Placer County

Placer County is a prosperous community characterized by a healthy and diverse economy, attractive business environment, and residents who benefit from high quality educational, safety, and healthcare infrastructure, in addition to a wide variety of outstanding recreational opportunities. The government center of Placer County (located in Auburn) is 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, the State capital. Stretching over one hundred miles, from the breathtaking vistas of the truly one-of-a-kind Lake Tahoe down through the verdant foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the lush Sacramento Valley, Placer County encompasses some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery in Northern California.

Placer County offers a generous benefits package. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision and CalPERS retirement, as well as 13 paid holidays, 12 days/year paid sick leave, generous vacation allowances, 100 hours/year management leave (for management classifications), and more. For additional benefit information and details click here.

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PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 23, 2020
Full Time
Introduction This is a promotional recruitment - only permanent and/or probationary County employees are eligible to apply. POSITION INFORMATION The Assessor's Office is currently recruiting for an Information Technology Supervisor. The IT Supervisor oversees all IT function areas and the staff in support of the Assessor's Office. Supporting assessment activities include application development and programming using various computer languages and database platforms, maintenance of legacy and proprietary systems, and offering consultation in all areas of technology that might benefit the Office. Staff development, team building, leadership, and project management are integral parts of this position. To learn more about the Assessor's Office Click HERE . BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Management benefits For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION Plans, organizes, directs, evaluates and supervises the activities of a group of professional and/or para-professional and technical information technology (IT) staff in one or more of the following technology disciplines: Application Development and Support, Business Systems, Network & Telecommunications, Database, Platform Technologies, and/or Technical Support duties that involve monitoring, installing, configuring and upgrading, modifying, troubleshooting, and repairing hardware, software and peripheral problems and supporting end users; or other technology area performing professional applications development and support, network support, information technology analysis/administration, and/or other related information technology analytical duties; performs the most complex work assigned to the classification series; and performs related duties as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a full, first-line supervisory-level class where incumbents work under general direction and broad policies wherein the preponderant responsibility assigned to positions is to directly supervise the operations and staff within an information technology work unit in addition to performing professional information technology work. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from an assigned manager. Exercises direct supervision over assigned professional, para-professional, and/or technical personnel. In addition, may exercise supervision over assigned clerical/administrative personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Supervises a group of technology employees within an assigned technology work unit; selects and directs staff; plans, prioritizes, schedules, assigns and evaluates work; procures and provides resources to staff as needed; monitors and evaluates staff performance and quality of work; initiates informal and formal disciplinary actions as necessary. Recommends goals and objectives for assigned information technology operations and directs their implementation; establishes schedules and methods for assigned program area; develops and implements policies and procedures. Determines staffing needs for assigned work units/operational areas in order to achieve goals and objectives. Evaluates operations and activities of assigned unit/operational area and recommends improvements and modifications. Prepares various reports on operations and activities. Assumes responsibility for staff development and training; identifies individual training needs and works to ensure those needs are met. Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, and the public using principles of effective customer service. Reviews and approves programming, systems development and systems enhancement plans, work orders, consultant and related bills and purchase orders; prepares and monitors consultant agreements, reviews new and proposed laws, regulations, codes, methods, materials and techniques for application to projects; develops and implements procedures, standards and systems. Performs a variety of complex applications, network and/or professional technology troubleshooting and analysis duties as a working supervisor. Assists in solving problems regarding networking, telecommunications, operating, communications, business process analysis, and application systems. Assists in preparing, administering and monitoring unit or project budgets; tracks and monitors expenses for assigned areas; researches costs for new hardware, software and other items and prepares reports and recommendations. Works with management, assigned staff, other County departments, regional partners, and/or vendors to ensure the best use of technology to support the mission of the unit and department. Designs, directs and oversees work unit quality assurance activities and coordinates resolution of complex and technical problems and system changes that affect the work of the unit. Develops, administers, and maintains County or department standards for computer, telecommunications, server, and network hardware and software. Manages complex technology projects requiring the support of multiple diverse staff and the procurement/utilization of specialized resources; determines and develops cost benefit analyses for project justifications; identifies the budget and resources needed to conduct the work; manages and monitors budget dollars and staff; evaluates risk options; ensures project compliance with County and department procedures or protocols, budgetary constraints and staff/resource utilization; monitors and manages vendor performance to ensure compliance with County standards and specifications; interfaces with clients to define project scope and review project activities, recommendations and outcomes; designs and directs project testing and quality assurance processes. Determines and develops cost benefit analyses for project justifications; identifies the budget and resources needed to conduct the work; manages and monitors budget dollars and staff; evaluates risk options; ensures project compliance with County and department procedures or protocols, budgetary constraints and staff/resource utilization. Prepares reports, correspondence and other documents; participates on committees and task forces; attends meetings, conferences and training sessions. Provides emergency response capability for computer service on a 7-day, 24 hour basis. Provides technical and functional supervision of contractors/vendors. Performs other related duties as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances; position occasionally requires travel to other locations. Work environments may include noise, dust, marked changes in temperature and humidity, and/or unpleasant odors. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Three (3) years of advanced journey level professional information technology experience comparable to Information Technology Analyst Senior or five (5) years of relevant journey level professional experience comparable to Information Technology Analyst II with Placer County or equivalent experience performing development and analysis in a comparable complex information systems environment, including project management experience. Prior lead or supervisory experience is desirable. Training: Equivalent to the completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in computer science, information systems or a closely related field. Additional relevant technical experience that demonstrates the ability to perform analytical duties in assigned technology area may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis. Possession of one or more approved information technology certificates and/or completion of other approved technology-related training may substitute for all or part of the above-required education. Special Requirement: Depending upon assignment, demonstrated technical competency and/or certification pertaining to the information technology used by the appointing department may be required. License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. NOTE: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: General operations, services, concepts, terms and activities common to a comprehensive, state-of-the-art information systems program. Principles and practices of public administration; including, budgeting, staff development, customer service and human resource management. Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance management. Principles and practices of effective team building, team leadership, and conflict resolution. Computer hardware and software systems similar to those being used by Placer County, including business applications, operating systems, and network systems. Advanced project management principles and techniques. Principles, methods and techniques used in designing, developing, testing and implementing and managing information technology solutions. Advanced methods and techniques of evaluating business need requirements to provide technology solutions. Operational characteristics of local and wide area network systems. Operational characteristics of communication systems, equipment and devices. Information security systems and methodologies. Principles and methods of troubleshooting computer hardware, software and network problems. Methods and techniques of developing and presenting technical documentation and training materials. Ability to: Organize, implement, direct and supervise the work of subordinate employees who perform professional information technology work. Provide a highly advanced level of professional support in assigned technology systems area(s). Train and motivate staff. Evaluate and resolve a broad range of problems utilizing limited resources. On a continuous basis, analyze technical and business operations, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; identify problems and/or areas of improvement, recommend solutions such as new or revised operational and technical policy and procedures, and make effective decisions in a timely manner. Develop work plans and methods to ensure that assigned work areas are functioning in the most effective and efficient manner. Prepare and maintain comprehensive procedures manuals and documentation, technical reports, and correspondence. Assist with development and administration of the budget for the assigned unit. Coordinate and manage a variety of information technology tasks and projects. Gather and evaluate information in order to reason logically, draw valid conclusions, take appropriate actions and/or make appropriate recommendations. Communicate technical information to a wide variety of users. Interpret and apply complex and technical information pertaining to computer and network systems. Adapt quickly to changes in policies, procedures, assignments and work locations. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered during the course of the work. Maintain the confidentiality of information. Analyze and prepare technical reports. Provide on-call service during off hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Mobility-frequent standing or sitting for extended periods; frequent walking; occasional pushing/pulling, bending, kneeling, squatting and crawling. Lifting-occasional lifting up to 20 pounds. Vision-constant use of good overall vision for reading/close up work; frequent use of color perception and eye/hand coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision. Dexterity-frequent repetitive motion from writing and using a computer keyboard; frequent grasping, holding and reaching. Hearing/Talking-frequent hearing/talking to others on the telephone and in person. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: 11/6/2020 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 23, 2020
Full Time
POSITION INFORMATION The current positions are Temporary/Extra Help Assignments. Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to a maximum of 1,000 hours (or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants) in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Professional - Safety benefits For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To provide for the care and custody of incarcerated juveniles in county institutions; and to provide counseling on an occasional basis to juvenile wards. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level class in the Deputy Probation Officer - Institution series. Incumbents work within the juvenile facility setting in any capacity for which they are properly trained and are expected to become fully trained in all aspects of institutional work. This class is distinguished from Probation Assistant in that the latter class performs technical work which does not require completion of Core training and Probation Assistant cannot assume sole responsibility for supervision of juveniles. This class is flexibly allocated with Deputy Probation Officer II - Institution. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate to general supervision from a Supervising or Senior Deputy Probation Officer - Institution; may receive technical and functional supervision from a Deputy Probation Officer II - Institution. Following completion of required Title 15 training, the incumbent may perform direct supervision of juveniles alone. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Organize and supervise a group of delinquent and/or emotionally disturbed juveniles on a shift in recreational, work, and study activities, including meals, personal hygiene, athletics, and housekeeping chores; confer with supervisory personnel regarding medical problems, etc. Maintain security and safety of juveniles and staff; employ prescribed security measures while directing youths in their daily routine; handle routine disciplinary problems. Make frequent security checks of assigned areas in the facility to safeguard the juveniles, building, and equipment against disturbances, fires, and other hazards. Admit and release juveniles upon proper authority; book juveniles; make detention decisions. Conduct individual and group crisis counseling to modify anti-social behavior and aid detainees in making proper adjustments to the detention situation; counsel juveniles and families in an attempt to create a constructive group social atmosphere. May assist with the development of a treatment plan for detained children. Communicate with parents, probation officers, police, or other individuals as required. Keep and maintain records; prepare reports; may perform various clerical duties, such as typing and posting of booking records. Escort and transport adults and juveniles to a variety of locations, including court appearances within the County and in other states. Search minors for weapons, contraband, or narcotics. Serve meals. Participate in group and individual in-service training programs. Perform related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: No experience is required. Training: An Associate of Arts degree or equivalent (completion of 60 units at an accredited college, with at least 9 units in the behavioral sciences). Experience as a group or youth counselor, or other paid, full-time experience in related juvenile work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education. License or Certificate: Must successfully complete Section 832 Penal Code Training (Search and Seizure) within 90 days from date of hire. Must successfully complete the Basic Juvenile Institutions Course certified by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) within one year from date of hire. Must successfully complete First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within one year of date of hire. Must maintain valid First Aid and CPR certificates. May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class B driver's license, or the equivalent, may be required depending on the particular assignment. Special Requirements: Employees in this classification are peace officers as defined by section 830.5 of the Penal Code and must satisfy the State of California criteria for peace officer status. Must meet minimum standards required for Peace Officers as set forth in Section 1029 and 1031 of the Government Code. Must meet the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) standards in Title 15, Sections 130-132. Must pass a background investigation. Must meet physical standards established for County Safety employees, including a psychological examination that qualifies candidates to carry firearms. May be required to qualify for use of a firearm when assigned to transportation positions. NOTE: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department. NOTE: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Criminal justice structure and system. Human behavior. Principles and theory of criminal justice and rehabilitation as applied to criminal offenders including juveniles. Problems involved in handling juveniles under restraint. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Report writing. Ability to: Learn to maintain security and safety of incarcerated juveniles within an institutional setting. On an intermittent basis, analyze individual behavior and social systems; identify potential problems among clients; interpret and understand human behavior; explain procedures and policies to inmates; problem solve situations by mediating disputes; know routine safety and security measures. Continuously observe wards and adults under supervision and remember past behavior and medications. On an intermittent basis, sit while preparing reports or counseling juveniles; walk to supervise wards within the institutions; stand, bend, and squat to book juveniles into the facility or perform searches; kneel to restrain a juvenile; climb in situations of pursuit; manage physical confrontations when individuals become physically abusive; use fine hand manipulation for handcuffs, weapons, and computer use; visual, auditory, and sense of smell needed for supervision of incarcerated juvenile; physically restrain juvenile and adult inmates; and lift very heavy weight. Learn to apply restraints, handcuffs, and shackles. Perform arrest, search, and seizure activities safely and within the confines of the law. Learn Departmental computer system and operation. Read and apply court orders. Exercise good judgment and make sound decisions under a variety of conditions. Inspire confidence and gain the respect of juvenile wards and adult program participants . Work effectively in difficult situations. Lift and carry a person in the event of an emergency. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Be sensitive to various cultural and ethnic groups present in the community. Maintain good physical, emotional, and mental condition to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position. SELECTION PROCEDURE Written Examination (100%) - The written examination is tentatively scheduled for the week of November 30, 2020. The written examination may include multiple choice, true/false, fill-in, matching, and/or essay type questions directly related to the required knowledge and abilities for this classification. There will not be alternative or make-up exam date(s) scheduled. You will be notified of your scheduled examination date, time, and location after the posted filing deadline. Additional information and a study guide for this examination may be found on the BSCC website here . CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Selection Plan Tentative Recruitment Timeline: Week of 11/09/2020 Minimum Qualifications Screening Week of 11/30/2020 Written Examination Week of 12/14/2020 Establish Eligible List Closing Date/Time: 11/6/2020 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 21, 2020
Full Time
BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Management benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To act as a lead in the performance of administrative and analytical functions related to providing a variety of human resources services to assigned department(s); to serve as the primary human resources management advisor to assigned departments; to perform complex and difficult professional human resources analyst duties in the areas of civil service administration, employee relations, equal employment opportunity, recruitment and selection, performance management and discipline, disability and leave management, classification, and salary, payroll and benefits administration; and to function as an effective and productive team member. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the advanced journey level class in the Human Resources Analyst series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, and by the high degree of broad based and specialized knowledge required. Employees perform the more difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including administering human resources services, advising and supporting departments in the implementation of human resources activities, and exercising direct supervision over professional, technical, and clerical staff. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all policies, procedures, and operational systems related to assigned areas of responsibility. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from higher level management staff. Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical, and clerical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Serve as a resource to assigned team and its members in all areas of human resources administration and the support of assigned departments; provide technical direction, advice, and support to assigned departments in the areas of recruitment, selection, classification, salary administration, performance management and discipline, disability and leave management, the civil service process, employee relations, payroll and benefits administration, and related laws, guidelines, and regulations. Oversee, coordinate, and participate in maintaining the integrity of the County's recruitment/outreach, testing, and selection program; utilize and oversee the utilization of the County's automated applicant tracking system and pre-employment background and medical testing process. Oversee, coordinate, and participate in maintaining the County's classification plan; conduct and oversee job analyses and position reviews, develop or revise classification specifications, and prepare and present related recommendations for Civil Service Commission consideration. Act as a major resource regarding employment opportunities and Civil Service procedures, advise assigned departments regarding the grievance process, MOU interpretation, performance management procedures and best practices, and/or disciplinary actions; review and analyze legislative bills and regulatory requirements to determine impact to human resources programs and services; interpret policies, regulations, and laws as they relate to a broad range of human resources services and activities. Work with training and organizational development staff in presenting employee training; updating class course materials or orientation programs and providing professional support to departments regarding employee development. Oversee the preparation of payroll documents and data input into the Countywide payroll system; track position history and reconcile department vacancies and funded positions. Plan, coordinate, and administer the County's life, health, dental, and other employee benefit and/or deferred compensation programs; advise department management personnel on problems and policies involving employee group programs. Develop, interpret, monitor, and maintain group coverages to maximize the stability of employee insurance, benefit and/or deferred compensation programs. Review and analyze legislative bills and regulatory requirements to determine impact to the County benefits programs; coordinate and participate in annual open enrollment activities. Develop and recommend strategies to ensure County compliance with changing tax laws governing employee benefits and/or deferred compensation, including discrimination testing, Dependent Care Assistance Program, Medical Reimbursement Program, Health Savings Accounts, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, the Cafeteria Plan, and Internal Revenue Service and other regulatory requirements. Oversee the determination of employee eligibility for health, dental, vision, and/or life insurance plans, retirement programs, and deferred compensation; research and analyze new, existing, and proposed programs for County employees to identify the most appropriate programs or necessary changes in existing programs. Oversee the calculation of retirement related benefits; respond to questions from members and retirees; manage the processing of service retirement and disability retirement applications, death benefits, separation benefits, and purchasable service requests. May serve as the County's Americans with Disabilities Act Officer. Administer and coordinate a countywide leave management and return to work program that complies with all local, state, and federal leave management programs, including oversight for the County's compliance of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), ensuring appropriate accommodations are made for employees who meet the disability criteria according to ADA/FEHA statutes, and monitoring various types of leaves for employees to ensure that return to work or alternative assignments are addressed at the most appropriate time. Conduct interactive meetings with County employees to determine extent of restrictions related to an industrial or non-industrial injury or medical condition; determine technical equipment needs, interpreter services and other resources in accordance with ADA/FEHA. Collaborate with departments to arrange modified or alternative work assignments and/or to effect reasonable job accommodations for qualified workers selecting technical equipment and other resources, balance the requirements of law and the needs of the organization in approving return-to-work assignments. Monitor training and job performance of employees who have been assigned modified or alternative work assignments and provide guidance to departments. Interpret workers compensation and return-to-work policies and procedures as well as provisions of state and federal and state leave entitlement programs including the California Family Rights Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and other Federal, State, and local laws and regulations. Maintain information related to employees' leave balances, FMLA/CFRA/PDL or other legislated leave time and unpaid absence for payroll calculation including documentation of donations of Sick Leave in coordination with the Memorandums of Understanding, policies and practices. Represent the County in the resolution of unemployment insurance claims, including claims administration, account monitoring, and preparing responses and information for the State Employment Development Department. Recommend and participate in the development and implementation of Human Resources Department goals and objectives for areas of assigned program and human resources administration responsibilities; establish schedules and methods for achieving work objectives; draft and implement policies and procedures within assigned areas of professional and team responsibilities. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned team's responsibilities and human resources service administration; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on status of assigned projects, operations, and activities. Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of assigned technical and clerical staff; participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed. Oversee, coordinate, and participate in the administration of County's equal employment program, including conducting investigations of discrimination and harassment complaints and overseeing the implementation of compliance enforcement activities for County departments. Assist department's management team in the preparation and monitoring of departmental budget; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for requested staff, supplies, and equipment; monitor and control expenditures on an on-going basis. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and managers, and the community utilizing accepted principles of effective customer service. Direct and manage the work of consultants; assist in the preparation of requests for proposals, review bids, interview and select consultants; manage workflow, set expectations and priorities, and review outcomes; negotiate and monitor contracts. Maintain awareness of and participation in external professional environment and resources to ensure the highest level of professional standards are applied to service delivery within the County's Human Resources Department. Represent the County of Placer and its Human Resources Department to the public and to other agencies in a positive and productive manner; prepare and present recommendations to Boards and Commissions on behalf of the Human Resources Department. Perform related duties as required. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment and controlled temperature conditions. Position may require frequent travel to and from other locations and worksites in a variety of outdoor weather conditions. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Two years of responsible professional human resources administration experience performing duties similar to a full journey level Human Resources Analyst II with Placer County. Training: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, human resources administration, behavioral science or a related field. NOTE: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department. NOTE: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid California driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: County Civil Service rules, labor relations, collective bargaining, and other policies and procedures related to administration of County human resources activities. Principles and practices of public sector human resources administration. Advanced principles and practices of organizational analysis and human resource planning. Basic principles and practices of County-wide operations and County administration and organization. Principles and methods of position classification, compensation, examination development and administration, performance management, and organizational analysis. Principles and practices of payroll processing, disability and leave management, and benefits administration. Principles and techniques of case management and case recording. Principles and techniques of program development and implementation. Principles and practices of liability or workers compensation program administration. Principles and practices of investigative techniques. Computer systems, applications, and software, including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, HRIS systems, and online payroll or applicant tracking systems. English usage, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Investigative interviewing and counseling techniques. Pertinent local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Principles of budget monitoring. Principles of supervision, training and evaluating performance. Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution. Report writing and methods of statistical research and presentation. Principles and practices of work safety. Ability to: Organize, implement, and direct assigned teams in administering human resources services for the County and its departments. Analyze work papers and complete or oversee special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures; and explain Civil Service Commission, County and Human Resources Department policies and procedures to the general public and County staff. On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel, or twist while working at public counter, conducting field activities, carrying testing materials or retrieving/ returning files from file room and drawers; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means or enter/retrieve data from computer; and lift light weight. Plan, supervise, train, and evaluate work activities of professional, technical, and clerical staff. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Negotiate agreement between differing individuals and groups. Read, analyze, interpret, evaluate and summarize written materials and statistical data including reports, financial reports and budgets. Develop and implement innovative solutions to complex issues relating to accessibility, claims and disability programs. Review and interpret position class specifications, job analyses, and medical reports. Work cooperatively and tactfully with medical providers, injured/ill employees, attorneys, and County department personnel. Monitor and assess, with departments, the performance of employees who have been assigned modified or alternative work assignments. Analyze, summarize and interpret complex procedures, policies, regulations and court rulings. Conduct interviews and reasonable accommodation interactive meetings; gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion. Understand, interpret, apply and explain provisions of all relevant laws, codes, and policies. Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION Length of Probation: All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) calendar months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. Bargaining Unit: Management CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: 11/2/2020 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 20, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Introduction Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.visitplacer.com . If you are interested in applying for both the Accountant - I and Accountant - II recruitments, you will need to submit a total of two applications, one for each separate recruitment. POSITION INFORMATION Placer County is hiring entry level Accountants to work in several departments throughout the County. Apply for this great opportunity today! Currently, there is one vacancy within Placer County's Health and Human Services Administration Division. However, the Eligible List established from this recruitment will be used to fill vacancies in various County departments as they arise. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Professional benefits For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To perform a variety of professional accounting work involving judgment and discretion in the analysis and application of accounting principles and practices in maintaining fiscal controls and records, preparing transactions, and developing financial and statistical reports; develop and implement accounting and financial procedures and systems; monitor and report on budget trends, financial transactions, tax billings and collections, or accounts; provide recommendations for efficiencies and improvements; and perform related duties. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level class in the Accountant series. This class is distinguished from the journey level of Accountant II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision progressing to general supervision while learning job tasks. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. Exercises direct supervision over technical and clerical personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide responsible professional and technical assistance in the administration, review and implementation of the County and/or departmental accounting programs and integrated accounting financial systems. Participate in and assume responsibility for various departmental accounting functions including financial statements, general ledger, monthly statements, and special projects accounting; participate in special studies and reports. Prepare a wide variety of financial, statistical and narrative reports, including year-end, budgetary, monthly financial statements, cash flow, investments; assist in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and custom reports, graphs, schedules, and other documents as needed. Participate in the compilation and preparation of the annual budget, including assisting divisions with budget preparation, preparing and updating cash flow and cost projections and estimated revenues and expenditures, monitoring expenditures to ensure compliance with adopted budget, and assisting in publication of the budget. Monitor and review expenditures, revenues, and budget allocations to determine financial status; analyze and reconcile expenditure and revenue accounts, including bond accounts; review and process appropriation transfer requests between accounts; reconcile bond statements and bank statements to the general ledger. Prepare and review ledgers and journal entries; balance and maintain complex accounting records such as trusts, funds and claims; maintain and balance tax trust accounts. Perform quality control and review procedures to ensure accounting documents are prepared accurately and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and County policies. Interpret, explain, and apply general and governmental accounting/auditing principles and procedures, laws, and regulations affecting the financial operations of the department assigned. Provide supervision to technical and clerical staff in support of assigned department and program(s); participate in the selection of, train, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; work with employees on performance issues; recommend discipline. Record and maintain appropriate controls for capital assets, including vehicles; perform annual inventory reconciliation including inspections and reconciliation of discrepancies. Maintain and monitor the department grant funds and ensure compliance with rules and regulations governing the use and the accounting of each grant; compile and prepare financial and other data for claims; prepare grant applications. Track Capital Improvement expenditures and allocate funds to the appropriate Capital Improvement account. Assist in the coordination of audits; schedule, provide information and reporting for audits; ensure availability and accuracy of required reports and documentation. Assist with investments, portfolio management, cash management, debt management, new financing, annexations and subdivisions, and revenue and expense projections. Review and implement accounting, auditing and financial procedures and systems. Examine, verify and approve fiscal documents such as vouchers, warrants, requisitions and invoices. Record and review transactions in subsidiary and general ledgers; prepare trial balances, reconciliations and work sheets. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: No experience is required. Training: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, or a closely related field. OR: Experience: Two years of para-professional level accounting experience performing duties similar to an Accounting Technician with Placer County. Training: Equivalent to an associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, or a closely related field. License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position and in accordance with the California Vehicle Code. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. Please note : Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards and other governmental accounting and auditing procedures. Cost accounting, fund accounting, enterprise accounting and financial reporting. Statutory laws, rules and regulations applicable to governmental accounting, auditing and finance, and fiscal operation related to areas of responsibility. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures. Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws. Organization and management practices as applied to the development, analysis, and evaluation of programs and operational needs of the assigned division. Application and operation of computerized accounting systems and spreadsheets, using common accounting and spreadsheet software. General principles and practices of data processing and its applicability to accounting operations. Principles and theories of internal control including indicators of fraud and risk. Principles and techniques of property tax billing and collections. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for effectively representing the County in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and County staff. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently prepare and analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and solve problems of operational and technical policy and procedures. On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift light weight. Prepare and maintain the full range of standard accounting records and reports. Analyze complex data, identify discrepancies, develop accurate and concise summaries and tables and draw logical and appropriate conclusions; present technical information and data in an effective manner. Effectively represent the department and the County in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals. Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgement within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Operate accounting equipment, including calculators, personal computers and 10-key adding machine by touch. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Communicate effectively in writing and speaking; conduct interviews. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Understand, interpret and apply federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination, which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation, sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation and/or be bonded. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County now offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website at: http://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/abfreenames.asp . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment and retaliation is prohibited and that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. Please contact the Personnel Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Selection Plan Tentative Recruitment Schedule (subject to change) October 20 - November 3, 2020 - Accept applications Week of November 9, 2020 - Review applications Week of November 16, 2020 - Eligible List Established Closing Date/Time: 11/3/2020 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 20, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . If you are interested in applying for both the Accountant - I and Accountant - II recruitments, you will need to submit a total of two applications, one for each separate recruitment. POSITION INFORMATION Placer County is hiring experienced Accountants to work in several departments throughout the County. Apply for this great opportunity today! Currently, there is one vacancy within Placer County's Health and Human Services Administration Division. However, the Eligible List established from this recruitment will be used to fill vacancies in various County departments as they arise. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Professional benefits For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To perform a variety of professional accounting work involving judgment and discretion in the analysis and application of accounting principles and practices in maintaining fiscal controls and records, preparing transactions, and developing financial and statistical reports; develop and implement accounting and financial procedures and systems; monitor and report on budget trends, financial transactions, tax billings and collections, or accounts; provide recommendations for efficiencies and improvements; and perform related duties. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the Accountant series. This class is distinguished from the entry level of Accountant I by the assignment of the full range of duties of the class. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level. This class is distinguished from the Accountant, Senior in that the latter is a supervisory level with responsibility for a major accounting program or service area at the section or division level. This class is further distinguished from the Auditor I/II by the latter's regular performance of internal compliance, financial and performance audits performed in accordance with professional standards such as Institute of Internal Auditors, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, including preparing audit reports with the issuance of an opinion. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from assigned supervisory or management personnel. Exercises direct supervision over technical and clerical personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide responsible professional and technical assistance in the administration, review and implementation of the County and/or departmental accounting programs and integrated accounting financial systems. Participate in and assume responsibility for various departmental accounting functions including financial statements, general ledger, monthly statements, and special projects accounting; participate in special studies and reports. Prepare a wide variety of financial, statistical and narrative reports, including year-end, budgetary, monthly financial statements, cash flow, investments; assist in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and custom reports, graphs, schedules, and other documents as needed. Participate in the compilation and preparation of the annual budget, including assisting divisions with budget preparation, preparing and updating cash flow and cost projections and estimated revenues and expenditures, monitoring expenditures to ensure compliance with adopted budget, and assisting in publication of the budget. Monitor and review expenditures, revenues, and budget allocations to determine financial status; analyze and reconcile expenditure and revenue accounts, including bond accounts; review and process appropriation transfer requests between accounts; reconcile bond statements and bank statements to the general ledger. Prepare and review ledgers and journal entries; balance and maintain complex accounting records such as trusts, funds and claims; maintain and balance tax trust accounts. Perform quality control and review procedures to ensure accounting documents are prepared accurately and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and County policies. Interpret, explain, and apply general and governmental accounting/auditing principles and procedures, laws, and regulations affecting the financial operations of the department assigned. Provide supervision to technical and clerical staff in support of assigned department and program(s); participate in the selection of, train, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; work with employees on performance issues; recommend discipline. Record and maintain appropriate controls for capital assets, including vehicles; perform annual inventory reconciliation including inspections and reconciliation of discrepancies. Maintain and monitor the department grant funds and ensure compliance with rules and regulations governing the use and the accounting of each grant; compile and prepare financial and other data for claims; prepare grant applications. Track Capital Improvement expenditures and allocate funds to the appropriate Capital Improvement account. Assist in the coordination of audits; schedule, provide information and reporting for audits; ensure availability and accuracy of required reports and documentation. Assist with investments, portfolio management, cash management, debt management, new financing, annexations and subdivisions, and revenue and expense projections. Review and implement accounting, auditing and financial procedures and systems. Examine, verify and approve fiscal documents such as vouchers, warrants, requisitions and invoices. Record and review transactions in subsidiary and general ledgers; prepare trial balances, reconciliations and work sheets. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Two years of responsible, professional-level accounting and/or financial auditing experience performing duties similar to an Accountant I or an Auditor I with Placer County. Training: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, or a closely related field. NOTE: Two years of para-professional level accounting experience performing duties similar to an Accounting Technician with Placer County and an associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, or closely related field will be considered a qualifying equivalent to this requirement. License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position and in accordance with the California Vehicle Code. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. Please note : Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards and other governmental accounting and auditing procedures. Cost accounting, fund accounting, enterprise accounting and financial reporting. Statutory laws, rules and regulations applicable to governmental accounting, auditing and finance, and fiscal operation related to areas of responsibility. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures. Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws. Organization and management practices as applied to the development, analysis, and evaluation of programs and operational needs of the assigned division. Application and operation of computerized accounting systems and spreadsheets, using common accounting and spreadsheet software. General principles and practices of data processing and its applicability to accounting operations. Principles and theories of internal control including indicators of fraud and risk. Principles and techniques of property tax billing and collections. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for effectively representing the County in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and County staff. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently prepare and analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and solve problems of operational and technical policy and procedures. On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift light weight. Prepare and maintain the full range of standard accounting records and reports. Analyze complex data, identify discrepancies, develop accurate and concise summaries and tables and draw logical and appropriate conclusions; present technical information and data in an effective manner. Effectively represent the department and the County in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals. Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgement within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Operate accounting equipment, including calculators, personal computers and 10-key adding machine by touch. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Communicate effectively in writing and speaking; conduct interviews. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Understand, interpret and apply federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Effectively plan, direct and supervise the work of others. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination, which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation, sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation and/or be bonded. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County now offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website at: http://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/abfreenames.asp . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment and retaliation is prohibited and that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. Please contact the Personnel Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Selection Plan Tentative Recruitment Schedule (subject to change) October 20 - November 3, 2020 - Accept applications Week of November 9, 2020 - Review applications Week of November 16, 2020 - Eligible List Established Closing Date/Time: 11/3/2020 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 17, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION The Facilities Management Department has two current permanent, full-time vacancies for Custodian - II. These positions are responsible for providing janitorial services and essential cleaning/maintenance of County owned and operated facilities ensuring the health and safety of Placer County Employees and the general public. The eligible list created for this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies for both temporary/extra-help and permanent positions. *Temporary/Extra-help assignments are limited to 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. *Placer County is committed to the safety of employees. During the COVID - 19 pandemic, the County is making suitable PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) available and has increased cleaning and sanitizing protocols throughout County work sites, per CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines. Physical distancing protocol is in place to promote a safe work environment. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view General benefits For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To perform a variety of custodial duties to maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of assigned rooms, buildings and related County facilities. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the Custodian series. This class is distinguished from the Custodian I by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level. This class is distinguished from the Senior Custodian in that the latter performs facility use coordination duties and exercises technical and functional supervision over custodial staff. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from a Supervising Custodian and may receive technical and functional supervision from management and supervisory staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Sweep, mop, wax, buff and scrub floors; vacuum and clean carpets; clean restrooms; empty and clean waste receptacles. Dust, wax, wash and polish furniture and woodwork; wash windows, walls, and blinds; polish metal work. Clean and dust books and shelves; move and arrange furniture and equipment. Perform minor building maintenance or repairs of custodial related equipment. Inspect buildings for safety, fire and sanitary hazards. Operate a variety of electrical cleaning equipment; maintain custodial equipment and supplies. Unlock and lock entrances to buildings; check buildings for security. May train and lead assigned custodial staff. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer services. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: One year of experience performing duties similar to a Custodian I with Placer County. Training: Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance. License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required depending on the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Cleaning materials and disinfectants, equipment and tools used in custodial work. Principles and practices of work safety. Methods of cleaning and preserving floors, walls and fixtures. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand operations and observe safety rules; Intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify safety hazards; identify and locate supplies and equipment; identify and locate cleaning and maintenance issues; interpret work assignments; remember tasks and daily assignments; and explain cleaning and maintenance issues to others. Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing work papers; stand, walk, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist while performing cleaning or general facility maintenance activities; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; regularly lift very heavy weight. Learn how to use a variety of equipment, materials and tools required in custodial work. Clean and care for assigned areas and equipment. Perform heavy manual work. Work assigned shifts. Understand and follow written and oral instructions. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Use a variety of equipment, materials, and tools, including electrical cleaning equipment, required in custodial and minor maintenance work. SELECTION PROCEDURE Online Examination (100%) The virtual examination has been tentatively scheduled for the week of November 16, 2020. After the posted filing deadline, qualified candidates will receive a notification via email when the examination is available. The virtual examination may include multiple choice, true/false, fill-in, matching, and/or essay type questions directly related to the required knowledge and abilities for this classification. Note: Candidates will have approximately three (3) calendar days from the date of notification to complete the online examination. Only one attempt will be permitted. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION Length of Probation: All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) calendar months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. Bargaining Unit: General CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Selection Plan Tentative Recruitment Timeline: Week of 11/02/20 - Minimum Qualifications Screening Week of 11/09/20 - Written Examination Invitations Sent Week of 11/16/20 - Online Written Examination Week of 11/23/20 - Eligible List Established Closing Date/Time: 11/2/2020 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 17, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION The Department of Public Works Environmental Engineering Division is seeking a Senior Civil Engineer. The Division administers and manages the wastewater and water functions for several sewer districts, county-wide solid waste and recycling programs in eastern and western Placer County, and capital projects for its facilities. This is an exciting leadership position that includes supervision of an engineering team dedicated to delivering various projects. The position will have direct involvement in department budgeting, project planning, development of project plans, and procurement of consultants and contractors. The position will also be responsible for interfacing with a multitude of agencies. The ideal candidate should possess a strong desire and skill set to lead other county staff towards the delivery of successful projects along with a high comfort level and aptitude with oral and written communication to foster positive relationships internal and external to the county for the greater good of the communities we serve. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Professional benefits For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To plan, organize, and direct professional engineering work related to the investigation, planning, design, construction, operations or maintenance of public infrastructure, systems, projects and/or development; to coordinate engineering functions with other divisions, departments or outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible technical support to management staff in the assigned department. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This level recognizes positions that provide full second-line, direct supervision to employees within a work section and/or assumes substantive and significant programmatic responsibility in a defined area or specialty. This job class also provides high level engineering support to the assigned Department. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the Deputy Director, Assistant Director or other assigned management staff of assigned department. May exercise direct supervision over supervisory, professional, technical, and clerical personnel. Exercises functional and technical supervision over assigned personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Provide supervision, leadership and direction to professional, technical and clerical staff in support of assigned department(s) and program(s); act as a resource to teams in providing engineering assistance and services. Consult with department director and other management staff in the formulation of administrative policies; develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures related to assigned area(s) of responsibility; participate in the development and maintenance of operating policies, procedures and manuals. Develop, recommend and implement section goals and objectives; establish schedules, performance methods and standards for engineering projects and practices; develop and implement policies and procedures. Plan, develop, oversee, review, approve and participate in engineering work of assigned section or area of work. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned unit; implement process improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations, activities and projects. Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for projects, equipment and staff; monitor and control expenditures. Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints. Represent assigned department/division/section to the public as well as other County employees and managers in a positive and productive manner. Make presentations at public meetings and hearings. Develop, oversee and participate in the management of professional services and/or construction contracts. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in engineering, including two years of supervisory responsibility. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. Please note: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. License or Certificate: Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in an appropriate discipline as issued by the State of California. May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of civil engineering. Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws. Basic principles and practices of County-wide operations and County administration and organization. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Principles and practices of research, analysis and management. Budgeting procedures and techniques. Standard and accepted principles and practices of motivation, team building and conflict resolution. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations. Principles and practices of work safety. Ability to: Organize, implement and direct engineering operations and/or activities. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of assigned job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures. On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use a telephone, and communicate through written means; and occasionally lift moderate weight. Interpret and explain pertinent local, state, federal and department policies and procedures. Perform the most complex work of the unit. Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Plan, supervise, train and evaluate the work activities of supervisory and/or professional, technical and clerical staff; act as a positive and effective team member. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions; project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: 11/6/2020 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 15, 2020
Full Time
BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view General benefits For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To perform specialized, confidential and diversified legal secretarial work; to assist in the scheduling and handling of office details; and to relieve legal staff of administrative detail. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class in the Legal Secretary series and is distinguished from the entry level by the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from management or supervisory personnel, and may receive technical and functional supervision from professional staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform general and legal secretarial duties related to assigned functional area and department. Type, edit and format legal documents including pleadings, briefs, opinions, orders, contracts, correspondence and other legal matters. Handle routine departmental correspondence independently, and maintain files of correspondence, contracts, pleadings, discovery, legal opinions and other records and documents. Assist other staff by performing duties related to special assignments or projects including researching and compiling information. Provide information in person or over the telephone relative to departmental procedures, policies records, court rules and case files. Collect information from a variety of sources pertinent to area of assignment; compile data as necessary and prepare routine reports as required. Schedule a variety of appointments as necessary. Maintain and monitor records and files; follow-up on due dates; perform other monitoring functions to ensure timely completion of work. Operate standard office equipment including word processing applications as assigned; may perform duties on computer spreadsheet programs; operate stand-alone computer software program as related to assigned area. Enter, modify and retrieve data into local, state and national computer systems. Conduct record searches in a centralized database. Provide information to law enforcement agencies, courts, attorneys and the public in accordance with legal requirements. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Two years experience performing legal secretarial duties equivalent to the Legal Secretary - Entry in Placer County. Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of technical report typing. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Office practices, methods, procedures and equipment including filing and computer systems. Principles of customer service. Organization procedures and operating details of an office. Mathematical calculation, Basic record keeping principles and procedures. Legal terminology, forms, documents. Court procedures and requirements. Operating procedures of a legal office. Ability to: On a continuous basis, sit at desk and/or stand at counter for long periods of time. Intermittently twist and reach office equipment; write and use keyboard to communicate through written means; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; lift light weight. Intermittently review documents related to department operations; observe, identify and problem solve office operations and procedures; understand, interpret and explain department policies and procedures; explain operations and problem solve office issues for the public and with staff. Perform routine legal clerical work including maintenance of records, files, verifying files and data. Perform routine mathematical calculations. Learn to perform legal secretarial duties. Use computer word processing, spread sheet, database and customized applications. Analyze situations carefully and adopt effective course of action. Work with accuracy and thoroughness under stress. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Transcribe from dictating equipment. Type at a minimum of 50 words per minute. Prioritize and coordinate tasks to meet deadlines. Independently perform legal secretarial duties. Research and analyze background information. Organize tasks and determine priorities in order to meet assigned deadlines. Understand and explain department policies and procedures. Draft simple legal documents. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Selection Plan Tentative Recruitment Timeline: Week of 11/2/20 Minimum Qualifications Screening Week of 11/9/20 Training and Experience Rating Week of 11/9/20 Eligible List Established Closing Date/Time: 10/29/2020 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 14, 2020
Full Time
POSITION INFORMATION The Department of Health and Human Services - Public Health division currently has a permanent and/or *temporary/extra-help assignment for the classification of Physician to support its California Children's Services (CCS) and/or Communicable Disease programs located in Auburn, California. This recruitment will be open until filled . Applications will be screened weekly and forwarded to the department. The ideal candidate: Will be an experienced board certified, CCS paneled Pediatrician licensed to practice in the state of California, who has advanced clinical experience and knowledge in current medical treatment regimens and procedures for children with special health care needs, including those with chronic musculo-skeletal and neuromotor conditions. Will have an education and/or experience in Communicable Disease work, preferably in providing guidelines for treatment, prophylaxis, and infection control. Will have excellent communication, administrative, and leadership skills to effectively work with CCS staff, Federal and State health agencies, community organizations and providers in support of child health initiatives and promotion of quality of care. *Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. NOTE: The Public Health division is also recruiting for the permanent position of Health Officer . To learn more and apply for this excellent opportunity, please Click here . BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Unclassified benefits For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION (Unclassified) To perform responsible work providing a variety of medical specialty services and consultation for Placer County Department of Health and Human Services. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority having no specific term and no property right to continuous employment and can be released without cause. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from the Chief Physician within a Division in the Department of Health and Human Services. May exercise technical and functional medical supervision over professional, technical and clinical staff in the administration of program areas. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide medical supervision and consultation to Division physicians in the absence of the Chief Physician, or as directed. Provide medical direction for the agency in the absence of the Chief Physician. Examine patients and diagnose their illnesses. Prescribe and administer medical treatment within the scope of practice associated with licensure and board certification, if required. Perform or assist in performing medically indicated treatments, operations, procedures and follow-up card consistent with their scope of practice, licensure, and certifications. Provide Expert Witness court testimony in related cases as required. Order laboratory examinations and analysis, x-rays and special diets. Write prescriptions; make rounds and review reports, records and general progress of patients. Instruct and oversee physicians, surgeons, technicians and personnel assigned for special training. Attend and participate in staff conferences for the surgical, medical and mental condition of various patients and their diagnosis and treatment. Maintain and keep current appropriate clinical documentation as required. Prepare reports and related correspondence. Using a multi-disciplinary and family and consumer center approach to care build, and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers other county employees, and the public using principles of good customer service and professional communication. Provide on call/stand by coverage when assigned. Perform related duties as assigned. For Mental Health assignments: Admit and discharge clients as necessary. Examine clients and diagnose their mental illness, prescribe and administer psychiatric treatment, order laboratory examination and analysis, write and adjust prescriptions, review reports, records interventions and general progress of clients, consult with other physicians, practitioners, counselors and staff regarding ongoing or problem cases. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience: Two years of responsible experience in a medical setting providing medical services to identified target populations. Training: Possession of the required medical license is proof of sufficient education in this class. License or Certification: Possession of a valid California Physician and Surgeon License and Federal DEA License. Eligible to possess a narcotics license issued by the State of California. May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. Medical Services only: May require license to supervise midlevel practitioners and/or x-ray technicians. Board May certification in Internal Medicine or Family Practice is highly desirable. Mental Health only: Approved psychiatric residency training as reflected by certification of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in psychiatry. FOOTNOTE: The physician selected for this position must maintain insurability through the professional liability insurance carrier of Placer County's choice. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Practices and principles of general medicine, psychiatry and surgery. Modern hospital and clinical practice and administration. Gross pathology and psychiatric social work, physical, therapy, and the various rehabilitation therapies. Current methods and standards for the medical, psychiatric, and/or surgical care of patients. Equipment, tools, supplies and technologies used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution. Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management. Pertinent local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws. Principles and practices of work safety, especially as related to communicable diseases. For Mental Health assignment: practices and principles of general psychiatry, modern inpatient hospital practice, rehabilitation therapies for mental disorders, chemical dependency and dual diagnosis. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special project; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures; explain medical findings, diagnoses, and treatment to staff, patients, families, and court officers. On an intermittent basis, sit at desk for long periods of time while reviewing charts and patient histories and preparing reports; intermittently walk, stand, bend, twist and reach while examining/treating patients. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk or treatment area; perform simple task grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; see and hear with acuity sufficient to examine, diagnose and treat patients; and lift or carry weight of 25 pounds or less. Examine, diagnose and treat mental disorders in adults, adolescents, and children, coordinate with case manager or nursing staff when appropriate for a particular case, interpret laboratory analyses. Interpret autopsy finding. Interpret laboratory analysis. Work unusual and/or prolonged work schedules. Obtain information through interview; deal fairly and courteously with the public; handle multiple cases; and work effectively with interruption. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. When assigned to Mental Health: Provide medical direction to mental health staff and as a part of a clinical team, prepare and oversee the preparation of case histories, evaluations, diagnoses and the maintenance of client records. Consult with clinic staff, provider staff and primary care physicians as necessary for the treatment and triage of clients, evaluate clients with complex psychiatric issues, attend staff meeting and clinic meeting as appropriate, and provide testimony at court appearances when clients are involved in legal system. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 14, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Introduction Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.visitplacer.com . POSITION INFORMATION Placer County's Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting for the position of Health Officer . The Health Officer is an unclassified position that serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority having no specific term and no right to continuous employment. This recruitment will be open until filled. Applications are being screened on a routine basis and forwarded to the hiring authority for their review. To be considered for the first round of interviews, please submit your application materials no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, November 2, 2020. To view the recruitment brochure for this exciting opportunity and its associated salary and benefits, please click here . NOTE: The Public Health division is also recruiting for a permanent and/or temporary/extra-help Physician to support its California Children's Services (CCS) and/or Communicable Disease programs. To learn more and apply for this excellent opportunity, please Click here . BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Management benefits For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 11, 2020
Full Time
POSITION INFORMATION This is a promotional recruitment - only permanent and/or probationary County employees are eligible to apply. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view General benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To perform the more difficult, complex, and highly responsible secretarial duties in support of the Board of Supervisors, Assessment Appeals Board, Planning Commission, or other boards or commissions; to assist in the preparation and distribution of the agenda; to take and prepare meeting minutes; and to perform a variety of technical administrative duties, including calendars and reports, in support of the division. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the advanced journey level classification within the Board/Commission Clerk series. Positions in this classification are distinguished from the Board/Commission Clerk I/II classifications by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees in this classification perform the more difficult and responsible duties requiring a specialized set of knowledge and abilities, including acting in a lead capacity. Employees at this level are required to be fully aware of the operating procedures, policies, and regulations within the assigned work unit. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from supervisor or management staff. May exercise technical or functional supervision over assigned clerical personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Train and lead subordinates as assigned. Assign, review and coordinate the work performed by subordinate Board/Commission Clerks. Perform the more complex secretarial duties for the Board of Supervisors, Assessment Appeals Board, Planning Commission, or other assigned boards or commissions. Attend meetings of the County Board of Supervisors, Assessment Appeals Board, Planning Commission, or other boards or commissions; take, transcribe, and proof meeting minutes, including summarization of proceedings and actions; prepare minute orders, resolutions, and ordinances; index, with appropriate cross references, minutes, ordinances, resolutions, and agreements. Coordinate the flow of information and documents relating to board or commission actions; prepare and publish legal notices as necessary. Review Board of Supervisors, Assessment Appeals Board, Planning Commission, or other board or commission agenda items for accuracy; assist in the preparation, distribution, and posting of agendas in accordance with prescribed procedures. Maintain records of pending and completed business; maintain a variety of records and files in a manner easily retrievable for reference. Categorize, draft, finalize, collate, and distribute agendas for assigned Board/Commission meetings and/or public hearings; distribute to members and other appropriate parties in a timely manner. Review agenda paperwork; receive resolutions, ordinances, and on-file documents from County departments; verify for completeness and proper format. Oversee Board of Supervisors/Clerk of the Board contracts, including processing and monitoring District Aide and Assistant Aide contracts, Municipal Advisory Council Secretary Contracts, and Assessment Appeals Board Counsel contracts. Schedule and arrange for assigned board or commission meetings or hearings; prepare legal notices as necessary for timely publication and distribution. Take and transcribe exact dictation, including the recording of group discussions, at board or commission meetings and/or public hearings. Prepare and word process a variety of documents, reports, memoranda, forms, and charts for presentation to Board of Supervisors, Assessment Appeals Board, Planning Commission, or other assigned board or commission; make copies, gather requested materials, and organize/collate in proper format. Research and gather records for special projects/assignments; compile administrative records. Provide information to staff and the public regarding procedures and requirements for presenting items to the assigned board or commission. Maintain accurate filing systems for Public Records Act requests, claims, board or commission action documents, and specific correspondence logs. Act as an information source to inquiries regarding assigned board or commission meeting standards and procedures; refer most complex and/or sensitive concerns to appropriate resource. Compose a variety of correspondence and memoranda from rough drafts or independently as appropriate; proofread for accuracy, correct form, content, spelling, and proper English usage. Collect and compile information from a variety of documents pertinent to assigned Board/Commission matters; prepare summaries and reports as required. Maintain and monitor records and files; log in data/documents, track board or commission items, follow up on due dates and other matters, and perform monitoring functions to ensure timely completion. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, other County employees, and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible experience performing the duties similar to a Board/Commission Clerk II . Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Responsibilities, functions, and operating procedures of the County Board of Supervisors and other boards and commissions. Organizational structure of County government and the services and function provided by each department. Pertinent local, State, and Federal rules, regulations, and laws, including those defining functions and activities of relevant public offices, public meeting requirements, and access to information. Principles and practices of effective lead supervision, including training staff and the assignment and review of work. Proper preparation of a variety of legal documents, including agendas, summaries of action, and meeting minutes; and the format and legal requirements used in preparation of resolutions and ordinances. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.  Modern office methods, practices, procedures, and computer equipment. Business letter writing and report formatting. Principles and practices of taking formalized and exact meeting notes, including the knowledge of formatting and presentation as necessary.  Advanced computer processing techniques and methods. Ability to: Act in a lead capacity over staff involved in the support of County boards and commissions. On a continuous basis, sit at desk or in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist and reach office equipment; walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel or twist to retrieve files; use telephone; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; see with correctable acuity sufficient to read characters on computer screen; hear and speak with correctable acuity sufficient to communicate with those contacted in the course of work; write and use keyboard to communicate through written means; hear proceedings and actions taken in public meetings; lift light weight. Analyze and compile records in multiple formats.  Understand and carry out a variety of complex oral and written instructions in an independent manner.  Understand, apply, and accurately explain assigned Board/Commission policies, procedures, rules, and standards.  Prepare an accurate and concise record of the proceedings of public meetings. Index minutes of meetings in a logical and consistent manner to facilitate future reference or research. Obtain information through interview; work with interruption while meeting mandatory deadlines; and deal firmly and courteously with the public. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action.  Work evenings or weekends when Board of Supervisors or other assigned boards or commissions conduct meetings at times other than those regularly scheduled.  Use a computer and peripheral equipment, calculator, typewriter, telephone, dictation machine, tape recording equipment, and tape duplication equipment, facsimile machine, postage meter, and photocopy machine.  Perform assigned secretarial duties with speed and accuracy.  Communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written forms.  Take accurate dictation at a speed of not less than 110 words per minute depending upon assignment.  Type accurately from clear copy at a speed of not less than 50 words per minute.  Compile and summarize information and maintain accurate records.  Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: 10/26/2020 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 11, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is currently accepting applications for Administrative Legal Clerk - Entry and Administrative Legal Clerk - Journey. Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To participate in the recruitment at the Entry level, Journey level, or both levels, you must complete and submit separate applications and supplemental questionnaires for each recruitment: Administrative Legal Clerk - Entry #2020-12351-01 Administrative Legal Clerk - Journey #2020-12352-01 POSITION INFORMATION All Administrative Legal Clerk Entry/Journey positions are allocated to the District Attorney's Office, the Probation Department, and the Sheriff's Office. At this time, the Sheriff's Office is seeking applications for Administrative Legal Clerk to fill vacancies in both the Corrections and Detention Division (Jail). Incumbents working in the jail will be assigned to work 8, 10, or 12-hour shifts, as well as nights, weekend, and holidays in a locked-down facility. All jail shifts are rotational, based upon seniority. These positions receive Overtime Pay, Jail Incentive Pay (5%) and a $750 per year Uniform Allowance. Those assigned to work night shifts will receive an additional 7.5% Night Shift Differential Pay. The eligible list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill vacancies in the Probation Department, the District Attorney's Office, and other Sheriff's Office divisions as they arise. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view General benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To perform a wide variety of general and legal administrative, clerical and document processing duties related to the legal function and department assigned; to serve as initial contact to the public; and to support law enforcement with a variety of administrative tasks. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level class in the Administrative Legal Clerk series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience and work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. The Administrative Legal Clerk - Entry class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the journey level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate supervision from management or supervisory positions, and may receive functional and technical supervision from clerical and secretarial personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform general and legal clerical duties related to assigned functional area and department including compiling data for, summarizing and maintaining a variety of statistical logs, reports, records, lists and files. Review legal documents, arrests or incident records, probation reports, Coroner reports, citations, and files to identify inaccurate, inconsistent, and unclear information; notify appropriate staff to resolve issue. Process records requests; maintain and purge records and files consistent with department policies. Receive and log inmate property; release property to inmates and/or family members consistent with department policies. Enter, modify and cancel warrants. Fingerprint the public, arrestees, and inmates; register sex, arson, and gang offenders. Type, proofread and process a variety of documents including general and legal correspondence, memos, and statistical charts from rough draft. Act as a receptionist; answer the telephone and wait on the general public and other law enforcement agencies, receive and respond to requests for information regarding department and assigned program policies and procedures in accordance with legal requirements governing release of information. Issue, receive, type and process various legal applications, and other forms; process bookings and other jail related documents; transmit recorded information to State of California and other states. Collect and process fees and charges; process bails and permits. Schedule appointments as assigned. Perform a wide variety of clerical work including filing, checking and recording information on records. Sort and file legal and general documents and records, maintaining alphabetical, index, and cross-reference files. Maintain a variety of statistical records; check and tabulate statistical data; prepare routine statistical reports. Operate standard office equipment including word processing applications as assigned, may perform duties on computer spreadsheet programs; operate stand alone computer software programs pr equipment as related to the legal obligation assigned. Compile data, summarize and maintain a variety of statistical logs, reports, records, lists and files. Operate and access automated criminal justice telecommunication information systems and subsystems. Screen for entrance/exit for visitors to and from secured areas. Enter, modify and retrieve data into local, state and national computer systems. Conduct record searches in a centralized data base. May be subpoenaed to testify in court. Receive, sort and distribute incoming and outgoing mail and packages. May act as secretary as necessary. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. When assigned to the jail, may process inmates into custody. Perform related duties as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment and controlled temperature conditions. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Positions may require traveling to and from other locations in a variety of outdoor weather conditions and lifting materials and supplies of light weight. Incumbents may work odd or unusual hours including nights, weekends, holidays and/or overtime and in proximity to inmates or defendants. Incumbents may be subject to periods of facility lockdown. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Two years of clerical experience. Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of customer service and reception. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Mathematical calculations. Principles and practices of computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets and database packages. Principles and practices of filing and record keeping. Ability to: On a continuous basis, sit at desk and/or stand at counter for long periods of time. Intermittently twist and reach office equipment; write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; perform simple grasping and fine manipulations; lift light weight. Intermittently review documents related to department operations; observe, identify and problem solve office operations and procedures; understand, interpret and explain department policies and procedures to the public and staff. Work various shifts which include nights, weekends and holidays as assigned. Learn the organization, procedures and operating details of the County department to which assigned. Learn how to use word processing equipment. Perform routine legal clerical work including maintenance of appropriate records and preparation of reports. Verify and check files and data. Learn how to use a spread sheet and data base program on the computer. Understand and carry out both oral and written directions. Perform routine mathematical calculations. Maintain confidentiality. Deal tactfully and professionally with a variety of individuals. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Use modern office equipment and computers. Type accurately at a speed of 45 words per minute. SELECTION PROCEDURE Written Examination (100%) The written examination may include multiple choice, true/false, fill-in, matching, and/or essay type questions directly related to the required knowledge and abilities for this classification. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION Length of Probation: All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. Bargaining Unit: General CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Selection Plan Tentative Recruitment Timeline: 10/09/2020 - Recruitment opens 10/26/2020 - Recruitment closes Week of 10/26/2020 - Minimum qualifications screening Week of 11/16/2020 - Written examination Week of 11/23/2020 - Eligible list established For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Suzanne Messina, Administrative Technician, at smessina@placer.ca.gov or (530) 889-4079. Closing Date/Time: 10/26/2020 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 11, 2020
Full Time
BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view General benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To perform a variety of analytical and technical duties in support of the County's economic development policy; to provide information and assistance to developers and the public; and to provide assistance to the Director of Economic Development. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Economic Development Specialist is the journey level class within the Economic Development Specialist series and is assigned the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating policies and procedures of the Office of Economic Development. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate supervision and direction from the Director of Economic Development and may receive technical and functional supervision from the Senior Economic Development Specialist. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Collect, compile and analyze data regarding economic conditions and projects; prepare informational and promotional reports, illustrative charts, tables and graphs, and press releases. Research, establish and maintain various files and data bases regarding economic development. Organize and analyze market conditions, program information, and other economic development programs; propose development implementation plans. Develop grant applications and reports; compute, collect, monitor and track grant data on an on-going basis; provide statistics as appropriate. Administer, monitor and evaluate contracts; participate in negotiating contracts with outside vendors, consultants or organizations; monitor fiscal and legal liabilities of the same; assist with contract management and administration. Respond to inquiries from County staff, developers, prospective businesses and the general public; determine focus/needs of inquiries and respond as specifically as possible; make referrals and/or introductions as appropriate. Act as liaison with businesses and public/private agencies; assist in arranging meetings, conference and public information programs; and make presentations as directed. Participate in tradeshows throughout the state representing the Office of Economic Development. Work with local county and city officials for retention and expansion of existing businesses and recruitment of new businesses. Prepare a variety of comprehensive studies, proposals and reports related to program activities and assigned projects. Prepare appropriate agenda reports, informational materials and other written materials regarding the County's Economic Development program and related activities. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: One year of responsible professional economic development experience. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, economics, or a related field. NOTE: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department. NOTE: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Research methodology, including statistical evaluation and presentation. Principles of economics. Principles of economic development, including relationship of real estate, land development and financing. Basic techniques of industrial and economic development. Basic mathematical principles. Preparation and presentation of informational and promotional materials. Inter-agency relationships, including recognition of overlapping and/or complementary requirements. Land development process and commercial building codes. Intra-governmental structure and dynamics, including the roles of local, regional, state and federal jurisdictions in the development process. Community-based organizations interested in the promotion of industry, business and private-public partnerships. Computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet and graphics applications. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures. On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift light weight. Prepare informational and promotional reports and materials, including press releases. Perform mathematical and statistical calculations accurately. Analyze grants, reports, and various proposals. Compile, analyze and present statistical data in a meaningful way. Establish and maintain a wide network of public and private resource contacts. Understand and interpret the County's economic development policy as directed by the Board of Supervisors and carried out by the Director of Economic Development. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Obtain information through interviews; work with interruption; and work firmly and courteously with the public. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action. Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, facsimile machine, postage meter and photocopy machine. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: 10/26/2020 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 11, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is currently accepting applications for Administrative Legal Clerk - Entry and Administrative Legal Clerk - Journey. Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To participate in the recruitment at the Entry level, Journey level, or both levels, you must complete and submit separate applications and supplemental questionnaires for each recruitment: Administrative Legal Clerk - Entry #2020-12351-01 Administrative Legal Clerk - Journey #2020-12352-01 POSITION INFORMATION All Administrative Legal Clerk Entry/Journey positions are allocated to the District Attorney's Office, the Probation Department, and the Sheriff's Office. At this time, the Sheriff's Office is seeking applications for Administrative Legal Clerk to fill vacancies in both the Corrections and Detention Division (Jail). Incumbents working in the jail will be assigned to work 8, 10, or 12-hour shifts, as well as nights, weekend, and holidays in a locked-down facility. All jail shifts are rotational, based upon seniority. These positions receive Overtime Pay, Jail Incentive Pay (5%) and a $750 per year Uniform Allowance. Those assigned to work night shifts will receive an additional 7.5% Night Shift Differential Pay. The eligible list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill vacancies in the Probation Department, the District Attorney's Office, and other Sheriff's Office divisions as they arise. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view General benefits . For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To perform a wide variety of general and legal administrative, clerical and document processing duties related to the legal function and department assigned; to serve as initial contact to the public; and to support law enforcement with a variety of administrative tasks. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class in the Administrative Legal Clerk series and is distinguished from the Administrative Legal Clerk - Entry level by the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Administrative Legal Clerk - Entry level. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from management or supervisory positions, and may receive functional and technical supervision from clerical and secretarial personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform general and legal clerical duties related to assigned functional area and department including compiling data for, summarizing and maintaining a variety of statistical logs, reports, records, lists and files. Review legal documents, arrests or incident records, probation reports, Coroner reports, citations, and files to identify inaccurate, inconsistent, and unclear information; notify appropriate staff to resolve issue. Process records requests; maintain and purge records and files consistent with department policies. Receive and log inmate property; release property to inmates and/or family members consistent with department policies. Enter, modify and cancel warrants. Fingerprint the public, arrestees, and inmates; register sex, arson, and gang offenders. Type, proofread and process a variety of documents including general and legal correspondence, memos, and statistical charts from rough draft. Act as a receptionist; answer the telephone and wait on the general public and other law enforcement agencies, receive and respond to requests for information regarding department and assigned program policies and procedures in accordance with legal requirements governing release of information. Issue, receive, type and process various legal applications, and other forms; process bookings and other jail related documents; transmit recorded information to State of California and other states. Collect and process fees and charges; process bails and permits. Schedule appointments as assigned. Perform a wide variety of clerical work including filing, checking and recording information on records. Sort and file legal and general documents and records, maintaining alphabetical, index, and cross-reference files. Maintain a variety of statistical records; check and tabulate statistical data; prepare routine statistical reports. Operate standard office equipment including word processing applications as assigned, may perform duties on computer spreadsheet programs; operate stand alone computer software programs pr equipment as related to the legal obligation assigned. Compile data, summarize and maintain a variety of statistical logs, reports, records, lists and files. Operate and access automated criminal justice telecommunication information systems and subsystems. Screen for entrance/exit for visitors to and from secured areas. Enter, modify and retrieve data into local, state and national computer systems. Conduct record searches in a centralized data base. May be subpoenaed to testify in court. Receive, sort and distribute incoming and outgoing mail and packages. May act as secretary as necessary. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. When assigned to the jail, may process inmates into custody. Perform related duties as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment and controlled temperature conditions. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Positions may require traveling to and from other locations in a variety of outdoor weather conditions and lifting materials and supplies of light weight. Incumbents may work odd or unusual hours including nights, weekends, holidays and/or overtime and in proximity to inmates or defendants. Incumbents may be subject to periods of facility lockdown. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Two years of experience performing duties comparable to that of an Administrative Legal Clerk - Entry for Placer County. Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles and practices of customer service and reception. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Mathematical calculations. Principles and practices of computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets and database packages. Principles and practices of filing and record keeping. Organization, procedures and operating details of the County department to which assigned. Principles and practices of legal document processing. Legal terminology and forms. Ability to: On a continuous basis, sit at desk and/or stand at counter for long periods of time. Intermittently twist and reach office equipment; write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; perform simple grasping and fine manipulations; lift light weight. Intermittently review documents related to department operations; observe, identify and problem solve office operations and procedures; understand, interpret and explain department policies and procedures to the public and staff. Work various shifts which include nights, weekends and holidays as assigned. Learn the organization, procedures and operating details of the County department to which assigned. Learn how to use word processing equipment. Perform routine legal clerical work including maintenance of appropriate records and preparation of reports. Verify and check files and data. Learn how to use a spread sheet and data base program on the computer. Understand and carry out both oral and written directions. Perform routine mathematical calculations. Maintain confidentiality. Deal tactfully and professionally with a variety of individuals. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Use modern office equipment and computers. Type accurately at a speed of 45 words per minute. Independently perform legal clerical work. Interpret legal and reporting codes and statutes applicable to management of records. Retrieve, store and purge information in a wide variety of manual and automated filing systems, and maintain security and confidentiality of restricted information. Ensure thoroughness and accuracy when completing tasks. SELECTION PROCEDURE Written Examination (100%) The written examination may include multiple choice, true/false, fill-in, matching, and/or essay type questions directly related to the required knowledge and abilities for this classification. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION Length of Probation: All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. Bargaining Unit: General CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Selection Plan Tentative Recruitment Timeline: 10/09/2020 - Recruitment opens 10/26/2020 - Recruitment closes Week of 10/26/2020 - Minimum qualifications screening Week of 11/16/2020 - Written examination Week of 11/23/2020 - Eligible list established For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Suzanne Messina, Administrative Technician, at smessina@placer.ca.gov or (530) 889-4079. Closing Date/Time: 10/26/2020 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 09, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . This recruitment is open until filled. In order to be considered during the first round of screening, please submit your application by 5pm on Friday, October 23rd. Following this date, applications will be screened on a bi-weekly basis. POSITION INFORMATION The Placer County Sheriff's Office has a current permanent, full-time vacancy for a Building Crafts Mechanic. This position is responsible for both leased and County owned buildings in Placer County. The ideal candidate will have experience with building crafts such as general construction, HVAC, fire suppression systems, plumbing, and electrical, plus knowledge of automated computer maintenance systems and general knowledge of all trades. The eligible list created by this recruitment may be used to fill future county-wide vacancies for both temporary/extra-help and permanent positions. *Temporary/Extra-help assignments are limited to 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view General benefits For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To learn and perform a designated skilled craft(s) such as electrical, painting, cabinet/furniture making, metal fabrication, plumbing, air conditioning/refrigeration, heating, fire alarm/sprinkler systems, or environmental systems and controls; to perform installations, maintenance, and regular and emergency repairs to buildings, structures, and equipment in a designated craft(s)/trade(s); and to function as a cooperative and productive team member. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the Building Crafts Mechanic series. This class is distinguished from the Maintenance Worker by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level. This class is distinguished from the Senior Building Crafts Mechanic in that the latter performs designated skilled craft(s) with a high degree of independent judgement, coordinates and schedules assigned jobs/projects, and exercises technical and functional supervision over assigned crew members on a regular basis. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from a Supervising Building Maintenance Mechanic and may receive technical and functional supervision from a Senior Building Crafts Mechanic and/or management and supervisory staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Learn to/and perform carpentry work in the construction, alteration, repair and maintenance of buildings, floors, roofs, stairways, partitions, doors, windows, screens, wood fixtures and furniture; may construct forms, mix and pour cement, and perform other masonry tasks. Clean and prepare surfaces to be painted; learn to/and paint exterior and interior walls, ceilings and cabinet work, using brush or spray gun; varnish, stain or shellac furniture, doors, cabinets, moldings and floors; may mix paints to obtain desired colors. Learn to/and install and make repairs to or replace electrical systems including building wiring, switches, outlets, fixtures, and plugs and make other electrical repairs; learn to/and install, maintain, and repair various lighting systems; learn to/and install, maintain, and repair various alarm mechanisms and systems, including fire detection and security systems; and maintain and repair small engines and generators. Learn to / and repair stoves, refrigerators, sanitation and waste removal systems, heating and air conditioning systems, evaporative coolers, including cutting, fitting and installing gas and water pipes; learn to/and perform metal fabrication and welding, both arc and acetylene. May oil, adjust, clean and make minor repairs to equipment used by custodial staff such as vacuum cleaners and buffers. Learn to/and install, repair, maintain, or replace various locks and locking systems, including mechanical, electric, or electronic; learn to/and key and re-key locks; learn to/and lay out, manufacture, and install various building signs. Learn to/and repair and adjust plumbing equipment and apparatus, such as replacing broken pipes, cleaning plugged drains, replacing washers and gaskets, replacing faucets and valves, cleaning grease traps, and flushing sewer lines; learn to/and install, maintain, and repair various piping and sprinklers used in fire suppression systems. Learn to identify various types of materials and equipment used in building automation systems and take appropriate steps to ensure safety and continued operation of systems. Learn to operate and perform minor maintenance to building automation systems, including but not limited to, building access control systems, climate control systems, and intrusion control systems. Learn to understand and recognize technical issues, malfunctions and set up of building automation and control systems and take appropriate action, including notifying appropriate staff or supervisor. Keep records as required. As a Maintenance Worker, perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled building crafts tasks in a training capacity. Perform a variety of heavy manual labor. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Two years of responsible experience performing duties similar to those of a Maintenance Worker in Placer County. Completion of an approved apprenticeship program in a designated skilled craft/trade may be substituted for the two years of related experience. Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. License or Certificate: Possession of a valid Class A or B driver's license may be required depending upon the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. Possession of appropriate required certification relative to specific area of building crafts assignment . KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: General use and purpose of materials, equipment, and methods used in building maintenance. Principles and practices of work safety. Principles and practices of designated area of building crafts assignment. Laws, codes, and regulations pertinent to designated area of crafts and/or mechanical assignment. General understanding of the operations and maintenance of modern building technology including building access control, climate control, and intrusion control systems. Use and purpose of common materials, tools, equipment, and methods used in carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, masonry, small engine repair, metal fabrication, and welding both arc and acetylene. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand operations, and observe safety rules. Intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify and locate equipment and tools; interpret work orders; remember equipment and tool location; and explain job to others. Intermittently, sit while completing work papers; walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist, and reach while operating equipment and performing various building crafts activities; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; hear and see with sufficient acuity to identify building maintenance issues and provide service and repair; regularly lift very heavy weight. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Obtain information through interview and deal fairly and courteously with the public , co-workers, and County employees. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action. Work assigned shift; be subject to emergency call-out and unusual and prolonged work schedule in emergency situations. Learn to use a forklift, hydraulic lift, hand cart, various hand tools, including a hammer, screw driver, saw, wrench, pliers, paint brush, sledge hammer, pick and shovel, dump truck and backhoe. Perform assigned duties to include heavy and continuous physical labor in a safe and effective manner for self and others. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Read and understand blueprints and work according to plans and specifications. Make rough sketches and accurate estimates of material required in repair and maintenance work. Use of various power tools and equipment such as a forklift, hydraulic lift, backhoe, tractor, jackhammer, sand blaster, cutter, grinder, welder, router, skill saw, jackhammer, sand blaster, cutter, grinder, router, welder, and torch. Use various hand tools and equipment such as a hammer, screw driver, pliers, saw, wrench, paint brush, sledge hammer, and pick and shovel. Operate light trucks and equipment such as a forklift, hydraulic lift, backhoe, and tractor. Remain current with technology associated with building maintenance automation and control. Perform minor maintenance and repair to a wide variety of building automation systems. Use specialized tools and equipment applicable to specific area of crafts and/or mechanical assignment. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 08, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Department of Health and Human Services - Environmental Health Division is currently accepting applications for the classification of Environmental Health -Trainee for the Consumer Protection Program. The primary responsibility of staff assigned to the Consumer Protection program is to ensure compliance with regulated food facilities, body art facilities, swimming pools and drinking water protection. This is a paid trainee position in the Environmental Health Specialist series. To be considered for this position, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications by possessing both the equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in any of the biological or physical sciences, environmental health science, engineering or a related field AND a letter of approval issued by the State of California Department of Public Health verifying eligibility for training. Note: This letter is a minimum requirement for the Environmental Health Trainee classification. Applicants must possess a valid letter at the time of applying for this recruitment to move forward in the recruitment process. Individuals who do not possess the required letter by the State of California, but are interested in pursuing a future career as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, are encouraged to Click HERE for more information. CPS HR has been contracted by the CA Department of Public Health to provide transcript evaluation services for Environmental Health Specialist (EHS) trainee, Options I-IV. All questions regarding transcript evaluation must be directed to CPS HR. Placer County Human Resources does not provide transcript evaluation services. POSITION INFORMATION Under supervision, the Environmental Health Trainee learns scientific and professional level office and field work to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations. The primary responsibility of staff assigned to the Consumer Protection inspection and permitting programs involves compliance with regulated food facilities, body art facilities, swimming pools, public drinking water systems and campgrounds. The current vacancy is located in Auburn, CA. The position may need to travel to the Tahoe-Truckee area on occasion to support the Division's satellite office. Upon completion of the State of California Environmental Health Trainee requirements and issuance of a State of California Environmental Health Specialist registration, applicants will be eligible to be promoted to Assistant Registered Environmental Health Specialist. As an Assistant Registered Environmental Health Specialist, you may be required to participate in the Stand-By-Rotation for emergency response. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view General benefits For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To learn, administer and enforce Federal, State and local statutes, ordinances and regulations related to public health and sanitation as a Trainee; to learn to encourage sound sanitary and environmental health practices; and to learn to protect the environment and the public. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Environmental Health Trainee is a training level classification in the Environmental Health Specialist Series established to qualify incumbents in the training and experience requirements to become a Registered Environmental Health Specialist with the State of California. This class is distinguished from the Registered Environmental Health Specialist by the performance of the less complex routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Positions in this classification do not possess registration as an Environmental Health Specialist by the State of California. Employees at this level are expected to perform under guidance and direction. Since this class is used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Upon completion of the State of California Environmental Health Trainee requirements and issuance of a State of California Environmental Health Specialist registration number, incumbents meet the eligibility requirements for the flexibly staffed Assistant Registered Environmental Health Specialist classification. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate and close supervision from the Supervising Environmental Health Specialist and may receive technical and functional supervision and training from an Assistant or Associate Registered Environmental Health Specialist. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Learns to inspect and evaluate restaurants and other retail food establishments, public bathing, spa and other recreational and institutional facilities; learns to provide food handling education and other relevant public health and sanitation information; and learn to participate in State-mandated food recalls. Learns to conduct plan checks of new or remodel construction plans for restaurant, pool and spa facilities relative to regulatory compliance; learns to investigate complaints about sewage and various public health nuisances; learns to conduct epidemiological investigations; learns to handle housing and vector complaints; and learn to investigate food borne illnesses. Learns to conduct site evaluations of proposed developments, including soils testing, to determine site capability for sewage disposal; learns to evaluate submitted designs and proposed septic systems relative to site conditions; learns to evaluate feasibility of proposed subdivisions and set conditions for approval; and learns to recommend approval or denial of variances and appeals. Learns to evaluate existing sewage disposal and water treatment installations and facilities for regulatory compliance; learns to evaluate need for expansion or replacement of treatment systems; learns to evaluate well sites and well construction for code compliance and acceptance as domestic water supply; and learns to test and assess public drinking water potability. Learns to conduct compliance inspections of public drinking water systems and evaluate laboratory testing data related to state and federal safe drinking water standards. Learns to evaluate solid waste handling and disposal facilities; learns to review and recommend approval of or note exceptions to engineering reports regarding construction, operation, monitoring and closure/post closure maintenance and use; and learns to respond to complaints and inquiries from the public regarding solid waste handling and disposal. Learns to participate in environmental review process of assigned projects; learns to identify and evaluate concerns regarding discretionary entitlement applications; learn to process environmental assessment questionnaires and environmental impact reports; learns to provide information regarding public health and sanitation issues involved in projects to proponents, the public and public hearing bodies. Learns to conduct site assessments as part of environmental review process; learns to develop recommendations for approval or denial; and learns to make environmental health findings to County Planning Department and draft comments as opinion from Environmental Health Division. Learns to inspect and evaluate facilities that handle hazardous materials; learns to review hazardous materials business plans for regulatory compliance; learns to inspect above ground containers and underground storage tanks; and learns to approve plans for and monitor underground storage tank removal and installation. Learns to provide collection and information services for household hazardous waste; and evaluate facilities to generate and manage hazardous waste; learns to respond to hazardous materials release/threatened release and provide technical assistance to emergency response team; and learns to respond to complaints or requests for service from public regarding hazardous materials/waste storage, use, or disposal in business, institutional, or private residential settings. Learns to conduct investigations and assessments and respond to complaints involving issues of environmental health and sanitation; learns to work with all affected parties, in resolution of problems and issues; and learns to coordinate with other County divisions and departments and other public agencies and jurisdictions to protect the public health. Learns to provide information to the public regarding environmental health and sanitation issues and respond to questions and inquiries in the office, by telephone, in person at field sites, or through educational presentations; learns to prepare staff and regulatory reports and correspondences; and learns to establish and maintain appropriate and accurate files and records. Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Performs related duties as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS Work in an indoor office and/or out in the filed with varying environments, including inclement weather. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: No experience is required. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in any of the biological or physical sciences, environmental health science, engineering or a related field. License or Certificate: Possession of a letter of approval issued by the State of California Department of Public Health verifying eligibility for training. Note: This letter is a minimum requirement for the Environmental Health Trainee classification. Applicants must possess a valid letter at the time of applying for this recruitment to move forward in the recruitment process. May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Physical and biological sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, geology, hydrology and soils science. Principles and practices of scientific research and statistical methodology. Computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and various statistical analysis applications. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Principles and practices of work safety. English usage, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Ability to: Learn to perform the duties of an Environmental Health Specialist. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job. Intermittently observe, identify and analyze public health and sanitation problems and learn to develop solutions; analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; learn to interpret, enforce and explain statutes, regulations, policies and procedures; and maintain awareness of safety at all times. On a continuous basis, sit at desk or in vehicle for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, kneel, climb, bend and reach while conducting field inspections and investigations, or making various tests; see to observe field conditions; differentiate colors on charts, maps, or identification shields, in soil or food, or as part of testing; hear to evaluate proper functioning of various kinds of equipment; use a telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; and lift moderate weight. Learn to compile, analyze and evaluate technical information and prepare recommendations regarding further action. Perform mathematical computations and statistical analysis. Learn to interpret plans, drawings and specifications. Learn to use various test sampling, monitoring, measuring and laboratory supplies and equipment and specialized protective gear as needed. Learn to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Learn to obtain information through interview and work firmly and courteously with the public. Learn to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action. Work unusual and prolonged work schedules in the event of an environmental or public health emergency. Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, two-way radio, camera, dictation machine, facsimile machine, postage meter and photocopy machine. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION Length of Probation : All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to open positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. Bargaining Unit : General CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: 11/4/2020 12:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 08, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Department of Health and Human Services - Environmental Health Division is currently accepting applications for the classification of Registered Environmental Specialist Assistant for the Consumer Protection program. Under supervision, the Registered Environmental Specialist Assistant performs scientific and professional level office and field work to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations. The primary responsibility of staff assigned to the Consumer Protection program is to ensure compliance with regulated food facilities, body art facilities and swimming pools. The current vacancy is a permanent position; and this recruitment may also be used to fill future permanent and/or *extra-help vacancies as they arise, subject to specific position requirements. *Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. POSITION INFORMATION The current vacancy is located in Auburn, CA. The position may need to travel to the Tahoe-Truckee area on occasion to support the Division's satellite office. The position may also be required to be on a Stand-By-Rotation for emergency response. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Professional benefits For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To administer and enforce Federal, State and local statutes, ordinances and regulations related to public health and sanitation; to encourage sound sanitary and environmental health practices; and to protect the environment and the public. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level in the Registered Environmental Health Specialist series. Positions in this class are distinguished from the Environmental Health Trainee by the possession of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the State of California Department of Health Services. This class is distinguished from the Associate level by the performance of the less complex tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the Associate level. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from the Supervising Environmental Health Specialist and may receive technical and functional supervision from the Associate and/or Senior Registered Environmental Health Specialist. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Inspect and evaluate restaurants and other retail food establishments, public bathing, spa and other recreational and institutional facilities that are of a more complex nature; provide food handling education and other relevant public health and sanitation information; and participate in State-mandated food recalls. Conduct plan checks of new or remodel construction plans for restaurant, pool and spa facilities, and hazardous materials storage and monitoring systems relative to regulatory compliance; investigate complaints about sewage and various public health nuisances; conduct epidemiological investigations; handle housing and vector complaints; and investigate food borne illnesses. Conduct site evaluations of proposed developments, including soils testing, to determine site capability for sewage disposal; evaluate submitted designs and proposed septic systems relative to site conditions; evaluate feasibility of proposed subdivisions and set conditions for approval; and recommend approval or denial of variances and appeals. Evaluate existing sewage disposal and water treatment installations and facilities for regulatory compliance; evaluate need for expansion or replacement of treatment systems; evaluate well sites and well construction for code compliance and acceptance as domestic water supply; and test and assess public drinking water potability. Conduct compliance inspections of public drinking water systems and evaluate laboratory testing data related to state and federal safe drinking water standards. Evaluate solid waste handling and disposal facilities; review and recommend approval of or note exceptions to engineering reports regarding construction, operation, monitoring and closure/post closure maintenance and use; and respond to complaints and inquiries from the public regarding solid waste handling and disposal. Participate in environmental review process of assigned projects; identify and evaluate concerns regarding discretionary entitlement applications; process environmental assessment questionnaires and environmental impact reports; provide information regarding public health and sanitation issues involved in projects to proponents, the public and public hearing bodies. Conduct site assessments as part of environmental review process; develop recommendations for approval or denial; make environmental health findings to County Planning Department and draft comments as opinion from Environmental Health Division; and represent the Division in public hearings as directed. Inspect and evaluate facilities that handle hazardous materials and hazardous wastes; review hazardous materials business plans for regulatory compliance; inspect above ground containers and underground storage tanks; and approve plans for and monitor underground storage tank removal and installation. Conduct investigations and assessments and respond to complaints involving issues of environmental health and sanitation; work with affected parties in resolution of problems and issues; prepare cases for referral to the District Attorney or conduct immediate enforcement actions; and coordinate with other County divisions and departments and other public agencies and jurisdictions to protect the public health. Provide information to the public regarding more complex environmental health and sanitation issues and respond to questions and inquiries in the office, by telephone, in person at field sites, or through educational presentations; prepare staff and regulatory reports and correspondences; and establish and maintains appropriate and accurate files and records. Provide collection and information services for household hazardous waste; respond to hazardous materials release/threatened release and provide technical assistance as part of an emergency response team; and respond to complaints or requests for service from public regarding hazardous materials/waste storage, use, or disposal in business, institutional, or private residential settings. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS Work in an indoor office and/or out in the field with varying environments, including inclement weather. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in any of the biological or physical sciences, environmental health science, engineering or a related field. License or Certificate: Possession of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the State of California Department of Health Services. May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles of environmental sanitation and the sanitation sciences. Public health methods and procedures used in inspection and correction of unsanitary conditions and in prevention and control of diseases. Sanitation provisions of the California Health and Safety Code. Physical and biological sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, geology, hydrology and soils science. Principles of higher mathematics, engineering and hydraulics. Principles and practices of scientific research and statistical methodology. Computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and various statistical analysis applications. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Principles and practices of work safety. English usage, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Ability to: Simultaneously conduct multiple inspections and investigations and accurately document findings and maintain appropriate records. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job. Intermittently observe, identify and analyze public health and sanitation problems and develop solutions; analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; interpret, enforce and explain statutes, regulations, policies and procedures; and maintain awareness of safety at all times. On a continuous basis, sit at desk or in vehicle for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, kneel, climb, bend and reach while conducting field inspections and investigations, or making various tests; see to observe field conditions; differentiate colors on charts, maps, or identification shields, in soil or food, or as part of testing; hear to evaluate proper functioning of various kinds of equipment; use a telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; and lift moderate weight. Compile, analyze and evaluate technical information and prepare recommendations regarding further action. Perform mathematical computations and statistical analysis. Interpret plans, drawings and specifications. Use various test sampling, monitoring, measuring and laboratory supplies and equipment and specialized protective gear as needed. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Obtain information through interview and work firmly and courteously with the public. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action. Work unusual and prolonged work schedules in the event of an environmental or public health emergency. Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, two-way radio, camera, facsimile machine, and photocopy machine. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION Length of Probation: All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to open positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. Bargaining Unit: Professional CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: 11/4/2020 12:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 08, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Department of Health and Human Services - Environmental Health Division is currently accepting applications for the classification of Registered Environmental Specialist Associate for the Consumer Protection program. Under supervision, the Registered Environmental Specialist Associate performs scientific and professional level office and field work to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations. The primary responsibility of staff assigned to the Consumer Protection program is to ensure compliance with regulated food facilities, body art facilities, swimming pools and drinking water protection. The current vacancy is a permanent position; and this recruitment may also be used to fill future permanent and/or *extra-help vacancies as they arise, subject to specific position requirements. *Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. POSITION INFORMATION The current vacancy is located in Auburn, CA. The position may need to travel to the Tahoe-Truckee area on occasion to support the Division's satellite office. The position may also be required to be on a Stand-By-Rotation for emergency response. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Professional benefits For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To administer and enforce Federal, State and local statutes, ordinances and regulations related to public health and sanitation; to encourage sound sanitary and environmental health practices; and to protect the environment and the public. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the second level class in the Registered Environmental Health Specialist series. This class is distinguished from the Assistant Registered Environmental Health Specialist by the assignment of more complex duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit, and are often assigned special projects requiring advanced knowledge of statues, ordinances, and regulations related to public health and sanitation. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Assistant level upon demonstration of competency and knowledge involving the administration and enforcement of statutes, ordinances, and regulations related to public health and sanitation. In some cases, depending on the complexity of duties and job performance, an employee may remain classified as an Assistant Registered Environmental Health Specialist indefinitely. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from the Supervising Environmental Health Specialist and may receive technical and functional supervision from the Senior Registered Environmental Health Specialist. May exercise technical and functional supervision over assigned technical, clerical and less experienced professional staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Inspect and evaluate restaurants and other retail food establishments, public bathing, spa and other recreational and institutional facilities that are of a more complex nature; provide food handling education and other relevant public health and sanitation information; and participate in State-mandated food recalls. Conduct plan checks of new or remodel construction plans for restaurant, pool and spa facilities, and hazardous materials storage and monitoring systems relative to regulatory compliance; investigate complaints about sewage and various public health nuisances; conduct epidemiological investigations; handle housing and vector complaints; and investigate food borne illnesses. Conduct site evaluations of proposed developments, including soils testing, to determine site capability for sewage disposal; evaluate submitted designs and proposed septic systems relative to site conditions; evaluate feasibility of proposed subdivisions and set conditions for approval; and recommend approval or denial of variances and appeals. Evaluate existing sewage disposal and water treatment installations and facilities for regulatory compliance; evaluate need for expansion or replacement of treatment systems; evaluate well sites and well construction for code compliance and acceptance as domestic water supply; and test and assess public drinking water potability. Conduct compliance inspections of public drinking water systems and evaluate laboratory testing data related to state and federal safe drinking water standards. Evaluate solid waste handling and disposal facilities; review and recommend approval of or note exceptions to engineering reports regarding construction, operation, monitoring and closure/post closure maintenance and use; and respond to complaints and inquiries from the public regarding solid waste handling and disposal. Participate in environmental review process of assigned projects; identify and evaluate concerns regarding discretionary entitlement applications; process environmental assessment questionnaires and environmental impact reports; provide information regarding public health and sanitation issues involved in projects to proponents, the public and public hearing bodies. Conduct site assessments as part of environmental review process; develop recommendations for approval or denial; make environmental health findings to County Planning Department and draft comments as opinion from Environmental Health Division; and represent the Division in public hearings as directed. Inspect and evaluate facilities that handle hazardous materials and hazardous wastes; review hazardous materials business plans for regulatory compliance; inspect above ground containers and underground storage tanks; and approve plans for and monitor underground storage tank removal and installation. Conduct investigations and assessments and respond to complaints involving issues of environmental health and sanitation; work with affected parties in resolution of problems and issues; prepare cases for referral to the District Attorney or conduct immediate enforcement actions; and coordinate with other County divisions and departments and other public agencies and jurisdictions to protect the public health. Provide information to the public regarding more complex environmental health and sanitation issues and respond to questions and inquiries in the office, by telephone, in person at field sites, or through educational presentations; prepare staff and regulatory reports and correspondences; and establish and maintains appropriate and accurate files and records. Provide collection and information services for household hazardous waste; respond to hazardous materials release/threatened release and provide technical assistance as part of an emergency response team; and respond to complaints or requests for service from public regarding hazardous materials/waste storage, use, or disposal in business, institutional, or private residential settings. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS Work in an indoor office and/or out in the field with varying environments, including inclement weather. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Two years of responsible environmental health administration and enforcement experience performing duties similar to an Assistant Registered Environmental Health Specialist with Placer County. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in any of the biological or physical sciences, environmental health science, engineering or a related field. License or Certificate: Possession of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the State of California Department of Health Services. Within six months of assignment to hazardous materials enforcement, Certificate of Completion of Training of 40 Hour OSHA Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials Categorization, Advanced Class. May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Principles of environmental sanitation and the sanitation sciences. Public health methods and procedures used in inspection and correction of unsanitary conditions and in prevention and control of diseases. Sanitation provisions of the California Health and Safety Code. Physical and biological sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, geology, hydrology and soils science. Principles of higher mathematics, engineering and hydraulics. Principles and practices of scientific research and statistical methodology. Computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and various statistical analysis applications. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Principles and practices of work safety. English usage, spelling, punctuation and grammar. California Penal Code as related to public nuisances. Other pertinent statutes and regulations related to activities of the Environmental Health Division. Investigative techniques and principles of evidence. General concepts of civil and case law related to environmental health regulation. Agencies and resources involved in the field of environmental health. Operation, policies and procedures of the Environmental Health Division. Ability to: Simultaneously conduct multiple inspections and investigations and accurately document findings and maintain appropriate records. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job. Intermittently observe, identify and analyze public health and sanitation problems and develop solutions; analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; interpret, enforce and explain statutes, regulations, policies and procedures; and maintain awareness of safety at all times. On a continuous basis, sit at desk or in vehicle for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, kneel, climb, bend and reach while conducting field inspections and investigations, or making various tests; see to observe field conditions; differentiate colors on charts, maps, or identification shields, in soil or food, or as part of testing; hear to evaluate proper functioning of various kinds of equipment; use a telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; and lift moderate weight. Compile, analyze and evaluate technical information and prepare recommendations regarding further action. Perform mathematical computations and statistical analysis. Interpret plans, drawings and specifications. Use various test sampling, monitoring, measuring and laboratory supplies and equipment and specialized protective gear as needed. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Obtain information through interview and work firmly and courteously with the public. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action. Work unusual and prolonged work schedules in the event of an environmental or public health emergency. Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, two-way radio, camera, facsimile machine, and photocopy machine. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Independently apply public health concepts to daily situations. Independently assess degree of environmental health risk and take appropriate action. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION Length of Probation: All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to open positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. Bargaining Unit: Professional CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: 11/4/2020 12:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 03, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov . POSITION INFORMATION The department of Health and Human Services, Adult System of Care division is currently accepting applications for Psychiatric Nurse I/II to fill one full-time vacancy that will report to offices in Auburn, CA and/or Roseville, CA. This position may be filled at either level and will provide mental health and medical outpatient services to an adult population. Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To participate in the recruitment at Level I, Level II or both levels, you must complete and submit separate applications for each recruitment. The eligible list established for this recruitment may be used to fill additional permanent and extra-help vacancies as they become available . Temporary/Extra-help assignments are limited to 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise. BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Professional benefits For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION To provide professional psychiatric nursing care and other nursing care to emotionally disturbed or mentally ill patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the Psychiatric Nurse series. This class is distinguished from the Psychiatric Nurse I by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level. This class is distinguished from the Supervising Psychiatric Nurse in that the latter provides psychiatric nursing care requiring a high level of skill and independent judgment and exercises direct supervision over subordinate psychiatric nursing staff. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from assigned management staff or a Supervising Psychiatric Nurse. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Oversee medication crisis telephone calls and walk-ins; provide assessment of and intervention with clients who are medication-only patients. Provide monitoring of medication-only clients; provide specific medication counseling and education to clients regarding the need, purpose, and effects of prescribed medications. Provide direct medication treatment (under psychiatrist's orders); assist in preparing medication-only treatment plans. Assist in developing a medication education program; assist in developing standards and procedures for medication monitoring by nursing staff; plan and provide in-service training for Division staff as directed. Assess needs/situation of selected new clients and provide case management and supportive therapy through observation, history taking, physical examination, analysis, documentation of findings, and consultation with psychiatrist. Make home visits; make site visits to contracting providers to provide clients with medication supervision and instruction. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. E xperience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Two years of responsible professional psychiatric nursing experience performing duties similar to a Psychiatric Nurse I with Placer County. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in nursing or a related field. License or Certificate: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: General and psychiatric nursing principles and practices. General legal and regulatory issues involved in treating the mentally ill. Pharmacology and the use and purpose of psychotropic medications. Crisis intervention and conflict resolution techniques, including management of assaultive behavior. Principles and practices of instruction. Mental health procedures and practices relative to the delivery of psychiatric nursing care. Resources available to mentally ill persons. Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws. Ability to: On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects, identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures. On an intermittent basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, bend, climb, twist and reach while making site visits or making educational presentations. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift light weight. Provide professional psychiatric nursing care; administer and handle medications. Provide instruction regarding use, purpose, and side effects of various psychotropic medications. Observe, assess, and record client behavior as related to psychiatric condition/treatment. Provide crisis intervention as necessary. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations. Obtain information through interview; work fairly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruption. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action. Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, dictation machine, facsimile machine, postage meter, and photocopy machine. Use nursing care and clinical supplies and equipment, including blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, syringes, and needles. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Independently provide professional psychiatric nursing care; administer and handle medications. Independently observe, assess, and record client behavior as related to psychiatric condition/treatment. Independently provide crisis intervention as necessary. SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%) Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here . EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: 10/30/2020 5:00:00 PM
PLACER COUNTY, CA Placer County, CA, United States
Oct 03, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. POSITION INFORMATION Placer County is looking for students who are currently enrolled in or recently graduated (up to 1 year after graduation) from a college/university who are interested in being considered for Student Intern assignments. 1. Current Undergraduate College/University Student a. Student must be enrolled in an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university program. b. Student must submit proof of continuing enrollment (current class schedule, unofficial transcripts, etc.) with their application. 2. Recent College Graduate - up to 1 year after graduation a. Recent graduate must submit proof of graduation (diploma, unofficial transcripts, etc.) with their application. 3. Current Graduate College/University Student a. Student must be enrolled in an accredited college or university program. b. Student must submit proof of continuing enrollment (current class schedule, unofficial transcripts, etc.) with their application. This is a great opportunity to gain knowledge and learn real life skills related to your major coursework. Assignments are limited. Applications will be screened on a weekly basis. To apply for a Student Intern assignment, please submit an application and complete the supplemental questionnaire indicating the department(s) that relate(s) to your major coursework and outlining your goal(s) for the internship. Please submit your resume and proof of eligibility (unofficial transcripts, current class schedule, confirmation of enrollment, etc.) with your application. The Student Intern is unclassified and assignments are extra help/temporary compensated at an hourly rate of $13.26 - $16.56 per hour (specialized skillsets may be paid at the higher end of the range). Work hours are limited to no more than 28 hours per week and cannot exceed a maximum of 1,000 hours per fiscal year. Student Intern opportunities may be available in the following departments: Agriculture Air Pollution Control District Assessor Auditor-Controller Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters Community Development Resource Agency County Executive Office Department of Public Works Facilities Management Health and Human Services Human Resources Information Technology (IT) Services LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission) Library Sheriff DEFINITION (Unclassified) To learn to perform administrative and/or professional work in an assigned area by assisting in varied administrative assignments such as research, analysis and report writing or routine technical and professional work. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from higher level staff in subject area to which assigned. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Assist in a variety of administrative tasks within various County departments; provide research assistance; collect and analyze data, prepare correspondence and reports; may interview and consult with officials, employees, agency clients and other interested individuals or groups. Perform routine work pertinent to the subject area to which assigned such as general public administration, surveying, drafting and engineering, architecture, counseling, social and mental health services. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: None required. Training: Enrollment or recent graduate of an accredited college or university in the subject area to which assigned. Some positions may require additional education in a specific course of study. Note: Current students must submit proof of continuing enrollment (current class schedule, unofficial transcripts, etc.). Recent college graduates (up to 1 year after graduation) must submit proof of graduation (diploma, unofficial transcripts, etc.). License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. Note: Employment in this class is restricted to students enrolled or recently graduated in a college curriculum in a field appropriate to assigned duties. Employment in this class is temporary in nature and is designed to offer the student a practical learning experience. No full-time permanent appointments will be made in this class. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; arithmetic and basic mathematical calculations. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Basic principles and practices used in the work of subject area to which assigned. Ability to: On a continuous basis, sit at desk and/or stand at counter for long periods of time; know and understand the job and observe safety rules. Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing work papers, making computations, working at computer equipment; walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist while performing field work; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; and see and hear sufficiently to communicate by visual and auditory signals while working in the field; lift moderate to heavy weight depending upon the needs of the assignment. Learn a variety of administrative and professional tasks. Learn to prepare effective reports and make recommendations on assigned matters under study. Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Closing Date/Time: Continuous