County of Sonoma

The County of Sonoma is governed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and is comprised of 26 departments/agencies that provide a full range of services to the community through its 4,000+ employees. Sonoma County government has a history of providing excellent and responsive public service while operating under sound fiscal principles. This is achieved in a climate of respect and collegiality.

The County enjoys stability in leadership, with four of the five Board members serving a second, third or fifth term. This is further demonstrated by a strong group of department heads. The department heads routinely team with middle management on a variety of successful projects. Historically, labor relations have been stable, with most employees working under long-term MOUs; however, over the next few years, the County will be going through the contract negotiation process with the majority of the bargaining units.

   

 

 

75 job(s) at County of Sonoma

Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 25, 2021
Full Time
Position Information THIS RECRUITMENT IS PROMOTIONAL ONLY. YOU MUST PRESENTLY BE A FULL- OR PART-TIME REGULAR OR PROBATIONARY COUNTY OF SONOMA, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, SONOMA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, OR SONOMA COUNTY WATER AGENCY EMPLOYEE IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION. The Probation Department has requested a department promotional certification to fill a Probation Officer IV position. Only qualified permanent and/or probationary Probation Department employees on the eligible list may be eligible for referral to the department for the advertised position. Deputy Probation Officer IVs are first-line supervisors responsible for planning, reviewing, directing, and evaluating the work of Probation Officers in the adult or juvenile investigations, adult day reporting center, pretrial, placement, or supervision units. Additional responsibilities include: Conducting performance evaluations and providing in-service training Providing consultation and expertise in complex cases Proofreading and editing Court reports to ensure recommendations are consistent with department mission and values Assuring that department initiatives are performed properly by line staff and that adequate staffing levels are maintained Representing the department, including when working with the public, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders Please note: The current vacancy is anticipated to have non-traditional work hours, and may include weekends. The ideal candidate for this position will possess strong leadership and collaboration skills, and: A broad range of Adult and Juvenile Probation Services experience Thorough knowledge of probation and effective community corrections practices, community resources, specialized treatment, behavior patterns, motivation, and group and family dynamics Working knowledge of evidence-based principles and practices Knowledge of Public Safety Assessment and proficient in the Sonoma County Pretrial process Excellent written and oral communication skills with solid experience presenting oral and written reports before the Court Knowledge of cultural competency and experience effectively working with individuals and groups of people from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds Ability to work collaboratively and problem-solve with other County agencies This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time positions as they occur during the active status of this list. County employees who wish to be considered for this position and future positions should consider applying to this recruitment. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. Normally, this would include possession of a bachelor's degree in sociology, psychology, counseling, social work, criminology, administration of justice, or a closely related field AND two years of full time professional probation experience equivalent to the level of Probation Officer III with the County of Sonoma. OR Significant academic course work in sociology, behavioral and social psychology, social casework, social welfare, counseling and guidance, or closely related field AND two years of full time experience in a position equivalent, or closely related, to a journey-level Correctional Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Juvenile Correctional Counselor, or Social Worker, Substance Abuse Treatment Provider, Probation Assistant with Sonoma County PLUS two years of full time professional probation experience in a position equivalent to the class of Probation Officer III with the County of Sonoma. Additional Requirements: In accordance with California Government Code, Section 1029 - 1031, and the California Corrections Standards Authority, Title 15, Section 131, Minimum Standards for Selection, each employee shall meet the following minimum standards: United States citizenship or status as a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship (if a permanent resident alien has not obtained citizenship within three years after application for employment or is denied citizenship, he/she will be disqualified for peace officer status); have no prior felony conviction nor be under current formal probation supervision; and achieved a passing score on the California Corrections Standards Authority Probation Officer written exam, or equivalent prior to appointment. Candidates certified for employment must be willing to undergo and successfully complete an in-depth background investigation, including a psychological evaluation, finger printing, criminal history check and a medical examination, including physical agilities testing. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Thorough knowledge of: the theory and practice of social casework as they relate to investigation, evaluation, and supervision of juvenile and adult offenders in the probation setting; state laws relating to juvenile and adult probation; community resources available for specialized treatment of probation clients; sociology and psychology particularly as they relate to personality development, behavior patterns, motivation, and group and family dynamics; interviewing techniques and investigative procedures; principles of research methodology, report writing and basic statistics; modern principles and practices related to professional probation work and court procedures; general community resources necessary to assist in crime and delinquency control; penal, business, health, safety and related codes relating to probation work; written and oral communication, including language mechanics, syntax and English composition. Working knowledge of: principles and practices of supervision and of office management techniques, practices and procedures. Ability to: plan and supervise the work of subordinate Probation Officers; work with and obtain the cooperation of juveniles and adults in relation to probation work; read and understand written materials, including abstracts, financial, legal and medical documents; establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates and the public; prepare and effectively present written and oral reports before the court and before adversaries to the court; analyze investigational material and make proper deductions and recommendations; exercise initiative, perseverance and patience; understand and accept differences in human behavior, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds; apply existing laws, rules and regulations relating to probation work; effectively interview clients to obtain information on a variety of complex and sensitive subjects; effectively train, evaluate and supervise subordinate Probation Officers; physically restrain and/or apprehend offenders in the line of duty. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions may be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) may be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION It is the policy of law enforcement/legal offices and departments, in the County of Sonoma, that job candidates complete a thorough background investigation process prior to employment. This policy is imperative in order to keep the department's employees and the public safe, and to maintain high standards in the law enforcement community. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. The background investigation will include a thorough assessment of a candidate's personal, employment, educational, criminal, and credit history. The investigation may include, but is not necessarily limited to: use of prescription and/or other drugs, reports from former employers, friends, family members, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, credit reports, court reports, public records search, and/or other relevant sources. Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that may arise during the background process. Deception during any portion of this process is grounds for disqualification, even after employment. All candidates will be required to take a pre-employment medical examination. The pre-employment medical examination will include drug testing as part of the medical examination for all applicants and for all current employees who are offered employment with the Offices/Departments. Additionally, candidates may be required to take a pre-employment psychological examination. The results of these examinations and the background investigation shall be confidential and shall not be available to the candidate for review. Failure to pass the background investigation will eliminate a candidate from the employment process. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. Issues that arise during the investigation process will be assessed, and judgment and discretion will be used to determine the employability of the candidate. Where there is evidence of a candidate's past use of controlled substances, many factors shall be used to determine the employability of the individual such as pattern of use, kind of drug used, circumstances of the start of the drug use, treatment, behavior and attitude since discontinuance, etc. Please note that a history of using controlled substances does not result in automatic disqualification from the selection process. Prior to disqualifying any candidate whose profile falls within the provisions of the policy, the candidate shall be given the opportunity to present any and all evidence of mitigating facts which the candidate feels should be considered by the hiring authority. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted online at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: AK HR Technician: KC Closing Date: 10/4/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 24, 2021
Full Time
Position Information Start your career with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office family. Become a Community Services Officer assigned to the Sonoma Police Department. Starting salary up to $25.53/hour ($53,284/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!* The County of Sonoma offers a challenging and rewarding work environment, the satisfaction of knowing that you're working to better the community, and excellent benefits, including*: An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $500 and ongoing education/training opportunities Differential pay for swing and graveyard shifts Premium pay of $1.15/hour, in addition to the hourly pay rate, for future bilingual assignments Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits Retirement fully integrated with Social Security May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Eligibility for a 5% salary increase after 1040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a 5% salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range With experience and good work performance, career advancement to Community Services Officer II (up to $59,211/year) Do you have an outgoing personality, enjoy working and building community relationships in a diverse environment, and: Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team The ability to remain calm, clear, and in control when working with difficult or irate individuals Possess effective problem-solving skills, empathy, patience, and a common sense approach to supporting customers' needs If so, apply to become our next Sonoma Police Department Community Services Officer and join our Sheriff's Office team! Working as a Community Services Officer in the City of Sonoma The current Community Services Officer (CSO) assignment for this recruitment is for a position with the Sonoma Police Department, a contract city with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office. In 2004, the City of Sonoma began contracting with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department to provide law enforcement services. The Sonoma Police Department has a total staff of 14 employees; one chief, two sergeants, nine patrol deputies, one community services officer and one administrative staff. A strong cadre of dedicated Police Explorers and volunteers join them, which plays a vital role in our service to the community. As the sole CSO within the City of Sonoma, you will be working both independently and as part of the Sonoma Police Department team. Your daily routine can vary from: Animal control calls for service within city Walking the downtown Sonoma Plaza enforcing the City's Municipal code Providing fingerprinting services to assisting the public in the front lobby Being a Sonoma Police Department CSO can be demanding, but for those who have passion for this work, you will be rewarded with camaraderie and the ability to help others in our community. Although they do not perform the full range of law enforcement duties that are assigned to Sheriff's Deputies or Sonoma Police Officers, CSOs are non-peace officer staff who provide a variety of non-technical support services to community members across the county. They may be assigned to any area in the Sheriff's Office, including the main office, Sheriff's substations located in Guerneville and the Sonoma Valley, and the contracted city offices located in the City of Sonoma and the Town of Windsor. This current position is for working at the City of Sonoma Police Department. CSOs are also subject to departmental policies, including uniform requirements and standards of conduct; and may work weekends, with occasional swing shifts, holiday assignments, and overtime as needed. For more information about the services the Sheriff's Office and the Sonoma Police Department provides our community, please visit the Sheriff's Office website and the Sonoma Police Department website . *Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU) . This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time or extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list. The Civil Service title of this position is Community Services Officer I. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment . APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Any combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, a High School Diploma or equivalent and some experience in a clerical, customer service, or legal/law enforcement setting which included assisting the public or customers. Academic coursework in law enforcement or a closely related field and/or experience working in a law enforcement or public safety agency is desirable. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position. Background Requirements: Applicants must successfully complete a thorough background investigation including a polygraph examination. Applicants who have been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in California, or are under formal probation may be subject to disqualification for this class. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: modern office routines and equipment, record keeping, filing; principles of receiving, storing, and inventory control; basic arithmetic; local geography; English grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Ability to: learn and apply basic laws, codes, ordinances, processes, techniques, rules, regulations, and practices pertaining to area of assignment; learn, interpret and apply department policies, procedures; understand legal, court, and law enforcement documents and reports; understand local resources and services for referrals; work, communicate effectively, and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and sensitivity with the general public, outside agencies, department personnel, etc.; obtain accurate and detailed information in person or by telephone; follow written and oral instructions; make decisions in routine procedural matters without immediate supervision; read, correct, prepare, and maintain accurate and concise records and reports; work under stress and in emergency situations; exercise judgment and discretion in sensitive situations and in analyzing and resolving problems; speak before public groups; work in contact with and oversee inmate/probation workers; obtain information, enter data, develop correspondence, etc. in modern software programs. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for a thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates. BACKGROUND PROCESS Being part of the Sheriff's Office and being expected to keep the public safe requires a thorough background investigation process. This process includes an assessment of prior work history, verifying educational experiences, court reports, public records searches, understanding past patterns relating to drug usage, financial patterns, etc. This entails gathering a significant amount of information from job candidates and speaking to former employers, friends, family members, etc. Polygraphs, drug tests, and medical, and physical examinations are also part of this process. Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that may arise during the background process. Deception during any portion of this process is grounds for disqualification, even after employment. This process can take anywhere from 3-5 months. Many factors are taken into consideration and one should not assume a credit issue or prior drug use is automatically disqualifying. Candidates will be given the opportunity to present mitigating information they feel should be considered. You are encouraged to be as responsive as possible while this process is taking place to help expedite the timeline, and we encourage you to stay patient and interested in this great career opportunity while this process is taking place. Please read the Drug Standards for Sheriff's Office for further information. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: MN HR Technician: RR Closing Date: 10/7/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 24, 2021
Full Time
Position Information Do you have experience as a group counselor or providing case management for youth? Bring your experience to the Sonoma County Probation Department and begin your rewarding career as a Juvenile Correctional Counselor. Working as a Juvenile Correctional Counselor I (JCC I) with the County of Sonoma offers an expansive opportunity for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a collaborative work environment that provides continuous training and education, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits*, including: Eligibility for a 5% salary increase after 1040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a 5% salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options Opportunities for additional premium pay depending on assignment, generally 5% for each assignment for a maximum of 10% May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment With experience and good work performance, advancement to Juvenile Correctional Counselor II ( $30.25-$36.77 /hour) The Role of a JCC I This position offers a challenging and rewarding start to a career helping our community's youth. In addition to learning the fundamental principles of the juvenile justice system, JCCs have the unique opportunity to use their skills to directly and positively influence the course of a young person's life. As a JCC I, you will perform a wide variety of duties related to the care, guidance, and supervision of juvenile offenders. Responsibilities include: Communicating directly with detained youths, on an individual or group basis Facilitating Cognitive Behavioral Interventions and using Motivational Interviewing and other evidence-based practices when interacting with juvenile offenders Maintaining on-going security checks, and overseeing and directing the activities of youth offenders detained in Probation facilities Performing minor clerical duties, including data entry into justice system databases Transporting youth to and from various locations Maintaining the cleanliness and order of the facility Candidates who possess experience with and knowledge of evidence-based programming practices/concepts as well as experience working with challenging populations (i.e. youth/adults with mental health conditions, youth/adult offenders, trouble youth) are highly desirable. To be considered for this position, applicants must be willing to work all shifts, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Juvenile Correctional Counselors are Peace Officers as defined by Penal Code Section 830.5, and must successfully complete the Board of State and Community Corrections Juvenile Correctional Counselor Core Course within one year of appointment. Incumbents must also successfully complete Penal Code 832 training within one year of appointment. EXTRA-HELP EMPLOYMENT Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Intermittent, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most regular employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Intermittent, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of 1,380 hours within any twelve month consecutive period. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements (generally worked 11 consecutive pay periods with a minimum of 440 hours and are scheduled at least 40 hours per pay period) may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage. *Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. This recruitment is being conducted to fill multiple full-time and intermittent, Extra-Help Juvenile Correctional Counselor I positions in the Probation Department. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or Extra-Help positions as they occur during the active status of the list. The tentative date for the written examination is: Thursday, November 4, 2021 APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. Normally, this would include completion of twelve semester units at an accredited college in criminology, administration of justice, child development, sociology, behavioral and social psychology, social casework, social welfare, counseling and guidance, child psychology or a closely related field. AND Six months experience as a group or youth counselor or other experience related to counseling or case management of troubled youth. Additional Requirements: In accordance with California Government Code, Section 1029 - 1031, and the California Corrections Standards Authority, Title 15, Section 131, Minimum Standards for Selection, each employee shall meet the following minimum standards: United States citizenship or status as a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship (if a permanent resident alien has not obtained citizenship within three years after application for employment or is denied citizenship, he/she will be disqualified for peace officer status); have no prior felony conviction nor be under current formal probation supervision; and achieved a passing score on the California Corrections Standards Authority Juvenile Correctional Counselor written exam, or equivalent prior to appointment. Candidates certified for employment must be willing to undergo and successfully complete an in-depth background investigation, including a psychological evaluation, finger printing, criminal history check, a medical examination, including physical agilities testing. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: sociology, behavioral and social psychology, criminal justice, police science, counseling and guidance, behavioral and related sciences; relationship to personality development, behavior patterns, motivation and group and family dynamics; psychological, sociological, behavioral cultural factors as they relate to dealing with delinquent minors; typical youth behavior patterns and methods of guidance, counseling and controlling to modify behavioral patterns; personal hygiene techniques and methods utilized in instructing youths; recreation activities commonly enjoyed by youths; knowledge of child abuse laws; department policies, regulations and functions; food preparation and service to youths; basic first aid and CPR. Ability to: effectively communicate orally and in writing, listen actively. Read and comprehend instructions and standards, apply them to a variety of situations; make and record detailed observations. Write descriptive narratives, including incident or detention observation reports and exercise good judgment and adopt effective courses of action in emergency situations. Relate to a wide variety of individuals from varied socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and experiences. Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with delinquent youths; establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, health and social service providers, family, and law enforcement agencies, other County Departments. Learn to: guide, teach and supervise delinquent youths; apply basic first aid to youths and staff; staff may assist youth in developing personal hygiene skills and provide recreation where appropriate for youths; perform janitorial and maintenance tasks; control hostile youths; supervise and direct groups of delinquent youths during work, meal and leisure time activities; ability to work in a stressful environment. Apprehend detention facility escapees in the line of duty; physically subdue and restrain violent or fighting youth; defend against attacking youth. Work different shifts, weekends and holidays, or other non-traditional schedules. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examinations: 1. An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge and abilities, which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. 2. A multiple-choice, written examination (weight 100%), will be conducted to further evaluate each candidate's qualifications as they relate to the position. The written examination will measure the core knowledge, skills and abilities for this position such as: Written Communication - Spelling Written Communication - Grammar Reading Comprehension - Identify a Difference Reading Comprehension - Understanding Passages Apply Rules - Logical Sequences Apply Rules - Appropriate Placement Apply Rules - Level of Priority Apply Rules - Forms Apply Rules - Scenarios Basic Math - Addition/Subtraction Applicants must attain a minimum passing score of at least 70% on the written examination to be placed on the employment list. The minimum passing score may be an adjusted score based on such factors as difficulty of the examination for this group of candidates, natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates, number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, and past practice. The tentative date for the written examination is: Thursday, November 4, 2021 Written Exam Safety Information during COVID-19: This is an in-person, proctored written examination. Local health and safety orders will be enforced during the exam administration process. T he information below may be updated based on any changes to active health and safety orders throughout this recruitment. All exam attendees will be required to comply with the following health and safety measures at the exam site: Answer COVID-19 symptom screening questions upon entry into the examination room Have temperature checked via a no-touch thermometer Entry will not be permitted for individuals who do not pass or comply with the screening requirements. Wear a cloth mask covering both nose and mouth, while inside the testing facility and at all times during the written examination Maintain 6 foot distance from other attendees Failure to comply with the current health and safety measures will result in an attendee being asked to leave the examination and disqualification from the recruitment. To aid you in preparing for the written examination, the Selection Examination for the Adult Corrections Officer, Juvenile Corrections Officer, and Probation Officer Classifications Booklet can be found at: http://www.bscc.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/COB.pdf Important Note regarding Examination T-Score Information for Selection Examination for the Adult Corrections Officer, Juvenile Corrections Officer, and Probation Officer Classifications: If you have taken the BSCC Selection Examination for the Adult Corrections Officer, Juvenile Corrections Officer, and Probation Officer Classifications within six (6) months prior to the date of our exam session, the Sonoma County Human Resources Department will allow candidates to submit their T score in lieu of re-taking the test. POST exam T scores will not be accepted in lieu of this exam. If your previously obtained T Score from a BSCC Selection Examination complies with the above and you wish to use the score in lieu of taking the test, please send a copy of your "T score letter" to: County of Sonoma Human Resources Department Attention: Konmally Chaav 575 Administration Drive 116B Santa Rosa, CA 95403 The letter must be on the testing agencies letterhead and include the: Name of the exam Date the exam was taken T score Name of the agency that administered the exam Should you have any questions, please direct them to Amy Kraus at 707-565-2596. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION It is the policy of law enforcement/legal offices and departments, in the County of Sonoma, that job candidates complete a thorough background investigation process prior to employment. This policy is imperative in order to keep the department's employees and the public safe, and to maintain high standards in the law enforcement community. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. The background investigation will include a thorough assessment of a candidate's personal, employment, educational, criminal, and credit history. The investigation may include, but is not necessarily limited to: use of prescription and/or other drugs, reports from former employers, friends, family members, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, credit reports, court reports, public records search, and/or other relevant sources. Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that may arise during the background process. Deception during any portion of this process is grounds for disqualification, even after employment. All candidates will be required to take a pre-employment medical examination. The pre-employment medical examination will include drug testing as part of the medical examination for all applicants and for all current employees who are offered employment with the Offices/Departments. Additionally, candidates may be required to take a pre-employment psychological examination. The results of these examinations and the background investigation shall be confidential and shall not be available to the candidate for review. Failure to pass the background investigation will eliminate a candidate from the employment process. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. Issues that arise during the investigation process will be assessed, and judgment and discretion will be used to determine the employability of the candidate. Where there is evidence of a candidate's past use of controlled substances, many factors shall be used to determine the employability of the individual such as pattern of use, kind of drug used, circumstances of the start of the drug use, treatment, behavior and attitude since discontinuance, etc. Please note that a history of using controlled substances does not result in automatic disqualification from the selection process. Prior to disqualifying any candidate whose profile falls within the provisions of the policy, the candidate shall be given the opportunity to present any and all evidence of mitigating facts which the candidate feels should be considered by the hiring authority. IMPORTANT INFORMATION - These positions will be assigned to one or more facilities with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate pursuant to the California Department of Public Health. Employees working in applicable facilities must be vaccinated with both shots of a two dose COVID-19 vaccination series or a single dose vaccination. Documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted online at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: AK HR Technician: KC Closing Date: 10/20/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 24, 2021
Position Information Are you currently a student and interested in teaching children about science, nature, and the great outdoors? Gain experience as an Environmental Education Intern in the Regional Parks Department! This paid internship position will afford an undergraduate college student excellent hands-on, directly relevant work experience. To qualify for the position, you must be enrolled in a full-time or part-time academic or vocational curriculum at an accredited college or university. Environmental Education Interns learn about and support the following areas: Learn how to and assist in delivering programs to field trip groups that range in size from 5 to 20 (field trips are offered Monday-Friday during the school year from 8:30am to 1:00pm and may take place at various park locations listed here ) Assist with setup and cleanup of program materials Assist with staffing public visitation of the EDC Support other park programs as needed, such as interpretive nature hikes and special events (which may occur during weekdays, weekends, and evenings) The ideal candidates will possess: A passion for working with children and teaching High degree of energy and the ability to improvise, instruct, and ensure the safety of program participants Availability for a minimum of two days per week, up to 20 hours/week, and commit to at least 12 months of employment A background in sciences Familiarity with teaching methodologies and current educational science standards (this is highly desired, but not required as interns will receive training in subject matter and curriculum) Regional Parks preserves irreplaceable natural and cultural resources, and offers opportunities for recreation and education to enhance the quality of life and well-being of residents and visitors to Sonoma County. The Community Engagement Division plans and delivers a large collection of programs throughout the entire county. There are over 78,000 annual program participants in one or more of Sonoma County Regional Park's interpretive, recreation, environmental education, outreach, volunteer, youth career pathways, and special event programs. The environmental education philosophy at Regional Parks is that early experiences in nature support lifelong connections to the outdoors. Since 2002, school fieldtrips have increased student and family awareness, advocacy, and stewardship, furthering Regional Parks' mission. Environmental education fosters an environmentally literate community through place-based, interactive learning experiences tied with state curriculum standards. Environmental literacy depends on skills and knowledge drawn from the sciences and humanities using inquiry-based learning strategies. We offer a diverse range of curriculum for grades K-8 in concepts related to ecology, biology, earth science, watershed health, climate change and cultural history. Field trip programs are offered at numerous parks across the county with field staff headquartered at the Environmental Discovery Center (EDC) at Spring Lake Regional Park and a developing visitor center in Bodega Bay. EMPLOYMENT If selected, students must show proof of student status or vocational program participation by one of the following: Course registration material Internship registration Transcript Interns are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation and sick leave; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Paid interns may meet the eligibility requirements (generally worked 11 consecutive pay periods with a minimum of 440 hours and are scheduled at least 40 hours per pay period) to qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage. Dependent coverage may also be available at employee's cost. Interns may not work in excess of 1560 hours in a twelve-month period. This recruitment is being conducted to fill a Park Naturalist Intern position in the Regional Parks department. This employment list may also be used to fill future intern positions as they occur during the active status of this list. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education: Current enrollment in a full-time or part-time academic or vocational curriculum at an accredited college or university. Experience: None required. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary endorsements may be required to perform the essential functions of the position. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed to ensure candidates meet the minimum requirements for the position. Candidates possessing these requirements will be referred to the department for further consideration. The hiring department will contact candidates who appear to best meet the requirements and needs of the position and take further steps in making a selection for the internship. Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted online at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: JT HR Technician: KC Closing Date: Continuous
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 24, 2021
Full Time
Position Information Join the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (CDC) and support our efforts to create affordable housing access for all! Starting salary up to $28.52/hour ($59,524/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!* Please note that the CDC is currently recruiting to fill positions at either the I and/or II level. If you are interested in also applying at the II level of these opportunities, you must apply to the separate, concurrent recruitment being conducted for that level. What We Offer When you join the CDC, you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better your community. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package, including*: An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to $500 and ongoing education/training opportunities Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year A significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits Retirement fully integrated with Social Security May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range With time and good performance, the opportunity for advancement to Community Development Specialist II (Up to $32.43/hour) Become a Housing Authority Specialist Specialists help Sonoma County Housing Authority clients navigate policies and regulations used to determine housing program eligibility. As key contacts for housing program recipients and community partners, Housing Authority Specialists play a vital role in determining the initial and ongoing eligibility for rental assistance programs. The ideal candidates for these positions will have a passion for aiding others in need and experience: Communicating with and serving a diverse clientele Assessing, interviewing, evaluating, and maintaining client caseloads Determining and re-determining client eligibility Reviewing financial documentation Calculating client income Organizing work with conflicting deadlines The CDC is dedicated to creating homes, in thriving and inclusive neighborhoods, for all. To learn more about the Commission's dedication to creating homes for all, please visit the Sonoma County Community Development Commissions' website . The CDC is currently recruiting to fill a Housing Authority Specialist position, a time-limited Housing Authority Specialist position, and multiple temporary extra-help positions at either the I and/or II level. The time-limited position is currently grant-funded through December 31st, 2023. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. EXTRA-HELP EMPLOYMENT Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage. *Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU) and our Employee Benefits directory. The Sonoma County Community Development Commission is a separate entity from the County of Sonoma and not within the County's Civil Service System. The formal title of these positions is Community Development Specialist I. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally this would include academic course work in public administration, business, accounting, or related courses And Normally, one year of full-time paid experience performing responsible clerical or general administrative support duties. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Special Requirement: Designated positions may require the ability to speak, read and write a language in addition to English. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: basic mathematics; English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and composition; methods and techniques used in researching, proofing, evaluating, gathering information; organizing and presenting data in a report format to the public; purpose and processing of a diversity of forms and documents related to federally assisted housing programs. Ability to: follow oral and written instructions; establish, organize, revise and maintain program and project files; establish and maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with clients, other employees, supervisors, community organizations, and the general public; analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action within established procedures; communicate effectively verbally and in writing with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds; learn and perform assigned technical tasks and routines; maintain confidentiality of restricted information; maintain records and prepare reports or correspondence; use electronic information equipment and department specific systems; enter data accurately; work independently in performing assignments and in resolving problems within established procedures; function effectively in a system with strict guidelines and constant changes; monitor standard contracts for service, including processing reimbursement requests; and effectively organize and manage assigned workload. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted online at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: CG HR Technician: KC Closing Date: 10/12/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 24, 2021
Full Time
Position Information Join the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (CDC) and support our efforts to create affordable housing access for all! Starting salary up to $32.43/hour ($67,685/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!* Please note that the CDC is currently recruiting to fill positions at either the I and/or II level. If you are interested in applying at the I level of these opportunities, you must apply to the separate, concurrent recruitment being conducted for that level. What We Offer When you join the CDC, you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better your community. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package, including*: An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to $500 and ongoing education/training opportunities Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year A significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits Retirement fully integrated with Social Security May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range Become a Housing Authority Specialist Specialists help Sonoma County Housing Authority clients navigate policies and regulations used to determine housing program eligibility. As key contacts for housing program recipients and community partners, Housing Authority Specialists play a vital role in determining the initial and ongoing eligibility for rental assistance programs. The ideal candidates for these positions will have a passion for aiding others in need and experience: Communicating with and serving a diverse clientele Assessing, interviewing, evaluating, and maintaining client caseloads Determining and re-determining client eligibility Reviewing financial documentation Calculating client income Organizing work with conflicting deadlines The CDC is dedicated to creating homes, in thriving and inclusive neighborhoods, for all. To learn more about the Commission's dedication to creating homes for all, please visit the Sonoma County Community Development Commissions' website . The CDC is currently recruiting to fill a Housing Authority Specialist position, a time-limited Housing Authority Specialist position, and multiple temporary extra-help positions at either the I and/or II level. The time-limited position is currently grant-funded through December 31st, 2023. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. EXTRA-HELP EMPLOYMENT Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage. *Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU) and our Employee Benefits directory. The Sonoma County Community Development Commission is a separate entity from the County of Sonoma and not within the County's Civil Service System. The formal title of these positions is Community Development Specialist II. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally this would include academic course work in public administration, business, accounting, or related courses And Normally, one year of full-time paid experience performing responsible clerical or general administrative support duties and six months of experience as a Community Development Specialist I or equivalent position. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Special Requirement: Designated positions may require the ability to speak, read and write a language in addition to English. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: basic mathematics; English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and composition; methods and techniques used in researching, proofing, evaluating, gathering information; organizing and presenting data in a report format to the public; purpose and processing of a diversity of forms and documents related to federally assisted housing programs. Ability to: follow oral and written instructions; establish, organize, revise and maintain program and project files; establish and maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with clients, other employees, supervisors, community organizations, and the general public; analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action within established procedures; communicate effectively verbally and in writing with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds; learn and perform assigned technical tasks and routines; maintain confidentiality of restricted information; maintain records and prepare reports or correspondence; use electronic information equipment and department specific systems; enter data accurately; work independently in performing assignments and in resolving problems within established procedures; function effectively in a system with strict guidelines and constant changes; monitor standard contracts for service, including processing reimbursement requests; and effectively organize and manage assigned workload. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted online at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: CG HR Technician: KC Closing Date: 10/12/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 24, 2021
Full Time
Position Information The County of Sonoma Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) seeks two experienced attorney s to join their team! Starting salary up to $65.01/hour ($135,683/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and an excellent total compensation package!* Applicants with bilingual (English/Spanish)* skills are encouraged to apply. IOLERO's staff work diligently to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Established in 2015 as an independent, non-police County agency, IOLERO is responsible for reviewing complaints against the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, making policy recommendations to the Sheriff's Office, and conducting community outreach. With IOLERO's high-profile focus on promoting greater transparency of law enforcement operations, these law enforcement auditor positions will play a key role in assessing and auditing public complaints and investigations related to law enforcement personnel misconduct. The ideal attorneys for these positions will have one or more years of experience in the practice areas of civil rights and/or criminal law cases, which included working with individuals of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Additionally, highly qualified candidates will demonstrate the ability to: Perform sensitive inquiries into allegations of misconduct and other operational issues in order to ensure compliance with related Federal and State laws, County Ordinances, law enforcement policies, and IOLERO's internal protocols Conduct legal research, and assess and submit recommendations regarding policies, practices, procedures, strategies, and training intended to reduce incidents or allegations of law enforcement misconduct Stay in front of issues and legislation as they develop, track law enforcement audit trends, and advise the Director of IOLERO on factors that may impact the functions of the Office Work collaboratively with community groups and law enforcement to provide education on law enforcement challenges, incident trends, practices, policies, and strategies Assist in the preparation of the Office's annual report and other periodic reports to the Board of Supervisors and the public Support the Director's outreach goals to collaborate with community members and law enforcement staff, and attend Community Advisory Council meetings and other community outreach events Please note: Due to the nature of the case audit and legal work performed, the pre-employment requirements of these positions outlines that qualified candidates must have: Current active membership in the State Bar of California A Juris Doctor degree or equivalent from an accredited U.S. law school One or more years of experience as a licensed attorney, typically in civil rights and/or criminal law, and experience working with individuals of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds The ability to successfully complete a thorough background investigation Not been a sworn law enforcement officer within the last five years Zero immediate family members (defined as spouse, child, sibling, parent) who are currently employed in sworn law enforcement positions Depending upon experience, we are hiring attorneys at the I, II, or III levels. If you are interested in applying at the I and/or III levels of these opportunities, you must apply to the separate recruitments being conducted for those levels. What We Offer When you join IOLERO you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better your community. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package, including*: An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year A significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits Retirement fully integrated with Social Security May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range With time and good work performance, the opportunity for advancement to Law Enforcement Auditor III (up to $156,053.96/annually) The County of Sonoma is the place to live, work, and build your career legacy. When you join us, you'll have the freedom to explore the beauty of our county - its picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award-winning wineries, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities. For additional information about the beauty of our community and the valuable services and support that the IOLERO provides the County of Sonoma, please visit sonomacountyconnections.org and IOLERO's website . IOLERO is currently recruiting to fill two Law Enforcement Auditor positions at either the I, II, and/or III levels. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment . The Civil Service title of this position is Law Enforcement Auditor II. *Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Salary Resolution (SalRes) and our Employee Benefits directory. Bilingual positions require English and Spanish skills at either the basic (conversational) or fluent (reading, writing, and conversational) level. Applicants for bilingual positions must indicate their proficiency level in the required supplemental questionnaire. An examination will be conducted prior to employment to a bilingual designated position to confirm level of skill in this area. Bilingual premium pay of $1.15 per hour will be applied upon the assignment of bilingual work. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide for possession of the stated knowledge and abilities. Normally this would include possession of a Juris Doctor degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. law school and at least one year of legal experience which includes practicing as a licensed attorney working in civil rights, criminal law, or other relevant experience working with individuals of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Prior professional level experience in a law enforcement oversight/audit organization and bilingual Spanish/English skills are desirable. Special Requirements: Successful completion of a thorough background investigation; have not been a sworn law enforcement officer within the last five years; and does not have any immediate family members (defined as spouse, child, sibling, parent) who are currently in sworn law enforcement positions. Possession of the Certified Practitioner of Oversight (CPO) Credential is desirable. License : Current active membership in the State Bar of California is required. Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Working knowledge of: the principles of civil and criminal law and rules of evidence; legal research methods and judicial procedures; the statutory and constitutional laws of the State of California; applicable policies/laws, weighing evidence in accordance with legal standards; the fundamentals of investigations including interviewing and interrogating principles and techniques; legal research principles; conducting depositions and litigating subpoenas and other issues in court; written and oral communications including language mechanics, syntax and English composition; legal document formatting and writing. Knowledge of: the responsibilities, functions, policies, and procedures of law enforcement; the fundamentals of investigations including evidence collection; conducting critical evaluations of findings and supporting analysis; current Federal and California case law and statutes in the civil and/or criminal law; techniques of law enforcement training, instruction, and evaluation of work performance; techniques for dealing with persons of various ages and ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, who may have physical and/or emotional problems; limitations and authorities of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach; local government organization, structure, and administration and its procedures, principles, and concepts; office practices and procedures, including filing and operation of standard office equipment such as a computer. Ability to : interpret and apply laws, policies, procedures, and regulations; conduct independent research, investigations, and fact finding assignments, perform statistical analysis, and prepare reports; act independently and remain unbiased, objective, and professional; demonstrate integrity and sensitivity; honor confidentiality and basic constitutional and legislative rights of all affected parties; establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with other employees, public officials, community groups, other governmental agencies, and the general public, particularly those with diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds; maintain effective media relations; work effectively under pressure; effectively facilitate and gain cooperation and participation of interested parties to achieve desired results; present recommendations and alternative proposals; prepare and/or edit clear, concise reports and to present them effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences; provide training, and instruction to attorney staff and other related department personnel, as requested. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions may be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted online at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: CG HR Technician: RR Closing Date: 10/18/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 24, 2021
Full Time
Position Information The County of Sonoma Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) seeks two experienced attorney s to join their team! Starting salary up to $74.77/hour ($156,053/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and an excellent total compensation package!* Applicants with bilingual (English/Spanish)* skills are encouraged to apply. IOLERO's staff work diligently to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Established in 2015 as an independent, non-police County agency, IOLERO is responsible for reviewing complaints against the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, making policy recommendations to the Sheriff's Office, and conducting community outreach. With IOLERO's high-profile focus on promoting greater transparency of law enforcement operations, these law enforcement auditor positions will play a key role in assessing and auditing public complaints and investigations related to law enforcement personnel misconduct. The ideal attorneys for these positions will have three or more years of experience in the practice areas of civil rights and/or criminal law cases, which included working with individuals of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Additionally, highly qualified candidates will demonstrate the ability to: Perform sensitive inquiries into allegations of misconduct and other operational issues in order to ensure compliance with related Federal and State laws, County Ordinances, law enforcement policies, and IOLERO's internal protocols Conduct legal research, and assess and submit recommendations regarding policies, practices, procedures, strategies, and training intended to reduce incidents or allegations of law enforcement misconduct Stay in front of issues and legislation as they develop, track law enforcement audit trends, and advise the Director of IOLERO on factors that may impact the functions of the Office Work collaboratively with community groups and law enforcement to provide education on law enforcement challenges, incident trends, practices, policies, and strategies Assist in the preparation of the Office's annual report and other periodic reports to the Board of Supervisors and the public Support the Director's outreach goals to collaborate with community members and law enforcement staff, and attend Community Advisory Council meetings and other community outreach events Please note: Due to the nature of the case audit and legal work performed, the pre-employment requirements of these positions outlines that qualified candidates must have: Current active membership in the State Bar of California A Juris Doctor degree or equivalent from an accredited U.S. law school Three or more years of experience as a licensed attorney, typically in civil rights and/or criminal law, and experience working with individuals of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds The ability to successfully complete a thorough background investigation Not been a sworn law enforcement officer within the last five years Zero immediate family members (defined as spouse, child, sibling, parent) who are currently employed in sworn law enforcement positions Depending upon experience, we are hiring attorneys at the I, II, and/or III levels. If you are interested in applying at the I and/or II levels of these opportunities, you must apply to the separate recruitments being conducted for those levels. What We Offer When you join IOLERO you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better your community. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package, including*: An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year A significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits Retirement fully integrated with Social Security May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range The County of Sonoma is the place to live, work, and build your career legacy. When you join us, you'll have the freedom to explore the beauty of our county - its picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award-winning wineries, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities. For additional information about the beauty of our community and the valuable services and support that the IOLERO provides the County of Sonoma, please visit sonomacountyconnections.org and IOLERO's website . IOLERO is currently recruiting to fill two Law Enforcement Auditor positions at either the I, II, and/or III levels. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment . The Civil Service title of this position is Law Enforcement Auditor III. *Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Salary Resolution (SalRes) and our Employee Benefits directory. Bilingual positions require English and Spanish skills at either the basic (conversational) or fluent (reading, writing, and conversational) level. Applicants for bilingual positions must indicate their proficiency level in the required supplemental questionnaire. An examination will be conducted prior to employment to a bilingual designated position to confirm level of skill in this area. Bilingual premium pay of $1.15 per hour will be applied upon the assignment of bilingual work. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide for possession of the stated knowledge and abilities. Normally this would include possession of a Juris Doctor degree or the equivalent from an accredited U.S. law school and at least three years of related legal experience, including two years as a licensed attorney, typically in civil rights, criminal law, or other relevant experience working with individuals of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Prior professional level experience in a law enforcement oversight/audit organization, and bilingual Spanish/English skills are desirable. Special Requirements: Successful completion of a thorough background investigation; have not been a sworn law enforcement officer within the last five years; and does not have any immediate family members (defined as spouse, child, sibling, parent) who are currently in sworn law enforcement positions. Possession of the Certified Practitioner of Oversight (CPO) Credential is desirable. License : Current active membership in the State Bar of California is required. Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of: the principles of civil and criminal law and rules of evidence; legal research methods and judicial procedures; the statutory and constitutional laws of the State of California; applicable policies/laws, weighing evidence in accordance with legal standards; the fundamentals of investigations including interviewing and interrogating principles and techniques; legal research principles; conducting depositions and litigating subpoenas and other issues in court; written and oral communications including language mechanics, syntax and English composition; legal document formatting and writing. Working Knowledge of: the responsibilities, functions, policies, and procedures of law enforcement; the fundamentals of investigations including evidence collection; conducting critical evaluations of findings and supporting analysis; current Federal and California case law and statutes in the civil and/or criminal law; techniques of law enforcement training, instruction, and evaluation of work performance; techniques for dealing with persons of various ages and ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, who may have physical and/or emotional issues. Knowledge of: limitations and authorities of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach; local government organization, structure, and administration and its procedures, principles, and concepts; office practices and procedures, including filing and operation of standard office equipment such as a computer. Ability to : interpret and apply laws, policies, procedures, and regulations; conduct independent research, investigations, and fact finding assignments, perform statistical analysis, and prepare reports; act independently and remain unbiased, objective, and professional; demonstrate integrity and sensitivity; honor confidentiality and basic constitutional and legislative rights of all affected parties; establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with other employees, public officials, community groups, other governmental agencies, and the general public, particularly those with diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds; maintain effective media relations; work effectively under pressure; effectively facilitate and gain cooperation and participation of interested parties to achieve desired results; present recommendations and alternative proposals; prepare and/or edit clear, concise reports and to present them effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences; provide training, and instruction to attorney staff and other related department personnel, as requested. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions may be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted online at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: CG HR Technician: RR Closing Date: 10/18/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 24, 2021
Full Time
Position Information The Sonoma County Employees Retirement Association seeks an Assistant Chief Executive Officer/Chief Legal Counsel! Please click here to view our color brochure S ONOMA COUNTY Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Sonoma County combines, in one location, the beautiful Pacific Coastline, award winning wineries, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities. Sonoma County is the largest county in the North Bay and is home to over 500,000 residents. Santa Rosa, with a population of over 171,000, is the County seat and center of government, commerce, and medical facilities. It offers a lively downtown with intriguing shops and restaurants as well as a full range of urban amenities. Santa Rosa and the County's seven other incorporated cities each maintain a small-town feel, despite ongoing growth. Excellent health care services are available at several acute care hospitals, a trauma center, and a wide variety of specialty medical facilities. Fine educational institutions, including Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University, and local schools that rank considerably higher on the Academic Performance Index than the state as a whole, further contribute to Sonoma County's exceptional quality of life. The County of Sonoma is governed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and is comprised of 26 departments/agencies that provide a full range of services to the community through its 4,000+ employees. Sonoma County government has a history of providing excellent and responsive public service while operating under sound fiscal principles. This is achieved in a climate of respect and collaboration. Please visit www.sonomacounty.ca.gov and www.sonomacountyconnections.org for additional information about Sonoma County, the place to live, work, and build your career legacy. THE DEPARTMENT Sonoma County Employees' Retirement Association (SCERA) is a public employee defined benefit retirement system that was established by the County of Sonoma on January 1, 1946, under the authority of the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937. SCERA is administered by the Board of Retirement (Board) to provide retirement, disability, death, and survivor benefits for eligible employees of the County of Sonoma; Sonoma Valley Fire Authority; the Superior Court of California for the County of Sonoma; and other Sonoma County public agencies. Under the direction of a ten-member Board, of which one is an alternate member, SCERA Staff manages the day-to-day administration of the system. This includes ensuring timely and accurate payment of benefits, oversight of the investment of trust assets, providing information to and counseling members, accounting for contributions and investment income, maintaining prudent compliance with regulations, policies and procedures, and ensuring the Board is fulfilling its fiduciary duty to the members and their beneficiaries. The Board sets the policy direction for the system, provides direct oversight of the Chief Executive Officer, approves the investment program's asset allocation in accordance with the system's defined risk parameters, and carries out its fiduciary duties through regular meetings and oversight of the system's operations. The Staff is managed by the Chief Executive Officer who oversees SCERA's Member Services, Finance and Retiree Services, Legal and Administrative Services divisions and, along with the Chief Investment Officer, Investment division. As of December 31, 2020, SCERA serves 4,090 active members (General 3,368 and Safety 722), 1,445 deferred/transferred members (General 1,217 and Safety 228) and 5,347 retired members (General 4,339 and Safety 1,008), with a fund balance of $3 billion. The asset allocation is: Equities 61% Fixed Income 19% Real Assets 20% THE POSITION Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Assistant Chief Executive Officer/Chief Legal Counsel provides management oversight for assigned divisions of SCERA, and acts as Chief Legal Counsel to SCERA. This position performs complex, sensitive and varied operational management and professional legal work; advises the Chief Executive Officer and the Board on legal issues arising during public meetings; collaborates with the Chief Executive Officer on the strategic direction of plan operations and governance; performs research, presents legal opinions, training and advice to the Retirement Board, Chief Executive Officer and SCERA staff; and coordinates and oversees the work of outside consultant counsel. In addition to legal counsel responsibilities, the Assistant CEO/Chief Legal Counsel is responsible for the administration, direction, and supervision of operational division managers and functions related to SCERA, in accordance with the policies and regulations established by Federal and State statutes and the Board of Retirement. This position fosters cooperative working relationships with county departments, intergovernmental and regulatory agencies, and various public and private groups; provides expert professional assistance to the Chief Executive Officer and Retirement Board, and performs other related duties. This position may represent and act on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer as directed or in the CEO's absence. IDEAL CANDIDATE SCERA seeks an experienced public agency lawyer who thrives in a hands on and collaborative environment to be the next Assistant Chief Executive Officer/Chief Legal Counsel. The ideal candidate will be committed to upholding the fiduciary duty to the members and beneficiaries of SCERA. This person will be able to hit the ground running and quickly gain the confidence and respect of the Board and staff. This person will have experience advising public agencies and understand that legal opinions must be able to be implemented within the administrative realities the agency operates in. Lastly, the selected candidate will be comfortable working in a transparent manner through public meetings and public records requests and embrace opportunities to grow with the SCERA organization in the future. The top areas of focus for the incoming Assistant Chief Executive Officer/Chief Legal Counsel will be: Learning SCERA operations and engaging with staff to provide thoughtful, well- reasoned legal opinions that take into account the administrative realities of operating a public sector defined benefit pension plan Assisting the CEO in conducting an organizational review to ensure SCERA continues to operate efficiently in all areas (i.e. member services, financial operations, etc.) Examining the procedures that span different divisions to ensure consistency in approach in areas such as trusts, probate and wills Finalizing a Board Resource that provides a comprehensive overview of SCERA for use by trustees The Civil Service Title for this position is Assistant Retirement Administrator/Chief Legal Counsel. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education & Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, this would include possession of a Juris Doctor degree or equivalent from an accredited U.S. law school; and the equivalent of six years of increasingly responsible experience in a comparable legal environment, including at least three years of experience advising a public agency and three years of supervising staff or leading group projects. Litigation experience and public agency pension or law office program management experience are desirable. License: Current active membership in the State Bar of California is required. Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Thorough knowledge of: Laws relevant to trust fund administration or public agency representation; fiduciary duty; conflicts of interest in relation to the provision of public benefits; and principles, practices, and techniques of administration and office management. Considerable knowledge of: Laws relevant to investments and investment vehicles, actuarial principles, accounting standards, and California domestic relations law in relation to the provision of public benefits; judicial procedure; trial and hearing procedures and administrative hearing procedure; federal tax law related to the provision of public benefits; information technology principles and applications sufficient to evaluate technical systems and needs; organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs; principles and practices of employee supervision including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures; administrative principles and practices, including supervision of staff, either directly or through subordinate levels of supervision; contract administration; technical, legal, financial, and public relations issues associated with the management of a public agency. Ability to: Maintain the highest ethical and conduct standards; analyze and understand the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act; conduct research and analysis, assess alternative solutions and develop and recommend efficient, cost-effective courses of action; plan, organize, integrate and manage legal and operational activities for a defined benefit pension plan; coordinate and supervise the work of subordinate professionals and office support staff; define problems, prepare and present comprehensive statistical and administrative reports in a clear and concise manner; analyze and appraise a variety of documents and instruments; develop and implement appropriate procedures and controls; draft legal documents such as resolutions, contracts, legislation, policies, etc.; present law, facts, and arguments clearly, logically and persuasively in written and oral form; use proper English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and composition; prepare correspondence and reports; exercise good judgment and make sound decisions; manage and provide leadership to staff; establish and maintain cooperative and harmonious relationships with staff, Board trustees, government officials, legal, medical and investment professionals, and the general public. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions will be used in assessing minimum qualifications. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (Weight 100%). Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: JT HR Technician: RR Closing Date: Continuous
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 24, 2021
Full Time
Position Information The County of Sonoma Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) seeks two attorneys to join their team! Starting salary up to $59.16/hour ($123,474/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and an excellent total compensation package!* Applicants with bilingual (English/Spanish)* skills are encouraged to apply. IOLERO's staff work diligently to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Established in 2015 as an independent, non-police County agency, IOLERO is responsible for reviewing complaints against the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, making policy recommendations to the Sheriff's Office, and conducting community outreach. With IOLERO's high-profile focus on promoting greater transparency of law enforcement operations, these law enforcement auditor positions will play a key role in assessing and auditing public complaints and investigations related to law enforcement personnel misconduct. The ideal attorneys for these positions will have experience in the practice areas of civil rights and/or criminal law cases, which included working with individuals of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Additionally, highly qualified candidates will demonstrate the ability to: Perform sensitive inquiries into allegations of misconduct and other operational issues in order to ensure compliance with related Federal and State laws, County Ordinances, law enforcement policies, and IOLERO's internal protocols Conduct legal research, and assess and submit recommendations regarding policies, practices, procedures, strategies, and training intended to reduce incidents or allegations of law enforcement misconduct Stay in front of issues and legislation as they develop, track law enforcement audit trends, and advise the Director of IOLERO on factors that may impact the functions of the Office Work collaboratively with community groups and law enforcement to provide education on law enforcement challenges, incident trends, practices, policies, and strategies Assist in the preparation of the Office's annual report and other periodic reports to the Board of Supervisors and the public Support the Director's outreach goals to collaborate with community members and law enforcement staff, and attend Community Advisory Council meetings and other community outreach events Please note: Due to the nature of the case audit and legal work performed, the pre-employment requirements of these positions outlines that qualified candidates must have: Current active membership in the State Bar of California A Juris Doctor degree or equivalent from an accredited U.S. law school One or more years of experience as a licensed attorney, typically in civil rights and/or criminal law, and experience working with individuals of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds The ability to successfully complete a thorough background investigation Not been a sworn law enforcement officer within the last five years Zero immediate family members (defined as spouse, child, sibling, parent) who are currently employed in sworn law enforcement positions Depending upon experience, we are hiring attorneys at the I, II, or III levels. If you are interested in applying at the II and/or III levels of these opportunities, you must apply to the separate recruitments being conducted for those levels. What We Offer When you join IOLERO you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better your community. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package, including*: An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year A significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits Retirement fully integrated with Social Security May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range With time and good work performance, the opportunity for advancement to Law Enforcement Auditor II (up to $135,683.67/annually) The County of Sonoma is the place to live, work, and build your career legacy. When you join us, you'll have the freedom to explore the beauty of our county - its picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award-winning wineries, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities. For additional information about the beauty of our community and the valuable services and support that the IOLERO provides the County of Sonoma, please visit sonomacountyconnections.org and IOLERO's website . IOLERO is currently recruiting to fill two Law Enforcement Auditor positions at either the I, II, and/or III levels. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment . The Civil Service title of this position is Law Enforcement Auditor I. *Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Salary Resolution (SalRes) and our Employee Benefits directory. Bilingual positions require English and Spanish skills at either the basic (conversational) or fluent (reading, writing, and conversational) level. Applicants for bilingual positions must indicate their proficiency level in the required supplemental questionnaire. An examination will be conducted prior to employment to a bilingual designated position to confirm level of skill in this area. Bilingual premium pay of $1.15 per hour will be applied upon the assignment of bilingual work. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide for possession of the stated knowledge and abilities. Normally this would include possession of a Juris Doctor degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. law school and experience working with individuals of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Experience working in a law enforcement oversight/audit organization and bilingual Spanish/English skills are desirable. Special Requirements: Successful completion of a thorough background investigation; have not been a sworn law enforcement officer within the last five years; and does not have any immediate family members (defined as spouse, child, sibling, parent) who are currently in sworn law enforcement positions. Possession of the Certified Practitioner of Oversight (CPO) Credential is desirable. License : Current active membership in the State Bar of California is required. Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: the principles of civil and criminal law and rules of evidence; legal research methods and judicial procedures; the statutory and constitutional laws of the State of California; applicable policies/laws, weighing evidence in accordance with legal standards; the fundamentals of investigations including interviewing and interrogating principles and techniques; legal research principles; conducting depositions and litigating subpoenas and other issues in court; written and oral communications including language mechanics, syntax and English composition; legal document formatting and writing; the responsibilities, functions, policies, and procedures of law enforcement; the fundamentals of investigations including evidence collection; conducting critical evaluations of findings and supporting analysis; current Federal and California case law and statutes in the civil and/or criminal law; techniques of law enforcement training, instruction, and evaluation of work performance; techniques for dealing with persons of various ages and ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, who may have physical and/or emotional issues; limitations and authorities of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach; local government organization, structure, and administration and its procedures, principles, and concepts; office practices and procedures, including filing and operation of standard office equipment such as a computer. Ability to : interpret and apply laws, policies, procedures, and regulations; conduct independent research, investigations, and fact finding assignments, perform statistical analysis, and prepare reports; act independently and remain unbiased, objective, and professional; demonstrate integrity and sensitivity; honor confidentiality and basic constitutional and legislative rights of all affected parties; establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with other employees, public officials, community groups, other governmental agencies, and the general public, particularly those with diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds; maintain effective media relations; work effectively under pressure; learn to effectively facilitate and gain cooperation and participation of interested parties to achieve desired results; present recommendations and alternative proposals; prepare and/or edit clear, concise reports and to present them effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences; provide training, and instruction to support staff and other personnel, as requested. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted online at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: CG HR Technician: RR Closing Date: 10/18/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 20, 2021
Variable Shift
Position Information Join the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) as a Water Agency Maintenance Worker I - Extra-Help. Multiple positions available! Sonoma Water is seeking qualified candidates to fill multiple temporary, extra-help Water Agency Maintenance Worker I (WAMW I) positions. This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help openings as they occur during the active status of the list. At the entry-level, Water Agency Maintenance Workers perform a variety of entry-level, semi-skilled, light and heavy manual tasks involving water- and wastewater treatment-related maintenance. Typical duties include: Trail, access, and service road maintenance Repairing and installing water and wastewater treatment distribution systems, as well as flood control and river channels Digging trenches, repairing pipes, and removing silt and other debris Planting, pruning, cutting, chipping, and removing trees and other foliage Installing, repairing, and removing fences Ideal candidates will possess an interest in learning new skills, the ability to work in a team environment, and: A high school diploma or equivalent Knowledge of riparian ecology and fire fuel reduction concepts such as shaded fuel breaks Experience pruning trees and performing other vegetation management duties Experience using various hand and power tools One or more of the following licenses/certifications, which are is desired, not required: Arborist Certification issued by the International Society of Arboriculture Class A Commercial Driver's License Qualified Applicator's License issued by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation About Sonoma Water Sonoma Water is a special district formed by the California State Legislature in 1949 and is responsible for providing a safe and reliable water supply to its customers in Sonoma and Marin counties. Sonoma Water also maintains 75 miles of flood control channels and provides sanitation services. Employing approximately 230 employees, Sonoma Water consists of six divisions including Engineering and Resource Planning, Environmental Resources, Community and Government Affairs, Water and Wastewater Operations, Maintenance, and Administrative Services. Sonoma Water supports the concept of environmental sustainability, focusing on renewable power sources, and strives to be a leader in its water conservation and fishery restoration programs. Employees of Sonoma Water are employees of a special district and are not subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance of the County of Sonoma. EXTRA-HELP EMPLOYMENT Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience : Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, this would include some experience in construction which includes performing heavy physical labor, or maintenance work which includes the use of light mechanical machines and hand tools. Driver's License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. A valid State of California Class A Commercial Driver's License, including any valid and appropriate California Endorsement(s) (e.g. tank endorsement), is desirable. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Working Knowledge of: general construction materials, safety practices, and tools commonly used in wastewater collection and water distribution system construction and maintenance and/or in vegetation management; including basic types, styles, and sizes of pipes, parts, and fittings; principles and practices of a diverse range of semi-skilled trades areas such as carpentry, irrigation systems, drywall, asphalt and concrete work, plumbing, fencing construction and related trades areas; water and wastewater system functions and structures; flood control and collection system pipe laying procedures; methods, materials, and procedures used in bedding, backfilling, and black topping. Knowledge of: materials and procedures used in repairing and replacing concrete structures; methods, equipment, and procedures used in water and wastewater system line cleaning; safety procedures, requirements, and equipment; repair, preventive maintenance, and safe operations of trucks, hand, and power tools; and light and heavy construction equipment; methods and techniques of using CCTV equipment to diagnose and resolve sewer line issues; safe working practices and techniques including those for working within confined spaces and handling/disposition of hazardous materials; USA methods and techniques; sewer systems standards as specified in California Uniform Plumbing Code; English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and composition; principles and practices of record keeping. Ability to : perform a variety of semi-skilled manual maintenance and construction tasks for extended periods and under unfavorable weather conditions; operate line cleaning equipment and hand and power tools; determine appropriate methods to clean water and sewer lines; demonstrate physical strength, endurance, mechanical aptitude, and skills for working in a variety of trades areas; operate CCTV equipment to diagnose collection system issues and identify required maintenance; mark and locate underground services; operate a diverse range of light and heavy equipment in performance of assigned duties; work in confined and/or underground spaces; understand and follow oral and written instructions; follow safety procedures; accurately complete simple report forms; work effectively with other employees and the public; speak, read, and write English at a level appropriate for successful job performance; read work maps and plans. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted online at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: AK HR Technician: KC Closing Date: Continuous
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 20, 2021
Full Time
Position Information The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office Helicopter Unit is Now Hiring Starting Salary up to $57.89/hour ($120,113/year)* plus additional cash & benefits! Precision Vertical "Long-line" Pilot-In-Command Experience Required. Our helicopter, Henry 1, is a Bell 407GXP. A highly maneuverable, four bladed, single turbine engine manufactured by Bell Helicopter, out of Fort Worth, Texas. Henry 1 is equipped with upgraded avionics (Garmin G1000), new law enforcement mission equipment, can be flown with a single pilot, and is configured for up to five passengers or during emergency medical calls (three crew members and a patient). At the County of Sonoma, we offer expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that provides continuous training and education, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits*, including: A cash allowance of approximately $600 per month Stand-by pay of $6.82 per hour Differential pay for evening and night shifts Overtime pay Pilots FAA certified as a trainer receive additional premium pay for hours spent training other pilots An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $850 Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Onsite workout facilities Significant County premium contribution to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement account to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits Retirement fully integrated with Social Security *Salary is negotiable. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association's Memorandum Of Understanding (SCLEA MOU) . As part of the Sheriff's Office selection process, the most qualified candidates will be required to perform a flight proficiency test. The Sheriff's Helicopter Pilot is a position of trust and confidence, performing various airborne law enforcement support functions, including aerial search and rescues, medical evacuations, and fire suppression activities. Our Sheriff's Helicopter Pilots ensure Henry 1's airworthiness and general condition are compliant with Sheriff's Office requirements and industry standards, and that all required maintenance and activity documentation is accurately completed. Henry 1's mechanical services are provided by contract. Henry 1 and the crew are based out of the Charles M. Schultz (Sonoma County) Airport in Santa Rosa, and work a 7 on 7 off schedule, are compensated for stand-by and overtime hours, and on-call during their work week when not at the hangar. As a technical, non-peace officer position in the Sheriff's Office the Pilot reports to, and is responsible for assisting, the Sergeant in charge of the Helicopter Unit. The unit consists of a Sergeant (Supervisor), tactical flight officers (Deputies), two helicopter pilots, and several extra-help paramedics. Additional pilots and paramedics may be hired on an extra-help basis to augment the crew. For more information about the Sheriff's Office work family of over 560 employees, and the Helicopter Unit's efforts to aid in protecting and securing the half-million residents within the 1,768 square miles of Sonoma County, please visit the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office website. To learn more about our community and explore the beauty of our County's picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award winning wineries, and wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities, please visit www.sonomacountyconnections.org and www.santarosachamber.com . The Civil Service for this position is Helicopter Pilot. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment . APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience that clearly demonstrates possession of the knowledge and abilities for the position. Normally, this would include graduation from high school or an acceptable equivalent certificate, and 2,000 hours of turbine helicopter Pilot-in-Command time, which includes 300 hours of mountain flying, 100 hours of night flying, and 200 hours of precision vertical reference long line flying. License and Certificate: Possession of a valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Airman Certificate with rotorcraft-helicopter rating or a valid FAA Airline Transport Pilot's Certificate with a rotorcraft-helicopter rating; possession of a valid and current Class II Airman's Medical Certificate issued by an FAA authorized medical examiner; possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position. Other Requirements: Applicants must successfully complete a thorough background investigation prior to appointment including a polygraph test; emergency operations may require working 16 hour shifts under difficult conditions such as fire and floods. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of: safe helicopter operating procedures; Department of Transportation, FAA, and other regulations governing civil aircraft movements; flight control systems and equipment; mountain helicopter flying; precision vertical reference long-line flying; minor maintenance and repair of helicopters; basic math to compute hauling weights; basic recordkeeping practices; terrain, weather, and flying conditions in California. Ability to: Safely operate aircraft; perform the duties of a helicopter Pilot-in-Command under the direction of the Sheriff or his authorized representative; safely and expeditiously perform aerial rescues utilizing precision vertical reference long line techniques with external loads; safely operate the helicopter during hours of darkness, with and without the use of night vision goggles, including approaches to a landing and departures from off-airport locations; conduct water retardant bucket operations; learn local geography; maintain accurate records; review records and assess aircraft needs; learn and follow departmental practices and policies; work effectively and efficiently with departmental personnel and other external contacts; exercise good judgment in emergency and stressful situations; communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing; work in hazardous, and stressful conditions; continue to learn new techniques; wear protective clothing and equipment; meet physical fitness requirements to maintain FAA license and perform the essential functions of the position; meet and maintain pilot weight limitations not to exceed 230 pounds, or as otherwise directed by the Department, to ensure compliance with aircraft maximum weight restrictions; work any shift including days, evening, nights, weekends, and holidays; be on stand-by during off-duty hours as assigned and report to duty within 30 minutes, or as otherwise directed by the Department; refrain from activities which might impair the ability to perform assigned duties while on duty or on stand by. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions will be used in assessing minimum qualifications. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (Weight 100%). Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews. As part of the Sheriff's Office selection process, the most qualified candidates will be required to perform a flight proficiency test. BACKGROUND PROCESS Being part of the Sheriff's Office and being expected to keep the public safe requires a thorough background investigation process. This process includes an assessment of prior work history, verifying educational experiences, court reports, public records searches, understanding past patterns relating to drug usage, financial patterns, etc. This entails gathering a significant amount of information from job candidates and speaking to former employers, friends, family members, etc. Polygraphs, drug tests, and medical, and physical examinations are also part of this process. Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that may arise during the background process. Deception during any portion of this process is grounds for disqualification, even after employment. This process can take anywhere from 3-5 months. Many factors are taken into consideration and one should not assume a credit issue or prior drug use is automatically disqualifying. Candidates will be given the opportunity to present mitigating information they feel should be considered. You are encouraged to be as responsive as possible while this process is taking place to help expedite the timeline, and we encourage you to stay patient and interested in this great career opportunity while this process is taking place. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. Please read the Sheriff's Office Pre-Employment Drug Use Guidelines for further information. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information. HR Analyst: MN HR Technician: RR Closing Date: Continuous
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 20, 2021
Variable Shift
Position Information The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office Is Now Hiring Multiple Extra-Help Rescue Paramedics! Starting salary up to $38.97/Hour (Salary is negotiable commensurate with experience, salary history, and requirements.) Sheriff's Rescue Paramedics perform a full-range of Advanced Life Support emergency medical and rescue activities, including: Assessing injuries and transporting the sick and/or injured Aerial rescues Aero medical evacuations Airborne fire suppression The Sheriff's Rescue Paramedic is a highly-technical, civilian, non-sworn position assigned to the Helicopter, Tactical, SWAT, and/or other Units of the Sheriff's Office as needed. They are expected to perform at a high level of independence and under minimal supervision. Sheriff's Rescue Paramedic hours vary depending on assignment, and extra-help paramedics fill in as needed to provide backfill, vacation, and shift relief coverage. THE SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE & HELICOPTER UNIT Serving the community since 1850, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office employs over 650 employees to protect and secure the half-million residents within the 1,768 square miles of Sonoma County. With more than 30 different highly-trained and specialized units, you can be confident that a career with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office will be anything but monotonous. The Sheriff's Office Helicopter Unit was founded in 1974 and currently provides law enforcement, firefighting, search and rescue, and medical transport services. Given the size and rugged terrain of the County, the Helicopter Unit is an invaluable asset to Sonoma County residents as well as visitors, and has received national recognition for their proficiency in performing complex rescue techniques. The Unit currently responds to an average of 800 missions annually, and performs more rescues than any other single helicopter program in the country. The Helicopter Unit operates Henry 1, a county-owned Bell 407GXP four bladed, single turbine engine powered helicopter. Henry 1 is based at the Charles M. Schultz (Sonoma County Airport) in Santa Rosa and can be flown with a single pilot and configured for up to five passengers or - in the EMS role - three crew members and a patient. The unit consists of a Sergeant (Supervisor), tactical flight officers (Deputies), 2 helicopter pilots, and several extra-help paramedics. Henry 1 is typically staffed and on-duty 10 hours a day, but crew members carry a pager the remaining 14 hours and will respond for emergency call-outs. Due to its nationally recognized rescue skills, Henry 1 is occasionally requested for rescues and other emergencies outside of the county where no helicopter program with matching capabilities exists. These services are an asset to both residents and visitors exploring our coast, home-owners threatened by flooding rivers, and victims calling for law enforcement protection. Please visit the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office website and the Helicopter Unit's webpage for more information. EXTRA-HELP EMPLOYMENT Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage. This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of this list. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education & Experience : Any combination of education, training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. Normally, this would include graduation from high school or an acceptable equivalent certificate, two years experience on an Advanced Life Support transport unit as a Paramedic, and at least 400 annual patient contacts prior to the time of appointment. Certificate: Possession of a valid Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic course completion certificate from a program approved by the California State Emergency Medical Services Authority; and either possession of a standard Local Paramedic Accreditation card issued by Coastal Valleys EMS Agency, or proof of an interim Local Paramedic Accreditation card at the time of appointment. A standard Local Paramedic Accreditation card must be obtained within ninety (90) days of obtaining the interim Local Paramedic Accreditation card. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Background Requirement: Incumbents shall not have been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony If committed in this state, nor be under current formal probation supervision. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of: advanced emergency medicine techniques and protocols; medical and trauma emergencies and appropriate treatment; diagnostic signs; applicable State EMS laws and Protocols; basic anatomy and physiology. Knowledge of: medical, legal, and ethical issues affecting medical providers; mass-casualty incident management; emergency communication techniques; operation of communication equipment; operation of relevant medical equipment; English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and composition. Ability to : learn and understand Sonoma County Sheriff's Department operations; learn and comply with applicable County of Sonoma EMS Protocols, and Sheriff's Department policies and procedures; understand and follow professional medical staff instructions and to adapt treatment to individual circumstances; provide advanced life support services to individuals in emergency situations; use appropriate medical equipment; work successfully in a law enforcement environment; learn and perform technical cliff and water rescue procedures; swim comfortably in all Sonoma County waterways, including lakes, rivers, and ocean waters; learn the geography of Sonoma County and its environs; meet and maintain weight limitations not to exceed 210 pounds dressed in flight suit and boots, or as otherwise directed by the Department, to ensure compliance with aircraft maximum weight restrictions; work any shift including days, evening, nights, weekends, and holidays; be on stand-by during off-duty hours as assigned and report to duty within 30 minutes, or as otherwise directed by the Department; refrain from activities which might impair the ability to perform assigned duties while on duty or on stand by; exercise tact and good judgment in dealing with patients, staff and the public; read, write and speak English for successful job performance. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all your employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Being part of the Sheriff's Office and being expected to keep the public safe requires a thorough background investigation process. This process includes an assessment of prior work history, verifying educational experiences, court reports, public records searches, understanding past patterns relating to drug usage, financial patterns, etc. This entails gathering a significant amount of information from job candidates and speaking to former employers, friends, family members, etc. Polygraphs, drug tests, and medical, and physical examinations are also part of this process. Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that may arise during the background process. Deception during any portion of this process is grounds for disqualification, even after employment. This process can take anywhere from 3-5 months. Many factors are taken into consideration and one should not assume a credit issue or prior drug use is automatically disqualifying. Candidates will be given the opportunity to present mitigating information they feel should be considered. You are encouraged to be as responsive as possible while this process is taking place to help expedite the timeline, and we encourage you to stay patient and interested in this great career opportunity while this process is taking place. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. Please read the Sheriff's Office Pre-Employment Drug Use Guidelines for further information. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information. HR Analyst: MN HR Technician: RR Closing Date: Continuous
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 20, 2021
Variable Shift
Position Information Join our team to improve the health of our community! Starting salary up to $57.78/hour! Plus, an additional $1.15/hourly bilingual premium for bilingual assignments. Please Note: This is a continuous recruitment. It may close without notice, at any time, once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) is seeking qualified candidates to fill one temporary, extra-help Supervising Staff Nurse vacancy in the COVID-19 Section. Under the Director of Nursing, COVID Section, the Supervising Staff Nurse will provide clinical supervision and quality assurance oversight to the COVID Field Services Team, including Nurses, Department Analyst, Administrative Aides, and Community Health Workers participating in COVID testing, infection control assessment, and outreach and education activities. The Supervising Staff Nurse will be expected to perform the following duties in this role: Oversight of N95 fit-testing for staff Staff training, education, and auditing of proper use of PPE and test site cleaning/disinfection Maintain up-to-date knowledge on COVID testing and control guidance and procedures Staff training on COVID basics, testing modalities, vaccination messaging, handling health emergencies, other clinical topics as appropriate Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for field testing and outreach as appropriate Oversight and management of field-based BinaxNow testing at County sites Review team presentations and written materials to ensure the accuracy of information provided to the public Field-based supervision and professional development of nursing staff on the Field Services Team Supervision and professional development of the Department Analyst Liaison with clinical partners as needed Support for prioritization of team activities in accordance with epidemiological need WORK SCHEDULE AND REQUIREMENTS If performing COVID-19 testing services, the Supervising Staff Nurse will need to be Fit-tested for an N95 respirator mask (DHS provides on-site), and wear full PPE when swabbing. They may be required to drive a van to a testing location, carry 10-20 pound items to/from the van, and stand for long periods, up to 4 hours at a stretch. The Supervising Staff Nurse position will be required to wear a face covering while within the Public Health offices. Hours may include evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed Assignment may work up to 40 hours per week and may include weekends The position is anticipated to last for up to a year EXTRA-HELP EMPLOYMENT Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage. This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list. The Civil Service title for this classification is Supervising Staff Nurse. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education: Any combination of education or training that would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in nursing would provide such opportunity. Experience: Any combination of training and experience that will provide the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, two years of related experience as a Registered Nurse would provide this opportunity. One year supervisory experience is desirable. License: Possession of a valid California license as a Registered Nurse, as required by Title 22, current CPR certification. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Thorough knowledge of : modern methods, theories, techniques and procedures used in professional nursing. Considerable knowledge of : skills in leadership, management, supervisory theories and techniques; current developments in the nursing profession and methods of informing all levels of nursing staff of these developments; methods to assess and evaluate care and services; skill in performing and demonstrating advanced nursing techniques; safety, emergency and infection control policies and procedures. Knowledge of: basic research methodology, report writing and statistics; communication and conflict resolution techniques; all aspects of the nursing process: assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements relating to the management of the hospital departments; patient rights and confidentiality requirements. Ability to: analyze problems, reach practical conclusions, institute effective changes; develop and update policies and procedures; lead and motivate staff; establish and maintain effective professional working relationships; prepare and present clear written or oral presentations; direct the development and maintenance of; write, understand and analyze a variety of comprehensive records and reports; exercise responsibility, initiative, ingenuity, independent analysis and judgment in solving supervisory problems; identify continuing education needs of personnel. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: DP HR Technician: KC Closing Date: Continuous
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 20, 2021
Full Time
Position Information The Sonoma County Office of the District Attorney is seeking an experienced and dedicated professional to join their Victim Services Division! Starting salary up to $30.39/hour ($63,427/year), plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month* Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package*, including: An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $500 and ongoing education/training opportunities Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits Retirement fully integrated with Social Security May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range Additional bilingual premium pay of $1.15 hour for qualifying caseloads** With experience and good work performance, this position offers the opportunity for career advancement to Victim Witness Advocate II (up to $72,986/year) As a Victim Witness Advocate I, you will learn to assist victims and witnesses of crime by providing them with information, advocating on their behalf, and referring them to support services. Additionally, you will assist in completing victim compensation claims, act as a liaison between attorney and victim, and learn complex legal procedures and regulations. As Advocates gain experience, they are expected to work with more independence and carry an increasingly larger and more difficult caseload. The ideal candidate will be: A committed champion of victims' rights Experienced in working with victims of crime and providing service referrals A team player who is flexible and demonstrates a positive attitude Dependable, possessing a strong combination of follow-through with a keen attention to detail Knowledgeable of trauma-informed care best practices Able to effectively managing work priorities and meet deadlines, while working in a fast-paced environment An effective communicator, both orally and in writing Experienced working with individuals from diverse socio-economic and/or cultural backgrounds Able to speak, read, and write in Spanish and English, which is highly desirable VICTIM SERVICES DIVISION Under the Sonoma County Office of the District Attorney, the Victim Services Division is designed to reduce the trauma and insensitive treatment victims and witnesses may experience following a crime. The Division's staff are committed to helping crime victims and their families reclaim and reorganize their lives. In 2020 the Division served over 4,100 crime victims. By providing assistance from the moment the crime occurs, through the length of the criminal case, staff seek to make the criminal justice system more understandable, accessible, and responsive to the concerns of victims and their families. This recruitment is being conducted to fill a Victim Witness Advocate I position in the Office of the District Attorney. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment. * Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU ) . **Bilingual premium pay is an additional $1.15 cents per hour on top of the hourly pay rate. Fluent bilingual positions require English and Spanish language proficiency in reading, writing, and conversation. A bilingual examination will be conducted prior to receiving bilingual pay. Bilingual premium pay begins after completion of the training period and upon the assignment of a bilingual caseload. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, significant coursework in sociology, psychology, counseling, social work, criminology, or a closely related field, would provide such opportunity. Experience: Experience that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, two years of responsible public contact experience involving law enforcement, supportive counseling or similar work in a public or private agency that provided knowledge of community social service resources, would provide such opportunity. Experience dealing with the criminal justice process is highly desirable. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position. Background Requirements : Incumbents must pass a criminal background investigation. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: the laws and procedures of criminal justice agencies as they affect the responsibilities and rights of victims and witnesses of crimes; personality development, group and family dynamics, human motivation and behavior patterns sufficient to gain rapport with hostile and uncooperative, or traumatized individuals; rules of professional confidentiality concerning victim and advocate, as well as of attorney/client work product; psychological dynamics of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault; the principles, practices and techniques of interviewing; the needs, problems, attitudes and behavior patterns of emotionally vulnerable individuals; community resources available to victims and/or witnesses; child abuse reporting laws; domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse laws. Ability to: develop and maintain the confidence and cooperation of emotionally vulnerable individuals; establish and maintain effective working relationships with victims and/or witnesses and their families, departmental staff, law enforcement officers, attorneys and community agencies; effectively interview victims, families and other individuals to obtain information on a variety of complex and sensitive subjects; provide psychological and emotional support to reduce stress associated with being a victim or witness of crime; initiate and maintain computerized case files to document case activities; relate to a wide variety of individuals from different socio-economic, cultural and ethnic groups; analyze situations accurately and to take effective action; adjust to workload changes and meet deadlines under pressure; train and supervise volunteers and intern; speak in public before a variety of groups and organizations. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION It is the policy of law enforcement and legal offices and departments, in the County of Sonoma, that that job candidates complete a thorough background investigation process prior to employment. This policy is imperative in order to keep the department's employees and the public safe, and to maintain high standards in the law enforcement community. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. The background investigation will include a thorough assessment of a candidate's personal, employment, educational, criminal, and credit history. The investigation may include, but is not necessarily limited to: use of prescription and/or other drugs, reports from former employers, friends, family members, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, credit reports, court reports, public records search, and/or other relevant sources. Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that may arise during the background process. Deception during any portion of this process is grounds for disqualification, even after employment. Depending on the assignment, candidates may be required to take a pre-employment medical examination and may be required to take a polygraph examination. All candidates for law enforcement positions are required to undergo drug testing as part of the selection process. Additionally, candidates may be required to take a pre-employment psychological and physical abilities examination. The results of these examinations and the background investigation shall be confidential and shall not be available to the candidate for review. Failure to pass the background investigation will eliminate a candidate from the employment process. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. Issues that arise during the investigation process will be assessed and judgment and discretion will be used to determine the employability of the candidate. Where there is evidence of a candidate's past use of controlled substances, many factors shall be used to determine the employability of the individual such as pattern of use, kind of drug used, circumstances of the start of the drug use, treatment, behavior and attitude since discontinuance, etc. Please note that a history of using controlled substances does not result in automatic disqualification from the selection process. Prior to disqualifying any candidate whose profile falls within the provisions of the policy, the candidate shall be given the opportunity to present any and all evidence of mitigating facts which the candidate feels should be considered by the hiring authority. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: MN HR Technician: RR Closing Date: 9/28/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 20, 2021
Variable Shift
Position Information Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) is recruiting an enthusiastic and skilled Business Systems Analyst to join our Technical Service's team to document Sonoma Water's technical and business systems. The Water Agency Business Systems Analyst combines business planning and information technology expertise in order to analyze and transform business requirements into successful system implementations and process improvements. Responsibilities include developing process models and plans for existing applications to support and/or modernize systems; developing and delivering training content; and providing guidance and support to users, as well as identifying, researching, and analyzing operational efficiencies and system improvements. The ideal candidate will be versed in an application development lifecycle and possess: The ability to lead meetings to gather requirements, and act as liaison between customers and technical staff The ability to perform quality assurance testing of existing application workflows and configuration changes Strong customer service skills Robust analytical, planning, and problem-solving skills Some knowledge of systems analysis, maintenance, programming, implementation, and integration About Sonoma Water Sonoma Water is a special district formed by the California State Legislature in 1949 and is responsible for providing a safe and reliable water supply to its customers in Sonoma and Marin counties. Sonoma Water also maintains 75 miles of flood control channels and provides sanitation services. Employing approximately 230 employees, Sonoma Water consists of six divisions including Engineering and Resource Planning, Environmental Resources, Community and Government Affairs, Water and Wastewater Operations, Maintenance, and Administrative Services. Sonoma Water supports the concept of environmental sustainability, focusing on renewable power sources, and strives to be a leader in its water conservation and fishery restoration programs. Please note: Employees of Sonoma Water are employees of a special district and are not subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance of the County of Sonoma. EXTRA-HELP EMPLOYMENT Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage. This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list. The formal title of this position is Business Systems Analyst. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education: Any combination of education, training and experience, which provides an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Typically, possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, information processing, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field. Experience: Typically, three (3) years of full-time or its equivalent experience analyzing business processes and information systems and managing complex business projects, which must have included two (2) years of design and project management responsibility for small and medium business applications. License : Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Principles and practices of project analysis and management on large business implementation or change management projects; methods of long-term strategic management and technical planning; business and financial best practices; methods of developing business process specifications; procedures and methods for testing business functions; principles and practices of producing effective project documentation; application software including presentation, spreadsheet and work processing applications; business systems applications in finance, and/or human resources; enterprise resource planning systems. Ability to: Analyze, evaluate and integrate business processes and procedures; develop and document business and technical process, functions and procedures; apply the principles of business or public administration and marketing; coordinate and manage large groups of people from various business units or departments in business re-engineering projects; work closely with technical and business managers and staff in a teamwork setting; develop a solid understanding of departmental business processes and technology requirements; read and interpret a variety of technical manuals and instructions; respond to requests and inquiries from external groups and citizens, business and automated system users; employ high levels of independent judgment and decision-making in the process of problem resolution; prioritize and meet project timelines; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; e stablish and maintain effective working relationships. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information. HR Analyst: AK HR Technician: KC Closing Date: Continuous
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 20, 2021
Variable Shift
Position Information The County of Sonoma is seeking a qualified California-Licensed Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant for this sensitive and important position! Starting Salary: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant: $51.63 - $62.76/Hour Staff Nurse II: $43.08 - $52.35/Hour Additional Compensation: A 20% premium per hour worked Daily-On-Call Stipend: $100 per eight-hour period served on-call. Exam Fee Stipend: $275.00 per sexual assault exam performed while on-call. About the Position The Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner position in the Special Clinical Services Unit provides on-site adult and pediatric sexual assault exams for both the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), and the Redwood Children's Center (RCC). SART and RCC are collaborative teams comprised of multi-disciplinary governmental and non-governmental agencies. Member agencies represent medical and advocacy providers, victim services organizations, law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney's Office, and other organizations committed to delivering and enhancing services to and for victims/survivors of sexual assault. This Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner position requires the ability to tolerate a unique combination of stressors. Duties include performing sexual assault exams, testifying in court, dealing compassionately with people in crisis, taking night calls, and working closely with the SART Coordinator, the District Attorney's Office, law enforcement, advocacy groups, and others in a multi-agency effort to gather evidence for prosecuting court cases. This position requires well-developed interpersonal skills and behaviors, including the ability to defuse crises, follow strict protocols, and engender cooperation from colleagues. Other key aspects of the position include knowing when to seek consultation both medically and administratively, training others about the medical component of sexual assault, and consistently respecting the confidentiality and dignity of those served. The most qualified candidate will possess the following: Formal sexual assault medical training Considerable experience performing sexual assault exams Some knowledge of, or experience in, acting as an expert witness The desire and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary setting Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with grace under pressure The flexibility to work on-call as an extra-help employee EXTRA-HELP EMPLOYMENT Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Intermittent, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most regular employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Intermittent, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of 1,380 hours within any twelve month consecutive period. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage. * Eligibility for standby and premium pay amounts are determined by the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU) and are subject to change. The employment list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list. Civil Service Title: Nurse Practitioner/Physician's Assistant or Staff Nurse II APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications ~ For a Nurse Practitioner Education: Normally, graduation from an approved school of Nursing and completion of a State approved Nurse Practitioner program that includes a clinical preceptorship. Experience: Some experience in an acute care hospital, primary care health clinic, physician office, psychiatric facility, or outpatient services is highly desirable. Licenses: Possession of a valid California license as a Registered Nurse and a certificate as a Nurse Practitioner issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing; some assignments may require a specialized certification. Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required, depending upon assignment, to perform the essential job functions of the position. For assignments that include the ordering or furnishing of drugs: Possession of, or ability to obtain with one year of appointment, a current Furnishing Number issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession of, or ability to obtain with one year of appointment, a current Department of Drug Enforcement number to order Schedule II, III, IV, V drugs. ~ For a Physician's Assistant : Education: Normally, graduation from an accredited primary care Physician's Assistant program that includes a clinical preceptorship and training in all of the tasks listed so that proficiency can be demonstrated to the Board of Medical Quality Assurance, Division of Allied Health Professions. Experience: Some experience in an acute care hospital, a primary care health clinic, physician office, psychiatric facility, or psychiatric office/clinic is highly desirable. Licenses: Possession of a certificate or letter of approval to practice as a Physician's Assistant issued by the California Board of Medical Examiners, or any other license or approval that may be required by law to practice as a Physician's Assistant. Advanced cardiac life support certification issued by the American Heart Association is desired. Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment, to perform the essential job functions of the position. For assignments that include the ordering or furnishing of drugs: Possession of, or ability to obtain with one year of appointment, a current Department of Drug Enforcement number to order Schedule II, III, IV, V drugs. ~ For a Staff Nurse II : Education : Academic course work which directly relates to the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, graduation from an approved school of nursing will meet these requirements. Experience : Any combination of training and experience that will provide an opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, six months recent professional nursing experience in an acute care facility would provide this opportunity. License : Possession of a valid California license as a Registered Nurse. Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment, to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities ~ For a Nurse Practitioner & Physician's Assistant : Thorough Knowledge Of : the methods, techniques and procedures used in health services; medical and behavioral health terminology, hospital routines, procedures, equipment and facilities. Working Knowledge Of : the roles of various health personnel; common medical and behavioral conditions and the procedures involved in treatment and diagnosis of these conditions; the uses and affects of medicine and narcotics; various preventive and early diagnostic techniques; basic laboratory procedures; physiology of diseases, disabling conditions, mental illness and addiction; community and regulatory standards for the documentation of patient care; environmental, sociological, psychological and physical conditions relevant to advanced practice nursing; Federal, State and local laws and regulations governing nursing; uses and side effects of medications; comprehensive physical, behavioral and social assessment methodologies to identify physical illness, mental illness, and the physical and mental symptoms associated with abuse, neglect and addiction. Ability To : take complete and accurate physical and behavioral health assessments and examinations; compile complete and accurate medical, behavioral, and social histories of patients; diagnose common medical and behavioral health conditions; competently perform all of the therapeutic, laboratory and screening procedures listed under typical duties; follow established protocols set up by physicians; consult with physicians, nurse practitioners and other members of the staff and other agencies; observe and evaluate the patient's emotional conditions; differentiate medical and surgical problems that require immediate consultation with the physician rather than a deferred consultation; determine abnormalities in laboratory test reports; provide health counseling and guidance to patients; safely administer medications; analyze and interpret findings resulting from histories taken, assessments and tests ordered and/or conducted; formulate appropriate treatment plans; work effectively with individuals and families to assist them in satisfactory resolution and/or management of medical, behavioral, and substance use disorders and conditions; teach physical and behavioral health care techniques to individuals and families; refer individuals as expediently as possible to appropriate resources; and prepare and maintain clear, concise and complete records, reports and charts. ~ For a Staff Nurse II : Working Knowledge Of : the modern methods, theories, techniques and procedures used in professional nursing; all aspects of the nursing process; assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; medical terminology, hospital routines, procedures, equipment and facilities. Considerable Knowledge Of : the use, administration and effects of medicines and narcotics. Knowledge Of : safety and infection control procedures. Skills In : performing both basic and advanced nursing techniques. Ability To : accurately assess patient's needs and to quickly recognize and manage changes in the patient's condition; observe and report both physical and emotional symptoms and conditions of patients; function as a team leader; deal with patients and their families sympathetically and tactfully while carrying out prescribed treatment; assist patients in understanding and accepting their diagnosis, conditions and treatments; follow oral and written directions of a technical and professional nature in detail; motivate and teach patients and patients' families in assisting in their own care, treatment and health maintenance; protect the rights of patients and maintain confidentiality of all hospital and medical related matters; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and effective communication with other hospital and medical personnel; chart legibly, concisely, accurately and informatively; maintain, interpret and evaluate nursing charts, records and reports; work during weekdays, weekends, holidays, and various shift hours; comply with common hospital rules, regulations, practices and procedures; stand and walk for long periods and work under mental and physical strain. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: DP HR Technician: KC Closing Date: Continuous
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 20, 2021
Full Time
Position Information The Sheriff's Office seeks experienced, emergency law enforcement dispatchers. Come to beautiful Sonoma County and become a Communication Dispatcher II! In addition to starting salary up to $36.98/hour* ($77,181/year), approximately $600/Mo., and opportunities for shift differential pay, this position offers a generous benefits package that includes wellness and professional development funds. Candidates with English/Spanish bilingual skills are encouraged to apply! In the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, Communications Dispatcher II's receive requests for assistance from law enforcement personnel and the public. They dispatch, coordinate, and direct emergency manpower and equipment as needed, and perform related filing and record keeping duties. In our 24/7 environment, Dispatcher's must have the flexibility to work all shifts (day, swing, grave), and overtime is required. This full, working-level position in the Dispatcher job series is for individuals who have completed a year of law enforcement, emergency dispatch experience with a city, county, state, or federal agency. Possession of a California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Public Safety Dispatcher's Certificate is highly desired. Working in the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office as a Dispatcher Serving the community since 1850, the Sheriff's Office employs over 650 employees to protect and secure the half-million residents within the 1,768 square miles of Sonoma County. Supporting safety and emergency situations is an exciting and challenging opportunity for the type of person that thrives in a fast paced environment. You can be confident that a career with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office will be anything but monotonous. Being a Dispatcher can be demanding, but for those who have the fortitude and passion for this work, you will be rewarded with camaraderie, the ability to help others during the times when they most need the support, and get to have the satisfying feeling that comes from hearing your colleagues confirm, "We have the suspect in custody." To learn more about this assignment, and how we serve the community, please visit the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office website . Choose Sonoma County We offer expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that provides continuous training and education, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better our communities. You can also look forward to some excellent benefits*, including: A cash allowance of approximately $600 per month for full-time positions An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $850 Bilingual premium pay of $1.15 cents per hour in addition to the hourly pay rate for bilingual assignments Differential pay for evening and night shifts, ranging from 5.0% to 10.0% Onsite workout facilities Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Significant County paid premium contribution to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits Retirement is fully integrated with Social Security. With the recent pension reform, new employees as defined and eligible will receive a 2.5% at 67 formula, or for those individuals who meet certain criteria, including establishing reciprocity eligibility pursuant to PEPRA, will receive 3% at 60 *Salary is negotiable. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association's Memorandum Of Understanding (SCLEA MOU) . Bilingual positions require English and Spanish skills at either the basic (conversational) or fluent (reading, writing, and conversational) level. A bilingual examination will be conducted prior to employment to confirm level of skill. The bilingual premium pay begins upon the assignment of a bilingual caseload. When you join the County of Sonoma, you'll have the freedom to explore the beauty of our county - its picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award winning wineries, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities. Please visit www.sonomacountyconnections.org and www.santarosachamber.com for additional information about the community. The Civil Service title for this position is Communications Dispatcher II. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. Normally, this would include graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D, and one year of dispatch experience in a law enforcement setting comparable to Communications Dispatcher I. Special requirement: Within one year of employment, and as a condition of probation, employees in this classification must obtain a P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatcher's Certificate, as awarded by the State of California, Commission on Police Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Special skill requirement: This classification requires the ability to type at a corrected speed of 45 words per minute. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Working knowledge of: streets, roads, major buildings, and geography of Sonoma County; functions of the Sheriff's Office and other public safety agencies; applicable rules, regulations, and procedures including those of the Federal Communications Commission and their application; communications equipment; data entry techniques and computer operations; techniques for effectively working with members of various ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic groups; standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment. Ability to: accurately dispatch, coordinate and direct public safety equipment and personnel; speak clearly and concisely in English; operate communications equipment; operate a keyboard; react quickly, efficiently and calmly in an emergency situation, and to adopt an effective course of action; handle inquiries from the public in a courteous and effective manner; interpret rules and regulations to others; understand and follow complex written and oral instructions; keep records; and work shift schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process. Supplemental Questionnaire Responses Are Required The supplemental questionnaire is a critical component of your employment application. Responses to supplemental questions may be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal (Weight 100%). Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews. BACKGROUND PROCESS Being part of the Sheriff's Office and being expected to keep the public safe requires a thorough background investigation process. This process includes an assessment of prior work history, verifying educational experiences, court reports, public records searches, understanding past patterns relating to drug usage, financial patterns, etc. This entails gathering a significant amount of information from job candidates and speaking to former employers, friends, family members, etc. Polygraphs, drug tests, and medical, and physical examinations are also part of this process. Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that may arise during the background process. Deception during any portion of this process is grounds for disqualification, even after employment. This process can take anywhere from 3-5 months. Many factors are taken into consideration and one should not assume a credit issue or prior drug use is automatically disqualifying. Candidates will be given the opportunity to present mitigating information they feel should be considered. You are encouraged to be as responsive as possible while this process is taking place to help expedite the timeline, and we encourage you to stay patient and interested in this great career opportunity while this process is taking place. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. Please read the Sheriff's Office Pre-Employment Drug Use Guidelines for further information. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information. HR Analyst: CG HR Technician: RR Closing Date: Continuous
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 20, 2021
Full Time
Position Information Build your public works engineering career with the County of Sonoma! Starting salary up to $68.85/hour ($143,698 / year) and a competitive total compensation package!* Join Transportation & Public Works (TPW) Senior Engineers in TPWs Roads Division are exposed to a myriad of engineering projects that include bridge and road construction, traffic engineering, and hydrology. To effectively oversee this body of work, our ideal candidate must be licensed by the State of California as a Professional Engineer (Civil and/or Traffic) and have: Multiple years of public agency related professional engineering experience in the areas of civil and/or traffic engineering A strong work ethic, sound judgment, patience, and a common-sense approach to negotiation and resolving issues Highly effective written and verbal communication skills, including the capability to present to, interact with, and build long-term professional relationships with audiences of all levels (a sense of humor is a plus!) The ability to coordinate and review all work necessary for the planning, design, and completion of complex, multi-million dollar construction projects Experience working with Caltrans Local Assistance and/or Federal funding sources Effective analytical and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to see the big picture, and effectively collaborate with others to attain common goals A passion for engaging diverse groups of people to work towards improving our communities through public service Take the next step, expand your engineering career with the County of Sonoma! As a Senior Engineer, you will monitor the progress of engineering/construction traffic and land development projects, ensuring they are compliant with applicable State and Federal requirements. Responsibilities also include directing the fieldwork of traffic maintenance crews, overseeing the maintenance and design of street lighting and traffic signals, and formulating and analyzing the impacts of a new Vehicles' Miles Traveled program. Additionally, you will: Directly, and through a lead Engineer, manage a staff of six, including establishing performance standards and evaluating performance; interviewing, selecting, and training staff; appropriately handling employee performance issues; and recommending changes and improvements Supervise and participate in the preparation of engineering calculations for construction projects, master plans, and quantities/materials cost estimates Review land development projects and condition public right-of-way improvements Develop procedures for the administration of section activities and prepare the section's budget Direct the preparation of official reports for use by department management and government agencies Represent the department before official bodies, government agencies, private developers, and the general public, as well as prepare and participate in legal claims defense Investigate and respond to traffic-related inquiries from the Board of Supervisors and general public What We Offer When you join TPW, you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing you are working to better your community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including: An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $950 and ongoing education/training opportunities Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits Retirement fully integrated with Social Security May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range *Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Western Counsel of Engineers Memorandum Of Understanding (WCE MOU) and in our Employee Benefits directory. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment . APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required to perform the essential job functions of the position. Possession of a valid license as a professional Civil, Traffic, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineer issued by the State of California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors depending upon assignment. Experience: Four years of full-time, professional engineering experience, including at least one year at the level of licensed professional Engineer. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Thorough knowledge of: the principles, practices and techniques of civil engineering, traffic engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering depending upon assignment; statistics and advance mathematics including algebra and analytic geometry; topographic and construction surveying, stress analysis, analytical mechanics and the strength, properties and uses of construction materials; the legal requirements concerning the design, construction and inspection methodology necessary for major construction projects; common methods and equipment utilized in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work; real property descriptions; civil engineering design and drafting methods and equipment; the principles, practices and techniques of supervision and training. Knowledge of: budget procedures and contract laws; accepted safety practices relating to public works projects. Ability to: successfully complete complex and technical engineering assignments; effectively supervise and direct the work of subordinate professional and technical staff; prepare designs and make accurate drawings and maps; make accurate mathematical calculations and neat and accurate field notes; apply principles of logic and scientific reasoning co develop and evaluate alternative courses of action and determine appropriate solutions; read, understand and interpret complex technical and legal documents, maps, technical drawings and plans; listen attentively and participate in negotiations by providing required data and information; adjust workload changes and work under stress to meet deadlines; develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of representatives from governmental and private agencies, construction and consultant contractors, coworkers and the public; make presentations before public bodies and county groups; write clearly and concisely in order to prepare technical reports, correspondence, and maintain records and to direct the preparation of comprehensive reports. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions will be used in assessing minimum qualifications. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%). Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted online at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: CG HR Technician: KC Closing Date: Continuous
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Sep 20, 2021
Variable Shift
Position Information Permit Sonoma seeks highly skilled, senior environmental professionals with strong fire ecology, forestry, and/or vegetation management expertise. Starting salary up to $47.40/hour!* As a Senior Environmental Specialist, you will work to develop, plan, review, and recommend vegetation management measures in accordance with the CalFire Vegetation Treatment Program (VTP), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures, and/or other requirements in order to eliminate, minimize, and/or mitigate the environmental effects of public or private projects. Additionally, you will prepare technical reports and permit documents; conduct field visits and surveys; apply for and manage grant projects; communicate effectively with staff of regulatory agencies and other County departments; and present at public meetings, hearings, and before boards and/or committees. The ideal candidates for these positions will have: Experience in environmental review and permitting, including CEQA and NEPA; CalFire VTP application procedures; Section 401 certifications; cultural review, incidental take, stormwater, and Section 404 permits; and/or lake and streambed alteration agreements Specific technical expertise in biological or ecological disciplines (fire ecology, forestry, landscape ecology, field botany, rare species, etc.) and/or physical process disciplines (hydrology, geology, hydrogeology, water quality, stormwater, etc.) Effectively managed work priorities and met deadlines in a fast-paced environment Successfully balanced competing needs that often arise during controversial construction projects involving sensitive landscapes Good judgment when gathering, analyzing, and using data to effectively communicate through written reports and verbal presentations The ability to successfully communicate with regulatory agencies, the public, developers, and elected officials EXTRA-HELP EMPLOYMENT Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage. Permit Sonoma is currently recruiting to fill two temporary, extra-help Senior Environmental Specialist positions. This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. *Salary is negotiable within the established range. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Minimum Qualifications Education: Academic course work which directly relates to the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, such course work would include the equivalent of a four year college degree in planning, engineering, technical writing, physical or biological sciences, physical/biological/social and human environmental relations, or other related courses. Experience: Any combination of experience which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, two years of experience in engineering and/or public works project experience including some experience in the preparation of environmental reports. OR Positions with specialized assignments require training and education in one of the specialty areas which provides an opportunity to acquire the necessary technical knowledge and abilities to perform the duties of the specialty assignment. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be the equivalent of a four year college degree with course work in fishery biology, wildlife management, zoology, biology, botany, soils science, agronomy, or a closely related field; and one year experience working within the designated specialty area. License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of: Federal, State and local laws, regulations, current programs and court decisions pertaining to environmental protection; environmental considerations in the design, location, and construction of public (flood control, highway, water supply, sanitation) and private (residential, commercial, industrial) projects; and citizen and public interest groups dealing with environmental matters; physical, biological, social and human environmental relationships; and contract management. Specialized assignments require the following: Fish and Wildlife Working knowledge of: fishery and wildlife management principles and methods; the classification, life histories, ecology, habitats, parasites, and diseases of fresh-water fish and California wildlife; research methodology; wildlife resource management, including watershed, range, forestry, fishery, wildlife and recreation techniques and equipment in making biological investigations of fish and wildlife; materials, equipment, and techniques used in fishery and wildlife habitat improvement; and fishery considerations in the design, location, and construction of public works projects relating to streams, lakes, and ecological areas. Botanical, Wetland Resource and Soils Morphology Working knowledge of: vegetation and soils management principles and methods; the classification and morphology of soils, and botanical identification, classification, and life histories of plants; botanical soils research methodology; techniques and equipment in making botanical and soils investigations; materials, equipment and techniques used in botanical habitat enhancements or soil structure improvements; and of botanical considerations in the design, location, and construction of public construction projects relating to wetlands and other ecological areas. Arboricultural/Revegetation Working knowledge of: the classification and identification of native plants and ornamental trees; the growth habits, parasites, diseases, habitat and life histories of native plants and ornamental trees; sources of native plants; soil amendments and fertilizers; irrigation methods, needs, and materials; erosion control methods and materials; and planting monitoring and maintenance methods; tree management principles and methods, research methodologies; forestry, woodland and range resource management; and techniques used in arboriculture; considerations needed to design, locate, and construct revegetation projects in urban and natural settings and to be compatible with the desired function of flood control, water supply, and sanitation facilities; and of arboricultural considerations in the design, location, and construction of public projects. Working knowledge of: construction principles, practices, and terminology; the use of personal computers and various software applications; the use of noise meters, cameras, and various audio-visual aids. Ability to: analyze and design project reports and determine probable effect on environment; write effectively and to use good judgment in the assembling, evaluation and use of information; prepare and present various reports on the effect of projects on the environment to advisory boards, commissions, and elected bodies; assist in planning, scheduling, and training of other employees; make mathematical calculations; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; establish and maintain effective relationships with other staff members, staff of other agencies, organizations, and the general public; and use a personal computer to do word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and modeling. Working Conditions Duties require sitting and standing for prolonged periods. Additionally, walking on level, inclined, uneven, wet and slippery surfaces; reaching, kneeling, bending, stooping, and climbing over objects is required in the performance of routine duties while conducting field work. The incumbent may, while monitoring projects in the field, be subjected to all weather conditions including wet, hot and cold. During construction and field site inspections incumbents may be exposed to dust and pollen, poisonous and stinging plants, and loud noises. The need to climb stairs, push and/or lift weights up to 25 pounds may be required when using office or field equipment, lifting binders and/or pushing boxes of specifications and reports. Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification. Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions may be reviewed by hiring managers. The selection procedure will consist of the following examination: An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the largest employer in Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All County employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted online at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. HR Analyst: CG HR Technician: KC Closing Date: Continuous