Orange County, CA

Orange County's 3 million residents enjoy a nearly perfect climate in which parks and beaches provide abundant opportunities for outdoor activities.

Orange County is the home of exciting professional sports, a wide range of tourist attractions and quality venues for visual and performing arts. Orange County boasts a thriving business economy and a well educated work force.

The County of Orange is a regional service provider and planning agency whose core businesses include public safety, public health, environmental protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services and aviation.

 

30 job(s) at Orange County, CA

Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 07, 2020
Full Time
District Attorney Investigator (Drug Recognition Expert) Limited-Term This recruitment is open to the public. The Eligible List established through this recruitment will be used to fill future Limited-Term District Attorney Investigator (Drug Recognition Expert) positions. A Limited-Term position is a position that has no anticipated long-range funding or has uncertain future funding. Online applications will be accepted from Friday, August 7, 2020 through Friday, August 14, 2020. THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY: The County of Orange, District Attorney represents the People of the State of California in all criminal and civil proceedings, serves the court and criminal justice system, and the Orange County Grand Jury. The mission of the Office is to enhance public safety and welfare and create a sense of security in the community through the vigorous enforcement of criminal and civil laws in a just, honest, efficient, and ethical manner. The Office consists of three major divisions: Legal, Investigative Bureau, and Administration. THE OPPORTUNITY: The District Attorney-Public Administrator is seeking a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Investigator to work as a case agent on drug-impaired driving related cases. A DRE Investigator will also serve as an instructor for all county-wide agencies so that officers can maintain their DRE certification. This opportunity is unique to the Bureau as it is a limited-term position dependent upon grant funding. The Bureau is seeking individuals who are: Self-motivated Effective communicators Team players able to successfully partner/work with District Attorney legal staff, local and State police agencies, forensic toxicologists, and concerned federal agencies DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES: DRE Certification Ability to teach/provide DRE recertification courses to local law enforcement Familiarity with the OCDA - DUID (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs) Collaborative Grant program and objectives, including having taken or taught DRE courses regarding the grant model Prior experience testifying in court as a DRE Knowledge of current drug trends, Pharmacokinetics of alcohol and drugs, updates in philosophy or practice from NHTSA and the DRE Technical Advisory Panel Superior teaching and organizational skills Approachability and flexibility Exceptional judgment and common sense Ability to apply forward-thinking and creative thought with high ethical standards Thorough knowledge of courtroom procedures as well as investigative techniques and methods MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications, physical and mental requirements, as well as the environmental conditions for the District Attorney Investigator classification. RECRUITMENT PROCESS: District Attorney Human Resources screens all application materials for minimum qualifications. After screening, candidates who meet the minimumqualificationswill be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All candidates will be notified via e-mail of their status in the process. Application Screening (Weighted 100%): Application materials will be rated by a panel of job knowledge experts for those qualifications most needed to perform the duties of the job. This is a competitive assessment; therefore, be complete and detailed in your application and supplemental responses. The most qualified candidates will be placed on the eligible list. Eligible List Once the assessment has been completed, District Attorney Human Resources will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for future vacancies. Based on the Department's needs, the recruitment procedure listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the recruitment procedure. HOW TO APPLY: Online (only online applications will be accepted). Applicants are required to answer supplemental questions in addition to completing the online application. Note: We suggest you prepare the supplemental answers offline so that you do not lose Internet connection. Once you have completed your answers offline, copy and paste your answers in the appropriate boxes. Please match your professional experience with the specific qualifications listed in the bulletin and include the areas which you have developed expertise. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BACKGROUND SCREENING: Candidates under consideration for hire by the District Attorneywill be required to pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the department. EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.If you have questions related to this recruitment, please contact Erika Alcazar at (714) 347-8444 or Erika.Alcazar@da.ocgov.com EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: 8/14/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 04, 2020
Full Time
California Children's Services Division Manager / Chief Therapist (Administrative Manager III) This position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.0% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021- 1.2% decrease Effective July 1, 2022 - 0.5% decrease Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days. This recruitment will close on Wednesday, August 12at 11:59 PM (PST). This recruitment will establish an open eligible list that will be used to fill an immediate Administrative Manager III vacancy. The eligible list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange. COUNTY OF ORANGE Over the years, the County of Orange has established a reputation as an innovative leader among local governments and serves over 3 million residents who live within its 34 cities. The County of Orange provides local services to its residents which include, public safety, public health, environmental protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services and aviation. HEALTH CARE AGENCY The County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of sixservice areas - Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Regulatory & Medical Services,Public Health, and Office of Care Coordination- is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community. THE PROGRAM California Children Services (CCS) is a statewide program that provides services for children and youths with special healthcare needs. These services include: coordination with CalOptima, providing authorization for medical care, case management, financial assistance, and medically necessary physical and occupational therapy services to children and youths that meet various CCS and Medi-Cal eligibility criteria. The program is managed by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and is administered by local county health care departments. Within CCS, the Medical Therapy Program (MTP) provides medically necessary physical and occupational therapy treatment services to approximately 2,000 physically disabled children in twelve (12) Medical Therapy Units located at various public school sites throughout the county. THE OPPORTUNITY The County of Orange, Health Care Agency is seeking an experienced manager to lead the CCS division and provide full management oversightof itsMedical, Therapy, Financial, and Administrative staff. The CCSDivision Manager position is critical to ensure case management support functions are completed and meet State mandates for critically ill children to receive medically necessary services in a timely manner. In a dual role, the position will also act as the Chief Therapist which serves as a liaison to public and private agencies in coordination of therapy services for children with physical disabilities; acts as a liaison to the Department of Health Care Services; plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the CCS MTP, serves as a liaison to public and private agencies in coordination of therapy services for children with physical disabilities, and assures quality patient care and program compliance with State and Federal requirements. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages 144CCS staff located at 13 sites, including oversight of a large medical/professional staff consisting of a Medical Director, a Medical Consultant, Physicians, Nurses, Physical and Occupational Therapists, a Social Workerand Medical Therapy Conference staff (Pediatriciansand Prosthetists/Orthotists) Serves as the Chief Therapist with oversight of Medical Therapy Program (MTP) compliance with Medi-Cal Outpatient Rehabilitation standards Oversees and manages a $25million dollar budget and allocation of program resources to ensure that mandated services are provided in a cost effective, client focused manner Administers and manages program operations, development, and accountability for program policy decisions Participates in the CaliforniaChildren's Medical Services Branch committees, including the CCS Executive Committee and the Southern California Administrator Committees Participates on behalf of the County in budget allocation discussions with DHCS to facilitate methods to assure equitable distribution of funds across counties Oversees dispute resolution issues including program appeals and fair hearings Serves as a liaison to external stakeholders including local hospitals and medical providers, CalOptima, Regional Center, Local Education Agencies, and State agencies Serves as a member of the Public Health Leadership Team Assurance of program compliance with State and County laws/regulations Oversight of program Utilization Review standards to monitor program compliance withMedi-Caland Department of Health Care Services regulations and quality of care Participates in the Southern California MTP Administrator Committee, Department of Health Care Services (DME) and Supervising Therapist conference calls Oversight of dispute resolution issues including Resolution of Conflict procedures and fair hearings Serves as a liaison to external stakeholders includingCalOptima, Regional Center, Local Education Agencies, and State agencies Assures that the CCS Medical Therapy Program is aligned with the HCA Business Plan and Goals DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES The ideal candidate is a seasoned manager with substantial knowledge of public health and healthcare administration, including budget, finance and program development, as well as at least 7 years of experience in the clinical practice of pediatric occupational or physical therapy, and 5 or more years of experience in a supervisory and/or leadership capacity. The ideal candidate will also have extensive knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following competencies: Technical Knowledge | Experience Understanding of and experience withthe physical and emotional problems ofchildren and youth with special healthcare needs Knowledge of current best practices in pediatric occupational and physical medicine and rehabilitation Knowledge of the Whole Child Model as authorized in Senate Bill 586 Managing and providing leadership and direction related to the CCS program Proven experience planning and preparing protocols and guidelines to meet local, state and/or federal mandates Proven experience developing and implementing solutions to improve outcomes and delivery of care, efficiencies, policies and procedures and seek best practices Knowledge of State mandates, laws and County regulations related to Public Health and occupational/physical therapy Ensure fiscal integrity, accuracy of program expenditures and budget development Knowledge of HIPAA regulations Knowledge of healthcare computer systems and programs Extensive knowledge ofMicrosoft Word, Excel, Power Pointand Outlook Leadership | Supervision Evaluatingthe impact of change in processes, procedures, leadership, and program culture Resolving staff conflict in a constructive manner to minimize negative program impact Using tact and motivational techniques to maximize staff performance, assess training needs and improve efficiency Encouraging and facilitating staff cooperation and fostering commitment and team spirit to achieve program goals Providing fair, unbiased, and effective leadership for a broad variety of personnel issues Administering discipline in a fair and consistent manner in consultation and collaboration with Human Resource Services (HRS) Clearly communicating expectations to staff, implementing policies and procedures consistently, delegating appropriately, and using accountability measures fairly Communication Skills | Oral & Written Communicating verbally and in writing to accurately and appropriately convey complexinformation to different audiences Presenting information to stakeholders and public forum clearly and effectively Utilizing effective communication skills for team building, facilitating solutions, and resolving conflict Demonstrating diplomacy in dealing with a variety of stakeholder groups Organizational and Analytical Skills Remaining adaptable andflexible while maintaining a focus on quality of care and services to the children served and the medical community providing the services Anticipatingand identifying potential program problems and proactively generatingalternative solutions Producingquality work within tight and stressful deadlines SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Applicants should possess a valid license as a LicensedPhysical Therapist issued by the Physical Therapy Board of California OR a valid license as an Occupational Therapist issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Administrative Manager III classification as well as the physical & mental requirements and environmental conditions. RECRUITMENT PROCESS Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified applicants. After screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment. Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer) Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step. Application-Appraisal Panel (Weighted 100%) An Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate the application and supplemental questionnaire for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above. Candidates should be a thorough as possiblewhen discussing their qualifications as the responses to the supplemental questions will be scored. Only the highest scoring candidates will be placed on the eligible list. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures above may be modified. Candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION Emailis the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Zachary Gutierrez at Zachary.Gutierrez@ocpw.ocgov.com or (714) 667-1623 . EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: 8/12/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINICIANII Correctional Health Services (Formerly Clinical Social Worker/Marriage Family Therapist II) In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date: Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is open to the public. This recruitment is being held to establish an open eligible list that will be used to fill current and futureBehavioral Health Clinician IIpositions within the County of Orange. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications. This recruitment will remain open on a continuous basis until the needs of the County are met.Candidates who are placed on the eligible list will remain on the eligible list for six (6) monthsand may be considered/referred for selection/hiring interviews. After six (6) months, candidatesmust reapply to receive further consideration. THE OPPORTUNITY The County of Orange , Health Care Agency , Correctional HealthServices is seeking qualified Behavioral Health Cliniciansin the Jail to Community Re-Entry Program within Correctional Health Services (CHS) to perform extensive case management and discharge planning. THE PROGRAM: The County of Orangehas adopted a Stepping Up Initiative, with a primary goal of reducing the number of individuals with mental illness in the jails and reduce recidivism. The CHS Jail to Community Re-entry Program (JCRP), a collaboration between Behavioral Health Services (BHS) and CHS, uses a comprehensive "In Reach" approach to service delivery in the provision of discharge planning and re-entry linkage services to inmates with mental illness at all five County jail facilities in Orange County. The responsibilities of the Behavioral Health ClinicianII will include but are not limited to: Utilizing evidence-based practices (EBP) for individuals and groups with psychological and substance use disorders to address barriers to re-entry and prevent relapse to criminal behaviors Planning and coordinating the re-entry plan with the client on an ongoing basis while in custody and ensuring increased follow through Avoiding gaps in care with community-based services and post custody supervision Developing individualized service plans by determining appropriate level of interventions based on clients current level of functioning, symptoms, behaviors and identifying target inmates' multiple criminogenic needs in order to have greater impact on successful re-entry and recidivism Assessing inmates clinical, social needs and public safety risk byutilizing valid and reliable screening tools early in booking/intake process to identify Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) criminogenic factors to target specific inmate population effectively and developing tailored discharge plans Performing diagnostic clinical mental health and substance use evaluations byidentifying severity of psychiatric impairments, psychosocial history including family, social support and community needs-housing, education, financial/employment and transportation Linking the target population to a continuum of treatment and supportive services upon release, including but not limited to counseling, medication support, housing, and transportation Facilitating connections with family and other support systems such as forensic peer support mentors; and conducting re-entry groups with the target population prior to release, in order to troubleshoot possible barriers to successful re-entry Collaborating frequently with BHS agencies,Adult Correctional Health Services (ACHS), Sheriff's Department staff as well as outside department contacts such as police agencies from the community, family of patients, court personnel, community hospital staff, other County agencies such as Public Health, Juvenile Health Services and surrounding hospitals in order to match clients level of criminogenic risks and behavioral health/substance use needs with appropriate levels of community supervisions and treatment Other work as assigned Some positions may offer offsite office location. For detailed information on CHS click here . DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate should be able to demonstratesound judgment, good decision making and be able to exercise good problem solving skills. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have case management experience,should be able to work independently and demonstrate reliability; proactive involvement in work; and confidence and optimism in performing daily tasks. Also, the ideal candidate should have substantial knowledge and practical experience directly related to: Technical Knowledge Understanding and applying Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Understanding of relapse prevention Completing and performing clinical risk assessment related to danger to self, danger to others or grave disability (i.e. 5150, 5250, T-con) Providing care to client in relation to their level of functioning (i.e. acute psychiatric housing) Discharge planning and linking mentally ill clients to community resources Using Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan (SOAP) format in preparing progress notes and reports Software proficiency with Electronic Health Records (EHR), Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification by date of appointment Critical Thinking l Problem Solving Analyzing factors that contribute to overall health problems and/or recidivism (i.e. poor medication compliance, drug and alcohol problems, homelessness) Assessing and evaluating client's presenting symptoms and behaviors rapidly and accurately, including establishing appropriate clinical boundaries with clients Recognizing factors that are outside of mental health that could be impacting the client's overall functioning and refer appropriately (i.e. drug or alcohol withdrawal, medical issues) skillfully Ability to make quick and effective decisions to prevent any injury/loss of life, financial loss for the County, personal and/or public relations issues Being alert and aware of personal safety and security while providing care and/or treatment to unstable or unpredictable mentally ill clients Communication Preparing written materials and present information in ways that are professional and will represent HCA positively Ability to de-escalate hostile or confrontational clients/customers Communicating effectively both in person and in writing Collaboration Engaging clients in discharge planning and developing a viable plan of self-care by formulating short and long term goal and objectives according to client's level of psychological functioning Participating as a member of a mental health multidisciplinary clinical team by engaging and taking part in meetings, committees or training's providing education, knowledge and insight into clinical cases Collaborating and communicating relevant critical information with other stakeholders, including the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD), Orange County Probation, Orange County Public Defender, Social Services Agency, Regional Center of Orange County, Orange County Housing Authority and other ancillary agencies, to identify gaps in service delivery and solidify linkages with external stakeholders for a smooth transition from jail to community. Interpersonal Skills Eliminating the influence of personal biases in working with diverse clients Being flexible to work in numerous clinical areas, including handling difficult and complex mental health cases Having the compassion to provide care without judgment to a segment of clients that have been charged with criminal conduct Maintaining a positive attitude and effectively handle stress in dealing with difficult clients, family members and law enforcement personnel SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Incumbentsmust NOT havefelony convictions or be on any form of probation Must be able to pass and maintain background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner. Background screening includes; completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (N.A.C.E.S.). The Correctional facilities is a 24 hour, 7 day a week facility, incumbents must be able to work on weekends, evenings or night shift and holidays. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Click here for a complete classification description and minimum qualifications including Physical, Mental and Environmental Conditionsfor Behavioral Health Clinician II. Please note candidates must possess a current, valid license to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) at the time of submitting the application. Those without possession of a valid LCSW, LMFT or LPCC will be disqualified from the recruitment. In order to meet minimum qualifications with anLPCCnumber, applicants must have completed six (6) semester or nine (9) quarter units focused on marital/couple/family therapy, possess 500 hours of documented supervised experience working with couples/families/children and have six (6) hours of continuing education during each license renewal cycle. Proof of education and documented hours required at time of hire. Applicants who are applying with an out of state license should refer to the minimum qualifications link above. RECRUITMENT PROCESS Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, only those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the next step in the selection procedures. Candidates will receive notification via e-mail of further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer) Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of the job. Only those candidates that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step. Based on the Agency/Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. Candidates will be notified via e-mail of any changes in the selection procedures. Eligible List Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION E-MAIL NOTIFICATION E-mail is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct e-mail address is included in our application and use only one e-mail account. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via e-mail through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your e-mail folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept e-mails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your e-mail address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. For detailed information on how to apply, click here . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contactLynda Hurtadoat lhurtado@ochca.com or (714) 834-3723. EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time:
Orange County, CA Santa Ana, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Behavioral Health Nurse In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date: Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is open to the public it will be posted for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain posted on a continuous basis until the needs of the Agency are met. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Deadline for first round of consideration is: Thursday August 25, 2016 @ 11:59pm . This recruitment will establish an open eligible list and will be used to fill current and future Behavioral Health Nurse positions throughout the County of Orange. However, the immediate vacancies are in the Behavioral Health Services Division. As future vacancies occur throughout the County of Orange, candidates referred to the eligible list will be contacted. This list may also be used to fill positions at lower level within this occupational series. HEALTH CARE AGENCY County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five service areas - Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Regulatory & Medical Services, and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES The Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Division consists of three service areas, which provide a culturally competent and client-centered system of behavioral health services for all eligible county residents in need of treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse and mental health care. The service areas include: Children, Youth, and Prevention Services Adult and Older Adult Services Authority and Quality Improvement Services Prevention and Intervention (P&I) THE OPPORTUNITY Health Care Agency is recruiting for Behavioral Health Nurses to maintain program compliance with State regulations, primary care physician linkage, metabolic monitoring, medication services, crisis intervention, and medical consultation for all consumers in the programs. Current openings are in the following programs: Adult and Older Adult Behavior Health (AOABH) Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES The ideal candidate will possess at least four (4) years or more of experience as a Registered Nurse working and evaluating individuals in a psychiatric setting including those who are at high risk of being a danger to themselves and/or the community, gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder, have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder,or have related health care issues. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following core competencies: Technical Knowledge | Professional Experience Providing interventions and supportive services to individuals as a method of recovery Understanding, knowledge, and awareness of issues pertaining to the mentally ill population Handling and conducting crisis intervention including triage concerns Evaluating clients effectively for involuntary hospitalization Identifying risk factors contributing to the mental health problems within client population Communication Skills Communicating effectively with law enforcement, schools, families, social services, hospitals, and private citizens Making presentations and facilitating group discussions with clients for the purpose of outreach, partnership, and advocacy Responding promptly to all community calls for information about the program and services Ensuring accurate, efficient, and effective communication both orally and in writing that meets state, federal, local, and agency rules and regulations Handling high profile and sensitive request from the community with professional diplomacy and skill Collaborative Skills | Interpersonal Skills Working closely and effectively with a small multidisciplinary team to manage (triage) mental health services. Having the ability to work well independently and as part of a team Judgement | Decision Making Exercising good judgment, thinking quickly, and making sound decisions to prevent injury/loss of life, public relations issues, and agency liability Acting with an appropriate sense of urgency Prioritizing triages request and determining appropriate response to mentally ill clients as it relates to the seriousness of their condition Safety | Security Developing and implementing safety plans to ensure safety of individuals within the facility/clinic ad community Being alert and mindful of personal safety and security while giving care to mentally ill clients MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications, environmental conditions, and physical chracteristics for the Behavioral Health Nurse Classification. RECRUITMENT PROCESS Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. Online Examinations (Weighted 100%) Candidates whose experience and education appear to best meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in an examination(s) covering job-related items. Only the candidates who receive the highest score on the assessment(s) will be referred to the eligible list. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedure listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Eligible List Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Raymond Mendoza at (714) 834-6755 or RaMendoza@ochca.com. EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST II Correctional Health Services In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date: Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease Salary may be negotiablewithin the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days, and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. The eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Clinical Psychologist II positions within Health Care Agency, Correctional Health Services until the next recruitment. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications. THE OPPORTUNITY: The County of Orange, Health Care Agency is seeking a licensed Clinical Psychologist to provide comprehensive diagnostic clinical mental health evaluations and participate in a psychotherapeutic program for the severely and persistently mentally ill clients within the Orange County Jail system. The Correctional Health Services (CHS) provides medical, dental, nursing, infection control, health education and pharmaceutical services at a community standard of care to all adult inmates in the County's five (5) correctional facilities and contracts with hospitals for inpatient and specialty care. The CHS also provides mental health services including 24-hour emergency triage and crisis intervention, suicide prevention, treatment beds, individual and group therapy, substance abuse counseling, medication assessment and discharge planning to all adult inmates in the County's five (5) correctional facilities. For detailed information on Correctional Health Services click here. Responsibilities of the Clinical Psychologist II position will include but are not limited to: Assess clients for current level of functioning and psychiatric history Provide psychotherapeutic interventions for individuals and groups with a wide range of psychological and substance abuse disorders Select, administer, score and interpret a wide variety of objective and projective tests (i.e. intelligence, personality, cognitive, aptitude and behavioral) Conduct psychological research and analyze statistical data in relation to ACHS program outcomes Participate actively in mental health quality management team to assist ACHS in program evaluation; streamlining processes and outcomes for increased effectiveness and efficiency Participate and provide mental health training seminars/presentation and in services didactic learning and training Assist in complex case analysis and provide guidance to other clinical staff regarding appropriate psychological evidence-based practices Provide clinical supervision to Clinical Psychologist I, Doctorate Practicum Students and Interns from contracted agencies with HCA Volunteer Services DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES: The ideal candidate will possess a doctorate degree in clinical psychology, forensic psychology or counseling psychology and demonstrates four (4) or more years of post-licensure experience. In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge and experience in the following competencies below: Technical Expertise and Knowledge of: Title 15 Minimum Standards for Local Adult Facilities (California Code of Regulations - CCR), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Board of State and Community Corrections, and other local, State and Federal standards as it relates to correctional setting Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act laws and the application of its associated mandates Possession of a valid CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) - AHA healthcare provider card is highly desirable Jail security policies and willingness to seek consultation with supervisor if uncertain HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines Conducting psychological testing and assessments for the purpose of diagnosis, treatment and prognoses of mentally ill clients Gathering, evaluating and interpreting psychological and statistical data Administering discharge planning and providing case management for the mentally ill and substance abusing clients Having expertise in mental health and substance use diagnoses, symptoms and behaviors Applying current evidence-based practices to treat mentally ill clients and to reduce relapse and recidivism Administering latest trends and evidence-based psychological treatment and assessment protocols Conducting psychological interventions that promote health and wellness to clients served Some knowledge or exposure to the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) system Using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook proficiently Analysis, Critical Thinking and Initiative: Working independently in a regulatory capacity and maintaining a high level of confidentiality Analyzing factors that contribute to overall health problems and/or recidivism (i.e. poor medication compliance, drug and alcohol problems, homelessness) Making appropriate and effective decisions impacting clients healthcare Responding efficiently to mental health emergencies throughout all jail Demonstrating a calm demeanor and providing care to client in relation to their level of psychological functioning (i.e. acute psychiatric housing) Evaluating and assessing situations and establishing appropriate clinical boundaries with clients (i.e. setting limits) Assessing and evaluating client's presenting symptoms and behaviors rapidly and accurately Recognizing factors that are outside of mental health that could be impacting the clients overall functioning and refer appropriately (i.e. drug or alcohol withdrawal, medical issues) Making sound decisions/judgment or taking effective actions to prevent any injury/loss of life, financial loss for the County and/or personally and any public relations issues Communication and Collaboration: Bilingual in Spanish (highly desirable) Demonstrating effective communication both orally and in writing Using effective interviewing skills and techniques with clients Communicating clearly and thoroughly in discussing clinical cases and/or decisions to other healthcare staff and to other county agencies and/or stakeholders to better facilitate continuity of care and linking client to the appropriate level of care Engaging clients in discharge planning and developing a viable plan of self-care according to client's level of psychological functioning Working effectively with law enforcement personnel within the facility, police agencies from the community, clients families, court personnel, community hospital staff, other County agencies such as Probation, Public Health Services, and hospitals Interpersonal, Flexibility, and Safety: Maintaining a positive attitude and effectively handling stress Being flexible and reliable to perform daily responsibilities and urgent needs of the CHS Department on a 24/7 basis Being alert and aware of personal safety and security while providing care and/or treatment to unstable or unpredictable mentally ill clients Being aware of any environmental hazards while working inside and outside the jail facility Providing compassionate care without judgment to a segment of clients that have been charged with criminal conduct SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Incumbents are required to pass a comprehensive background investigation prior to a formal offer and acceptance of employment. Incumbents must maintain Sheriff's Department or Probation Department security clearance for the facilities where they work. Applicants must have no felony convictions or be on any form of probation. Must be able to pass and maintain background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner. Background screening includes: completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services (N.A.C.E.S.). The Correctional facilities is a 24 hour, 7 day a week facility, incumbents must be able to work on weekends, evenings or night shift and holidays. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: For detailed information on Clinical Psychologist II minimum qualifications, click here. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Environmental Conditions: Will be required to work in a locked facility with adult inmates and/or ICE detainees, and/or youth who are in protective custody/incarcerated youth, who have multiple and complex health, social and psycho-social needs; may work with inmates, ICE detainees, or youth who have communicable diseases and/or behavioral health issues; may be assigned to evening or night shift, assigned to work every other weekend, and to work holidays as needed as the institutions are a 24 hour, 7 day a week facilities and coverage is essential. The environment can also be noisy and at times chaotic, will be exposed to profanity and/or anti-social behavior. There is a no hostage policy for the Orange County Jail. RECRUITMENT PROCESS: Human Resource Services screens all applications to identify the qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer): Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applications exhibiting qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step. Application Appraisal Panel | Application Rating (Weighted 100%): An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate all application materials for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact LyndaHurtado at (714) 834-3723 or lhurtado@ochca.com . Follow us on EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
COMPREHENSIVE CARE NURSE II (Crisis Stabilization Unit) Night Shift (12:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.) SALARY INFORMATION Comprehensive Care Nurse II |$44.56 - $56.88 Hourly In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date: Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease Salary may be negotiablewithin the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is open to the public and being held to establish an open eligible list to fill current and future Comprehensive Care Nurse II positions within the Health Care Agency. The current opportunity is in Crisis Stabilization Unit within Behavioral Health Services. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications. This recruitment will be open for a minimum of five business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (P.S.T.) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately for first consideration. Candidates who are placed on the eligible list will remain on the eligible list for six (6) monthsand be considered/referred for selection/hiring interviews. After six (6) months, candidatesmust reapply to receive further consideration. First Round of Consideration will be on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 HEALTH CARE AGENCY The County of Orange, Health Care Agency is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, an executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five service areas - Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Regulatory and Medical Services, and Public Health is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES (BHS) The Behavioral Health Services provides a culturally competent and client-centered system of behavioral health services for all eligible county residents in need of treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse and mental health care. THE PROGRAM The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) provides emergency psychiatric evaluation and crisis stabilization to adults ages 18 and older on a 24-hour, 7-day per-week basis. Crisis stabilization includes crisis intervention, medication administration, consultation with significant others and outpatient providers, and linkage and/or referral to follow-up care and community resources. THE OPPORTUNITY The Comprehensive Care Nurse II in Health Care Agency's Crisis Stabilization Unit provides crisis intervention and crisis stabilization for persons experiencing a psychiatric emergency. Under general direction from the Senior Comprehensive Care Nurse, the CSU Comprehensive Care Nurse will be responsible for the following: Performing comprehensive client assessments including mental status exam Obtaining client's mental health history/collateral information from family to assess health care needs Responding to medical or psychiatric emergency situations Providing crisis intervention, education, and support to clients Participating in management of assaultive or violent clients Administering medications as prescribed by a physician and monitoring client's response to treatment Conducting inventory and proper storage of client's property Discharging clients and referring clients to appropriate level of care Maintaining accurate and thorough medical and mental records of services delivered to clients Reviewing referrals from the community Coordinating transfers to inpatient psychiatric beds Evaluating 5150 applications written in the community Explaining County programs and procedures to stakeholders and providers Proper documentation and charting The positions in this program will work ten (10), eight (8) hourshifts from 12:00a.m.to 8:30a.m.per two (2) week pay period.Thepositions in this program will also work every other weekend and holidays as needed. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES: The ideal candidate will have emergency psychiatric experience and/or crisis experience.Candidates with experience in applying Non-Violent Crisis Intervention techniques and knowledge of designated facility (locked psychiatric unit) is highly desirable, but not required. Bilingual skills in threshold languages are also desirable for this position. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the following competency areas: Safety and Quality of Care: Knowledge of the health status and mental illness of the patient, making appropriate decisions when caring for patients and their families, and ensuring patient's safety, privacy and comfort. Resources and Environment: Identifying tasks that need to be completed and ensuring that medical equipment performs adequately, and maintaining safety in the environment. Health Education: Assessing the educational needs of the patient and family, developing and implementing health education plans and learning materials, and evaluating the outcome of education administered. Quality Improvement: Identifying areas for improvement, participating in nursing rounds and audits, staying aware of variances in treatment, and recommending solutions to improve quality. Records Management: Maintaining appropriate documentation using the appropriate system and staying within legal boundaries in the area of patient privacy. Communication: Establishing communication with the patient and treatment team, learning to read verbal and nonverbal cues, using visual aids and other resources when necessary, responding to patient and group needs, and effectively using technology to facilitate communication. Teamwork: Establishing beneficial working relationships with peers and colleagues and communicating care plans with health team members. Interpersonal Skills: Maintaining good working relationships with co-workers, police, hospitals, and other agencies in the community in order to facilitate and coordinate services to clients. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Please click here to view the minimum qualifications for Comprehensive Care Nurse II as well as the physical, mental, environmental and working conditions. RECRUITMENT PROCESS: Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all application materials for minimum qualifications. After screening,applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. Allapplicants will be notified via email of their status in the process. Application Screening | (Refer/Non-Refer): Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those candidates that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step. Online Examination/Multiple-Choice (Weighted 100%) : The applicantswho meet minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a multiple-choice exam on job-related items.Applicants will be notified of their test date and access code, if applicable. Only the most competitive applicants will be referred to the next assessment. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedure listed above may be modified. All applicants will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Eligible List | Score Groups : Once all assessments have been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Email Notification: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . Frequently Asked Questions: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Linny Pham at (714)834-7324 or LiPham@ochca.com. EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
COMPREHENSIVE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER II Specialty in Psychiatry/Mental Health In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date: Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease Salary may be negotiablewithin the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days, and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. The eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Comprehensive Care Nurse Practitioner II positions within Health Care Agency, Correctional Health Services until the next recruitment. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications. THE OPPORTUNITY: The County of Orange, Health Care Agency is hiring Comprehensive Care Nurse Practitioners who are committed to providing the highest quality mental health care services to work within Correctional Health Services (CHS) . The position will be assigned to work in Adult Correctional Health Services (ACHS) program. The ACHS program provides mental health, medical, dental, nursing, infection control, health education and pharmaceutical services at a community standard of care to all adult inmates in the County's five (5) correctional facilities and contracts with hospitals for inpatient and specialty care. The ACHS also provides mental health services including 24-hour emergency triage and crisis intervention, suicide prevention, treatment beds, individual and group therapy, substance abuse counseling, medication assessment and discharge planning to all adult inmates in the County's five (5) correctional facilities. Under direction with the ACHS Administrative Nurse Practitioner and Medical Director, and in collaboration with a Psychiatrist, the Comprehensive Care Mental Health Nurse Practitioner II general duties are as follows: Conduct psychiatric assessment and treatment of mentally ill clients Prescribe medication Perform crisis intervention and suicide prevention Independent assessment and evaluation of inmates and detainees including dual diagnosis and seriously mentally ill (SMI) clients Case management/rotation through all adult jails Medication evaluation, treatment and follow-up Weekend coverage of the jail inpatient psychiatric unit may be required Consult with psychiatrist as needed For definition, class characteristics, and additional duties of the Comprehensive Care Nurse Practitioner II position click here. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES: The ideal candidate will have one (1) or more years of experience as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following: Clinical Expertise: Performing psychiatric assessments, including interviewing patients to obtain complete medical histories as well as ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests and examinations Establishing and documenting treatment plans and prognosis, maintaining records of each case that are detailed and complete for any psychiatrist/physician reviewing to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan Following standardized protocol in initiating drug therapy, taking responsibility for appropriate dosage, indications, contradictions and side effects Assuming preceptorship and other supervision responsibilities for Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing student as needed Client Focus, Decision Making, Communication and Patience: Working as part of an inter-disciplinary team Creating a climate of patient-centered care to include confidentiality, privacy, comfort, emotional support, mutual trust and respect Applying ethically sound solutions to complex issues related to mentally ill clients Relaying essential medical information efficiently to mental health staff for client's continuity of care Being tolerant with other CHS staff and processes, including OC Sheriff personnel Adaptability, Compassion, Critical Thinking and Safety: Working effectively in a changing and stressful environment, and making adjustments as necessary Reducing jail-related liability risks by being compliant with Federal and State laws and mandated standards Providing genuine and compassionate nursing care towards incarcerated clients Being aware of any environmental hazards while working inside the facility Being alert and aware of personal safety and security while providing care and/or treatment to unstable or unpredictable clients SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have no felony convictions or be on any form of probation Must be able to pass and maintain background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner. Background screening includes; completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (N.A.C.E.S.) The Correctional facilities is a 24 hour, 7 day a week facility, incumbents must be able to work on weekends, evenings or night shift and holidays The Comprehensive Care Nurse Practitioner II incumbents are required to pass a comprehensive background investigation prior to offer and acceptance of employment. For additional Special Requirements information click here. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: For detailed information on Comprehensive Care Nurse Practitioner II minimum qualifications, including Physical and Mental Requirements, Environmental and Working Conditions click here. RECRUITMENT PROCESS: Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all applications to identify the qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. Application Appraisal Panel | Application Rating (Weighted 100%): An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate all application materials for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above. Only the most qualified candidates will be placed on the eligible list. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Lynda Hurtado at (714) 834-3723 or lhurtado@ochca.com . EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Orange County, CA CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES - MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST SALARY INFORMATION Mental Health Specialist$21.74 - $29.03 Hourly In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date: Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease Salary may be negotiablewithin the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice. This recruitment is being held to establish an Open Eligible List to fill current and future Mental Health Specialist (MHS) vacancies within Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications. HEALTH CARE AGENCY The County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five service areas - Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Regulatory & Medical Services, and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES The Behavioral Health Services provides a culturally competent and participant-centered system of behavioral health services for all eligible county residents in need of treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse and mental health care. THE OPPORTUNITIES Some of the opportunities listed below requires shift work and candidates must be able to work day, night, swing, and weekend shifts. OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT The Outreach and Engagement (BHS O&E) Team serves participants who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and experiencing mild to serious behavioral health and/or substance use conditions. The MHS provides services focused on linking individuals to needed resources and services. This is accomplished through establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with the homeless community and collaborating with other service providers. The services are conducted in the community and include outreach, education, crisis management coordination, case management, skill-building workshops, referral and linkage to resources, and transportation support. The MHS is also responsible for tracking and documenting participant engagement and data in order to demonstrate participant engagement and outcomes. ADULT AND OLDER ADULT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH The Adult and Older Adult Behavioral Health (AOABH) Team provides recovery mental health services and episodic treatment services which emphasize individual needs, strengths, choices, and involvement in service planning and implementation. Adults who have a serious and persistent mental disorder and may have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder and impairment in their ability to function in the community or who have a history of recurring substantial functional impairment, hospitalization or symptoms can access services. The MHS provides services including assessment, evaluation, collateral services, individual and group services, substance abuse treatment, medication support, rehabilitation, linkage and consultation, placement, plan development, crisis intervention and specialized residential services. PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION The Orange County Center for Resiliency, Education and Wellness program with the Prevention and Intervention Division (P&I) provides early intervention services to transitional age youths, 12 through 25 years old, who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis. The MHS is responsible for screening referrals to determine program eligibility; facilitating groups; providing case management support to participants; completing documentation; conducting community outreach and presentation; and participating in program meetings. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES The ideal candidates will have at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a behavioral science field such as psychology, counseling, or social work and at least four (4) years of experience providing participant-related services to persons experiencing mental health, substance abuse, or alcohol disorders. The ideal candidate for Outreach and Engagement position will also possess two (2) years of experience working with the homeless or those at risk of being homeless and experiencing behavioral health conditions. Bilingual skills in the following languages are also desirable: Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and Farsi. The ideal candidate must also possess a valid driver's license as they will need to be able to drive to various sites in the community to provide services and attend appointments with participants. In addition the ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge and/or experience in the following core competencies: TECHNICAL EXPERTISE Providing participants services in the field Coordinating and linking participants to mental health services with various community resources Collecting data on intervention activities, participant demographics and outcome measures Meeting with participants to assess needs, address barriers to accessing services, and create individualized action plans for participants Facilitating coping skills groups to target population Attending trainings to increase knowledge and staff capacity about resources, services and how to engage the target population COMMUNICATION Maintaining confidentiality of participants and services and ensuring excellent customer service is provided Communicating effectively in writing and orally, adjusting communication styles to fit audience accordingly Using a computer to complete program forms and to log data Communicating issues effectively and with sensitivity and diplomacy while building relationships with participants and referral sources INTERPERSONAL SKILLS Maintaining brief, ongoing communications to develop trust with participants Performing effectively and consistently in challenging conditions Establishing and maintaining healthy relationships with participants, peers and community partners Responding calmly to stressful circumstances, knowing when it is appropriate to involve others MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Please click here for more information regarding the minimum qualifications for the Mental Health Specialist and details of this classification. PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Physical Characteristics : Possess vision sufficient to read standard text, read a computer monitor and to drive; speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably in person, over the telephone and in small groups; independent body mobility to stand, sit, walk for long periods, stoop, and bend to access a standard office environment; manual dexterity to use hands, arms and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard, to write and drive a vehicle. Environmental Conditions: Will be required to interact with participants/patients in emotional and occasionally hostile situations, work in an office environment, work in a secure facility and/or in the field, drive to community sites and to meetings, and occasionally work evenings/weekends to attend meetings/special events; and will have the ability to work in the field and interact with the public, other County employees, including supervisors and managers, staff and management in other governmental and regulatory agencies, and service providers in a variety of situations which may be emotional, stressful and/or difficult. RECRUITMENT PROCESS Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified applicants. After screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer) Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those candidates that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step. Online Assessment/Technical Skill Assessment (Weighted 100%) Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a job-related assessment. Candidates will be notified of their date and access code, if applicable. Only the more qualified candidates will be placed on the eligible list. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedure listed above may be modified. All applicants will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Eligible List Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contactLinny Pham at (714) 834-7324 or LiPham@ochca.com . EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
PSYCHIATRIST - ADULT In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date: Effective July 2, 2021-1.2% decrease Salary may be negotiablewithin the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment will be open for a minimum of five business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (P.S.T.) on the day the County's needs are met. This recruitment is open to the public and the eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Psychiatrist positions within the County of Orange. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications. THE COUNTY: Orange County is a desirable place to live - and is one of the premier employers in the region, as well as the third largest populated county in California. At the County, you will find variety, individual opportunity, job satisfaction, and the pleasure of working with colleagues who are dedicated to making a positive difference. Over the years, Orange County has established a reputation as an innovative leader among local governments and serves over 3,000,000 people who live within its 34 cities. The County of Orange is a regional service provider and planning agency whose core businesses include public safety, public health, environmental protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services and aviation. Click here for more information about County of Orange HEALTH CARE AGENCY: The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five service areas - Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Medical Services, Public Health and Administrative Services is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community. HCA delivers services to the community based on business values of Excellence, Leadership, Stewardship and Innovation. HCA embraces the County's values of a service-oriented culture that attracts and retains the best and the brightest, by fostering a spirit of collaboration and partnership. Click here for more information about Health Care Agency THE OPPORTUNITY: Adult and Older Adult Behavioral Health Services (AOABH) provides recovery-oriented behavioral health services and episodic treatment services through a range of outpatient and residential treatment programs which emphasize individual needs, strengths, choices, and involvement in service planning and implementation. Adults who have a serious and persistent mental disorder and/or substance abuse disorder and impairment in their ability to function in the community or who have a history of recurring substantial functional impairment, hospitalization or symptoms can access services. Services include: assessment, evaluation, collateral therapy, individual and group therapy, substance abuse treatment, medication support, rehabilitation, linkage and consultation, placement, plan development and crisis intervention. AOABH also provides HIV education, pre- and post-test counseling, drug counseling and testing; outreach to schools and the general community. Specialized programs include: residential care and housing, services for pregnant and parenting women, methadone maintenance and detoxification, treatment of substance use disorder with co-occurring mental illness, and Collaborative Court Programs. AOABH provides a range of outpatient and inpatient services for county residents who have a serious and persistent mental disorder. Inpatient services include: acute psychiatric inpatient treatment program, program administration and utilization case management of the Medi-Cal Mental Health Managed Care Plan, Allied Behavioral Care (ABC). The specialized outpatient Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) provides 24-hour crisis stabilization, hospital diversion, and referral access to ABC acute psychiatric inpatient services. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will be familiar with recovery oriented services, have a calm and flexible demeanor, and be willing to work in a team setting. The candidate will also possess an ability to use an Electronic Health Record to monitor the individual's status, document medical services, enter orders for pharmaceuticals and laboratory studies, and determine and document medical necessity. Familiarity and ability to coordinate with other physicians providing medical care for the person is also crucial as we strive to provide safe and effective treatment with a holistic approach to one's health, which includes their physical well-being. This position provides direct client care and may also provide supervision to an on-site Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner. The population served consists of adults ages 18 and up impacted by a chronic and persistent mental illness and their families. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Please click here for the minimum qualifications for Psychiatrist. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A Controlled Substance Registration Certification issued by the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration is required. ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION: Board Certified Psychiatrists qualify for an additional $800 per month Five (5) days Continuing Medical Education paid leave per year. Educational and Professional Reimbursement of $10,000 per year Flexible work schedules may be available Student Loan Repayment Program (Psychiatrists employed at least half time in regular positions in all divisions of Behavioral Health Services (BHS) are eligible for the program, however, this does not include positions in Correctional Health. This program will continue as long as there are MHSA funds available. The County and/or HCA are under no obligation to continue funding this program should MHSA funding cease for this program.) PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Please click here for the physical, mental and environmental conditions for the Psychiatrist. RECRUITMENT PROCESS: Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all applications to identify the qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. Qualifications Appraisal Panel | Oral Interview (Weighted 100%): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Completion of a background investigation to the satisfaction of the County may be required for some assignments. Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Raymond Mendozaat (714) 834-6755 or RaMendoza@ochca.com . Follow us on EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
PSYCHIATRIST - CHILD In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date: Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION: Board Certified Psychiatrists qualify for an additional $800 per month Five (5) days Continuing Medical Education paid leave per year. Educational and Professional Reimbursement of $10,000 per year Alternative work schedule available Psychiatrist Loan Repayment Program ( Eligible participants would receive up to $22,500 after completion of every 1040 service hours (equals 6 months for full-time employees and 12 months for half-time employees) as long as funding remains available. The total award amount may be up to $225,000 but will not exceed the total of the participant's outstanding educational loan balance at the time of the participant's induction into the program .) In addition to the County's standard suite of benefits, such as a variety of health plan options, annual leave and paid holidays--we also offer an excellent array of benefits such as a Health Care Reimbursement Account, 457 Defined Contribution Plan and Annual Education and Professional Reimbursement. Employees are provided a Retirement Plan through the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS). This recruitment will be open for a minimum of five business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (P.S.T.) on the day the County's needs are met. This recruitment is open to the public and the open eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Psychiatrist positions within the County of Orange. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications. THE COUNTY: Orange County is a desirable place to live - and is one of the premier employers in the region, as well as the third largest populated county in California. At the County, you will find variety, individual opportunity, job satisfaction, and the pleasure of working with colleagues who are dedicated to making a positive difference. Over the years, Orange County has established a reputation as an innovative leader among local governments and serves over 3,000,000 people who live within its 34 cities. The County of Orange is a regional service provider and planning agency whose core businesses include public safety, public health, environmental protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services and aviation. Click here for more information about County of Orange HEALTH CARE AGENCY: The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five service areas - Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Medical Services, Public Health and Administrative Services is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community. HCA delivers services to the community based on business values of Excellence, Leadership, Stewardship and Innovation. HCA embraces the County's values of a service-oriented culture that attracts and retains the best and the brightest, by fostering a spirit of collaboration and partnership. Click here for more information about Health Care Agency BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES: Behavioral Health Services provides a culturally competent and client-centered system of behavioral health services for all eligible county residents in need of treatment for mental health care. The Service Areas include: Children, Youth and Prevention Services Adult and Older Adult Services Children, Youth and Prevention Services have four major focus areas: Regional outpatient clinics are located within five geographic areas throughout Orange County. The clinics are staffed by professionals in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, social work, family therapy, and nursing. Regional clinic staff serve children and adolescents who need mental health and substance use services due to challenges with disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders, thought disorders, attentional disorders, anxiety disorders, sleep and eating disorders, adjustment or personality disorders, other severe emotional disorders, and family problems. Some regional clinics may also provide intensive community based recovery oriented services. Children who receive services under Short/Doyle Medi-Cal and who have been diverted from hospitalization or receive support services as part of the after-care plan developed during their hospitalization are also served in regional clinics. Crisis services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. The Crisis Assessment Team works with children and families who are experiencing crises that may lead to psychiatric hospitalization. Team members assess youth, most frequently in emergency rooms, schools, and in the client's home with law enforcement support. Children & Youth Behavioral Health Services staff provides mental health and substance use services to a wide variety of youth involved with the Juvenile Court. Specific specialized programs serve the needs of youth placed at Orangewood Children and Family Center, Juvenile Hall, group homes, and foster homes. These programs specialize in field delivered behavioral health treatment services and intra and inter agency collaboration for youth who, in addition to other behavioral health difficulties, often present with an extensive history of trauma. Prevention and Intervention provides a variety of program services, with the majority funded by Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention dollars. These Prevention and Early Intervention services are provided in the community at diverse locations including schools, Family Resource Centers, Youth Reporting Centers, shelters, transitional living centers and, participants' homes. Programs work with children, transitional age youth, and adults. These programs are highly family focused. Programs aim to prioritize under-served populations, remove barriers to accessing services early, eliminate/reduce the stigma and discrimination of receiving behavioral health diagnoses, and/or provide services at first onset. Click here for more information about OC Behavioral Health Services THE OPPORTUNITY: In Children, Youth and Prevention Services there are a variety of direct client care opportunities to serve Orange County children, youth, transitional age youth, and their families impacted by mental illness and substance use disorders. Children, Youth and Prevention Services has four major areas of service: 1) Regional outpatient clinics (including intensive community based recovery oriented services), 2) Services delivered in the field to youth in the Juvenile Justice system, 3) 24/7 crisis services, and 4) Prevention and Intervention. All programs strive to provide high quality, evidence-based services in a system that addresses the specific and unique needs of the individual and their support systems. Those served by Children, Youth and Prevention Services come from a variety of cultures and diverse backgrounds. As a Psychiatrist, your role will include collaborating with a team of professionals both within the Health Care Agency, and with other County agencies with whom the programs partner to ensure comprehensive care is provided. Click here for more information about Children & Youth Behavioral Health Services DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will be American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified in child and adolescent psychiatry or have completed a two year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry, have a calm and flexible demeanor, and be willing to work in a team setting. The candidate will also possess an ability to use an Electronic Health Record to monitor the individual's status, document medical services, enter orders for pharmaceuticals and laboratory studies, and determine and document medical necessity. Familiarity and ability to coordinate with other physicians providing medical care for the person is also crucial as we strive to provide safe and effective treatment with a holistic approach to one's health, which includes their physical well-being. The population served consists of children, youth, and transitional age youth ages 0 through 25. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Please click here for the minimum qualifications for Psychiatrist. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A Controlled Substance Registration Certification issued by the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration is required. PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Please click here for the physical and environmental conditions for the Psychiatrist. RECRUITMENT PROCESS: Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all applications to identify the qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. Qualifications Appraisal Panel | Oral Interview (Weighted 100%): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Completion of a background investigation to the satisfaction of the County may be required for some assignments. Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Raymond Mendozaat (714) 834-6755 or RaMendoza@ochca.com . Follow us on EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
PSYCHIATRIST Correctional Health Services In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date: Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days, and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. The eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill future Psychiatrist positions within Health Care Agency, Correctional Health Services until the next recruitment. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications. THE OPPORTUNITY: The County of Orange, Health Care Agency is seeking a compassionate Psychiatrists to provide psychiatric medical and mental health services to mentally ill inmates within Adult Correctional Health Services (ACHS). The ACHS program provides medical, dental, nursing, infection control, health education and pharmaceutical services at a community standard of care to all adult inmates in the County's five (5) correctional facilities and contracts with hospitals for inpatient and specialty care. ACHS also provides mental health services including 24-hour emergency triage and crisis intervention, suicide prevention, treatment beds, individual and group therapy, substance abuse counseling, medication assessment and discharge planning to all adult inmates in the County's five (5) correctional facilities. For detailed information on Adult Correctional Health Services click here. Responsibilities of the position will include but are not limited to: Producing clear and concise health records, reports and correspondence, including the use of Electronic Health Records system Conducting psychiatric evaluations on inmates referred for examination and treatment Administering crisis management of violent and suicidal inmates Ordering and interpreting laboratory and other medical diagnostic tests Prescribing medication and monitoring for side effects and medication efficacy Providing oversight, consultation, training, and directing the work of Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and other personnel assigned to work in a specialty area Collaborating with other members of the healthcare team to improve patient care For definition, characteristics, and additional duties of the position click here. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will have experience working in a correctional type of setting and possess a valid Board Certification isued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following: Clinical Expertise and Knowledge of: Performing prevention, diagnosis and treatment of seriously mentally ill (SMI) patients Clearing patients from acute mental crisis (e.g. schizophrenia, affective disorder, anxiety disorder, substance abuse disorder, childhood mental disorder, and depression) Having the expertise in performing and estimating patient's dangerousness (e.g. suicidal, harm to others) Providing psychiatric emergencies, including life-support measures and stabilization of mentally ill patients Responding and managing patients experiencing mood swings, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, and other major mental illness Treating patients with addiction and drug withdrawal by recognizing all of the following: Emotional withdrawal symptoms Physical withdrawal symptoms Dangerous withdrawal symptoms Post-Acute withdrawal symptoms Implementing psychiatric treatment guidelines to meet state and federal mandates Testifying competently in court Demonstrating thorough knowledge of the predictors of physical aggression in psychiatric patients Understanding scope of practice, licensure and Board Certification Having familiarity with local, State and Federal standards as it relates to correctional setting Understanding and applying HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines Training with Electronic Health Records (EHR) system Using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook proficiently Communication, Collaboration, Initiative and Safety: Preparing clear and concise medical and mental health records and reports Working collaboratively with law enforcement personnel within the facility, police agencies from the community, patient's families, court personnel, community hospital staff, and other County agencies such as Probation, Public Health Services, and hospitals Making sound judgments, actions or decisions to prevent injury/loss of life, financial loss personally and/or for the county, and public relations issues Being alert and mindful of personal safety and security while giving care to mentally ill patients Maintaining a positive attitude and effectively handle stress in dealing with difficult patients, patient's families and law enforcement personnel in a high stress environment SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) license for Controlled Substances Level II Applicants must have no felony convictions or be on any form of probation. Must be able to pass and maintain background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner. Background screening includes; completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services (N.A.C.E.S.). The Correctional facilities is a 24 hour, 7 day a week facility, incumbents must be able to work on weekends, evenings or night shift and holidays". MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: For detailed information on Psychiatrist minimum qualifications, including Physical, Mental, and Environmental conditions click here. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Additional Information: Will be required to work in a locked facility with adult inmates and/or ICE detainees, and/or youth who are in protective custody/incarcerated youth, who have multiple and complex health, social and psycho-social needs; may work with inmates, ICE detainees, or youth who have communicable diseases and/or behavioral health issues; may be assigned to evening or night shift, assigned to work every other weekend, and to work holidays as needed as the institutions are a 24 hour, 7 day a week facilities and coverage is essential. The environment can also be noisy and at times chaotic, will be exposed to profanity and/or anti-social behavior. There is a no hostage policy for the Orange County Jail. May be required to be on call. ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION: Board Certified Psychiatrists qualify for an additional $800 per month Educational and Professional Reimbursement of up to $10,000 per year Jail supplemental pay Flexible work schedules may be available RECRUITMENT PROCESS: Human Resource Services screens all applications to identify the qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. Application Appraisal Panel | Application Rating (Weighted 100%): An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate all application materials for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above. Only the most qualified candidates will be placed on the eligible list. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Raymond Mendoza at (714) 834-6755 or RaMendoza@ochca.com . Follow us on EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
SR. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN (SOUND, VIDEO, SECURITY UNIT) This recruitment is open to the public, on a continuous basis, until the needs of the department have been met. Please be advised this recruitment may close at 11:59 p.m. any day of the week and it is recommended that interested candidates apply immediately. POSITION/RECRUITMENT INFORMATION This recruitment is being held to establish an Open Eligible List to fill vacancies in this class until the next recruitment.The establishedeligible list may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications. THE DEPARTMENT The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department is a large, multi-faceted law enforcement agency served by approximately 4,000 sworn and professional staff members and over 800 reserve personnel. The department consists of five organizational Commands comprised of 21 separate Divisions. Collectively, these Commands and Divisions provide services including land and sea based patrol and investigative services to unincorporated county areas and to contract and task force partners at the city and county level. Additional services and responsibilities include but are not limited to; state and federal task force participation, operation and management of the Orange County jail system including contract services for I.C.E. detainees, emergency communications, forensic and coroner services, HR and personnel services, risk management and financial management. THE DIVISION Sheriff-Coroner Communications & Technology Division manages the operation of the 800 MHz Countywide Coordinated Communications System (CCCS) for all local public safety agencies (law enforcement, fire, paramedic, lifeguard) and for general government on a 24-hour basis. Other services include design, installation, maintenance and programming of communications and electronic equipment (microwave equipment; 9-1-1 dispatch equipment; mobile and portable radios; surveillance, alarm, sound, video, and control systems), engineering and frequency management. Sheriff-Coroner Communications & Technology Division consists of 82 personnel organized in six areas that specialize in specific technical applications, including the Dispatch Systems Unit, Mobile Systems Unit, Sound/Video/Security Unit, Radio Microwave Unit, Emergency Communications Section and Program Support Section. These technical units are supported by the Financial Support Unit. Each section and unit maintains a staff of engineers, technicians and support personnel to provide a high level of technical expertise to various public safety functions, including city and county law enforcement, fire services, paramedics, emergency medical services, lifeguard operations, park rangers, public works agencies, local government, courts, jails and Probation facilities. THE OPPORTUNITY Under general supervision this position will install, program, maintain, repair, modify, evaluate, recommend, monitor, troubleshoot, and support variety of complex electronic systems and equipment, and to do other work as required. May assign work, train, and give lead supervision to communication technicians, specialists, installers, and others. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will have a vast knowledge of analog and digital electronics, information technology, and video surveillance systems. Experience working in a secure facility is preferred but not required. The candidate should have the ability to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain security electronic control systems, video systems, intercom systems and paging systems. Experience with live audio reinforcement systems will be considered. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience/Education: Completion of training courses in electronic theory and practice, including Ohms Law, AC and DC theory, audio and radio frequency circuits, electronic measurements, semiconductor fundamentals, and mathematics for electronic technology; AND three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of electronic communication equipment that developed the knowledge and abilities listed below. Additional Training/Education Technical training in computer science or repair techniques, or three years of experience with computer hardware, TCP/IP networking, and software. Must also be able to provide technical support for networked control system computers and workstations, interact with technical support from manufacturers; diagnose and repair microprocessor-based hardware, work stations, and servers; install, backup, and restore operating systems and application software; diagnose and repair network problems. Thorough Knowledge of: Principles, techniques, methods, test equipment and tools used in the installation, maintenance, repair, modification, and fabrication of communication, control system, video, network, and other related electronic equipment and systems. General Knowledge of: Training and supervising technical staff; principles of sound reinforcement; principals of electronic systems design and operation; and FCC regulations applicable to assignments. Ability to: Supervise, train, and evaluate the work of Communications' technical staff; instruct subordinates on work methods, departmental policies and procedures, and safe work practices; establish and maintain effective working relationships with client staff, electronic contractors, vendors, and member of the general public; install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, modify a variety of communications and electronic equipment and systems; estimate labor and material costs and make decisions relating to repair or replacement; read and interpret blueprints, instructions in technical manuals, and specifications, including schematics and symbols; initiate, plan, and complete work assignments with a minimum of direction and control; prepare records, logs, and reports on work performed. Click here to view the class spec/job description. License Required: Possession of a valid General Radio Telephone Operator License issued by the FCC (for radio and microwave assignments); possession of a valid California Drivers License, Class C or higher is required by date of appointment. SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or be on any form of probation and must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner. Background screening includes completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts). Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services (N.A.C.E.S). PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for applicants who have a disability to identify areas in which they may request a reasonable accommodation. The following is a list of the physical and mental abilities which are customarily required to perform the essential job functions of this position. Applicants are encouraged to contact the recruiter listed for any questions or to request an accommodation during the testing/selection process. Environmental Conditions: Must be willing to work in remote areas and on high security areas such as jails, courthouses and dispatch centers in any type of weather conditions. Other assignments may require lifting and moving of heavy equipment and components and crawling through attics and confined spaces. Physical Requirements: Some work assignments may require climbing 100 foot towers; other assignments may require the lifting, pushing, and pulling of heavy sound, video, and security equipment which can weigh over 50 pounds; ability to stand, sit, walk, stoop, bend, or twist your back, kneel, squat or crawl, and work with arms above shoulder level to repair or install sound, video, and security equipment. Incumbents must be able to utilize their hands, arms, or shoulders repetitively to operate power tools to install and repair equipment; and occasionally operate heavy construction equipment such as forklifts and aerial trucks. Vision must be sufficient to perform the necessary functions of the position, identify and distinguish colors for color coded wire and electronic components; operate power tools that are potentially hazardous. Human Resources |Minimum Qualifications Sheriff Human Resources screens all applications to identify the most qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the Department. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. SELECTION PROCEDURES Applications must emphasize all the areas in which the applicant has expertise and accomplishments in the specific competencies related to the position. Oral Panel Interview (Weighted 100%): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. ELIGIBLE LIST After all procedures have been completed, the Sheriff Human Resources will establish an eligible list of qualified candidates. HOW TO APPLY Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of on-line applications. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Your application should demonstrate your professional experience and education related to the specific qualifications/duties listed in this bulletin, including areas which you have developed expertise. Click here for tips to complete your application. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contactMary Cortez-Valadez at (714) 834-5834 or email at mcortez-valadez@ocsd.org . ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Orange County, CA Central Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
SR. INSTITUTIONAL COOK This recruitment is open to the public, on a continuous basis, until the needs of the Department have been met. Please be advised this recruitment may close at 11:59 p.m. any day of the week and it is recommended that interested candidates apply immediately. Incumbents will be periodically rotated through assignments, shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and correctional facilities. RECRUITMENT / POSITION INFORMATION This recruitment is being held to establish an Open Eligible List to fill vacancies in this class until the next recruitment. This list may be utilized to fill positions of lower-level classifications within the same occupational series. The current vacancies are within the Orange County Sheriff's Department; however, the eligible list may also be used by other County of Orange agencies or departments to fill their vacancies. THE COUNTY Orange County is a desirable place to live and is one of the premier employers in the region, as well as the third largest county in California. At the County you will find variety, individual opportunity, job satisfaction, and the pleasure of working with colleagues who are dedicated to making a positive difference. Over the years, Orange County has established a reputation as an innovative leader among local governments and services over 3,000,000 people who live within its 34 cities. Residents enjoy over 42 miles of pristine beaches, 3 harbors, vast wilderness parks, beautiful nature preserves, and 250 miles of riding and hiking trails. Orange County has top-rated attractions from Disneyland to several major professional sports teams, a wide range of cultural arts as well as some of the highest quality public and private schools in the nation. There is no doubt that Orange County is a great place to work, live, and play. These positions are utilized throughout the County. To read more about the different departments that utilize Sr. Institutional Cooks, please click on the links below: Click here for more information on Sheriff's Department. Click here for more information on Social Services Agency. Click here for more information on Probation Department. SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS To be selected for a position with the Orange County Sheriff's Department applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or be on any form of probation and must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner. Background screening includes completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Services (N.A.C.E.S.). License Required: Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher, by date of appointment. THE DEPARTMENT Orange County Sheriff's Food Services operates a total of six kitchens, five inmate mess halls, four warehouses and prepares approximately eight million meals annually. With a staff of 117 and utilizing inmate labor, Food Services provides three nutritionally balanced meals to each inmate housed in the County's five jail facilities. These meals must meet or exceed the requirements set forth by the California Board of Corrections, National Academy of Sciences Recommended Daily Allowances, and the California Daily Food Guide. Food Services also prepares special dietary meals ordered by Correctional Health Services for inmates with special dietary needs as well as religious diets and hot and cold meals including sack lunches for inmates scheduled for court, inmate work crews, and/or emergency operational issues. DUTIES The Senior Institutional Cook supervises paid staff and in some assignments is required to direct or train inmates and juveniles in the preparation, cooking and serving of food. In addition, the position prepares, cooks and serves food; checks menu for items to be prepared; estimates number of persons to be served; makes substitutions on the menu when foods indicated are unavailable; determines quantities of ingredients to be used for the number of servings to be prepared; assists in ordering, receiving, checking and storing foods and supplies; reports suspected violations of institutional rules and submits reports of inmate or juvenile ward violations of rules and regulations to a designated authority; prepares records and reports; inspects food preparation areas to see that sanitary procedures are observed and ensures that proper techniques and procedures are being used by persons engaged in food service activities. The position may also perform meat cutting and baking duties. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have experience working with large volumes of food for banquets or for large groups of people in a setting such as a hospital, the military, a large restaurant, cafeteria, etc. Will have the ability to detect odors and other indicators of food spoilage, push, pull and steer food carts. Incumbents work rotating schedules including weekends, holidays, nights and on an emergency basis as needed. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience/Education: Considerable experience cooking food for large numbers of people or any equivalent combination of experience or education which meets the required knowledge and abilities. General knowledge of: Practices, methods and equipment used in preparing, cooking, and serving large quantities of food; common weights and measures used in cooking; safety standards, sanitation, and maintenance of kitchen and storage areas. Ability to: Supervise and train paid staff and/or oversee and train jail inmates or juvenile wards in the preparation, cooking and serving of food; direct the preparation of and/or prepare large quantities of food; coordinate cooking processes so that meals are prepared and served on time; add, subtract, multiply and divide up to four digit numbers and fractions; read and understand recipes, instructions and labels; prepare records and reports; and read, write, speak, comprehend, and communicate in English. Click here to view the class spec/job description. PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for candidates who may have a disability to identify areas in which they may request a reasonable accommodation. The following is a description of the physical abilities which are customarily required to perform the essential job functions of these positions and the environmental conditions. Candidates are encouraged to contact the recruiter listed below for any questions or to request an accommodation during the testing/selection process. Physical Requirements: The ability to perform physical tasks such as lifting above shoulder level; liftover 50 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing over 25 pounds; bend, stoop, squat and/or crawl; stand and/or walk for long periods of time; speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably in person and over the telephone. Environmental Conditions: Work inside a juvenile institution or jail; exposure to extremes in temperature; some positions will have contact with juveniles and inmates who may become violent or abusive. Frequent exposure to machinery, electrical appliances, fire, heat, cleaning chemicals, sudden temperature changes, slippery surfaces, and noise/vibration, steam/hot water and cramped areas. SELECTION PROCEDURE Sheriff Human Resources screens all applications to identify the most qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. Written Exam: (Weighted 100%) A written exam consisting of job-related, multiple-choice questions will be administered. Invitations to participate in the written exam will be sent via e-mail. Based on the Department's needs the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. ELIGIBLE LIST After all procedures have been completed, the Sheriff Human Resources will establish an eligible list of qualified candidates. HOW TO APPLY Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of on-line applications. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Your application should demonstrate your professional experience and education related to the specific qualifications/duties listed in this bulletin, including areas which you have developed expertise. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Mary Felix at (714) 834-5857 or email at mfelix@ocsd.org ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time:
Orange County, CA Santa Ana, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
SUPERVISING PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE II In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date: Effective July 2, 2021- 1.2% decrease Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is open to the public and will be open for a minimum of five (5) business days, and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. This recruitment is being held to establish an Open eligible list to fill current and future Supervising Public Health Nurse II vacancies within Health Care Agency, Public Health Services until the next recruitment. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications. THE AGENCY The County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five service areas - Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Regulatory & Medical Services, and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community. THE DEPARTMENT Through assessment, policy development and assurance, Public Health Services (PHS) provides a wide range of services aimed at reducing death and disability by reducing the transmission of communicable diseases, preventing and lessening the impact of chronic diseases, and ensuring healthy and safe environments. THE PROGRAMS California Children's Services California Children's Services (CCS) is a statewide program that provides authorizations for medical care, financial assistance, and medically necessary physical and occupational therapy services to children who meet the CCS eligibility criteria. Community and Nursing Services Public Health Nurses (PHNs) provide nursing services in the home and community, including case management, client advocacy, community resource information and assistance with accessing health care. Services are provided to all residents of Orange County who meet criteria regardless of financial status. PHNs provide services in a variety of programs that target specific populations and/or health needs including high-risk pregnant and post-partum women and teens, high-risk infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults who have chronic conditions with unmet health needs, foster children, and homeless individuals and families. PHNs also provide technical assistance to medical providers implementing State programs serving perinatal and pediatric clients. Clinical Services Division Clinical Services promotes the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, adults and families through service delivery within specialized medical and dental clinics, and provides prevention, care, and treatment services for STDs, HIV and tuberculosis (TB). Supervising Public Health Nurses may provide oversight of clinic staff and programs and/or provide direct supervision of PHNs and ancillary staff performing case management services. Communicable Disease Control Division Public Health Nurses assist with the investigation and treatment of reportable communicable diseases, including aerosolized and or food-borne illnesses to prevent the spread in the community. THE OPPORTUNITIES The positions provide services during the normal business days (Monday through Friday) and may be assigned to work alternative hours, as needed. As a Supervising Public Health Nurse II, the incumbent will demonstrate: Ability to supervise and coordinate the delivery of public health nursing services in professional nursing unit(s) or clinical service(s) providing specialized or highly sensitive services with a County-wide impact OR unit(s)/clinic(s) where the services provided are highly complex and varied. Incumbents at this level are required to act with considerable independence and access to higher-level medical staff may not be readily available. Incumbents are expected to possess a broad range of nursing knowledge and expertise in order to supervise a subordinate staff, which includes positions with responsibility for complex, varied and/or highly specialized nursing functions. Due to the nature of the services provided, incumbents are required to interact frequently with the community and represent the Health Care Agency's views on a variety of sensitive issues. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following competencies: Clinical Expertise and Knowledge | Experience Health conditions affecting older adults, adult, adolescent, pediatric and prenatal populations with acute, chronic and/or communicable diseases Principles of case management Understanding of County, State, and Federal resources Working with high-risk populations, e.g. conditions that require multiple medical coordination, clients with behavioral health problems and substance abuse issues Federal and State funding programs (e.g., Medi-Cal, Targeted Case Management (TCM), Title XIX) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook proficiency Leadership/Supervision | Managerial Skills Supervising clinical staff and/or leading a team of clinical staff Working collaboratively with Human Resource Services for training, performance evaluations, addressing performance issues, hiring, and retention of nursing staff Maintaining standards of Public Health Nursing and ensuring that services rendered are in compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations, and establish policies, procedures and protocols of HCA and PHS Mentoring staff and nursing students Analytical and Critical Thinking Analyzing and recommending revisions to program policies, procedures and protocols, to ensure compliance with State requirements and legal mandates Conducting ongoing evaluation of effectiveness of services and initiating improvements by directing staff in continuous efforts to improve quality, productivity, and effectiveness Adapting to changes according to the changing needs of the populations served and County operations Determining and improving resolutions to client-related issues Communication and Collaboration Communicating clearly and effectively both orally and in writing Participating in, and representing the program, division or service area on committees and subcommittees within the County and/or the community MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS To learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Supervising Public Health Nurse II pleaseclick here . PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS Physical Requirements Must have the body mobility to walk, climb stairs, reach, bend, twist, reach overhead and stoop; stamina to sit for a prolonged period of time (up to one hour); strength to lift and carry or push and pull objects such as boxes of nursing supplies or audiovisual equipment, which may weigh up to 25 lb.; manual dexterity to grasp, manipulate / operate small objects and precision instruments such as, but not limited to, giving injections without limitations or restrictions and taking pulse and blood pressure readings; fine motor skills and fine touch to palpate and discern skin induration and rashes; vision sufficient to read thermometers and calibrated measuring instruments, labels on medications, and the bevel of a needle; hearing for normal conversations and auscultation using a stethoscope; ability to work in diverse environments; and the ability to drive a car. Environmental Conditions Will be required to work in clinic environment; wear protective equipment/clothing as required by protocol; may work with patients who have a communicable disease; may be assigned to evenings, weekends and/or holidays. RECRUITMENT PROCESS Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer) Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step. Application Appraisal Panel (AAP)| Application Rating(Weighted 100%) An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of subject matter experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate all application materials for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above. Only the most qualified candidates will be placed on the eligible list. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Eligible List Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Email Notification Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . Frequently Asked Questions Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Evelyn Zhao at (714) 834-4144 or ezhao@ochca.com . EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
COMPREHENSIVE CARE NURSE II In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date: Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days.This recruitment will be open on acontinuousbasis and will close at 11:59p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This list will be used to fill current and future Comprehensive Care Nurse II positions within the Health Care Agency, Correctional Health Services. This eligible list may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange. First round of considerations: Monday, October 28, 2019 THE OPPORTUNITY: The County of Orange, Health Care Agency is hiring experienced Registered Nurses who are committed to provide skilled nursing to medical and mental health clients in a jail setting. The current openings are in the following Programs within Correctional Health Services (CHS) : Adult Correctional Health Services (ACHS) The ACHS program provides medical, dental, nursing, infection control, health education and pharmaceutical services at a community standard of care and also provides mental health services including 24-hour emergency triage and crisis intervention, suicide prevention, treatment beds, individual and group therapy, substance abuse counseling, medication assessment and discharge planning to all adult inmates in the County's five (5) correctional facilities. The Comprehensive Care Nurse II assigned to ACHS will perform the following specialized duties: Obtain vital signs such as; temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respiration and pain scale assessment Perform Comprehensive and focused physical assessments and refer to higher level of care as necessary, including but not limited to: Comprehensive history taking Interpreting vital signs and physical assessment results Wound Care Documenting in Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan (SOAP)format on electronic health record Implementing standardized nursing protocols Monitoring outcomes Review of health records, summarize and synthesize client information and give comprehensive hand off at shift change or outside facility transfers utilizing discharge summary form or verbal report Maintain assigned work areas every shift Participate in staff development and educational programs to maintain professional competency Participate in 5150 training; must pass and maintain certification (Training will be provided) Other work as assigned The ACHS facility is a 24 hour, 7 day a week facility, incumbents must be able to work on weekends, evenings or night shift and holidays. Nursing staff work six (6), twelve (12) hour shifts, and one eight (8) hour shift per two (2) week pay period. Days off are every other weekend and rotating week days. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES: The ideal candidate must possess extensive experience in the following core competencies: Nursing Expertise and Knowledge of: Complexity of clients with chronic illness that are medical and mental health related, such as; substance abuse disorders, etc. Common medical and mental health complaints of incarcerated clients including but not limited to: substance use disorders and its complications, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, etc. Performance of nursing care based on Federal and State Standards Performing triage and assessment competently Making sound clinical decisions Performing emergency medical and mental health nursing care Providing nursing care to pregnant clients and other critically ill clients needing specialized care Willing and having the ability to testify competently, if subpoenaed by court Using technology and other healthcare related systems effectively Adaptability, Compassion, Critical Thinking and Safety: Working effectively in a changing and stressful environment, and making adjustments as necessary Reducing jail-related liability risks by being compliant with Federal, State laws and mandated standards Developing resiliency by maintaining energy, tenacity, and continuously provide compassionate care in fulfilling correctional nursing responsibilities Managing multiple clients needing triage effectively and efficiently Being aware of any environmental hazards while working inside the facility Being alert and aware of personal safety and security while providing care and/or treatment to medical and mental health clients Working collaboratively and communicate professionally at all times SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Incumbents are required to pass a comprehensive background investigation prior to a formal offer and acceptance of employment Applicants must not have felony convictions or be on any form of probation Must be able to pass and maintain background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner. Background screening includes; completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (N.A.C.E.S.) The Correctional facilities is a 24 hour, 7 day a week facility, incumbents must be able to work on weekends, evenings or night shift and holidays MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Comprehensive Care Nurse II as well as the physical characteristics and mental requirements, environmental and working conditions. RECRUITMENT PROCESS: Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all application materials for minimum and desirable qualifications. After screening, candidates who meet the minimum and desirable qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. Application Screening | (Refer/Non-Refer): Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those candidates that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step. Online Assessment | Technical Skill Assessment (Weighted 100%): Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a job-related assessment. Candidates will be notified of their date and access code, if applicable. Only the more qualified candidates will be placed on the eligible list. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Eligible List | Score Groups : Once all assessments have been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Email Notification Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . Frequently Asked Questions Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Linny Pham @ (714) 834-7324 or LiPham@ochca.com . EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
SR. PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE - EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date: Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 PM (PST) on the day the County's needs are met . Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This recruitment will establish an open eligible list to fill current and future vacancies. This recruitment may also be used to fill similar and/or lower level positions throughout the County of Orange. HEALTH CARE AGENCY The County of Orange , Health Care Agency (HCA)is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five service areas - Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Regulatory and Medical Services and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community. REGULATORY & MEDICAL HEALTH SERVICES The Regulatory & Medical Health Services (R/MHS) Division is comprised of: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Safety Net (MSN) Environmental Health Services (EHS) Employee Health Services EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Emergency Medical Services (EMS) plans, coordinates and oversees pre-hospital and emergency medical care systems in response to individual needs and community crisis. EMS program's major strengths are mutual cooperation, patient advocacy, advanced medical technology, electronic documentation and evidence-based data. HEALTH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT The Health Emergency Management (HEM) section is part of EMS and is responsible for planning the agency's overall preparedness and response to a potential disaster affecting the medical and health systems in Orange County. HEM is funded through a variety of federal grants. HEM's emergency preparedness functions consist of all-hazards planning including bioterrorism, pandemic influenza, natural disasters and other County health-related disasters. THE OPPORTUNITY The Sr. Public Health Nurse position will work in the HEM section and is funded through the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grant. The position will serve as the Healthcare Systems Clinical Advisor and provide primary oversight of the HPP and coordination of the Healthcare Coalition of Orange County (HCCOC). The position will report directly to the Assistant EMS Administrator and may supervise division personnel. Duties and responsibilities include: Preparing and submitting budget requests for the HPP, estimating future needs of the program and consulting with superiors on priorities and funding availability Functioning as a lead strategist for healthcare system preparedness plans Reviewing and providing input on clinical accuracy and relevance for coalition plans, exercises and activities Serving as a liaison between the coalition and medical practitioners Engaging hospitals, long term care, skilled nursing facilities, clinics, surgical centers, urgent cares, dialysis centers, hospice, home health and community stakeholders to plan for disasters Ensuring coalition mass casualty/surge plans provide for appropriate distribution of resources Ensuring subject matter experts are available and a process exists to support secondary transfer prioritization in specialty surge mass casualty situations Supporting HEM's ongoing planning efforts in multiple initiatives and trainings in order to develop and participate in exercises Respond to HCA Operations Center or other locations in times of emergency DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have five (5) or more years of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) with emergency nursing or public health nursing experience and a valid California Driver License. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate knowledge and experience in the following competencies: Technical Knowledge | Experience Knowledge of major components of an emergency medical services system Knowledge of quality improvement activities Knowledge of organization and operations of various government agencies involved in community health and medical health disaster preparedness Experience submitting grant applications and/or budget requests Experience developing plans, policies and procedures to accomplish program objectives Familiarity and experience evaluating and analyzing data Proficiency using common software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel Ability to interpret laws, rules and regulations governing health facilities Relationship Building | Interpersonal Skills Collaborates with other public and private agencies to meet needs as they relate to medical health disaster preparedness Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with clients, medical professionals, peers and managers to achieve service goals Collaborates with HR to handle staff performance issues Leadership Skills Provides clinical leadership to HCOCC coalition Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates program activity Supervises staff, assigns and coordinates work and evaluates work performance Acts as an advocate and resource for clinical staff, encourages involvement and participation of staff in coalition activities Organizes meetings Communication | Oral and Written Speak effectively and present information to lay persons and medical specialists Communicate with and educate the public on emergency medical preparedness Write clear and concise reports MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Please click here for the minimum qualifications for Sr. Public Health Nurse. PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Physical Requirements Body mobility to walk, climb stairs, reach, bend, and stoop; stamina to sit for a prolonged period of time (up to one hour); strength to lift and carry objects such as boxes of nursing supplies or audiovisual equipment, which may weigh up to 25 lb.; manual dexterity to grasp, manipulate/ operate small objects and precision instruments such as, but not limited to, giving injections and taking pulse and blood pressure readings; vision sufficient to read thermometers and calibrated measuring instruments, labels on medications etc. Will be required to operate a motor vehicle. Environmental Conditions Will be required to work in an office; may work in settings where patients who have a communicable diseases may have been; may be assigned to evenings, weekends and/or holidays during activation of the EMS Department Operations Center/OC Operational Area Emergency Operations Center. Will be required to travel to work sites throughout the County. RECRUITMENT PROCESS Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all applications to identify the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, those who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the next step of the recruitment. Application Screening (Refer/Non-refer) Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those candidates that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step. Application Appraisal Panel| Application Rating (Weighted 100%) An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate all application materials for job knowledge, competencies and related experience described above. Only the most qualified applicants will be placed on the eligible list. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Eligible List Once the assessments have been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Applicants will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Raymond Mendozaat (714) 834-6755 or RaMendoza@ochca.com. EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time:
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGER (Administrative Manager II) Correctional Health Services This position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.0% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease Effective July 1, 2022 - 0.5% decrease Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days, and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice. This recruitment is being held to establish an Open Eligible List to fill current and futureAdministrative Manager IIpositions within Health Care Agency,Correctional Health Servicesuntil the next recruitment. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange. HEALTH CARE AGENCY The County of Orange , Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five service areas - Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Regulatory & Medical Services, and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community. CORRECTIONALHEALTH SERVICES Adult Correctional Health Services provides medical, mental health, dental, nursing, health education and pharmaceutical services to all adult inmates. Mental health servicesinclude 24-hour emergency triage and crisis intervention, suicide prevention, individual and group therapy, substance abuse counseling, medication management, and discharge planning with linkage to post-custody servicesinall of the County's five correctional facilities and contracts with hospitals for inpatient and specialty care. THE OPPORTUNITY Reporting to the Correctional Health Services (CHS)Chief of Operations, the Mental HealthProgram Manageris responsible for ongoing operational program needs, stakeholder collaboration, quality management and daily operations. This position will work closely with the CHS Medical Director and other CHS department managers to ensure cohesive collaboration for integrated healthcare services that address the whole patient. The Mental Health Program Manager manages the Jail to Community Re-Entry Program (JCRP),the designated Lantermann-Petris-Short (LPS) unit for patients with acute psychiatric conditions, andother mental health careareas comprised of various levels of acuityby providingservicesto all five County jails. In addition, the incumbent will be doing the following: Responsible for ensuring Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) compliance with local, state, federal and court mandated requirements Managesthe LPS Unit Manages multidisciplinary staff and clearly communicates expectations, delegates work appropriately, and uses accountability measures fairly Develops and evaluates new programs to address current and emerging needs of the clients Ensures appropriate mental health staffing levels to deliver required services Leads multi-disciplinary staff groups in planning, evaluating and problem solving Participation and collaboration in creation or revision of the CHS policies and procedures and quality management related projects Ensures regulatory compliance with various third-party entities applicable to correctional institutions Maintains fiscal awareness and collaboration in budgetary decisions (staffing and productivity, supply expenditures, etc.) Works collaboratively with Behavioral Health Services andstakeholders to implement county goals Negotiates, monitors and evaluates related service contracts Collaborates with health care staff, Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) administration andBehavioral Health Servicesto promote quality mental health caredelivery to inmates Represents CHS with theOCSD office, the Courts, State, other County and Agency officials, community stakeholders as well as with inmate families Works collaboratively with Human Resource Services for training, performance evaluations, addressing performance issues, hiring and retention of Mental Health staff DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES The ideal candidate will possessthree (3)years of progressivemanagement experience planning, organizing, directing mental health operations within a correctional institution, a licensed or certified health facility, an accredited health care services program and/or a large public agency. Valid registration as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) or Registered Nurse (RN) may be desirable. In addition, the ideal candidate will also possessive extensive experience in the following core competencies: Technical Knowledge | Operations Applying Title 15 Minimum Standards for Local Adult Facilities, LPS laws, California Code of Regulations (CCR), Department of Justice (DOJ), Orange County Grand Jury, Board of State and Community Corrections, and other local, State and Federal standards as it relates to Mental Health Care in a correctional health setting Understanding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines and legal liabilities Interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and rules pertaining to Mental HealthCare operations Establishing and implementing organizational policies and procedures, fiscal management and controls, and personnel administration Performing Mental Health Care functions Understands the correctional health care industry including current issues, challenges, trends and is able to use that knowledge to further CHS's goals Understanding and utilizing Microsoft Suite and/or comparable programs as well as Electronic Health records (EHR) Leadership | Managerial Skills Supervisingmultidisciplinary staff as well as partnering with Human Resource Services on recruiting, employee relations and other personnel issues Training, directing, and evaluating subordinate staff and maintaining team objectives and standards Creating and maintaining functional work unit and creating a vision for the team Understanding the dynamics of team formation and maintenance Collaboration | Effective Communication Skills Developing and delivering effective written and verbal communication with various audiences, i.e. Board of Supervisors, executive management, Courts, District Attorney (DA), Police Department and other public entities Fostering a collaborative approach across all service areas as well as contract agencies, OCSD, DOJ and other stakeholders to support compliance and quality improvement efforts Interpersonal Skills | Problem Solving Providing information necessary for decision making and engaging all levels of participants in contributing to the process Compiling information and alternatives to illuminate problems or issues involving others as appropriate and gathering information from a variety of sources Conveying a sense of urgency tomake a decision asneeded and respectingthe need to balance short and long-term goals Strategic Thinking | Analytical Analyzing problems and proposing solutions while dealing with changing priorities Identifying and resolving issues and problems through good judgment and decision making utilizing technical expertise Understanding the factors influencing strategy within a bureaucracy which can include stakeholders, partnerships, resource limitations, community needs and successfully navigating associated challenges SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS/ REQUIREMENTS: Incumbents are required to pass a comprehensive background investigation prior to a formal offer and acceptance of employment and must maintain Sheriff's Department or Probation Department security clearance for the facilities where they work Applicants must NOT havefelony convictions or be on any form of probation Must be able to pass and maintain background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner. Background screening includes: completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (N.A.C.E.S.) The Correctional facilities is a 24-hour, 7-day a week facility, incumbents must be able to work on weekends, evenings or night shift and holidays if needed MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications forAdministrative Manager IIclassification as well as the Physical and Mental Requirements and Environmental Conditions . RECRUITMENT PROCESS Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer): Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step. Structured Oral Interview | SOI(Weighted 100%): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedure listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Eligible List Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Vanessa Rosas at (714) 480-2867 or Vanessa.Rosas@occr.ocgov.com. EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
PHYSICIAN II Correctional Health Services In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date: Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basisuntil the needs of the County are met. Candidates who are placed on the eligible list will remain on the eligible list for six (6) monthsand may be considered/referred for selection/hiring interviews. After six (6) months, candidatesmust reapply to receive further consideration. This recruitment is being held to establish an Open eligible list to fill current and future vacancies within the Health Care Agency. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange. HEALTH CARE AGENCY The County of Orange , Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised ofsix service areas - Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Office of Care Coordination,Medical Services, and Public Health is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community. ADULT CORRECTIONAL HEALTH SERVICES (ACHS) Adult Correctional Health Services (ACHS) program provides medical, dental, nursing, infection control, health education and pharmaceutical services at a community standard of care to all adult inmates in the County's five correctional facilities and contracts with hospitals for inpatient and specialty care. THE OPPORTUNITY: The Physicianwill be the primary care provider to serve some of the most under-served patients in Orange County in a challenging environment. Physicians will provide all urgent and chronic care to the adult population of Orange County Jails including women's health and prenatal care toobstetric (OB)patients.Physicians must beskilled at making good clinical judgments based on physical diagnosis and perform a wide range of office based, outpatient procedures such as: femoral venipuncture's, skin biopsies, sutures, ingrown nail removals, incision and drainage, pap smears, colonoscopy, etc. Additionally, the Physicianwill provide clinical supervision and oversight of four (4) Nurse Practitioners (NP). Must possess a valid Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA)waiver for Buprenorphineby date hire date. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES: The ideal candidate will have one (1) or more years of experience working in triage/urgent care, mental health, or correctional medicine type of setting. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following: Patient Care and Medical Knowledge of: Knowledge of current policies, practices, and trends as it relates to Correctional Health Providing medical and mental health services effectively whilepromoting patient safety and improving patient care practices Performing comprehensive physical examinations and ordering appropriate diagnostic studies Understanding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines and legal liabilities Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite andelectronic medical record systems (e.g. EHR system) Leadership and Supervision Collaboration: Supervising, directing and consulting clinical staff and maintaining team objectives and standards Training and developing staff to ensure they understand and follow proper procedures and protocols Compassion and Composure: Diagnosing, treating and controlling diseases in asensitive manner Demonstrating resilience and positivity in a challenging environment Responding and relating well to supervisor by being open to work performance feedback Demonstrating empathy and genuinely caring about incarcerated clients Critical Thinking and Safety: Usinginitiative and sound judgment in performing medical diagnostic and treatment services Being alert and aware of personal safety and security while providing care and/or treatment to unstable or unpredictable clients Communication andCollaboration: Providing accurate medical records and reports Verbally deescalate violent, aggressive or destructive behavior safely and effectively, while giving care to clients Providing and relaying important medical related messages with members of the health care team and other Agencies efficiently both verbally and in writing Using diplomacy when dealing with challenging situations and/or people Fostering a collaborative approach withhealth care staff and Sheriff's Department administration to promote quality healthcare delivery to inmates SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must NOT have felony convictions or be on any form of probation Candidates are required to pass a comprehensive background investigation prior to a formal offer and acceptance of employment and maintain background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner. Completing a Personal History Form, interviewing with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential EvaluationServices (N.A.C.E.S.)) The Correctional facilitiesare a 24 hour, 7 day a week operation,incumbents must be able to work on weekends, evenings, night shifts and holidays MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: For detailed information on Physician II minimum qualifications, including Physical and Mental Requirements, Environment and Working Conditions click here. RECRUITMENT PROCESS: Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all applications to identify the qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. Application Appraisal Panel | Application Rating (Weighted 100%): An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate all application materials for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above. Only the most qualified candidates will be placed on the eligible list. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Lynda Hurtado at (714) 834-3723 or lhurtado@ochca.com . EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Sr. Head Cook Incumbents will be periodically rotated through assignments, shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and correctional facilities. RECRUITMENT / POSITION INFORMATION This recruitment is open to the public and being held to establish an open eligible list to fill vacancies in this class until the next recruitment. The established eligible list will be used to fill vacancies in this class, as well as lower-level classes within the same occupational series. The current vacancies are within the Orange County Sheriff's Department; however, the eligible list may also be used by other County of Orange agencies or departments to fill their vacancies. THE COUNTY Orange County is a desirable place to live and is one of the premier employers in the region, as well as the third largest county in California. At the County you will find variety, individual opportunity, job satisfaction, and the pleasure of working with colleagues who are dedicated to making a positive difference. Over the years, Orange County has established a reputation as an innovative leader among local governments and services over 3,000,000 people who live within its 34 cities. Residents enjoy over 42 miles of pristine beaches, 3 harbors, vast wilderness parks, beautiful nature preserves, and 250 miles of riding and hiking trails. Orange County has top-rated attractions from Disneyland to several major professional sports teams, a wide range of cultural arts as well as some of the highest quality public and private schools in the nation. There is no doubt that Orange County is a great place to work, live, and play. These positions are utilized throughout the County. To read more about the different departments that utilize Sr. Head Cooks, please click on the links below: Click here for more information on Sheriff's Department. Click here for more information on Social Services Agency. Click here for more information on Probation Department. THE DEPARTMENT Orange County Sheriff's Food Services operates multiple kitchens, inmate dining halls, and warehouses. Food Services provides three nutritionally balanced meals daily to each inmate housed in the County's jail facilities. These meals must meet or exceed the requirements set forth by the California Board of Corrections, National Academy of Sciences Recommended Daily Allowances, and the California Daily Food Guide. Food Services also prepares special dietary meals ordered by Correctional Health Services for inmates with special dietary needs as well as religious diets and hot and cold meals including sack lunches for inmates scheduled for court, inmate work crews, and/or emergency operational issues. THE POSITION Supervises and coordinates the work of employees engaged in the preparation, cooking, and serving of food for a large population (regular, medical and religious meals) Writes and administer accurate performance evaluations Assists the Chief Cook in preparing menus and estimating food quantity requirements for a large institution Inspects food preparation areas to ensure sanitary procedures are being observed, adequate supplies are available, kitchen equipment is in operating order, and that personnel involved in food preparation and cooking are using the most efficient and effective methods and techniques Ensures high quality food preparation and meal service Coordinates the distribution of meals, ensuring meals are served timely and in an orderly manner Prepares records and reports concerning food preparation activities May assist Chief Cooks in the planning of kitchen activities May perform baking, cooking and other duties as assigned DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate would possess considerable: Experience working in the institutional food service industry (e.g. corrections, military, schools, hospital, airline feeding) Knowledge of various computer software programs, food service management information systems Experience in a food service supervisory/management position Familiarity with County, State, and Federal health and safety regulations related to food services Communicate both orally and in writing in the English language as to procedures, recipes, labels, and instructions for food preparation ServSafe certificate MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Thorough knowledge of: Practices, methods and equipment used in preparing, cooking, serving, and storing large quantities of food Menu planning, quantity ordering, and inventory control Principles of supervision Common weights and measures used in preparation and cooking of food Ability to: Supervise the preparation, cooking, and serving of large quantities of food, which may include special diets Coordinate cooking processes so that meals are prepared and served on time Supervise leadworkers engaged in seven-day-a-week food preparation and cooking activities Add, subtract, multiply, and divide up to five digit numbers, including fractions in some assignments Read and understand administrative procedures as well as recipes, labels, and instructions for food preparation Keep detailed records of food service activities and costs, and prepare written reports Education/Experience Considerable experience directing the preparation and cooking of food for a large number of persons, or any equivalent combination of education or experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities. License Required Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher, by date of appointment. Click here to view the class spec/job description. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS A background check consisting of employment history, professional references, criminal check, and educational verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcript) may be conducted. For positions with the Orange County Sheriff's Department and Probation Department, candidates must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of those departments. Candidates must not have been convicted of a felony or be on any form of probation. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a thorough background investigation to the satisfaction of the hiring department. PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for applicants who may have a disability to identify areas in which they may request a reasonable accommodation. Applicants are encouraged to contact the recruiter listed for any questions or to request an accommodation during the selection process. Physical Requirements Ability to: sit and/or stand for prolonged periods, climb stairs, bend, stoop, and reach in order to retrieve supplies stored above head level and on lower shelves of storage units; lift and carry up to 50 pounds; push, pull, and steer food carts; handle sensitive chemicals; speak and hear well enough to conduct telephone and face to face conversations; see well enough to read standard print on recipes and other printed documents and conduct inspections of work site; detect odors and other indicators of food spoilage or unclean conditions in the working area. Environmental Conditions Work in a correctional facility with adult inmates or juveniles who may become violent or abusive. Exposure to extremes in temperature (hot and cold). Frequent exposure to machinery, electrical appliances, fire, heat, cleaning chemicals, sudden temperature changes, slippery surfaces, and noise/vibration, steam hot water and cramped areas. SELECTION PROCEDURES Applications must emphasize all the areas in which the applicant has expertise and accomplishments in the specific competencies related to the position. Application Appraisal Panel |Application Rating (Refer/Non-Refer) An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen all application materials and rate for job knowledge, competencies and related experience described above. The more qualified candidates will be referred to the next step. (The information you provide will be used as a scoring device, so please be descriptive in your response. "See Resume" is not a qualifying response and will not be scored in lieu of the required information.) Qualification Appraisal Panel | Oral Interview (Weighted 100%) Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a qualification appraisal panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidates' qualifications for the job. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list. (The panel of job knowledge experts is not granted access to the candidate's application prior to the panel interview; therefore, a candidate's responses to the structured questions should be thorough, detailed and complete.) Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures. ELIGIBLE LIST After all procedures have been completed, the Sheriff Human Resources will establish an eligible list of qualified candidates. HOW TO APPLY Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of on line applications. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Please note that email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is on your application and only use one email account. Click here for tips to complete your application. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in your application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Paige West at (714) 834-5859 or email at pwest@ocsd.org. EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time:
Orange County, CA Orange County, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Supervising Communications Technician (Security Electronics Unit) This recruitment is open to the public. The eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy forSupervising Communications Technician in the Security Electronics Unit (SEU).This list may also be used to fill future vacancies in similar and/or lower classifications. This recruitment will be open for aminimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the daythe Sheriff-Coroner Department's needs have been met. It is recommended that qualifiedcandidates apply immediately. RECRUITMENT/POSITION INFORMATION This recruitment is being conducted to establish an open eligiblelist to fill vacancies in this class until the next recruitment in the specialty area ofSecurity Electronics Unit (SEU). This list may also be utilized to fill similar and/orlower level classifications. THE DIVISION The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Technology Division manages Department Information Technology systems and infrastructure, and the operation of the 800 MHz Countywide Coordinated Communications System (CCCS) for all local public safety agencies (law enforcement, fire, paramedic, and lifeguard) and for general government on a 24-hour basis. Other services include installation, maintenance, and programming of communications and electronic equipment (microwave equipment, 9-1-1 dispatch equipment, mobile and portable radios, surveillance, alarm, sound, video and control systems); engineering and frequency management. Sheriff-Coroner Technology Division consists of over 130 personnel organized in seven areas that specialize in specific technical services, including IT Applications, Infrastructure, Security Emergency Communications Unit, Radio Microwave Unit, Security Electronics Unit, and Technical Services Unit. These technical units are supported by the Operations and Financial Units. Each unit maintains a staff of engineers, technicians, and support personnel to provide a high level of technical expertise to various information technology functions within the Department, and public safety functions, including city and county law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, lifeguard operations, park rangers, public works agencies, local government, courts, jails and Probation facilities. General Duties: Under general supervision, the Supervising Communications Technician is assigned to a specific Unit and supervises the work of Communications Technicians and others engaged in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of communications and other electronic equipment. This position is will be assigned to the Security Electronics Unit (SEU) field team specialty and will be responsible for evaluating, assigning, authorizing, and confirming the technical services provided by technicians. The Supervising Communications Technician will oversee all services involving security electronic system installations and in-field maintenance, and any additional requests for services, maintenance, or repair of video systems, control systems, paging systems and intercom systems. While also being assigned to perform all levels of work themselves, the Supervising Communications Technician will be responsible for employee coaching and development, timesheet review and coding/billing approval for all work assigned, annual evaluations, and ongoing cross-training while keeping up-to-date with growing technologies. The Supervising Communication Technician will be responsible for all written and verbal correspondence, reporting, updates, and project management both within the Division to the Senior Telecommunications Engineer, Assistant Director, and Director, as requested, and to our customer agencies; be required to collaborate with the other unit's Supervising Communications Technicians on training programs and opportunities within the unit, cross-training opportunities among other units in the division, and serve as the backup in their absence and therefore, must have equal technical skill and understanding of the systems supported in the unit. Incumbents workrotating schedules including shift hours, weekends, holidays, nights and on call hours. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Click here to view the minimum qualifications and class specifications/job description. License Required: Possession of a valid California Drivers License, Class C or higher is required by date of appointment. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Completion of a training course in electronic theory and practice including Ohms Law, AC and DC theory, audio and radio frequency circuits, electronic measurements, semiconductor fundamentals and mathematics for electronic technology. AND Two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of electronic communication equipment that developed the knowledge and abilities listed in minimum qualifications class specifications/job description. THE IDEALCANDIDATE The Ideal candidate will have the ability to perform the following: Understanding of the difference between leadership and management and have strong leadership and mentoring skills Demonstrate the ability to lead, supervise, train and evaluate technical staff and set an example for others to follow Ability to learn new systems as they are implemented Must have excellent public speaking and presentations skills On a daily basis, when needed, perform service calls, preventative maintenance and assist fellow staff with the troubleshooting of systems Instruct subordinates on work methods, departmental policies and procedures, and safe work practices Establish and maintain an effective working relationships with fellow staff, contractors, vendors and customers Installation, maintenance , troubleshooting and repair of complex security electronic systems such as but not limited to; video management systems, control systems and intercom systems Prepare estimates relating to repair or replacement of security electronic systems Read and interpret technical manuals, specifications, circuitries, schematics, symbols and blueprints Initiate, plan and complete work assignments with minimal direction and control Prepare documents, spreadsheets, records, logs, performance evaluations, timesheets and reports Provide training to staff required to support security electronic systems Provide training to end-user for the operation of systems Completion of a training course in electronics theory and practice and/or information technology Experience in the maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of security electronic equipment SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or be on any form of probation and must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner. Background screening includes completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Services (N.A.C.E.S.). PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for applicants who may have a disability to identify areas in which they may request a reasonable accommodation. The following is a description of the physical and mental abilities, which are customarily required to perform the essential job functions of this position. Applicants are encouraged to contact the recruiter listed for any questions or request an accommodation during the testing/selection process. Physical Requirements: Ability to lift up to 55 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; push, pull, crawl, stoop and bend; identify and distinguish colors for color coded wire and electronic components; operate power tools that are potentially hazardous. Environmental Requirements: Must be willing to work inside a detention facility,remote areas and on mountain tops in any type of weather conditions. Duties may require crawling through attics and confined spaces.Must be willing to drive in inclement weather conditions. SELECTION PROCEDURE Sheriff Human Resources screens all applications to identify the most qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition. Oral Panel Interview (Weighted 100%): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidates' qualifications for the job. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.(C andidate's responses to the structured questions should be thorough, detailed and complete.) ELIGIBLE LIST After all procedures have been completed, the Sheriff Human Resources will establish an eligible list of qualified candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview in their specialty area to be considered for present and future vacancies. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. QUESTIONS: For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact EugeniaVasquez-Puentesat 714-834-5838 ormvasquez-puentes@ocsd.org. For other recruitment information, please contact Sheriff Recruiting at 714-834-5811. EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous