriculture, tourism, and the geothermal power industry. Closing Date/Time: 11/27/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Tehama County Department of Social Services None, California, United States
Nov 12, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Under general direction, the Social Worker IV A/B performs casework of an advanced nature dealing with complex individual and family problems; undertakes intensive treatment plans and counseling requiring professional knowledge and training; performs other related work as assigned. Social Worker IV A/B requires a Master's degree and social work case management experience in a public or private social services agency. This is the highest non-supervisory level in the series. Incumbents perform casework requiring the application of high level and sophisticated social services expertise and techniques, generally in areas such as adult and child protective services. The MQ patterns of the SW IV-B mirror the patterns for the SW IV-A. The distinguishing difference is that the SW IV-B requires one additional year of experience from what is required for the SW IV-A. Social Worker IV differs from the next higher class of Social Worker Supervisor I in that the latter is the first supervisory level. Social Worker IV differs from Social Worker III in that the latter does not require both a Master's degree and qualifying experience. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Social Worker IV A/B receives supervision from a Social Worker Supervisor or other higher-level supervisor or manager pursuant to California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Manual of Policy and Procedures (MPP) Division 31 regulations (31.070). A Social Worker IV A/B may provide lead direction to lower level Social Workers or service employees. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Requires extensive driving and assisting clients and/or children in and out of vehicles and car seats. Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various County and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups and over the telephone. Standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Ability to do computer work for extensive periods of time. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 30 pounds frequently, as necessary to perform job functions. WORKING CONDITIONS Employees work in an office environment and in the field/client homes with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Minimum Qualifications Social Worker IV A Pattern 1: A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university; OR Pattern 2: A Master's degree from an accredited two (2) year counseling program*; *Qualifying counseling degrees from a two (2) year counseling program includes: Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology, Counseling Psychology. OR Pattern 3: One (1) year of full-time experience performing advanced journey (equivalent to a MSS SW III) level social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency and Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education. Social Worker IV B (This level is for candidates with a Master's degree and experience. Experience during an internship does not count at this level). Pattern 1: A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency; OR Pattern 2: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university two (2) year counseling program* and one (1) year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency; *Qualifying counseling degrees from a two (2) year counseling program includes: Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology, Counseling Psychology. OR Pattern 3: Two (2) years of full-time experience performing advanced journey (equivalent to a MSS SW III) level social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency and Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education . Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The salary for Social Worker IV-B is $3896 - $4746 per month. ADA/EEO/DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE As a conditionof employmentTehamaCounty Social Serviceswill require: A valid driver's license will be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Proof of ability to work in the United States Pre-employment drug testing and physical Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. BENEFITS This position offers the following benefits: Represented by the Joint Council bargaining unit. 96 hours of vacation per year, increasing upon continuous years of service. 96 hours of sick leave per year. 13 paid holidays plus one 8-hour personal holiday. CalPERSretirement plan, 7% employee contribution. The County pays approximately 80% of premium for medical, dental, and vision plan (including a $30,000 life insurance plan for employee). For the employee and entire family, the current employee's share of the insurance plan is $181.63. Annual salary step increase based upon satisfactory performance and completion of 2,080 hours (Steps A to E). Deferred compensation plan with the County matching the employee's deposit up to $60 per month. Supplemental insurance plans are available. Employee Assistance Program is provided to all employees at no cost by the County. VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form to your application. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contactCalHRat mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2360 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUTTEHAMACOUNTY BeautifulTehamaCounty is in the heart of northern California, midway between Sacramento and the Oregon border. Based on the shores of the Sacramento River and in the shadows of MountLassen,TehamaCounty boasts some of the lowest housing costs in California along with short commute times to work. The County is home to a myriad of recreational activities. Closing Date/Time: 12/10/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Tehama County Department of Social Services None, California, United States
Nov 12, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Nature of work: The primary function of an Adoption Social Worker is to provide direct adoption services for prospective adoptive parents, adoptive parents and children in the Child Welfare System that need permanent homes or that have been adopted. The work performed is conducted in the field as well as in the office writing reports with time sensitive, legal and agency deadlines. Typical duties of an Adoption Social Worker include: Handling difficult adoptions casework tasks, working independently with county welfare departments, community partners, attorneys, judges and other representatives of the court system; interviewing adoptive parents and children to obtain information on personal issues in difficult or emotional situations; maintaining contact to monitor the progress of the child and family through the entire process; interacting with families to assess, identify needs and make appropriate referrals to services; making decisions and preparing full factual reports to the court with recommendations for or against granting petitions for adoption and recommending alternate plans when needed; completing the many various forms required for the finalization of the adoption; explaining decisions or recommendations to family members; handling different issues that may arise after the adoptions are finalized; reports to an Adoptions Supervisor and/or Program Manager. Controversial Issues: As an Adoptions Social Worker, you may encounter customers who are emotionally charged. You may be required to take action that conflicts with your own values. You must be able to accept the family's differences and interact with them in a non-judgmental manner. Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate for this position will work closely with team members of the agency, community partners, and extended family members and will have excellent written and oral communication skills, must be able to complete work accurately; be highly organized and able to prioritize tasks. The ideal candidate will also maintain a calm and professional demeanor and demonstrate exceptional customer service and be able to work independently. Under general direction, the Social Worker IV A/B performs casework of an advanced nature dealing with complex individual and family problems; undertakes intensive treatment plans and counseling requiring professional knowledge and training; performs other related work as assigned. Social Worker IV-B requires a Master's degree and social work case management experience in a public or private social services agency. This is the highest non-supervisory level in the series. Incumbents perform casework requiring the application of high level and sophisticated social services expertise and techniques, generally in areas such as adult and child protective services. The MQ patterns of the SW IV-B mirror the patterns for the SW IV-A. The distinguishing difference is that the SW IV-B requires one additional year of experience from what is required for the SW IV-A. Social Worker IV differs from the next higher class of Social Worker Supervisor I in that the latter is the first supervisory level. Social Worker IV differs from Social Worker III in that the latter does not require both a Master's degree and qualifying experience. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Social Worker IV A/B receives supervision from a Social Worker Supervisor or other higher-level supervisor or manager pursuant to California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Manual of Policy and Procedures (MPP) Division 31 regulations (31.070). A Social Worker IV A/B may provide lead direction to lower level Social Workers or service employees. Minimum Qualifications Social Worker IV B (This level is for candidates with a Master's degree and experience. Experience during an internship does not count at this level). Pattern 1: A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency; OR Pattern 2: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university two (2) year counseling program* and one (1) year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency; *Qualifying counseling degrees from a two (2) year counseling program includes: Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology, Counseling Psychology. OR Pattern 3: Two (2) years of full-time experience performing advanced journey (equivalent to a MSS SW III) level social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency and Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education . Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DA/EEO/DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE As a conditionof employmentTehamaCounty Social Serviceswill require: Avalid driver's license will be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Proof of ability to work in the United States Pre-employment drug testing and physical Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. BENEFITS This position offers the following benefits: Represented by the Joint Council bargaining unit. 96 hours of vacation per year, increasing upon continuous years of service. 96 hours of sick leave per year. 13 paid holidays plus one 8-hour personal holiday. CalPERSretirement plan, 7% employee contribution. The County pays approximately 80% of premium for medical, dental, and vision plan (including a $30,000 life insurance plan for employee). For the employee and entire family, the current employee's share of the insurance plan is $181.63. Annual salary step increase based upon satisfactory performance and completion of 2,080 hours (Steps A to E). Deferred compensation plan with the County matching the employee's deposit up to $60 per month. Supplemental insurance plans are available. Employee Assistance Program is provided to all employees at no cost by the County. VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form to your application. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contactCalHRat mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2360 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUTTEHAMACOUNTY BeautifulTehamaCounty is in the heart of northern California, midway between Sacramento and the Oregon border. Based on the shores of the Sacramento River and in the shadows of MountLassen,TehamaCounty boasts some of the lowest housing costs in California along with short commute times to work. The County is home to a myriad of recreational activities. Closing Date/Time: 12/10/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency Hollister, California, United States
Nov 12, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Under general direction, the Social Worker Supervisor I plans, organizes and supervises social service and employment staff engaged in providing information and referral services, adult protective services, in-home supportive services, home placement services, child protective services, emergency response services and/or employment services; performs other related work as assigned. Social Worker Supervisor I is the first supervisory level in the series. Social Worker Supervisor I differs from the next lower classification of Social Worker IV in that the former is the first line supervisor. Social Worker Supervisor I differs from Social Worker Supervisor II in that the latter is at the second supervisory level and requires a Master's degree. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Incumbents in the Social Worker Supervisor I classification generally receive direction from a Program Manager or other management level classification. A Social Worker Supervisor I, supervises a variety of Social Workers, clerical and technical staff, but does not supervise employees in positions that require a master's degree pursuant to California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Manual of Policy and Procedures (MPP) Division 31 regulations (31.070). Minimum Qualifications Pattern 1: Three (3) years of full-time experience performing journey level social work case management duties* in a Social Worker II classification in an Interagency Merit System (IMS) county; (Substitution: One year of graduate work in social work or counseling may substitute for one year of the required experience.) OR Pattern 2: One (1) year of full-time experience performing advanced journey level social work case management duties in a Social Worker III classification in an Interagency Merit System (IMS) county. OR Pattern 3: Four (4) years of full-time experience performing social work case management duties. *Qualifying social work case management includes direct case work management, such as: assessment, evaluation; conducting investigations of abuse and neglect; preparing court reports; responsibility for a long term caseload, monitoring compliance through home calls and other personal contact; collaboration with other agencies and linking clients to resources and programs; development of a case plan, modification of case plans as needed/required; and authority to impose sanctions or implement actions that impact services. While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This position will be in the Health & Human Services Agency Public Assistance Division for San Benito CalWORKs unit. The primary focus of this position will be to facilitate the continuing efforts of CalWORKs 2.0 Welfare to Work services. A valid driver's license may be required at the time of appointment and employees may also be required to drive their own car, provide proof of car insurance, and a DMV clearance. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency requires pre-employment fingerprinting as a part of the background investigation for all positions. The ability to speak, read, and write Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. Applicants for English/Spanish bilingual designated positions must take and pass the bilingual proficiency examination administered by the California Department of Human Resources, Merit System Services. Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records.Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 to your application. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact the California Department of Human Resources, Merit System Services at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2756 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUT SAN BENITO COUNTY San Benito County is in the Coast Range Mountains in California, only 45 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, bordering Santa Clara County and adjacent to the San Francisco Bay Area. The County enjoys a high comfort rating, with an average of 262 sunny days per year and mild temperatures year-round. Another aspect of the comfort level is the low crime rate, which falls anywhere from below to significantly below the national average in all measured categories. One of the historic California missions, San Juan Bautista is in San Benito County, as well as numerous quaint towns and communities. Within the County, there are 12 school districts, and several private, religious and charter schools, all providing students with a quality education. Residents and visitors also enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities here, at Pinnacle National Park, championship golf courses, sky diving, cycling, geological walks and geocaching. The area is also known for its destination wineries and organic farms, and is reputed to sport the best views in California. Closing Date/Time: 11/26/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Monterey County Department of Child Support Services Salinas, California, United States
Nov 12, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Applies Federal, State and local codes, procedures, and rules to assist Child Support Specialists in securing current and delinquent child support payments; and performs related work as required. The Child Support Assistant applies Federal, State and local codes, procedures, and rules to assist Child Support Specialists in securing current and delinquent child support payments; and performs related work as required. Child Support Assistant I Working under close supervision, Child Support Assistant I is the entry/trainee level in the Child support Assistant class series. Employees in this class receive in-service training, and are given detailed instructions in the performance of routine duties related to assisting Child Support Specialists in securing delinquent child support payments. As requisite skills and knowledge are developed, greater independence and the full scope of responsibility are exercised. Employees are expected to promote to Child Support Assistant II after one year of satisfactory performance at the trainee level. Child Support Assistant II Working under general supervision, Child Support Assistant II is the journey level in the Child Support Assistant class series. Employees at this level are expected to use independent judgment to perform the full scope of duties, which emphasize general, routine interviewing and information gathering, but not the full responsibilities of a caseload. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower level of Child Support Assistant I, or if filled from the outside, require prior related experience. Child Support Assistant II differs from Child Support Assistant III in that the latter is the advanced journey level, and may provide lead direction to assigned staff. The Child Support Assistant series differs from the Child Support Specialist series in that the former assists Child Support Specialists in processing, preparing, and maintaining cases; while the Child Support Specialists perform the full range of case management activities. Examples of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Assists Child Support Specialists in processing cases and preparing cases for court action according to established routine and procedures. Operates and uses an automated system to input and extract information and generate reports and documents. Develops, organizes and distributes documents for child support cases. Establishes and maintains child support files. Interviews individuals to obtain pertinent information related to child support cases. Responds to general inquiries from the public. Contacts and retrieves relevant information from other jurisdictions. Processes and distributes incoming correspondence, redirecting complex mail and/or transactions to other staff. Assists with the location of parents and the establishment of parent's support capability. Performs related duties as assigned. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Note : The level and scope of the knowledge and skills listed below are related to job duties as distinguished between the two levels in the Definition section. Knowledge of: Basic arithmetic. English usage, grammar and spelling. Use of computer terminals and basic data input and retrieval mechanisms. Good public relations techniques. Ability to: Perform basic arithmetic calculations. Exercise tact, diplomacy, and flexibility. Understand and follow written and oral instructions. Maintain accurate records and files. Operate computer equipment. Work with computer databases and programs common to child support enforcement activities. Read, interpret and apply policies, procedures and regulations. Maintain confidentiality. Establish and maintain effective working relationships. Minimum Qualifications Child Support Assistant I One (1) year of full-time general clerical experience. Child Support Assistant II One (1) year of full-time experience performing duties comparable to a Child Support Assistant I in a state or local government agency. While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Supplemental Information At the discretion ofthe MontereyCounty Department ofChild Support Services, and with the approval of Merit System Services, qualified candidates certified to the eligible list established by this exam may be appointed to theChild Support Assistant II level if the appointee meets theChild Support AssistantII minimum requirements. Salary range for Child Support Assistant I: $13.62 - $18.60 per hour. Salaryrange for Child Support Assistant II: $16.88 - $23.05 per hour. A valid driver's license may be required at the time of appointment and employees may also be required to drive their own car, provide proof of car insurance, and a DMV clearance. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. As a condition of employment, the County of Monterey will require proof of ability to work in the U.S. Position may require pre-employment drug testing, physical, and fingerprinting for a background investigation. Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records.Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks.Applicable agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CalHR at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2785 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUT MONTEREY COUNTY Monterey County offers the best of California. People come from all over the country to enjoy breathtaking scenery on the world renowned 17 mile drive, an extraordinarily beautiful trek that runs along the Pacific Ocean from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach, as well as Highway 1 along the breathtaking Big Sur coastline. Salinas, the county seat, is home to the renowned old-fashioned rodeo and the National Steinbeck Center. Monterey locals are well familiar with Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck, and home to one of the greatest public aquariums, The Monterey Bay Aquarium. Entertainment and activities for most every interest are available without ever leaving Monterey County - enjoy handcrafted wines, the most beautiful golf courses, surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, biking and hiking trails, white sand beaches, and art and music festivals. And just to round out this exceptional locale, temperatures are steady and comfortable year round. It doesn't get any better than this! Closing Date/Time: 11/16/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Modoc County Department of Social Services Alturas, California, United States
Nov 11, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Under general direction, the Social Worker IV performs casework of an advanced nature dealing with complex individual and family problems; undertakes intensive treatment plans and counseling requiring professional knowledge and training; performs other related work as assigned. Social Worker IV requires a Master's degree and social work case management experience in a public or private social services agency. This is the highest non-supervisory level in the series. Incumbents perform casework requiring the application of high level and sophisticated social services expertise and techniques, generally in areas such as adult and child protective services. Social Worker IV differs from the next higher class of Social Worker Supervisor I in that the latter is the first supervisory level. Social Worker IV differs from Social Worker III in that the latter does not require both a Master's degree and qualifying experience. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Social Worker IVreceives supervision from a Social Worker Supervisor or other higher-level supervisor or manager pursuant to California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Manual of Policy and Procedures (MPP) Division 31 regulations (31.070). A Social Worker IVmay provide lead direction to lower level Social Workers or service employees. Minimum Qualifications Pattern 1: A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university; OR Pattern 2: A Master's degree from an accredited two (2) year counseling program*; *Qualifying counseling degrees from a two (2) year counseling program includes: Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology, Counseling Psychology. OR Pattern 3: One (1) year of full-time experience performing advanced journey (equivalent to a MSS SW III) level social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency and Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education. Some positions may require work in Adoptions. Per the State of California Regulations, Title 22, Division 6, Chapter 9, subsection 89155, applicants for Social Worker IV and Social Worker Supervisor II positions assigned to work in Adoptions must have a Master's degree in Social Work at time of application, in order to be selected for the position. NOTE: Applicants who are within six months of graduation from a qualifying MSW program will be reviewed for further consideration; however, an eligible shall not be hired until completion and receipt of the MSW. For more information regarding the job of a Social Worker, you are invited to watch this job preview at: https://www.cpshr.us/videos/JobPreview/SocialWorkerJobPreview.wmv While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The ability to speak, read, and write Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. Applicants for English/Spanish bilingual designated positions must take and pass the Merit System Services bilingual proficiency examination prior to appointment. A valid driver's license may be required at the time of appointment and employees may also be required to drive their own car, provide proof of car insurance, and a DMV clearance. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Position may require pre-employment drug testing, physical and fingerprinting for a background investigation. This position is full-time at 37.5 hours per week. Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records.Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks.Applicable agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CalHRat mssprogram @calhr. ca.gov or 916-323-2785 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUT MODOC COUNTY Modoc County is a geographically diverse area in the northeastern corner of California, and borders both Oregon and Nevada. The City of Alturas is the county seat and the only incorporated city in the County. Federal land comprises much of Modoc County, with employees from the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the US Fish and Wildlife Service assigned there. These federal operations account for a significant part of the County's economy. Modoc County is home to the Medicine Lake Highlands, which is the largest shield volcano on the US West Coast. You'll also find areas of lava flows, cinder cones, juniper flats, pine forests, and seasonal lakes, nearly one million acres of the Modoc National Forest, as well as hot springs and lava caves, which are common to the area, and geothermal energy resources. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Madera County Department of Social Services Madera or Oakhurst or Chowchilla, California, United States
Nov 09, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Under general direction, the Social Worker IV performs casework of an advanced nature dealing with complex individual and family problems; undertakes intensive treatment plans and counseling requiring professional knowledge and training; performs other related work as assigned. Social Worker IV requires a Master's degree and social work case management experience in a public or private social services agency. This is the highest non-supervisory level in the series. Incumbents perform casework requiring the application of high level and sophisticated social services expertise and techniques, generally in areas such as adult and child protective services. Social Worker IV differs from the next higher class of Social Worker Supervisor I in that the latter is the first supervisory level. Social Worker IV differs from Social Worker III in that the latter does not require both a Master's degree and qualifying experience. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Social Worker IV receives supervision from a Social Worker Supervisor or other higher-level supervisor or manager pursuant to California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Manual of Policy and Procedures (MPP) Division 31 regulations (31.070). A Social Worker IV may provide lead direction to lower level Social Workers or service employees. Minimum Qualifications Pattern 1: A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university; OR Pattern 2: A Master's degree from an accredited two (2) year counseling program*; *Qualifying counseling degrees from a two (2) year counseling program includes: Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology, Counseling Psychology. OR Pattern 3: One (1) year of full-time experience performing advanced journey (equivalent to a MSS SW III) level social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency and Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education. For more information regarding the job of a Social Worker, you are invited to watch this job preview at: https://www.cpshr.us/videos/JobPreview/SocialWorkerJobPreview.wmv While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The ability to speak, read and write Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. A valid driver's license may be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Positions may require pre-employment screening, including background checks, and fingerprinting This recruitment will be used to fill Full-Time, Part-Time, and Extra-Help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises. Extra-Help positions have the provision to appoint as permanent. Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. Applicable agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form to your application. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CPS HR Consulting at mss@cpshr.us or 916-471-3507 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUT MADERA COUNTY Madera County is located at the geographic center of California, in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley and the central Sierra Nevada mountains. The south-easternmost section of beautiful Yosemite National Park is also located in the northeastern portion of Madera County. Employment in the County shows that 54% are employed in the private sector, 12% in government, and 34% are self-employed. The County enjoys a favorable cost of living, lower than the national average, with housing costs coming in lower than the California average. The area is rich in agriculture, and is home to many fine wineries, the Madera Wine Trail, and many family friendly parks and trails. Many outdoor recreational opportunities are available within Yosemite. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Del Norte County Department of Health and Human Services Crescent City, California, United States
Nov 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Applies regulations and procedures to determine eligibility of applicants and recipients for multiple public assistance benefits; provides basic employment services to clients; performs casework management duties for both benefit and employment services, and performs related duties as required. Working under close supervision, Integrated Case Worker I is the entry level of the Integrated Case Worker series. Employees in this class attend training sessions and work under close supervision to learn regulations, work procedures, forms, and public assistance and/or employment program requirements. After the initial orientation and training period, on-the-job experience is provided until the employee attains and demonstrates the level of competency necessary for promotion to the working level of Integrated Case Worker II. Employees are expected to promote to Integrated Case Worker II after one year of satisfactory performance at the entry level. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Incumbents in the Integrated Case Worker I/II classification typically receive supervision from a Supervising Integrated Case Worker or a Human Services Supervisor. Supervision may also be received from an Employment and Training Supervisor or a Social Worker Supervisor. Minimum Qualifications Two (2) years of full-time experience performing clerical duties. Experience must include substantial public contact with clients and basic interviewing for the purpose of gathering information and explaining policies or clarifying information needed. OR Eighteen (18) months of full-time experience with responsibility for one or more of the following: determining eligibility for loans, financial assistance, unemployment, veteran's benefits, or publicly or privately financed health counseling and/or social services programs. OR Eighteen (18) months of full-time experience with responsibility for performing case management, vocational guidance services, employment counseling or placement work. OR Successful completion of 60 semester (90 quarter) units of college, including 15 semester (22.5 quarter units) or 15 continuing education credits in behavioral science in sociology, psychology, counseling, vocational guidance or any coursework related to the provision of employment services. Qualifying experience or education may be combined in order to meet the above requirements. When combining education and experience; fifteen (15) semester units or twenty-two (22) quarter units equals six months of experience. While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A valid driver's license may be required at the time of appointment and employees may also be required to drive their own car, provide proof of car insurance, and a DMV clearance. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. As a condition of employment, the County of Del Norte will require proof of ability to work in the U.S. Position may require pre-employment drug testing, physical, and fingerprinting for a background investigation. This recruitment will be used to fill full-time, part-time, and extra-help positions as vacancies occur. At the discretion of Del Norte County Department of Health and Human Services and with the approval of the California Department of Human Resources, Merit System Services, qualified candidates certified to the eligible list established by this exam may be appointed to the Integrated Case Worker IIlevel if the appointee meets the Integrated Case Worker II minimum requirements. Thebi-weekly salary for the II level is $1,482.39 - $1,784.62. Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records.Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact the at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov 916-323-2756 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUT DEL NORTE COUNTY Del Norte County, where the redwoods meet the sea, is located in the northwest corner of California along the Pacific Ocean and adjacent to the Oregon border. The substantially rural county is notable for forests containing coast redwoods, some over 350 feet tall. These redwoods are the tallest living things on Earth, dating back over 2,000 years. Notably, the County is located in one of the few rain forests in the temperate region. The County is home to a multitude of unique plants and flowers, coastal bird and fish species, rocky primitive beaches and sea stacks, pristine rivers, and historic lighthouses. Del Norte County is home to several fun river and ocean activities, a variety of food festivals, including local seafood, a sanctioned BBQ cook-off, raft races on the beautiful and wild Smith River, and the very popular ocean stand up paddle board race. There are numerous hiking trails located within the national and state parks, as well as sponsored park events throughout the year. Star Wars enthusiasts will also recognize the County as being the location of some of the forest scenes used in Return of the Jedi. Closing Date/Time: 11/22/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Trinity County Health and Human Services Weaverville, California, United States
Nov 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Information The Office Assistant performs a variety of general or specialized clerical duties related to filing, reception, form processing, record maintenance, mail, typing, or data entry; obtains and compares information related to department records, programs, and services; may perform the initial applicant screening as an incidental function and initiate cases through the department's automated system; and performs related work as required . Working under close supervision, the Office Assistant I is the entry/trainee level in the Office Assistant series. Employees in this class receive in-service training and are given detailed instructions in the performance of routine clerical duties related to filing, reception, form processing, record maintenance, mail, and typing or data entry and performs tasks that are more structured and repetitive than those assigned to level II. As requisite skills and knowledge are developed, greater independence and the full scope of responsibility are exercised.Unless a position is permanently allocated to level I due to the nature of the work, employees are expected to promote to the Office Assistant II level after one year of satisfactory performance at the trainee level. Minimum Qualifications Experience and/or training in an office setting, paid or unpaid, related to filing, reception, processing mail, typing, data entry, answering telephones, assisting the public or other clerical duties. While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A valid driver's license will be required at the time of appointment. Employees must provide proof of car insurance, and maintain insurance and driver's license in good standing for the term of their employment with the County. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Position may require pre-employment drug testing, physical and fingerprinting for a background investigation. The rate of pay of a county employer shall correspond with the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G respectively, which denote the various steps in the salary range. Employees shall be eligible for advancement to the "F" step of their salary range ($14.82) upon completion of seven years continuous service and two and one half years at "E" step and completion of an appropriate performance evaluation. Employees shall be eligible for advancement to the "G" step ($15.56) of their salary range upon completion of ten years continuous service and three years at "F" step. The Board of Supervisors cannot hire above the E-step range. Government agencies accessing US government information, which includes federal tax information, must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records.Background requirements consist of three components which include fingerprinting, citizenship verification, and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigations during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. *At the discretion of Trinity County Health and Human Services and with the approval of CPS HR Consulting, qualified candidates certified to the eligible list established by this exam may be appointed to the Office Assistant II level if the appointee meets the Office Assistant II minimum requirements. Salary for the II level is $12.82 - $15.59.As referenced above, Step F is $16.37 and Step G is $17.19. VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form to your application. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CPS HR Consulting at recruitmentsolutions@cpshr.us or 916-471-3507 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUT TRINITY COUNTY Trinity County is in Northern California between Shasta County and the Northern Redwood Coast. The County is roughly the size of Vermont, and is home to the Shasta-Trinity Forest, which is the largest national forest in California. The 2.1-million-acre forest encompasses five wilderness areas, hundreds of mountain lakes and over 6,200 miles of streams and rivers, including Trinity Lake and the Trinity River. These beautiful bodies of water provide plenty of opportunity for water sports and adventure, such as fishing, gold-panning, jet-skiing, skiing and kayaking. For those who prefer terra-firma, there are over 460 miles of trails, ranging from wide, easy grades to rough, rocky and steep grades for hikers, backpackers, and horseback riders of every level to enjoy. Many will also recognize the Pacific Crest Trail, a portion of which runs through Trinity County. Visitors and residents enjoy amazing natural beauty, a rural environment, and spectacular photo opportunities! Closing Date/Time: 11/21/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency Hollister, California, United States
Nov 07, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Performs basic social services casework; identifies client needs for more intensive casework services and provides referrals; carries a caseload of moderately difficult cases; manages a caseload of increasingly difficult cases; and performs other related work as assigned. Working under close supervision, Social Worker I is the entry/trainee class in the professional Social Worker series. Employees in this class are learning casework methods, procedures, policies and carry a limited non-complex social services caseload under close supervision and receive in-service training; are given close and constant supervision while learning social work principles, social service programs, basic case work methods and techniques, and departmental rules, regulations and procedures. Typical assignments are within child welfare and adult services programs; however, at the agency's discretion positions may be assigned to employment services to perform social services case work for employment services clients as required by department needs. As requisite skill and knowledge is developed, greater independence and the full scope of responsibility is exercised. Unless a position is permanently allocated to the Social Worker I level due to the nature of the work, employees are expected to advance to the Social Worker II after one year of satisfactory performance at the trainee level. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Incumbents in the Social Worker I/II classification receive direct supervision from a Social Worker Supervisor, or other higher-level supervisor or manager. Minimum Qualifications Pattern 1: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; OR Pattern 2: Successful completion of thirty (30) college semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units from an accredited college or university, including fifteen (15) semester units or twenty-two and a half (22.5) quarter units in social welfare, social/human services, sociology, or other social or behavioral science*; AND One (1) year of full-time experience in the Social Service Aide, Eligibility Worker II, Employment and Training Worker II or comparable classification; OR Three (3) years of full-time experience providing direct client services to disadvantaged adults or children in a private or public agency. *Examples of acceptable social or behavioral science courses include: anthropology, criminal justice, education, ethnic studies, history, human development, human services, law, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, social welfare, sociology, welfare, women's studies. While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. NOTE: Applicants who anticipate receiving their Bachelor's Degree within three months of the application deadline may apply, but will not be eligible for appointment until they have received their degree. For more information regarding the job of a Social Worker, you are invited to watch this job preview at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAAguTM94GA&feature=youtu.be Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This position will be in the Health & Human Services Agency - Public Assistance Division for San Benito CalWORKs unit. The primary focus of this position will be to work with clients and Welfare to Work staff in the continuing efforts of CalWORKs 2.0 Welfare to Work services. A valid driver's license may be required at the time of appointment and employees may also be required to drive their own car, provide proof of car insurance, and a DMV clearance. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency requires pre-employment fingerprinting as a part of the background investigation for all positions. The ability to speak, read, and write Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. Applicants for English/Spanish bilingual designated positions must take and pass the bilingual proficiency examination administered by the California Department of Human Resources, Merit System Services. Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. At the discretion of San Benito County Department of Health and Human Services, and with the approval of Merit System Services, qualified candidates certified to the eligible list established by this exam may be appointed to the Social Worker II level if the appointee meets the Social Worker II minimum requirements. The bi-weekly salary for the II level is $23.1695 - $31.063. VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 to your application. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact the California Department of Human Resources, Merit System Services at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-3223-2756 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUT SAN BENITO COUNTY San Benito County is in the Coast Range Mountains in California, only 45 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, bordering Santa Clara County and adjacent to the San Francisco Bay Area. The County enjoys a high comfort rating, with an average of 262 sunny days per year and mild temperatures year-round. Another aspect of the comfort level is the low crime rate, which falls anywhere from below to significantly below the national average in all measured categories. One of the historic California missions, San Juan Bautista is in San Benito County, as well as numerous quaint towns and communities. Within the County, there are 12 school districts, and several private, religious and charter schools, all providing students with a quality education. Residents and visitors also enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities here, at Pinnacle National Park, championship golf courses, sky diving, cycling, geological walks and geocaching. The area is also known for its destination wineries and organic farms, and is reputed to sport the best views in California. Closing Date/Time: 11/21/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Imperial County Department of Social Services Imperial County, California, United States
Nov 07, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Performs basic social services casework; identifies client needs for more intensive casework services and provides referrals; carries a caseload of moderately difficult cases; manages a caseload of increasingly difficult cases; and performs other related work as assigned. Working under close supervision, Social Worker I is the entry/trainee class in the professional Social Worker series. Employees in this class are learning casework methods, procedures, policies and carry a limited non-complex social services caseload under close supervision and receive in-service training; are given close and constant supervision while learning social work principles, social service programs, basic case work methods and techniques, and departmental rules, regulations and procedures. Typical assignments are within child welfare, adult services programs, and employment services.As requisite skill and knowledge is developed, greater independence and the full scope of responsibility is exercised. Unless a position is permanently allocated to the Social Worker I level due to the nature of the work, employees are expected to advance to the Social Worker II after one year of satisfactory performance at the trainee level. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Incumbents in the Social Worker I/II classification receive direct supervision from a Social Worker Supervisor, or other higher-level supervisor or manager. Minimum Qualifications Pattern 1: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; OR Pattern 2: Successful completion of thirty (30) college semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units from an accredited college or university, including fifteen (15) semester units or twenty-two and a half (22.5) quarter units in social welfare, social/human services, sociology, or other social or behavioral science*; AND One (1) year of full-time experience in the Social Service Aide, Eligibility Worker II, Employment and Training Worker II or comparable classification; OR Three (3) years of full-time experience providing direct client services to disadvantaged adults or children in a private or public agency. *Examples of acceptable social or behavioral science courses include: anthropology, criminal justice, education, ethnic studies, history, human development, human services, law, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, social welfare, sociology, welfare, women's studies. While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. For more information regarding the job of a Social Worker, you are invited to watch this job preview at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAAguTM94GA&feature=youtu.be Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A valid driver's licensewill be required at the time of appointment and employees may also be required to drive their own car, andprovide proof of car insurance. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Employees in this position will be required to drive in and out of the county to conduct business and to transport clients. Travel may include airplane commute. This position is a safety sensitive position that will require pre-employment drug testing, a physical examination, and fingerprinting for a background investigation. Overtime may be required. Employees may be required to work with clients of various age groups with mental health issues, physical health issues, substance abuse issues, victims of abuse and/or domestic violence, at risk of abuse, and financial instability. Employees may encounter hostile and emotionally troubled clients, including children and parents under the influence of controlled substance and alcoholic. Employees may be required to change diapers, carry infants, and secure children in car seats. Employees within child welfare and adult services will be required to perform abuse and neglect investigations. The ability to speak, read, and write Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. Applicants for English/Spanish bilingual designated positions must take and pass the bilingual proficiency examination administered by the California Department of Human Resources, Merit System Services. Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records.?Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. For more information regarding the job of a Social Worker, you are invited to watch this job preview at: https://www.cpshr.us/videos/JobPreview/SocialWorkerJobPreview.wmv VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 to your application. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact the California Department of Human Resources, Merit System Services at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2756 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUT IMPERIAL COUNTY Imperial County is located in the Imperial Valley in the southeast of California, bordering Arizona and Mexico, with the Colorado River forming the County's eastern boundary. Imperial County is a major agricultural center, producing half of the nation's winter vegetables, as well as extensive renewable resources, such as geothermal, wind, and solar. Off-road enthusiasts are drawn to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation area, and the Colorado River is a popular destination for watersports, including fishing, boating, and water skiing. Fans of the popular movie, The Return of the Jedi, will recognize the Algodones Sand Dunes, where the movie was filmed. Closing Date/Time: 11/21/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Merced County Human Services Agency Merced Los Banos or Atwater, California, United States
Nov 07, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Under supervision, to maintain a variety of statistical and financial data systems for management information purposes; to perform data entry work on computer systems; to perform clerical accounting work of average difficulty; to perform other related duties, as assigned. Management Information Systems Technician (MIST) I is the entry level classification in the MIST series. Incumbents in this classification receive training and perform a variety of less complex data entry work and statistical and financial compilation. Incumbent perform routine clerical accounting duties of average difficulty. The Management Information Systems Technician (MIST) II is the journey level classification in the MIST series. Incumbents in this classification must exercise judgment and initiative in making decisions in accordance with established procedures. Incumbents perform a full range of data entry work for financial and statistical compilation with a high degree of skill, accuracy, and independence. They will also assist in training new employees in areas related to the management information systems and may be required to create and execute programs on a personal computer. Examples of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Establishes and maintains master files on all program participants. Enters participant data on computer systems, regarding registration, statistical information, demographic data, participant characteristics and financial information. Prepares regular and special reports in compliance with State or Federal regulations. Prepares checklist on all participant files and ensures all records are complete. Provides ongoing data to departmental staff regarding accomplishment of annual goals. Gathers, prepares, tabulates, checks and proofreads financial or statistical data. Makes mathematical calculations in checking various statistical or accounting tables. Prepares or audits invoices and claims for payments and enters it into the computer systems. Maintains time and employee records required for payroll preparation. Reviews payroll register and posts changes or corrections. Assembles financial or statistical data from and prepares financial reports. Trains staff on program and eligibility requirement changes. Provides assistance on software and computer problems for data base and spreadsheet programs. Knowledge of: Modern office methods, practices, equipment, and terminology. Principles and practices of bookkeeping. Data processing equipment and other office machines. Statistical principles and methods. Methods, practices, and terminology used in client recordkeeping. Management information systems practices. Computer software systems utilized by the department. Ability to: Make accurate mathematical calculations. Proofread data to identify errors. Compile and evaluate statistical and financial data. Design computer programs to extract data. Input statistical data into a computer. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone. Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses. Perform job duties under stressful conditions. Respond appropriately to situations. Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations. Modern office methods, practices, equipment, and terminology. Principles and practices of bookkeeping. Data processing equipment and other office machines. Statistical principles and methods. Frequent operation of personal computer and other modern office equipment, including repetitive hand and arm motion. Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, squatting,climbing. Frequent use of hand-eye coordination. Occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision. Normal dexterity with frequent writing. Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone, talking in person. Frequent decision making, concentration, and public contact. Some assignments may require working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime. Frequently required to sit or stand or long periods. Occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Minimum Qualifications MIST I: One (1) year of statistical or financial recordkeeping experience. One (1) year of related college education may substitute for the required experience. MIST II: Two (2) years of statistical or financial record keeping experience. One (1) year of related education may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience. One (1) year must be comparable to the Management Information Systems Technician I in Merced County. Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The salary for Management Information Systems Technician I is $1401.60 - $1704.00 bi-weekly. The salary for Management Information Systems Technician II is $1545.60 - $1879.20 bi-weekly. Extra Help hourly rate is $17.52 per hour. A valid California driver's license and DMV clearance may be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants for positions within the Human Services Agency are subject to a criminal history background check. Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contactCalHRat mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2360 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to have Veteran's preference points included as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form. PLEASE NOTE: Applicants, who receive a passing score on a written or oral examination, shall be eligible to receive credit for an additional five (5) points to be added to the final examination score. Veteran's preference is allowed only on initial entrance into County service and shall not affect the order of eligibility on any other employment lists. For the purpose of this section, a veteran is one who has received an honorable discharge from active duty, and has served: 1. During one of the following wartime or equivalent periods: Sept. 11, 2001 to End of Operation Iraqi Freedom Aug. 2, 1990 to Jan. 2, 1992 Jan. 31, 1955 to Oct. 15, 1976 2. During peacetime for which service a campaign or expeditionary medal has been authorized by the Government of the United States and where discharge was under honorable conditions. This would include Lebanon, Grenada and Southwest Asia. A copy of the discharge form (DD-214) shall be submitted toCalHRMSS for each position applied for, along with an application for employment requesting such preference, on or before the final filing date specified on the job announcement. Failure to submit the required credentials (DD-214) prior to the final filing date will be deemed a waiver of credits. ABOUT MERCED COUNTY Merced County is located in the northern part of the San Joaquin Valley in central California, an area earning worldwide acclaim for its rich agriculture, and spans from the coastal ranges to the foothills of Yosemite National Park. The City of Merced, the self-proclaimed Gateway to Yosemite, has a population of approximately 81,102, yet retains the charm of a small town with amenities routinely found in larger communities. Merced's revitalized downtown is emerging as the entertainment center of the area. The County is representative of the rural heartland and Gold Rush remnants underpinning the state's heritage. It is a peaceful, quiet, and friendly area with an abundance of beautiful bike paths, and offers choices of higher education in UC Merced and Merced College. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Merced County Human Services Agency Merced Los Banos or Atwater, California, United States
Nov 05, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Under general direction, the Social Worker IV A/B performs casework of an advanced nature dealing with complex individual and family problems; undertakes intensive treatment plans and counseling requiring professional knowledge and training; performs other related work as assigned. Social Worker IV A/B requires a Master's degree and social work case management experience in a public or private social services agency. This is the highest non-supervisory level in the series. Incumbents perform casework requiring the application of high level and sophisticated social services expertise and techniques, generally in areas such as adult and child protective services. The MQ patterns of the SW IV-B mirror the patterns for the SW IV-A. The distinguishing difference is that the SW IV-B requires one additional year of experience from what is required for the SW IV-A. Social Worker IV differs from the next higher class of Social Worker Supervisor I in that the latter is the first supervisory level. Social Worker IV differs from Social Worker III in that the latter does not require both a Master's degree and qualifying experience. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Social Worker IV A/B receives supervision from a Social Worker Supervisor or other higher-level supervisor or manager pursuant to California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Manual of Policy and Procedures (MPP) Division 31 regulations (31.070). A Social Worker IV A/B may provide lead direction to lower level Social Workers or service employees. MERCED COUNTY SOCIAL WORKER IV A/B CLASS SPECIFICATION Minimum Qualifications Social Worker IV A Pattern 1: A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university; OR Pattern 2: A Master's degree from an accredited two (2) year counseling program*; *Qualifying counseling degrees from a two (2) year counseling program includes: Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology, Counseling Psychology. OR Pattern 3: One (1) year of full-time experience performing advanced journey (equivalent to a MSS SW III) level social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency and Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education. Social Worker IV B (This level is for candidates with a Master's degree and experience. Experience during an internship does not count at this level). Pattern 1: A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency; OR Pattern 2: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university two (2) year counseling program* and one (1) year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency; *Qualifying counseling degrees from a two (2) year counseling program includes: Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology, Counseling Psychology. OR Pattern 3: Two (2) years of full-time experience performing advanced journey (equivalent to a MSS SW III) level social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency and Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education . Supplemental Information EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Performscase studies for the purpose of assessingfamilial challengesand determining appropriate types and methods of treatment. Developsintensive long or short term treatment plans which require a comprehensive fund of professional knowledge with the aim of improving and restoring individual or family functioning. Ensures all services are delivered in a respectful, culturally sensitive and appropriate manner and in conformance with agency, state and federal requirements. Acts as a casework consultant to staff members without professional training. Functions at a highly skilled level in such areas as counseling, protective services, family services, community organization and research. May perform the following specific types of counseling, family inter-relationship, protective services for children or adults incapable of self-care. Investigates and provides services to children where their physical or emotional welfare is involved such as cases of neglect,abuse,emotional or behavioral problems, physical or mental disabilities, or other health conditions involving a child's personality; unmarried parenthood; conflict in parent-child relationships; lack of proper guardianship of a child; problems in school or community relationships; inadequate child care arrangements by working parents or the absence of one parent from the home and its effects on the stability of the child's home. Receives reports of children, dependent adults andelderly abuse; investigates allegations by conducting interviewswith victims and others; assesses situations and recommends, implements and monitors alternate placement, may remove children from unsafe situations; may provide information to law enforcement or district attorneys; may testify in court; supports witnesses and victims who must testify in court. Assesses prospectiveresource familiesand adoptive parents; matches children with adoptive/resource families, and counsels relatives, resourcefamiliesand adoptive families. Refers clients to other staff members or to community resources for direct and intensive services and specialized counseling; advocateson clients behalf for most appropriate services including enabling services. Coordinates and directly monitors family visitations to assess progress toward the case plangoals. Researches and provides services for unmarried parents, conflict in parent-child relationships, inadequate child care arrangements by working parents, the absence of one parent from the home and its effect on the stability of the child's home. Interprets the policies, rules, regulations and services rules of the agency to applicants, clients and the general public within their responsibility. Maintains necessary casework records and handles relevant correspondence. Collects evidence and prepares court reports, delivers testimony at the expert level in court. Provides emergency response/crisis intervention services. Perform on call duties as needed. SKILLS AND ABILITIES Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: Operate a personal computer and other modern office equipment, including repetitive hand and arm motion. Frequently sit for extended periods. Frequently operate a motor vehicle. Occasionally lift and/or carry up to 40 pounds. Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone. Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses. Perform job duties under stressful conditions and emergencysituations. Respond appropriately to situations. Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations; performs all duties in conformance with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics. Regular attendance is an essential function. Desired knowledge may include, but is not limited to, the following: Local socio-economic conditions,trends and current problems and methodology in the field of public social services. Basic principles of individual and group behavior. Social service research methods. Basic public welfare programs on the Federal, State, and local level. General principles of public assistance polices and programs. Effective writing techniques. Basic principles and techniques of interviewing and recording of social casework and problem-solving methodology, including individual and group behavior. Laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of the public welfare agency. Community organization and the social problems callingfor the use ofpublic and private community resources. Basic principles involved in the nature, growth, and development of personality and in-group processes. Principlesand practices of organization, workload management, and time management. Principles and practices of note taking, report writing, English composition, grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Phone etiquette and interview techniques. Principles and practices of counseling, bio-psychosocial assessments and therapy. Medical, legal, economic, and social management needs of individuals and families with special medicalneeds such as HIV disease, drug dependency, themedically fragile child, Alzheimer's, and the terminally ill. Strategies and protocols surrounding crisis intervention techniques such as voice modulations and assessing the potential for suicide. Psychopathology, the differenttypes of mental illness diagnoses, how mental illness affects human behavior and mental health services and treatments utilized by clients. Signs, stages and dynamics of abuse, and the effects of abuse on child/adult development and behavior. Signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug use/abuse in adults and children and the effects on families. Standards for maintaining clients safely in home; options for placement; effects of removing clients from unsafe situations. Desired abilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Apply the principles of child psychology and family relationships. Evaluate personal psychological factors in the child and/or family's situation. Recognize signs of abuse for children, the elderly and dependent adults; assess risk factors and potential dangers to clients. Interact with hostile and violent clients, diffuse dangerous situations and respond appropriately to stressful situations. Demonstrate skill in the more difficult casework areas. Accept and use consultative supervision. Learn and understand laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of the public welfare agency. Understand and learn the agency programs, policies, and procedures; performs duties consistent with agency values. Obtainand recognizerelevant and significant facts. Organize and maintain work detail. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff, clients, and others. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain client rapport on an individual basis. Analyze situation and adopt effective courses of action. Interpret public social service programsfor applicants, recipients, or general public. Develop skill in interviewing case recording and interpretation. Work within a community setting and effectively use appropriate resources and services. Maintain confidentiality of case records in accordance with legal standards and/or county regulations. Performs on call duties as needed. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The salary for Social Worker IV-B is $5203.47 - $6328.40 per month. A valid California driver's license and DMV clearance may be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants for positions within the Human Services Agency are subject to a criminal history background check. Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CalHR at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2360 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to have Veteran's preference points included as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form. PLEASE NOTE: Applicants, who receive a passing score on a written or oral examination, shall be eligible to receive credit for an additional five (5) points to be added to the final examination score. Veteran's preference is allowed only on initial entrance into County service and shall not affect the order of eligibility on any other employment lists. For the purpose of this section, a veteran is one who has received an honorable discharge from active duty, and has served: 1. During one of the following wartime or equivalent periods: Sept. 11, 2001 to End of Operation Iraqi Freedom Aug. 2, 1990 to Jan. 2, 1992 Jan. 31, 1955 to Oct. 15, 1976 2. During peacetime for which service a campaign or expeditionary medal has been authorized by the Government of the United States and where discharge was under honorable conditions. This would include Lebanon, Grenada and Southwest Asia. A copy of the discharge form (DD-214) shall be submitted to CalHR MSS for each position applied for, along with an application for employment requesting such preference, on or before the final filing date specified on the job announcement. Failure to submit the required credentials (DD-214) prior to the final filing date will be deemed a waiver of credits. ABOUT MERCED COUNTY Merced County is located in the northern part of the San Joaquin Valley in central California, an area earning worldwide acclaim for its rich agriculture, and spans from the coastal ranges to the foothills of Yosemite National Park. The City of Merced, the self-proclaimed Gateway to Yosemite, has a population of approximately 81,102, yet retains the charm of a small town with amenities routinely found in larger communities. Merced's revitalized downtown is emerging as the entertainment center of the area. The County is representative of the rural heartland and Gold Rush remnants underpinning the state's heritage. It is a peaceful, quiet, and friendly area with an abundance of beautiful bike paths, and offers choices of higher education in UC Merced and Merced College. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Merced County Human Services Agency Merced Los Banos or Atwater, California, United States
Nov 05, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Performs basic social services casework; identifies client needs for more intensive casework services and provides referrals; carries a caseload of moderately difficult cases; manages a caseload of increasingly difficult cases; and performs other related work as assigned. Working under close supervision, Social Worker I is the entry/trainee class in the professional Social Worker series. Employees in this class are learning casework methods, procedures, policies and carry a limited non-complex social services caseload under close supervision and receive in-service training; are given close and constant supervision while learning social work principles, social service programs, basic case work methods and techniques, and departmental rules, regulations and procedures. Typical assignments are within child welfare and adult services programs; however, at the agency's discretion positions may be assigned to employment services to perform social services case work for employment services clients as required by department needs. As requisite skill and knowledge is developed, greater independence and the full scope of responsibility is exercised. Unless a position is permanently allocated to the Social Worker I level due to the nature of the work, employees are expected to advance to the Social Worker II after one year of satisfactory performance at the trainee level. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Incumbents in the Social Worker I/II classification receive direct supervision from a Social Worker Supervisor, or other higher-level supervisor or manager. MERCED COUNTY SOCIAL WORKER I/II CLASS SPECIFICATION Minimum Qualifications SOCIAL WORKER I Pattern 1: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; OR Pattern 2: Successful completion of thirty (30) college semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units from an accredited college or university, including fifteen (15) semester units or twenty-two and a half (22.5) quarter units in social welfare, social/human services, sociology, or other social or behavioral science*; AND One (1) year of full-time experience in the Social Service Aide, Eligibility Specialist II, Employment and Training Worker II or comparable classification; OR Three (3) years of full-time experience providing direct client services to disadvantaged adults or children in a private or public agency. *Examples of acceptable social or behavioral science courses include: anthropology, criminal justice, education, ethnic studies, history, human development, human services, law, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, social welfare, sociology, welfare, women's studies. SOCIAL WORKER II Pattern 1: One (1) year of full-time experience performing entry level social work case management in the Social Worker I classification in an Interagency Merit System (IMS) county; OR Pattern 2: One (1) year of full-time social work case management experience**; AND Thirty (30) college semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units from an accredited college or university, including fifteen (15) semester units or twenty-two and a half (22.5) quarter units in social welfare, social/human services, sociology, or other social or behavioral science*; *Examples of acceptable social or behavioral science courses include: anthropology, criminal justice, education, ethnic studies, history, human development, human services, law, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, social welfare, sociology, welfare, women's studies. **Qualifying social work case management includes direct case work management, such as: assessment, evaluation; conducting investigations of abuse and neglect; preparing court reports; responsibility for a long term caseload, monitoring compliance through home calls and other personal contact; collaboration with other agencies and linking clients to resources and programs; development of a case plan, modification of case plans as needed/required; and authority to impose sanctions or implement actions that impact services. Supplemental Information EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Studies and applies the principles and techniques of social work to a case load which includes basic types of services. Interview clients to determine the nature of their problems and develop service plans where the end result is a tangible service such as employment, referral to a community center or an environmental change. Makes referrals to other staff members when problems are beyond their level of competence. Interprets the policies, rules, regulations and services rules of the agency to applicants, clients and the general public within their responsibility. Maintains necessary casework records. Attends training courses designed to further the incumbent's knowledge and understanding of the social work processes and to increase their technical competence. Carries out social treatment plans for an assigned caseload. May be required to work on-call. Incumbents in the Social Worker II classification will also be expected to: Carry a case load which includes cases with problems of moderate difficulty. Makes social studies and develops treatment plans. Assists applicants and recipients in utilizing available resources and makes home calls in connection with casework assignments. Participates in in-service training and other staff development activities to increase knowledge of the social work processes and achieve technical competence. Provides community outreach for various agency programs. Conduct assessments to determine extent of social service or vocational needs of clients and decide on welfare to work plans or social treatment plans for clients. May assist in training and orientation of new staff and may act as lead worker as needed. Conducts interviews with clients, family members, and others in their home, in the office, or via telephone to assess the social, physical and mental health needs of clients and obtain health information in order to identify and provide social services. Performs case studies and evaluates individual and family case information to assess the safety of children and adults; determines appropriate types of methods of treatment. Make home visits in connection with casework assignments. Maintains client confidentiality; performs all duties in conformance with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics. SKILLS AND ABILITIES Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: Operate a personal computer and other modern office equipment, including repetitive hand and arm motions. Frequently sit for extended periods. Frequentlyoperate a motor vehicle. May occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds. Communicate effectively both orally (phone and in person) and in writing. Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses. Perform job duties under stressful conditions. Respond appropriately to situations. Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations. Regular attendance is an essential function. Desired knowledge may include, but is not limited to, the following: Socio-economic conditions and trends. Basic principles of individual and group behavior. Current issues in the field of social welfare. Basic public welfare programs on the Federal, State, and local level. General principles of public assistance policies and programs. Effective writing techniques. Basic principles and techniques of interviewing and recording of social casework and problem-solving methodology. Laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of the public welfare agency. Community organization and the social problems calling for the use of public and private community resources. Basic principles involved in the nature, growth, and development of personality and in-group processes. Principles and practices of note taking, report writing, and English composition, grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Principle andpractices of organization, workload management and time management. Role and responsibilities of social workers. Desired abilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Learn and understand laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of the public welfare agency. Understand and learn the agency programs, policies, and procedures. Performduties consistent with Agency values. Obtain facts and recognize the relevance and significance. Organize and prioritize tasks required for a social services caseload. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff, clients, and others. Communicate effectively, both orally (phone and in person) and in writing. Establish and maintaineffective client rapport and professional working relationships with agency staff, clients and others. Analyze situation and adopt effective courses of action. Interpret public social service programs to the applicants, recipients, or general public. Develop skill in interviewing case recording and interpretation. Work within a community setting and effectively use appropriate resources and services. Maintain confidentiality of case records in accordance with legal standards and/or county regulations. Work effectively in emotionally charged or stressful settings/emergencies. Operate a personal computer and other office equipment and software. Respect cultural differences; demonstrate respect and culturalhumility when interacting with clients and other staff. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The Social Worker II salary is $3764.80 - $4579.47 Monthly. A valid California driver's license and DMV clearance may be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants for positions within the Human Services Agency are subject to a criminal history background check. Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CalHR at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2360 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to have Veteran's preference points included as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form. PLEASE NOTE: Applicants, who receive a passing score on a written or oral examination, shall be eligible to receive credit for an additional five (5) points to be added to the final examination score. Veteran's preference is allowed only on initial entrance into County service and shall not affect the order of eligibility on any other employment lists. For the purpose of this section, a veteran is one who has received an honorable discharge from active duty, and has served: 1. During one of the following wartime or equivalent periods: Sept. 11, 2001 to End of Operation Iraqi Freedom Aug. 2, 1990 to Jan. 2, 1992 Jan. 31, 1955 to Oct. 15, 1976 2. During peacetime for which service a campaign or expeditionary medal has been authorized by the Government of the United States and where discharge was under honorable conditions. This would include Lebanon, Grenada and Southwest Asia. A copy of the discharge form (DD-214) shall be submitted to CalHR MSS for each position applied for, along with an application for employment requesting such preference, on or before the final filing date specified on the job announcement. Failure to submit the required credentials (DD-214) prior to the final filing date will be deemed a waiver of credits. ABOUT MERCED COUNTY Merced County is located in the northern part of the San Joaquin Valley in central California, an area earning worldwide acclaim for its rich agriculture, and spans from the coastal ranges to the foothills of Yosemite National Park. The City of Merced, the self-proclaimed Gateway to Yosemite, has a population of approximately 81,102, yet retains the charm of a small town with amenities routinely found in larger communities. Merced's revitalized downtown is emerging as the entertainment center of the area. The County is representative of the rural heartland and Gold Rush remnants underpinning the state's heritage. It is a peaceful, quiet, and friendly area with an abundance of beautiful bike paths, and offers choices of higher education in UC Merced and Merced College. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Merced County Human Services Agency Merced Los Banos or Atwater, California, United States
Nov 05, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Under general direction, the Social Worker III carries a difficult caseload involving the determination of need for basic social services functions for applicants or clients; performs social studies and assignments involving individualized treatment and specialized application of casework methods and skills; provides comprehensive casework services of a tangible nature; and performs other related work as assigned. Social Worker III is the advanced journey level in the Social Worker series. Incumbents are normally assigned a selected caseload of the more difficult cases and when needed are given supervisory consultation in development of treatment plans. They may also be assigned to a specialized function requiring a high degree of perception such as a special problem caseload or they are assigned to a specific geographic or functional area such as Court Investigations, Family Maintenance/Reunification, Emergency Response, Child/Adult Protection, or Foster Care. A Social Worker III may act as a lead worker to other social service workers. Incumbents are expected to work independently. Social Worker III differs from Social Worker II in that the former receives the more difficult assignments requiring greater skill and depth of job knowledge in assessing problem situations and formulating plans for services. Incumbents normally work with a high degree of independence of action in administering services and in making use of agency or community resources. Social Worker III differs from Social Worker IV-A/B in that the latter is the most experienced worker and requires both advanced education and social work experience. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Incumbents in the Social Worker III classification receive general direction from a Social Worker Supervisor or other higher-level manager or deputy director, and may act as lead worker to lower classification working in the same program area. MERCED COUNTY SOCIAL WORKER III CLASS SPECIFICATION Minimum Qualifications Pattern 1: One (1) year of full-time experience performing journey level social work case management in the Social Worker II classification in an Interagency Merit System (IMS) county; OR Pattern 2: Two (2) years of full-time social work case management experience in a public or private agency; AND Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units from an accredited college or university, including fifteen (15) semester units or twenty-two and a half (22.5) quarter units in social welfare, social/human services, sociology, or other social or behavioral science;** OR Pattern 3: Bachelor's degree and successful completion of twenty-four (24) semester or thirty-six (36) quarter units of a Master's degree program in Social Work, or a Counseling program from an accredited college or university, emphasizing Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Marriage and Family therapy, Gerontology or Clinical Psychology; AND Twelve (12) months of social work case management experience.* *Qualifying social work case management includes direct case work management, such as: assessment, evaluation; conducting investigations of abuse and neglect; preparing court reports; responsibility for a long term caseload, monitoring compliance through home calls and other personal contact; collaboration with other agencies and linking clients to resources and programs; development of a case plan, modification of case plans as needed/required; and authority to impose sanctions or implement actions that impact services. **Examples of acceptable social or behavioral science courses include: anthropology, criminal justice, education, ethnic studies, history, human development, law, human services, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, social welfare, sociology, welfare, women's studies. Supplemental Information EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Studies and applies the principles and techniques of social work to a case load which includes all types of public services. Consults with other staff members when problems are beyond their level of competence. Interprets the policies, rules, regulations and services rules of the agency to applicants, clients and the general public within their responsibility. Prepares and maintains necessary casework records. Makes social and case studies to develop treatment plans for assigned case load. Assists applicants and recipients in utilizing available resources and makes home calls in connection with casework assignments. With a high degree of independence,assesses client problems and follows through with social treatment plans. Receives casework consultation from professionally trained staff members. Acts as an advocate on the client's behalf and may be required to testify in court. Works with community organizations and outreach programs and other activities to enhance services, in order tomeet client needs. Participates in in-service training and other staff development activities to increase knowledge of the social work processes and achieve technical competence. Provides community outreach for various agency programs. Conduct assessments to determine extent of social service or vocational needs of clients and decide on basic welfare to work plans or social treatment plans for clients. May assist in training and orientation of new staff and may act as lead worker as needed. Carries a caseload of more difficult types of social services cases requiring a high degree of technical competence, such as situations where complex interfacing environmental factors affect family life. Receives and responds to reports of suspected abuse; obtains information from reporters; personally investigates and assesses situations to protect vulnerable adults and childrenand recommends alternate placement; may provide information to law enforcement or district attorneys. Performs case studies and evaluates individual and family case information to assess the safety of children and adults; determines appropriate types and methods of treatment. Develops and carries out social treatment plans for an assigned caseload; ensures all services are delivered in a respectful, culturally sensitive and appropriate manner and in conformance with agency, state and federal requirements; assists clients and family members to develop strategies to accomplish case plan goals. Refers clients to other staff members or to community resources for direct and intensive services and specialized counseling; advocates on clients behalf for most appropriate services including enabling services. Makes home visits in connection with casework assignments. Develops and prepares court reports, case plans, case narratives and safety plans in automated computer systems. May be required to testify in court. Maintains client confidentiality; performs all duties in conformance with the National Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics. Perform on call duties as needed. SKILLS AND ABILITIES Essential skills may include, but are not limited to, the following: Operate a personal computer and other modern office equipment, including repetitive hand and arm motion. Frequently sit for extended periods. Frequently operate a motor vehicle. May occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds. Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone. Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses. Perform job duties under stressful conditions. Respond appropriately to situations. Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations. Regular attendance is an essential function. Desired knowledge may include, but is not limited to, the following: Socio-economic conditions and trends and basic principles of individual and group behavior. Basic public welfare programs on the Federal, State, and local level. General principles of public assistance policies and programs. Effective writing techniques. Basic principles, techniques and methodology of interviewing and recording of social casework. Laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of the public welfare agency. Community organization and the social problems using public and private community resources. Basic principles involved in the nature, growth, and development of personality and in-group processes. Current problems and methodology in the field of public social services. Principles and practices of organization, workload management and time management. Principles and practices of note taking, report writing, and English composition, grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Signs, stages and dynamics of abuse, and the effects of abuse on child/adult development and behavior. Signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug use/abuse in adults and children and the effects on families. Standards for maintaining clients safely in home; options for placement; effects of removing clients from unsafe situations. Desired abilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Learn and understand laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of the public welfare agency. Understand and learn the agency programs, policies, and procedures; performs duties consistent with agency values. Obtain facts and recognize its relevance and significance. Organize and maintain work detail. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff, clients, and others. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain client rapport on an individual basis. Analyze situation and adopt effective courses of action. Interpret public social service programs to the applicants, recipients, or general public. Work within a community setting and effectively use appropriate resources and services. Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or county regulations. Recognize signs of abuse for children, elderly and dependent adults; assess risk factors and potential dangers to clients. Interact professionally and respectfully with clients including difficult, hostile, or distressed clients. Respect cultural differences. Perform on call duties as needed. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A valid California driver's license and DMV clearance may be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants for positions within the Human Services Agency are subject to a criminal history background check. Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CalHR at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2360 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. VETERANS PREFERENCE If youwould like to have Veteran's preference points included as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form. PLEASE NOTE: Applicants, who receive a passing score on a written or oral examination, shall be eligible to receive credit for an additional five (5) points to be added to the final examination score. Veteran's preference is allowed only on initial entrance into County service and shall not affect the order of eligibility on any other employment lists. For the purpose of this section, a veteran is one who has received an honorable discharge from active duty, and has served: 1. During one of the following wartime or equivalent periods: Sept. 11, 2001 to End of Operation Iraqi Freedom Aug. 2, 1990 to Jan. 2, 1992 Jan. 31, 1955 to Oct. 15, 1976 2. During peacetime for which service a campaign or expeditionary medal has been authorized by the Government of the United States and where discharge was under honorable conditions. This would include Lebanon, Grenada and Southwest Asia. A copy of the discharge form (DD-214) shall be submitted to CalHR MSS for each position applied for, along with an application for employment requesting such preference, on or before the final filing date specified on the job announcement. Failure to submit the required credentials (DD-214) prior to the final filing date will be deemed a waiver of credits. ABOUT MERCED COUNTY Merced County is located in the northern part of the San Joaquin Valley in central California, an area earning worldwide acclaim for its rich agriculture, and spans from the coastal ranges to the foothills of Yosemite National Park. The City of Merced, the self-proclaimed Gateway to Yosemite, has a population of approximately 81,102, yet retains the charm of a small town with amenities routinely found in larger communities. Merced's revitalized downtown is emerging as the entertainment center of the area. The County is representative of the rural heartland and Gold Rush remnants underpinning the state's heritage. It is a peaceful, quiet, and friendly area with an abundance of beautiful bike paths, and offers choices of higher education in UC Merced and Merced College. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Tehama County Department of Social Services None, California, United States
Nov 05, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Under close supervision, the Information Systems Technician ensures the efficient operation and integrity of automated information systems; analyzes, investigates and resolves computer-related problems; provides training and instruction on programs and procedures; and performs related work as required. The Information Systems Technician is a single level class. Incumbents provide basic computerized information system helpdesk support and training for users of computer systems. Incumbents perform computer installation, maintenance and repair work, with some guidance and supervision. This class differs from the Information Systems Coordinator I in that the latter learns to use knowledge of County, State and Federal regulations to determine and design necessary changes to the Department's automation system and services; this class differs from the Information Systems Analyst I in that the latter learns to use technical knowledge and analytical skills to determine, design and implement necessary changes to the department's automation system and services, including enterprise, client/server, and desktop systems and networks; while the Information Systems Technician is more technical in nature dealing with computer installation and maintenance work. Examples of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Acts as a resource person for users by answering questions either by phone or in person and resolving problems related to the use, application and operation of automated information systems Diagnoses problems to determine if the cause is due to the system, software, hardware or other source and corrects them. Refers more difficult problems to appropriate personnel or vendors Sets up, monitors, installs and repairs computer hardware and installs software including state or federal provided operating systems, word processing, database, spreadsheet and other software Writes or assists in writing and revising procedures, instructional materials and staff development tools for system related training Trains system users on hardware and software usage; explains operating systems and provides on-going support for department staff; may provide training on specific statewide automated systems utilized by assigned department Researches regulations, procedures and/or technical reference materials as necessary Meets with staff regarding systems usage, improvements, modifications, maintenance and operations needed for an efficient computer system Works with computer support personnel in identifying problems with the system, programs, PC's or printers. Documents and tracks system problems and writes the reports on issues. Recommends necessary hardware and software changes; and performs system upgrades Authorizes system access to new users, assigns users a profile and password Performs related duties as assigned EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of: Operating principles and characteristics of personal computer hardware and software systems. Concepts and terms applicable to state-of-the-art information systems. Basic principles of local area network systems. Regulations and procedures related to specific automated information systems utilized by assigned department. Work methods and techniques employed by department staff including documentation and reporting requirements. Terminology relating to computer software, hardware and peripheral equipment. Ability to: Perform routine installations of computer equipment and related peripherals, install common software, and troubleshoot personal computer hardware and software problems Analyze user problems, evaluate alternatives and reach sound conclusions Identify, evaluate and research operational problems, and makes recommendations for change Organize, prioritize, schedule, and coordinate workflow to meet production deadlines Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all persons contacted during the course of work Maintain confidentiality of information Write and maintain logs of work performed and actions taken to solve information system problems in a clear and concise manner Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Minimum Qualifications One (1) year full-time experience or formal education/training in the operation of computers and peripheral equipment in an information systems environment that includes the troubleshooting of personal computer hardware, software and peripheral equipment problems. Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ADA/EEO/DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE As a condition of employment Tehama County Social Services will require: A valid driver's license will be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Proof of ability to work in the United States Pre-employment drug testing and physical Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. BENEFITS This position offers the following benefits: Represented by the Joint Council bargaining unit. 96 hours of vacation per year, increasing upon continuous years of service. 96 hours of sick leave per year. 13 paid holidays plus one 8-hour personal holiday. CalPERS retirement plan, 7% employee contribution. The County pays approximately 80% of premium for medical, dental, and vision plan (including a $30,000 life insurance plan for employee). For the employee and entire family, the current employee's share of the insurance plan is $181.63. Annual salary step increase based upon satisfactory performance and completion of 2,080 hours (Steps A to E). Deferred compensation plan with the County matching the employee's deposit up to $60 per month. Supplemental insurance plans are available. Employee Assistance Program is provided to all employees at no cost by the County. VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form to your application. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CalHR at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2360 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. ABOUT TEHAMA COUNTY Beautiful Tehama County is in the heart of northern California, midway between Sacramento and the Oregon border. Based on the shores of the Sacramento River and in the shadows of Mount Lassen, Tehama County boasts some of the lowest housing costs in California along with short commute times to work. The County is home to a myriad of recreational activities. Closing Date/Time: 11/22/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Merced County Human Services Agency Merced Los Banos or Atwater, California, United States
Nov 04, 2019
Full Time
Position Information Under direct supervision, to develop and prepare a variety of Department applications, information systems, and reports on a microcomputer utilizing spreadsheet, word processing, desktop publishing, data imaging systems, and database software; to be responsible for complex Department and program support functions; to perform a variety of para-professional duties in support of professional staff; and to do related work as required. The Support Services Assistant is an advanced journey level class requiring detailed, specialized, and technical knowledge in the use of microcomputer systems and software to develop applications and perform complex administrative support and para-professional work for a Department's programs and functions. Incumbents are not only expected to be familiar with the installation, modification, and operation of a variety of software applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, imaging, and desktop publishing, they must also be capable of using this software to design and develop new applications and uses for Department services and functions. Minimum Qualifications PATTERN 1: Experience: Three (3) years of full time experience performing a variety of office and administrative support work utilizing a microcomputer and software applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, imaging, and database software. OR PATTERN 2: Education: Equivalent to completion of a two (2) year Associate Degree from an accreditedcollege or university with at least twenty-four (24) units in Office Administration or another closely related field. AND Experience: One (1) year of full time experience which require proficiency in performing a variety of office and administrative support work utilizing a microcomputer and software applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, imaging and database software equivalent to a Typist Clerk II or Office Assistant II with Merced County. Supplemental Information EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: May provide lead direction to other clerical support staff. Uses a microcomputer and a variety of software to develop complex applications which support a Department's programs, services, and administrative functions. Researches, tests, and enhances vendor supplied software applications and utility programs to assess, design, and develop applications for a Department. Inputs a variety of data and information into microcomputer software and generates reports and documents. Uses software manuals, utilization guides, and personal contacts with software vendors to develop expertise and new uses for software packages. Coordinates with Department supervisors and management in producing and maintaining project files, information systems, and composing and creating reports. Performs a variety of complex administrative, office support and paraprofessional functions. Revises and updates existing microcomputer applications and information systems. Gathers data, conducts surveys, and prepares reports. Also develops graphics for presentations and studies. Creates complex spreadsheets, report formats, forms, and record maintenance systems. Responds to a variety of public, staff, and management inquiries, providing the requisite information, or referring the requests to supervisory and management staff as appropriate. Assists in special projects designated by the department.? SKILLS AND ABILITIES Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: Operate a personal computer and other modern office equipment. Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone. Conduct research and develop appropriate correspondence. Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations. Perform job duties under stressful conditions and respond appropriately to situations. Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations. Meet deadlines under stressful conditions. Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints. Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines. Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception. Occasionally lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects. Occasionally kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl. Frequent use of hand-eye coordination. Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion. Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds. Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping. Regular attendance is an essential function.? Desired knowledge may include, but are not limited to, the following: Microcomputer equipment, operating systems, and software packages applicable to an assigned Department's business and functions. Laws, rules, regulations, policies, and objectives of the Department to which an incumbent is assigned. Software packages to develop applications which support a Department's functions and business. Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment. Filing and recordkeeping methods and procedures. Methods and techniques used to research, evaluate, gather, organize, and arrange data. Correct English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Desired abilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Operate microcomputer equipment and applicable software programs. Use software to design, develop and modify applications which support a Department's business and administrative functions. Understand, interpret, and apply detailed instructions and software manuals. Gather data and prepare and maintain accurate reports and records, including statistical information. Make arithmetical calculations quickly and accurately. Organize work schedules and budget time efficiently. Work productively under timelines and interruptions. Coordinate assigned responsibilities with other staff and County departments. Exercise tact when dealing with others and responding to a variety of information requests. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Type at a rate of 45 words per minute from clear, legible copy desirable ADDITIONALINFORMATION A valid California driver's license and DMV clearance may be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants for positions within the Human Services Agency are subject to a criminal history background check. Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information. EXAMINATION INFORMATION If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CalHR at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2360 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination. VETERANS PREFERENCE If you would like to have Veteran's preference points included as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form. PLEASE NOTE: Applicants, who receive a passing score on a written or oral examination, shall be eligible to receive credit for an additional five (5) points to be added to the final examination score. Veteran's preference is allowed only on initial entrance into County service and shall not affect the order of eligibility on any other employment lists. For the purpose of this section, a veteran is one who has received an honorable discharge from active duty, and has served: 1. During one of the following wartime or equivalent periods: Sept. 11, 2001 to End of Operation Iraqi Freedom Aug. 2, 1990 to Jan. 2, 1992 Jan. 31, 1955 to Oct. 15, 1976 2. During peacetime for which service a campaign or expeditionary medal has been authorized by the Government of the United States and where discharge was under honorable conditions. This would include Lebanon, Grenada and Southwest Asia. A copy of the discharge form (DD-214) shall be submitted to CalHR MSS for each position applied for, along with an application for employment requesting such preference, on or before the final filing date specified on the job announcement. Failure to submit the required credentials (DD-214) prior to the final filing date will be deemed a waiver of credits. ABOUT MERCED COUNTY Merced County is located in the northern part of the San Joaquin Valley in central California, an area earning worldwide acclaim for its rich agriculture, and spans from the coastal ranges to the foothills of Yosemite National Park. The City of Merced, the self-proclaimed Gateway to Yosemite, has a population of approximately 81,102, yet retains the charm of a small town with amenities routinely found in larger communities. Merced's revitalized downtown is emerging as the entertainment center of the area. The County is representative of the rural heartland and Gold Rush remnants underpinning the state's heritage. It is a peaceful, quiet, and friendly area with an abundance of beautiful bike paths, and offers choices of higher education in UC Merced and Merced College. Closing Date/Time: Continuous