Contra Costa County Human Resources Department

The County of Contra Costa, California (the "County") was incorporated in 1850 as one of the original 27 counties of the State of California (the "State"), with the City of Martinez as the County Seat. It is one of the nine counties in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area. The County is the ninth most populous county in California, with its population reaching approximately 1,066,096 as of January 1, 2011.

 

 

69 job(s) at Contra Costa County Human Resources Department

Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Jan 17, 2020
Full Time
The Position ***OPEN & PROMOTIONAL*** Contra Costa County Probation Department is currently recruiting to fill one Institutional Supervisor II vacancy. This position is held at John A. Davis Juvenile Hall in Martinez, CA; a 24-hour facility which houses juveniles pre and post disposition. As an Institutional Supervisor II you'll be responsible for the overall operation of the Juvenile Hall. Assignments will include, but are not limited to, planning and organizing daily activities, and supervising and training subordinates engaged in providing a coordinated program for the care, health, and safety of youths at Juvenile Hall. Institutional Supervisor II's will also be responsible for determining rules and procedures to be followed by operational divisions; assisting in the selection of new employees; evaluating the work of subordinates; investigating incidents involving possible misconduct of staff; recommending disciplinary action where warranted; and participating in community activities as a representative of the Probation Department. We are looking for someone who: Is knowledgeable of accepted methods of juvenile group and casework techniques and practices Has the ability to communicate effectively with administration and subordinate staff Understands the principles and techniques used in an institutional setting for individual and group counseling Has the ability to train, coach, and supervise staff members Is knowledgeable of the Juvenile Hall policies and programs and relay information to the public What you will typically be responsible for: Making sure that the building is properly staffed Management of programs on the units Reviewing paperwork (i.e., incident reports) Interpreting and explaining policies and procedures as necessary Conducting investigations involving staff A few reasons why you might love this job: Making a positive difference in youth lives Supervising staff and coaching/developing employees The unpredictability of non-routine days Exciting working with youth and staff from different backgrounds and cultures A few challenges you might face in this job: Disciplining staff that you work closely with Making hard and sometimes unfavorable decisions for the good of the organization The shifts assigned, as this is a 24 hour facility and may require working swing shift Core competencies required: Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job Decision Making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner Delegating: Sharing responsibility, authority, and accountability Handling Stress: Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity Handling & Resolving Conflict: Managing interpersonally strained situations Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Adaptability: Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires Coaching & Developing Others: Supporting others in stretching and expanding their capabilities Professional Impact: Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr. . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. Promotional opportunities: Institutional Supervisor I may promote, by competitive examination, to Institutional Supervisor II Typical Tasks Plans, organizes and directs the overall operation of the Juvenile Hall. Supervises subordinates engaged in providing a coordinated program for the care, health and safety of youth detained in the Juvenile Hall. Investigates incidents involving possible staff misconduct and recommends disciplinary action when warranted. Evaluates the work of subordinate staff and provide coaching, counseling, and corrective action as appropriate and seeks out training opportunities for employees. Collaborates and coordinates with other divisions, departments, law-enforcement agencies and community based organizations. Prepares work schedules, creates reports, facilitates work orders, observes camera activity, and monitors key control. Oversees unit Social Awareness Programming and routine operational activities and initiates changes as necessary. Inspects housing units for cleanliness, orderliness and adherence to rules and policies. Handles emergency situations. Coordinates services and seeks out resources for youth provided by community based organizations or contract agencies. Provides leadership, direction and oversight to evidence-based programs conducted in the facility and in emergency situations using core correctional practices. Administers facility's Training Program in compliance to minimum Standards and Training for Corrections (STC). Oversees facility admissions and release activities including classification, search approval, managing valuables and making intake decisions in the absence of an Intake Deputy Probation Officer (DPO). Meets regularly with Director, Probation Managers, and committees to establish, coordinate and implement activities, facility policies and procedures offering recommendations for major departmental changes. Provides community presentations and conducts tours of the facilities. Explains departmental policies and procedures to parents, attorneys and other agencies; may participate in meetings and serve on committees. Minimum Qualifications License Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process. Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. A major in criminology, social welfare, psychology, sociology or a closely related field is preferred. Experience: Four (4) years of full-time, or its equivalent, experience in probation, institution or parole field work, of which two (2) years must have been equivalent to an Institutional Supervisor I or Probation Supervisor I in Contra Costa County. Desirable Qualifications: Law enforcement background Core Correctional Practices Certified Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. Oral Examination: An oral examination will be conducted to measure candidates' competencies as they relate to the job. These may include but are not limited to:Adaptability; Building & Maintaining Relationships; Handling Stress; Handling & Resolving Conflict; Professional Integrity & Ethics; Valuing Diversity; and Professional Impact (Weighted 100%) The Oral Interview is tentatively scheduled to take place February 25, 2020 The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Jan 13, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - General Services & Maintenance Unit Contra Costa County's Public Works Department is seeking qualified individuals to fill multiple Stationary Engineer vacancies. Stationary Engineers operate, maintain, and repair HVAC systems in a variety of buildings throughout the County. Responsibilities include: resolving customer complaints related to air flow, heating, cooling, and ventilation; responding to HVAC related alarms and elevator malfunctions; calibrating and maintaining pneumatic, electric and computerized (DDC system) controls; inspecting chillers and ensuring containment and proper handling of refrigerants, which may containchlorofluorocarbonsand other hazardous materials; and other related work as required. Employees may work in detention facilities and in close proximity to inmates and patients. Overtime and emergency response may be required. Contra Costa County furnishes tools and equipment. The Public Works Department provides for the construction, maintenance and improvement of infrastructure within the unincorporated area of the County and the Flood Control District as well as county buildings and grounds. The department is organized to conform to the process of developing and building projects. Public Works maintains 660 miles of roads and 150 miles of streams; channels and other drainage facilities as well as maintains 93 county buildings. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems for large buildings or facilities Knowledge of laws and regulations governing HVAC installations and maintenance Ability to operate, inspect, maintain and make repairs to HVAC systems, boilers, water treatment equipment, plumbing fixtures, electrical motors, and other ancillary equipment Ability to read blueprints and building plans for HVAC requirements Ability to perform work assignments in 24-hour facilities where there are inmates or patients Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. Typical Tasks Operates, maintains, and makes repairs to HVAC systems, which includes minor repairs to plumbing fixtures, electrical motors, and other ancillary equipment including pumps and fans Inspects chillers and ensues containment and proper handling of refrigerants which may contain Chlorofluorocarbons and other hazardous materials Operates, maintains, and makes repairs to water treatment equipment, ice machines, various kitchen equipment, and low and high pressure boilers Operates computerized energy management and control systems for HVAC Calibrates and maintains pneumatic, pneumatic electric, and computerized controls Inspects and makes repairs as needed to air handling equipment, vents, ductwork, and plenums Changes filters, pre-filters, and performs other preventative maintenance on equipment at scheduled intervals and as needed Uses hand and power tools to complete major repairs to large equipment and to defective valves, gaskets, and bearings Troubleshoots complaints related to air quality and temperature variances May work in confined spaces and where asbestos-containing material may be present Responds to HVAC-related alarms, elevator malfunctions, and customer trouble reports Tests and maintains emergency back-up generators Installs fire extinguishers and ensures that they are properly serviced Prepares and maintains manual and automated timesheets, log sheets, repair and maintenance records Inspects, tests, and treats water and chemicals in water towers, boilers, and HVAC water distribution system Maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, customers, and managers Makes oral and written reports as required Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process. Education: 1) Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or high school proficiency certificates and satisfactory completion of at least two (2) college level courses or their equivalent in basic refrigeration and electricity. Or, completion of an apprenticeship certification program or HVAC trade school. Certificates: Must be Type 1 or Type 2 certified for Handling Chlorofluorocarbons at the time of application, and obtain a Federal Universal Certification for Handling Chlorofluorocarbons within nine (9) months from the date of hire. Experience: Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent experience as a stationary engineer or operating engineer maintaining and repairing HVAC equipment. Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. Oral Exam: Based on the number of qualified candidates, an oral interview may be conducted to assess candidate's knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to the position. (Weighted 100%). The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Jan 13, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: DSA - Deputy Sheriff's Non-Sworn Rank & File Unit ***PROMOTIONAL ONLY*** The Office of the Sheriff is the largest law enforcement agency in Contra Costa County. We directly serve a population of approximately 165,000 citizens in the unincorporated area of the county as well as the cities of Lafayette, Orinda and Danville. Additionally, we provide dispatch services for the cities of Pittsburg, Oakley and the town of Moraga. Our mission is to safeguard lives, rights and property. With unwavering dedication, we provide innovative and professional law enforcement services to our community. The Office of the Sheriff Communication Center answers approximately 1250 calls and makes another 200 outgoing calls daily. We provide radio communication and maintain accurate CAD logs for all telephone and radio communication. The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office is announcing an excellent promotional opportunity to fill two Supervising Sheriff's Dispatcher vacancies. These positions require individuals who are flexible and willing to work nights, swing, holidays and weekends. All eligible Sheriff's Dispatchers are encouraged to apply. Supervising Sheriff's Dispatchers provide working supervision to dispatchers engaged in the operation of telecommunications, computer, and radio equipment. Typical ongoing assignments include: prioritizing transmissions and relay of communications; orientation and training of new employees, observing and reviewing both departmental and facility procedures, reporting and directing improvements as needed; authorizing and reviewing absences of shift personnel and ensuring coverage through replacements, handling personnel problems and complaints that occur, and conducting performance evaluations. A Supervising Sheriff's Dispatcher will act on behalf of the Communications Center Director in their absence. Desirable candidates shall encompass our Core Values, Honor, Courage, Commitment, Teamwork and Leadership. We are looking for someone who: Has effective oral and written communication skills Possesses organizational and time management skills to work on multiple projects simultaneously Is motivated to learn and grow professionally Stays on task Cares about the future of the communications center and communications center staff Has the ability to lead shift activities to a successful conclusion through monitoring, correcting and directing activities What you will typically be responsible for: Directly supervising and mentoring subordinates Making daily task schedules for dispatchers Maintaining communication with subordinates and command staff Making tape/CAD requests for investigators and District Attorneys Writing yearly and monthly evaluations of subordinates Conducting quality assurance evaluations of telephone calls Monitoring and maintaining 911 answer time percentages Handling personnel complaints Handling citizen complaints A few reasons why you might love this job: Being part of the solution Training and mentoring others Career advancement opportunity Opportunity to affect change A few challenges you might face in this job: Gaining respect of subordinates High stress Resolving conflicts and disciplining employees Potential loss of friendships if promoted within the County Core competencies required: Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job Handling Stress: Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Displaying Ownership and Accountability: Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results Leading the Organizational Culture: Driving the organization's culture through establishing and enforcing norms and/or behaviors in addition to processes Decision Making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner Managing Performance: Ensuring superior individual and group performance Visionary Leadership: Taking a long-term view and building a shared vision with others; acting as a catalyst for organizational change Handling & Resolving Conflict: Managing interpersonally strained situations Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue Writing: Communicating effectively in writing Typical Tasks Assigned Shift Duties: Provides supervision and technical assistance to dispatch personnel Develops and exercises skill in computer-aided dispatch and data file maintenance Monitors team members performance against standards and expectations Conducts performance evaluations for subordinate personnel Handles complaints and personnel problems that occur Works with the Recruiting Team as assigned Orients and trains new dispatch employees Observes and reviews procedures and reports on improvements needed Determines priority of transmission and relay of communications Reviews requests of shift personnel for emergency absences and insures shift coverage through replacements Performs the functions of the 911 County Coordinator as liaison to the State 911 Office Reviews requests for public information, court cases, subpoenas, and testifies in court as needed. Acts for the Communications Center Director in their absence Communications Division Training Duties: Develops, implements and coordinates training programs for both new and tenured employees Develops and implements performance standards and evaluations Is responsible for on-going coordination with those dispatchers assigned to train new employees Works closely with Center Directors and Division Commander to insure training and resource needs are recognized and met Monitors training to insure compliance with continuous training recommendations from California POST for all dispatch personnel 911 Coordinator Duties: Attends Regional meetings Represents county 911 call centers at the State 911 office Coordinates access to the Computer Aided Dispatch system Provides 911 training and updates Researches and makes recommendations for equipment and 911 procedures Prepares reports Works closely with Center Director, Division Commander and the IT Manager to insure 911 service to the community functions properly Minimum Qualifications License: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process. Education : Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or high school proficiency certificate and successful completion of a Communications Training Officer course or equivalent training in accordance with CA POST standards. Experience : Three years of full-time experience or the equivalent as a Contra Costa County Sheriff's Dispatcher II, or an equivalent classification, performing the duties of a communications dispatcher in a public safety agency. At least one (1) year of the required experience must have included training and evaluation of entry-level dispatcher responsibilities. Certificate: Possession of a valid Public Safety Dispatcher certificate issued by the State of California Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission. Continued professional training (CPT) in accordance with CA POST recommended. Promotional Status: Applicants must have probationary or regular permanent status in the County service on the final filing date in order to participate in this examination. Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. Oral Examination: An oral examination will be conducted to measure candidates' competencies as they relate to the job. These may include but are not limited to: Professional & Technical Expertise; Handling Stress; Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying Ownership & Accountability; Leading the Organizational Culture; Decision Making; Managing Performance; Visionary Leadership; Handling & Resolving Conflict; Oral Communication (Weighted 100%) The Oral Interview is tentatively scheduled to take place February 10, 2020 The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Jan 09, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 21 - Supervisory The Health Services Department's Behavioral Health Division is seeking an experienced professional to join our team as a Mental Health Program Manager. In this important role, your major areas of responsibility will include planning, organizing and managing mental health services; developing, implementing and evaluating operational policies and standards; and coordinating services with other agencies providing health and social services. Some assignments will require clinic management and oversight of staff. We are looking for someone who has: Direct experience in Mental Health service delivery, including program planning and evaluation Participated in leading quality improvement projects, monitoring performance metrics, and responding to negative trends Experience managing mental health clinical treatment teams Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Well organized and self-directed Strong verbal and written communication skills Team player who is focused on building collaboration and improvement Patient care advocate Ability to work with various community and professional stakeholders Read the complete job description at https://www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. Typical Tasks Plans, organizes and manages mental health services in a specific geographical region of the County or for a large, diverse and complex program with Division-wide responsibilities Oversees and monitors the delivery of mental health services including clinic management and monitoring of regional services Conducts program planning and development Conducts program evaluation and performance outcome studies Conducts studies and assessments on the needs of clients for case management and other services Develops and implements operational policies and standards in the assigned area or program Coordinates service programs elements of the system of care with other public and private agencies Provides policy/fiscal analysis as requested by a Program Chief and/or Director; analyzes implications of emerging policies on access, service and programs and reports to the division administration Acts as a cost center manager Provides non-clinical supervision of physicians and Registered Nurses to include scheduling, case assignments and administrative coordination of their activities Collaborates and coordinates with interagency partners (e.g., social services, alcohol and other drug services, probation, education, health, and mental health) to provide a coordinated, goal-directed system of care for client population, including sharing funding and resources to develop inter-agency programs and services that fill gaps in the service continuum Negotiates and manages services contracts with outside agencies Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence Plans, assigns and reviews the work of subordinate staff Interviews, hires, trains, and evaluates professional and subordinate staff Represents the program with the division administration, inter and intra-department committees and community groups May represent the division with constituency groups such as client advocates, family alliances, legislative representatives and professional organizations May coordinate the culture competency plan for the division Provides planning and development for increasing cultural diversity in staff and programs May coordinate training programs for the division May coordinate the clinical internship program for the division May assist in evaluating contracts and programs with regard to financial management, accounting practices, financial plans, program goals and objectives, policies and procedures and organizational structure May represent a Mental Health Program Chief in the latter's absence relative to area of expertise Provides and promotes excellence in customer service for both internal and external customers Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process. Positions assigned to manage a mental health clinic or program which requires clinical supervision of staff must possess of one of the following professional licenses: Either (a) a valid Psychologist License issued by the State of California Board of Medical Quality Assurance, Psychology Examining Committee; or (b) a valid Clinical Social Worker License (LCSW) issued by the State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners; or (c) a valid Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) License issued by the State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. Education: Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major in psychology, social work, counseling or a closely related field. Experience: Three (3) years of full-time post-licensure experience, or its equivalent, providing mental health services in a behavioral health program or agency, one (1) year of which must have included supervising either a direct care program such as a public mental health clinic or inpatient facility, OR three (3) years of full-time experience or its equivalent, in mental health program administration, one (1) year of which must have included administrative responsibility for mental health programs/services and the supervision of subordinate staff. Substitution: Possession of a Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required Master's degree. Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. Structured Interview: Qualifiedcandidates will be invited to astructured interview which will be used to evaluate candidates in job-related areas. (Weighted 100%) TENTATIVE DATES Structured Interview: February 11, 2020 The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Jan 06, 2020
Full Time
The Position Why join the Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development? The Department of Conservation and Development (DCD) is seeking to fill vacancies in the classification of Principal Planner - Level A. Under the direction of a Deputy Director or Assistant Deputy Director, Principal Planners - Level A perform as program managers of a section, directing the section's day-to-day activities. A Director heads DCD and there are three divisions under a Deputy Director: 1) Current Planning, 2) Policy Planning and 3) Building Inspection Services. Additionally, there are two working sections: 1) the Housing/CDBG/Federal Programs/Economic Development Section under an Assistant Director and 2) the Business Administration Section that provides support services to the Department under the Land Information Business Operations Manager. DCD's main facility is at 30/40 Muir in Martinez where the County's Application and Permit Center is located. DCD also has a satellite office in Lafayette serving the Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga communities and an East County office in Brentwood. DCD has a total staffing of approximately 175 funded positions serving the entire Contra Costa County. We are looking for someone who is: An experienced professional. Your role will require mastery in one or more subject areas in the field. Dependable. You will be expected to work independently and represent the County on planning and policy matters. Globally minded and innovative . You should understand the dynamics of the field locally, regionally and globally and utilize your knowledge to make improvements. Personable . You will work with team of professionals and interact with others daily. Accountable . You will be responsible for the work product of a team. An expert and a generalist . You will be assigned to a particular field but should understand other areas of planning as well. What you will typically be responsible for: Assist with the development and administration of the County general plan Gather and analyze data Develop plans, policies or programs related to one or more planning fields Consult with elected officials, local government officials and other agencies Prepare environmental impact reports Supervise planning professionals, technicians and clerical staff A few reasons you might love this job: Your work will have a direct impact on the surrounding community You will work independently in a field that is your professional and personal passion and have the ability to grow in your career You will have the ability to learn about multiple fields in planning You will work with a group of outstanding and caring professionals You will work in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere A few challenges you might face in this job : You will need to navigate the regulatory environment in California You will need to have an innovative approach to complete your work with limited resources You must be mindful of external factors such as the Federal budget process, state legislative changes, etc. You will work in a large, diverse county with varying needs You will need to meet the needs of distressed communities throughout the county Read the complete job description online here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracosta/classspecs/ Competencies Required: Analyzing & Interpreting Data : Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data Professional & Technical Expertise : Applying technical subject matter to the job Industry Monitoring : Grasping the external political, economic, competitive, and social factors affecting the industry Legal & Regulatory Navigation : Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations Building & Maintaining Relationships : Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Professional Impact : Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization Professional Integrity & Ethics : Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Displaying Ownership and Accountability : Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results Coaching & Developing Others : Supporting others in stretching and expanding their capabilities Managing Performance : Ensuring superior individual and group performance Delegating : Sharing responsibility, authority, and accountability Thinking & Acting Systematically : Formulating objectives and priorities, and implementing plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment Writing : Communicating effectively in writing Oral Communication : Engaging effectively in dialogue The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Urban Planning, Regional Planning or closely related to one or more Planning Fields. Experience: Four (4) years of professional experience in one or more of the Planning Fields for a city, county or regional land use planning agency or other organization related to the Planning Fields. Substitution for Academic Major: One (1) year of additional qualifying planning experience may be substituted for the required undergraduate academic major. Desirable Qualifications: AICP Certification from the American Planning Association Selection Process Application Filing and Evaluation : Applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application; applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process. Structured Interview : The most qualified candidates will be invited to a structured interview. Final Selection Interviews : Tentatively scheduled for the week of February 17, 2020. TENTATIVE DATES Structured Interview: Week of February 3, 2020 Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the selection process. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Jan 03, 2020
Full Time
The Position The Contra Costa County Public Works Department - Maintenance Division is offering an excellent employment opportunity to fill vacant Public Works Maintenance Supervisor positions, located in Martinez, CA. Under general supervision, a Public Works Maintenance Supervisor assigns and supervises the work of Public Works maintenance crews in the repair and maintenance of County roads, road structures and drainage facilities; and to do relate work as required. The Public Works Department provides for the construction, maintenance and improvement of infrastructure within the unincorporated area of the County and the Flood Control District as well as county buildings and grounds. The department is organized to conform to the process of developing and building projects. Public Works maintains 660 miles of roads and more than 79 miles of streams; channels and other drainage facilities as well as maintains 93 county buildings. The Public Works Department has an organizational culture that strives for continuous improvement. Our mission is to deliver cost effective, safe, reliable and sustainable projects, programs and quality services as well as provide support services that are competitive, attentive, responsive, efficient, safe and high quality to our customers and fellow County Departments. The Public Works Department is an accredited agency. The Department became the first County in California to be accredited by the American Public Works Association in July 2001 and was re-accredited in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. The Department reviews and improves work processes and are now re-evaluated for accreditation on a four-year cycle. We are looking for someone who: Has a proven track record demonstrating training, leading, coaching and evaluating subordinates Has a strong working knowledge of the methods, procedures, equipment and accepted safety practices used in flood control and road maintenance projects Keeps abreast on laws, polices, and ordinances Collaborates and effectively plans and organizes the work of staff Has effective oral and written communication skills Possesses organizational and time management skills to work on multiple projects simultaneously Is motivated to learn and grow professionally What you will typically be responsible for: Supervising a Public Works maintenance crew in the performance of required maintenance work on road and flood control facilities such as: clearing of debris and vegetation, repairing road surfaces, installing and cleaning drainage culverts, painting of traffic control markings, traffic signage, and ordering materials. Inspecting County roads and drainage facilities and recommending needed maintenance and repair work, and preparing work schedules and cost estimates. Preparing annual and quarterly work plans for crew activities, and planning semi-monthly work schedules for achievement of annual and quarterly work plans. Preparing and maintaining necessary documentation concerning personnel matters and work performed, including, but not limited to, timesheets, purchase order requests, personnel evaluations, accident and injury reports, personnel disciplinary actions, daily reports and daily work quantities. Preparing and maintaining an inventory and condition report of all equipment and tools within the assigned crew. Maintaining an ongoing safety program to ensure crew safety practices in the field and recommending changes for improved performance. Using a personal computer to work with the Maintenance Management System (MMS) and other job related software programs. Providing on-going training, coaching and mentoring of employees for improved work performance and maintaining good working relationships with peers and administrative and subordinate staff. A few reasons why you might love this job: Contra Costa County is a great place to work and play. Supportive environment with a supportive caring administration. Teamwork is highly encouraged. Alternative modified work schedules 4-10 hour shifts, 3 day weekends. An environment where collaboration and engagement is highly encouraged to learn and grow. A few challenges you might face in this job: Maintaining road and flood control infrastructure with a small staff size and ensuring work is in compliance with environmental regulations. Structuring and scheduling staff needed to maintain the County infrastructure. Training staff on work activities and equipment. Cultivating a consistent, efficient and effective workforce. Core competencies required: Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job Mechanical Insight: Comprehending how mechanical, electrical, and structural systems operate and interact Analyzing & Interpreting Data: Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data Mathematical Facility: Performing computations and solving mathematical problems Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations Project Management: Ensuring that projects are on-time, on-budget, and achieve their objectives Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue Writing: Communicating effectively in writing Typical Tasks Inspects County roads and drainage facilities in a designated area and recommends needed maintenance and repair work Prepares work schedules and cost estimates, ensuring adherence to county, state and federal regulations Supervises a Public Works maintenance crew in the performance of required maintenance work on road and flood control facilities. Orders materials, verifying material/equipment availability Coordinates work with affected utilities and adjoining property owners Prepares annual and quarterly work plans for crew activities Recommends labor/equipment needs, prioritizes work to fit approved budget, plans more complicated maintenance activities, resolves personnel problems and responds to citizen complaints Plans semi-monthly work schedules collaboratively with members of their crew and discusses the status of achievement of quarterly and annual plans Prepares and maintains necessary documentation concerning personnel matters and work performed under their direction (this includes, but is not limited to, timesheets, purchase order requests, personnel evaluations, accident and injury reports, personnel disciplinary actions, daily reports and daily work quantities) Prepares and maintains an inventory and condition report of all equipment and tools within assigned crew Maintains an ongoing safety and supervision (policy) program with assigned crew Uses a personal computer to work with the Maintenance Management System (MMS) and other job related software programs Provides on-going training, coaching and mentoring of employees for improved work performance Observes crew safety practices in the field and recommends changes for improved performance Maintains good working relationships with peers and administrative and subordinate staff Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license will be accepted during the application process Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate. Experience: Four (4) years of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) experience with either a private contractor or Public Works Department performing a variety of road and/or drainage channel maintenance tasks including manual labor and operation of power equipment, two (2) years of which must have involved responsibilities equivalent to those performed by incumbents of the Contra Costa County class of Maintenance Worker III. Other Requirements: Employees in this class may be subject to drug and alcohol testing under provisions of the County's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. Oral Examination: An oral examination will be conducted to measure candidates' competencies as they relate to the job. These may include but are not limited to: Professional & Technical Expertise; Mechanical Insight; Analyzing & Interpreting Data; Mathematical Facility; Legal & Regulatory Navigation; Project Management; Using Technology; Professional Integrity & Ethics; Oral Communication (Weighted 100%) The Oral Interview is tentatively scheduled to take place February 5, 2020 The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Dec 30, 2019
Full Time
The Position The Contra Costa County Public Works Department is seeking an enthusiastic, systematic, and solution-oriented manager to serve as a key member of its team. The ideal candidate will possess a solid background in local government contracting and procurement regulations and administration. A candidate who exercises a high level of ethics and integrity and has the ability to effectively lead the Purchasing Division, coach, mentor, train and provide feedback to staff is being sought. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, a strong orientation towards customer service, and a strong work ethic. The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills and be adept at building and maintaining strong working relationships throughout the organization including the Public Works Department, the County Administrator's Office, the Auditor-Controller's Office, the Office of County Counsel, other departments, special districts and the public. A progressive manager who seeks to identify opportunities to improve, streamline and innovate purchasing processes is essential. Thriving in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing a variety of work projects simultaneously and carrying them through successful completion as well as proficiently operating computerized purchasing and financial systems for bidding, tracking and managing procurements is ideal. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills which will be used to prepare clear, concise and effective written reports, correspondence and other materials. The full recruitment brochure can be found at https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/62234 Typical Tasks Reporting to a Deputy Public Works Director, the Procurement Services Manager--Exempt is responsible for the planning, organization, development, management, evaluation and coordination of the County's centralized purchasing activities. Serving as the principal public purchasing official of County supplies, equipment and services, formulates and executes strategic procurement plans; develops and implements cost effective purchasing programs; prepares orders for Board of Supervisors' approval; prepares and revises complex contracts, contract amendments, bid documents and purchase orders; continuously generates, reviews, and makes necessary modifications to polices and procedures governing procurement; administers lease purchase contracts for equipment including securing third-party funding; prepares specifications for bid packages, analyzes responses and makes awards to bidders for County and special district purchases; and develops and implements ongoing training for professional and clerical staff in the Division and user training for departments. The Procurement Services Manager--Exempt works with County departments, special districts and other public agencies to develop effective procedures to process requisitions and contracts; establishes and supervises a contract administration system designed to ensure contractors are performing in accordance with the terms and conditions of their contracts; oversees and assists in the management of the County's Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program reporting: prepares and issues a variety of reports; supervises and evaluates subordinate staff; and performs other related work as required. Minimum Qualifications License: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor operator's license will be accepted during the application process. Education : Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business administration, public administration, purchasing, marketing or a closely related field. Experience : Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing a variety of supplies, materials, services and equipment, with at least two (2) years in a supervisory position. Certification : Possession of one of the following professional certifications or equivalent--Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM). Education Substitution : Additional qualifying experience of the type noted above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two (2) years; no substitution for the two (2) years in a supervisory position or the certification requirement. Selection Process The closing date for this recruitment is midnight, Sunday, February 2, 2020. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum requirements provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit www.cccounty.us/hr to see the detailed job description. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. The process may include an online assessment and structured panel interview. The results from the structured interview will result in a list of candidates to be forwarded to the Public Works Department for consideration. The Public Works Department may conduct additional interviews before a final selection is made. TENTATIVE ORAL PANEL INTERVIEW DATE: Week of March 2, 2020 The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Dec 30, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Family and Children's Services Unit The Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department is recruiting to fillvacant positions in the Community Services Bureau. Community Services Bureau administers the federally funded Head Start and Early Head Start and the state funded Child Development programs. The Bureau operates a central kitchen in Richmond, CA, where food is prepared on a daily bases and distributed to the Bureau's 13 directly operated child care centers within Contra Costa County (Richmond through Brentwood and Oakley, CA). Under directions, drives a delivery van, transporting meals and food supplies to designated childcare sites. Assists in main kitchen work including food preparation, packaging and clean up, and other related culinary services as required. Incumbents in the classification of Child Nutrition Food Services Transporter-Project are exempt from the Merit System and work in a state and/or federally funded project positions administered by Contra Costa County. To read the complete job description, please visit the website, www.cccounty.us/hr . Typical Tasks Drives a delivery -van in transporting meals and food supplies Loads and unloads meals and supplies and keeps records of deliveries Inspects condition of vehicle and reports maintenance needs Keeps interior of vehicle clean and orderly Packages foods -and/or collects special foods for children with dietary restrictions Assists with catering of-site if required Washes and disinfects food cambros, containers and pans Cleans refrigerators, walk in-refrigerators and other equipment Sweeps and mops floors Cleans and disinfects counters and work surfaces Picks up and delivers bags of laundry Delivers department pony mail and other materials/supplies as required Maintains required records such as: transport record sheets, fuel receipts, transporter service route sheet Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or high school proficiency certificate. License Required: Candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process. Experience: One (1) year of full time, or its equivalent, experience driving a vehicle for a professional service or agency. Other Requirements: As required by law, all appointees must successfully pass fingerprint and tuberculosis clearance and a current physical examination. Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. If you have any questions regarding this position, pleasecontact Shirly Naoom in the Community Services Bureaudirectly at (925) 608-5048. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Concord, California, United States
Dec 23, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - General Services & Maintenance Unit Contra Costa County Fire Protection District has an exciting new opportunity for a Fire Education Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have experience with developing, administering, and evaluating public education programs and can apply those skills to our fire and injury prevention programs, including youth fire starters. The primary duties will be to assist with developing the messages to be delivered, presenting the identified information, and measuring the outcomes. There are various target groups within the community including children and adults in schools, businesses and various community groups. We are looking for someone who: Loves to teach and is an excellent communicator, able to adjust message and style depending on the audience Is excited to make a difference in the community and to represent the Fire District to the public Has experience developing curriculum and evaluating results Is interested in gathering, analyzing, and using information and data to deliveraccurate and relevant public information Is able to juggle priorities and is a self-starter Gets along well with co-workers Is passionate about listening AND two-way communication Can communicate complex information to diverse groups A few reasons you might love this job: Everyone loves our first responders and it's amazing to be part of this organization Fire safety is a critical concern to our community This is a new position and you'll have input into how it develops A few challenges you might face: Managing a busy workload Gathering feedback from different sources and developing new programs for various needs DEFINITION: Under supervision, plans, administers, coordinates, schedules and presents fire and injury prevention programs to children and adults in schools, businesses, industrial and community groups; coordinates all aspects of the Juvenile Firesetter Education Intervention Program including interviews and evaluations of juvenile firesetters; assists in coordinating routine field inspections for fire and life safety compliance, educates property owners and reports exterior hazard conditions; and performs other related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Fire Education Coordinator is a single-position civilian class in the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responsible for coordination of the Fire District's Public Education Program, including the Juvenile Firesetter Education and Intervention Program. This position is distinguished from Fire Prevention Technician by its responsibility for the Public Education Program. It is distinguished from the class of Fire Prevention Specialist by the coordination and administration of the Fire Department Public Education Program. Tentative Oral Exam: Week of February 3, 2020. Typical Tasks Prepares annual Goals and Objectives for the Public Education Unit Defines public education learning objectives and identifies training methods, materials and presentation requirements Prioritizes and organizes requests for Public Education program presentations Coordinates presentation schedule and distributes work assignments to subordinates Publishes weekly assignment schedule Writes and reviews new and updated fire and life safety educational materials, presentations and related materials Creates and modifies forms and lesson plans as needed Prepares and provides written and verbal materials regarding specific issues related to fire and life safety Presents fire and life safety programs for schools, businesses, industrial and community groups Assists law enforcement with referrals of juveniles involved with firesetting behavior Identifies needs for special projects and prepares materials and budgets Identifies and coordinates District-wide resources for public education programs and presentations Coordinates public education and demonstrations by station personnel Prepares and justifies the Public Education Unit's annual budget Maintains an inventory of public education materials and tracks budget expenditures Purchases training and fire prevention materials, and solicits business contributions of such materials Compiles, analyzes and interprets statistical and technical data; Prepares Monthly Activity reports Prepares comprehensive reports for policy makers which includes information addressing educational goals, objectives, activities, possible impact and outcome Prepares press releases, public service announcements and fire education articles for distribution Develops probation training material for new Fire Prevention Specialists Trains and evaluates subordinates and new employees Attends various meetings associated with fire and life safety education Partners with other local agencies and organizations to achieve common goals and develop a pro-active strategy to address current fire and life safety issues Assists in the coordinating and performing of fire and life safety compliance inspections, including annual exterior hazard and weed abatement surveys Assists with investigating routine complaints related to fire and life safety hazards Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate. Experience: Three years of full-time or its equivalent experience in a position with a business, government or community organization which involved developing, administering and evaluating public education programs, and making public presentations, teaching or having significant public contact. One year of experience interviewing and evaluating juveniles involved with firesetting behaviors is desirable. Substitution: Thirty semester units of education in Fire Science, Speech, Education, Psychology, Sociology or closely related subjects may be substituted for one year of the required experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: Current principles and practices of public education General knowledge of Fire District operations, including fire suppression and fire prevention activities General knowledge of community groups and public schools Ability to: Plan, organize and prioritize work Work harmoniously with staff and the public Analyze statistical data Analyze trends and prepare plans Evaluate and develop new and existing programs Establish and maintain a working relationship with diverse groups and organizations and build partnerships Interview and evaluate juveniles involved with firesetting behavior Design programs and prepare lesson plans Speak easily and effectively before groups Prepare concise written reports and keep accurate records Facilitate meetings Work independently Prepare press releases and public service announcements Speak effectively with reporters Track and maintain unit-related statistics Operate various audio visual training aids Develop and maintain a budget Prepare and disseminate information Exercise good judgment Carry out District policies and procedures Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be included with the application. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the assessment process. Structured Interview: Conducted by a panel of job experts who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas (Weighted 100%). Candidates must receive a passing score in all competency categories in order to be ranked on the employment list. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Dec 23, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: DSA - DSA - Deputy Sheriff's Sworn Rank & File Unit The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is seeking men and women interested in continuing an exciting and challenging career in law enforcement. Employees in this class perform routine law enforcement, crime prevention and detection, and detention activities in the County Sheriff's Office. Although no law enforcement experience is required for entrance into this class, incumbents must meet the minimum qualifications as described below. The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of the most professional, progressive agencies in the United States. In addition to operating the most innovative detention facilities in the country, the Office of the Sheriff provides patrol services throughout the county including four contract cities for which it provides total police services. Many other specialized assignments are also available. As a department of over 1,000 employees, with 668 that are sworn, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff continues to grow and progress, providing excellent opportunities in career development for its deputies. To read the complete job description, please visit the website; www.cccounty.us/hr The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. ORAL EXAM DATE: 02/18/2020 (For applications received 12/23/2019 - 02/09/ 2020) Typical Tasks Patrols assigned areas for the protection of life and property Enforces County ordinances and assists local peace officers in their enforcement activities Investigates accidents and administers first aid Makes preliminary investigations of burglary, theft, rape and other criminal violations Classifies criminal complaints and passes them on to investigators Sets up and maintains road blocks, conducts stakeouts, makes raids and performs other special duties as directed Apprehends and transports suspects Conducts prisoners to and from court and guards them while in court Transports prisoners to and from the Rehabilitation Center and other points Receives and investigates complaints of violations by or against juveniles Confers with juveniles and their parents Prepares citations for Juvenile Court Searches for, photographs, collects, preserves and transports physical evidence Evaluates and compares latent fingerprints Receives, searches, books, fingerprints and guards prisoners in the jail, hospital, prison wards and at the Rehabilitation Center Supervises prisoners at work, in transport, during visit conferences and other activities Prepares for court visits of attorneys and for the transfer and release of prisoners Serves legal papers such as subpoenas, summons, complaints and writs of attachment, execution and restitution Assists in conducting sales of attached property Collects fees due to the County Serves warrants and makes arrests Maintains order in court and prepares, processes and maintains necessary files, documents and reports Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license will be accepted during the application process. Education: Possession of a United States high school diploma, G. E. D. equivalency, California high school proficiency certificate, or have attained a two-year, four-year or advanced degree from an accredited college or university. The high school shall be a United States public school, an accredited United States Department of Defense high school, or an accredited or approved public or nonpublic high school. Training: Possession of a California Basic P. O. S. T. Certificate and experience in law enforcement within the past three years, or successful completion within the last three years of the California Basic Course Equivalency Examination administered by the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, or possession of a valid certificate from a California P. O. S. T. approved Basic Academy. Academy certificates are valid for three years from date of completion of the academy program unless extended by employment as a full-time Peace Officer or Level 1 Reserve. Citizenship: United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship a minimum of one year ago. Age: Must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Physical Requirements: Ability to meet such health standards as may be prescribed by the County Medical Consultant. Hearing: Must not have suffered a hearing loss of over 25 decibels in the 500, 1000 and 2000 frequency ranges. Visual Acuity: 20/100 uncorrected each eye; corrected to 20/30 each eye. Background: A thorough background investigation, which will include a report writing exercise, a polygraph examination and psychological testing, shall be conducted according to the specifications of the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training; and shall not have been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in this state. Other Requirements: Employees in this class who, as a part of their regularly assigned duties are required to operate a motor vehicle, will be subject to drug and alcohol testing under provisions of the County Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas (Weighted 100%). The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Dec 23, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: DSA - Deputy Sheriff's Non-Sworn Rank & File Unit The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is seeking men and women interested in an exciting and challenging career in law enforcement. Prior law enforcement experience is not required.Individuals who are appointed as Deputy Sheriff -Recruit will be assigned to attend our Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved police academy, which involves 26 weeks of intensive academic instruction combined withrigorous physical fitness training. Upon successful completion of the Academy, recruits will graduate and be sworn in as Peace Officers and promoted to Deputy Sheriff ($7,036-$8,981). Academy graduates are initially assigned to the Patrol Division or the Custody Services Bureau The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of the most professional, progressive agencies in the United States. In addition to operating the most innovative detention facilities in the country, the Office of the Sheriff provides patrol services throughout the county including four contract cities for which it provides total police services. Many other specialized assignments are also available. As a department of over 1,000 employees, with 668 that are sworn, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff continues to grow and progress, providing excellent opportunities in career development for its deputies. Contra Costa County is currently accepting P.O.S.T T-Scores. Valid T-Scores received within the last 12 months with a score of 48 or higher will be accepted in lieu of taking the written examination. Candidates must submit a copy of their T-Score at the time of application. To read the complete job description, please visit the website; www.cccounty.us/hr The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. EXAM DATES: (For applications received 12/23/2019 to 02/09/2020 Written/Physical Agility Exam: 03/07/2020 Oral Exam: 03/10/2020 Typical Tasks Attends a California Basic Academy which includes those courses necessary to gain P.O.S.T. approved peace officer status May attend an orientation on operations within the Sheriff's Department Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of State valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process. Education: Possession of a United States high school diploma, G.E.D. Equivalency, California high school proficiency certificate, or have attained a two-year, four-year or advanced degree from an accredited college or university. The high school shall be a United States public school, an accredited United States Department of Defense high school, or an accredited or approved public or nonpublic high school. Citizenship: United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship a minimum of one year ago. Age Requirement: Must be 20.5 years of age at the time of appointment. Physical Requirement: Ability to meet such health standards as may be prescribed by the County Medical Consultant. Visual Acuity: 20/100 uncorrected each eye; corrected to 20/30 each eye. Hearing: Must not have suffered a hearing loss of over 25 decibels in the 500, 1000 or 2000 frequency ranges. Background: A thorough background investigation, which will include a report writing exercise, a polygraph examination and psychological testing, shall be conducted according to the specifications of the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training; and shall not have been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in this state. Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. Written Examination: May include multiple-choice questions, writing proficiency test, and scenario based competency/behavioral questions. Test items may consist of the following assessment categories: reading comprehension, vocabulary, and information processing/reasoning ability. (Pass/Fail) Physical Agility Examination: Designed to measure an applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to complete exercises that replicate some aspect of the job. The examination may be timed and include the following physical examinations: 1) 500 yard run 2) scaling a 6-foot wall, and 3) 165 lb. dummy drag (Pass/Fail) Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas (Weighted 100%). The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF THE ORGANIZATION It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Dec 22, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: DSA - Deputy Sheriff's Non-Sworn Rank & File Unit Contra Costa County Sheriff's Dispatcher II Pay Range $71,584.80 - $84,940.04* *As of July 1, 2019 $75,164.04 - $89,187.04 (2020-2021) $78,922.24 - $93,646.39 (2021-2022) $82,868.35 - $98,328.71 (2022-2023) ( 20% pay increase over 4 year period) The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is recruiting individuals with law enforcement dispatching experience. Sheriff's Dispatchers are assigned to the Communications Center located in Martinez, California. The facility operates on a 7-day, 24-hour schedule. Sheriff Dispatchers are responsible for receiving incoming emergency and non-emergency police, fire, emergency ambulance service calls; determining response, prioritizing and dispatching units in accordance to established Sheriff policies and procedures; entering and retrieving information from teletype networks and computerized data systems; for radio communication with 15-20 patrol units operating in the field and provide additional dispatch services to fire departments, ambulance units and the County Office of Emergency Services. Weekend, holiday and overtime work is required . All overtime is compensated at 1-1/2 times regular hourly rate. Characteristics of the ideal candidate: •Ability to act promptly, logically and decisively •Be able to communicate clearly •Ability to read, comprehend and retain information •Maintain a calm and professional demeanor even under stressful situations •Ability to adapt to changing situations •Ability to multi-task •Highly self-motivated •Have a high level of integrity Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr. The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for one year. EXAM DATES: (For applications received 12/22/2019 - 01/24/2020) Tentative Typing and Online Skills Assessment: 02/18/2020 and 02/19/2020 Typical Tasks Receives routine and emergency telephone calls Receives and transmits radio traffic Uses computer-aided keyboard and data entry equipment or manually records and relays information (often of an emergency nature) to appropriate unit; such as, patrol cars, other police agencies, ambulances, the County Public Works Department and the Office of Emergency Services Receives, transmits and records teletype and data systems messages Answer questions from the public May be asked to dispatch from a Mobile Command Vehicle May assist with Communications Training Program and provide on-the-job training to new dispatchers Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process. Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or high school proficiency certificate. Experience: One year of full-time or its equivalent experience within the last two (2) years performing law enforcement emergency dispatch duties on a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System at a California P.O.S.T. participating law enforcement agency; or successful completion of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office Dispatcher I Training Program within the last 3 years. Typing Proficiency: Accurately type at a speed of no less than 40 words per minute. Certificate Required: Possession of a California P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatch Certificate Other Requirements: Must pass a thorough background investigation, medical screening, and psychological evaluation prior to employment Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. Typing Assessment: All accepted applicants will be invited to participate in a typing assessment. The assessment will consist of a five minute timed typing test. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to type at least 40 net words per minute. Online Skills Assessment: Designed to measure an applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to complete exercises that replicate some aspect of the job. The examination may be timed and include the following physical examinations: crisis management, non-emergency calls, prioritization, asking the right questions, telecommunications and teamwork, decision making, verbal ability, reasoning ability, and perceptual ability. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%). The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Dec 22, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: DSA - Deputy Sheriff's Non-Sworn Rank & File Unit Contra Costa County Sheriff's Dispatcher I Pay Range $65,352.10 - $72,050.73* *As of July 1, 2019 $68,619.70 - $75,653.26 (2020-2021) $72,050.69 - $79,435.92 (2021-2022) $75,653.22 - $83,407.72 (2022-2023) ( 20% pay increase over 4 year period) The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is recruiting men and women for a challenging career in the Sheriff's public safety communications center. No prior experience is required. Individuals hired will receive intensive training during the initial 12-month probationary period and are expected to qualify for advancement to the class of Sheriff's Dispatcher II ($5,153 - $6,114) within one year of employment. Sheriff-Dispatcher is a non-sworn, uniformed position. Dispatchers receive a yearly uniform allowance. Individuals assigned to designated positions requiring bilingual ability must pass language proficiency evaluation to qualify for a bilingual differential. Sheriff's Dispatchers are assigned to the dispatch center located in Martinez, California. The facility operates on a 7-day, 24-hour schedule. Sheriff Dispatchers are responsible for receiving incoming emergency and non-emergency police, fire, emergency ambulance service calls; determining response, prioritizing and dispatching units in accordance to established Sheriff policies and procedures; entering and retrieving information from teletype networks and computerized data systems; for radio communication with 15-20 patrol units operating in the field and provide additional dispatch services to fire departments, ambulance units and the County Office of Emergency Services. Weekend, holiday and overtime work is required . All overtime is compensated at 1-1/2 times regular hourly rate Characteristics of the ideal candidate: •Ability to act promptly, logically and decisively •Be able to communicate clearly •Ability to read, comprehend and retain information •Maintain a calm and professional demeanor even under stressful situations •Ability to adapt to changing situations •Ability to multi-task •Highly self-motivated •Have a high level of integrity Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATES Tentative Typing Assessment: 02/18/2020 and 02/19/2020 Tentative Performance Exam: 03/07 - 03/09/2020 Typical Tasks Receives telephone and radio messages Uses computer-aided keyboard and data entry equipment or manually records and relays information (often of an emergency nature) to appropriate unit; such as, patrol cars, other police agencies, ambulances, the County Public Works Department and the Office of Emergency Services Receives, transmits and records teletype and data systems messages Answer questions from the public May be asked to dispatch from a mobile command center Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license will be accepted during the application process. Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or high school proficiency certificate. Typing Proficiency: Ability to accurately type at a speed not less than 40 words per minute. Other Requirements: Must pass a thorough background investigation, medical screening, and psychological evaluation prior to employment. Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. Typing Assessment: All accepted applicants will be invited to participate in a typing assessment. The assessment will consist of a five minute timed typing test. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to type at least 40 net words per minute. Note: Typing certificates will NOT be excepted in lieu of the typing assessment required. Performance Examination: Designed to measure an applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to complete exercises that replicate some aspect of the job. The examination may be timed and include the following physical examinations: decision making, data entry, call summarization, memory recall, prioritization, map reading, verbal ability, reasoning ability, and perceptual ability. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%) Test information is available by visiting the vendor's website at: CritiCall and Dispatcher Applicant: F.A.Q The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF THE ORGANIZATION It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Dec 18, 2019
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Family and Children's Services Unit The Community Services Bureau in the Employment and Human Services Department is offering anemployment opportunity on an hourly basis in a role for Teacher Assistant Trainee-Project. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested to work with young children ages 0-5 years old in a classroom setting in state-of-the art licensed childcare facilities. The Teacher Assistant Trainee-Project position is geared towards individuals who do not have experience or educational background in the field of Early Childhood Education and Development or individuals who are pursuing their post-high school education. The position provides an excellent opportunity for an on-the-job training and development for a potential career in Early Childhood Education. Under close supervision, cares for and assists in the development and instruction of Infant/Toddler and pre-school children in a childcare and development education program designed to promote the social, emotional, cognitive, creative and linguistic development of young children. Incumbents in this class are exempt from the classified service and work in Federally and or State funded project positions administered by Contra Costa County. No permanent appointments may be made in this classification. Typical Tasks Assists in planning and implementing the instructional program to Infant/Toddler and pre-school children Assists in maintaining the safety, cleanliness and attractiveness of the learning environment, including, but not limited to, sweeping, mopping, cleaning and sanitizing tables and sinks, and organizing the children's environment Assists children and teachers in transitions at rest time, during meals, and other activities Assists children with toileting and diapering Nurtures the children and families to reach full potential Models appropriate behavior for the children and families Assists the children in solving their own problems and developing self-discipline; follows appropriate behavior management techniques and policy Reports observations of unusual or challenging behaviors to the teachers and relates positive behaviors to parents Facilitates open and effective, professional oral and written communication with families, staff, and children; Follows procedures for making verbal and written reports of suspected child abuse to Children's Protective Services and to others as required Reports unusual incidents to supervisor as required Complies with standards of conduct as required by Federal, State and County regulations Performs other tasks as may be required for the efficient operation of the comprehensive, integrated program Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate. Continuing Education: Eligibility for promotion to the classification of Associate Teacher - Project requires completion of 12 Early Childhood Education units with a passing grade of C or above. Nine (9) of these units must be in the core classes required under the State Permit Matrix. Other Requirements: As required by law, all appointees to this class must successfully pass a physical examination and fingerprint and tuberculosis clearances. Physical Requirements: Lift up to 50 lbs. intermittently, able to bend, stoop, and sit in small chairs and on floors regularly. Able to move quickly to keep pace with young children. Other Requirements: As required by law, all appointees to this class must successfully pass a physical examination and fingerprint and tuberculosis clearances. Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. If you have any questions regarding this position, pleasecontact Andrea Andalon in the Community Services Bureaudirectly at (925) 608-5045. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Nov 25, 2019
Full Time
The Position OPEN UNTIL FILLED Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is offering an excellent career opportunity for qualified individuals interested in the Senior Cytotechnologist position located at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA. Under general direction, Senior Cytotechnologists perform general and specialized procedures relating to the preliminary evaluation of cytologic materials obtained from individuals; documents quality assurance and qualify control; writes protocols for new procedures; ensures adherence to applicable State and Federal regulations; schedules and records preventative maintenance for medical instruments; resolves day-to-day technical problems; collects data and information for Pathologist and assists less experienced Cytotechnologists with complex cytology specimen handling; and performs other related work as required. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Ability to make concentrated solutions of body secretions and to prepare slides with skill and accuracy Ability to make accurate observations and records of test results Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Knowledge of accepted practices of standard records maintenance Organized and maintains accurate records Communicates effectively both in writing and orally Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATE: Tentative Training and Experience Evaluation: Periodically Until Filled Typical Tasks Participates with the Cytotechnologist in the preparation, examination and preliminary diagnosis of all cytologic specimens including bedside assistance at fine needle aspirations Assists the Cytotechnologist on difficult cases and resolves day to day technical problems Researches, develops, verifies and evaluates new or modified procedures, techniques and equipment Revises cytopathology manuals annually or as needed Schedules and records preventive maintenance for all instruments Coordinates quality control programs and in-house continuing education Documents and maintains State and Federally mandated statistics and those required by professional organizations and laboratory policy Collects data for cytology quality assurance programs and other information needed by the pathologists Evaluates validity of test data Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid License as a Cytotechnologist issued by the State of California Department of Health. Experience: Three (3) years of full-time, or its equivalent, experience in a laboratory performing cytologic tests and analysis. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED AND YOU MUST ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR LICENSE TO YOUR APPLICATION. Selection Process 1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A supplemental questionnaire is required. 2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. 3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%). 4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the eligible list. The examination steps noted above may be changed in accordance with the County's Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Nov 22, 2019
Full Time
The Position OPEN UNTIL FILLED Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is offering an excellent career opportunity for qualified individuals interested in several Substance Abuse Counselor positions. Substance Abuse Counselors work at the Alcohol and Other Drugs unit within the Behavioral Health Division and the Restoration Center within the Public Health Division. The candidates selected will engage in a variety of counseling and prevention activities targeted at individuals, groups, and families experiencing or at high risk for problems related to substance abuse. The position may be assigned to either an outpatient or residential facility program in East, West, or Central Contra Costa County. Individuals selected for this position may be required to work various shifts and weekends. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Ability to use provide counseling and related family counseling and education Ability to communicate effectively with people experiencing anxiety, stress and depression Knowledge of the current substance abuse methods and techniques of individual and group counseling Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Excellent oral and written communication skills Acknowledge and respect cultural and linguistic differences of the County's diverse population Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATE: Tentative Training and Experience Evaluation: Periodically Until Vacancies Filled Typical Tasks Interviews applicants to determine appropriateness for program services Conducts intake assessments to determine client problems and appropriate course of action Orients clients on program requirements Provides substance abuse counseling to individuals, families and groups Conducts group education programs Provides crisis intervention and counseling Develops recovery plans and makes referrals to appropriate service providers Represents the division to the community through outreach activities and educational programs Maintains client case records and does technical client charting Participates in meetings, committees and training Plans, schedules and implements clients daily work, counseling and recreational activities Monitors client files Prepares reports for other agencies as required Monitors ongoing treatment Develops aftercare plans and provides client follow-up Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external customers Minimum Qualifications License Required: Candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process. Certification Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment certification as an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselor issued by a certifying agency approved by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Education: Successful completion of 30 semester or 45 quarter units from an accredited college or university which included at least 12 semester or 15 quarter units in psychology, sociology, counseling, or chemical dependency. Experience: One (1) year of full-time experience, or its equivalent, counseling persons in a substance abuse program or one (1) year of experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee in Contra Costa County. Substitution for Education: Additional qualifying experience of the type noted above may be substituted for the required completion of 30 semester or 45 quarter units of education on a year-for-year basis. No substitution is allowed for the required 12 semester or 15 quarter units of specialized coursework. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED. ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR CERTIFICATION AND COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. Selection Process 1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed supplemental questionnaire is required at the time of applying. 2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. 3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%). 4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Nov 22, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856 (Health Services Unit) The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is seeking qualified applicants to fill the Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee vacancies within the Alcohol and Other Drugs unit of the Behavioral Health Division, and the Public Health Division's Clinical Services Restoration Center. The candidates selected will assist in providing individual, group and family counseling to clients experiencing problems related to substance abuse; assist in developing and implementing activities related to substance abuse prevention, intervention and rehabilitation; and perform other related work as required. The vacancies are located in Martinez, CA and may require traveling around Contra Costa County. Individuals selected for these vacancies may be required to work various shifts and weekends. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Assist in substance abuse counseling to individuals, families and groups Communicate effectively with people experiencing anxiety, stress, and depression Provide and promote excellence in customer service for both internal and external customers Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to work under stress in a team environment Knowledge of available community resources Effective verbal and written communications skills Willing and fast learner Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATES Tentative Evaluation of Training and Experience: Periodically Until Vacancies Filled Typical Tasks Learns to interview applicants to determine appropriateness for program services Learns to conduct intake assessments to determine client problems and appropriate course of action Orients clients on program requirements Assists in substance abuse counseling to individuals, families and groups Learns to conduct group education programs Assists with crisis intervention, counseling and referral May be assigned night custodial duties at a residential facility May oversee client medication allocation Represents the division to the community through outreach activities and educational programs Maintains client case records and performs client charting Participates in meetings, committees and training sessions Prepares reports for other agencies as required Learns to monitor client files and conducts monthly audits of active and inactive client files Learns to monitor ongoing treatment and develops aftercare plans and client follow-up May provide clients with emergency transportation Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external customers Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process. Possession of a registration to obtain certification as an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselor issued by one of the certifying agencies approved by the State of California. Education: Successful completion of 30 semester or 45 quarter units from an accredited college or university which included at least 12 semester or 15 quarter units in psychology, sociology, counseling, or chemical dependency. Experience: Six (6) months of full-time, or its equivalent experience, counseling persons affected by alcohol or drug abuse. Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR REGISTRATION AND ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED. AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED WITHOUT THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE AND CERTIFICATES WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AND WILL THEREFORE BE DISQUALIFIED. Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%) Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Nov 11, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit THE POSITION The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting for one (1) Full-Time and one (1) Part-Time vacancy as a Cardiac Ultrasonographer assigned to the Cardiopulmonary Unit at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) located in Martinez, CA. As a Cardiac Ultrasonographer, the incumbent is responsible for selecting equipment for use in cardiac sonography, assisting/positioning patients in the examination room, performing 2-D and M-Mode echocardiograms with Doppler flow studies and Doppler color flow velocity and preparing records of functional, anatomical and pathological data. This position reports to the Chief, Cardiopulmonary Support Services. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Experience conducting routine cardiac sonography examinations Experience working in a clinic and/or acute care setting Recent use of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Critical thinking skills Ability to triage patients based on diagnosis Knowledge and utilization of Philips ultrasound systems To read the complete job description, please visit the website: https://www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATE Training and Experience: Periodically Until Filled Typical Tasks Positions and transfers patients and provides for patient safety Selects equipment for use in cardiac sonography set up according to the requirements of the examination Adjusts equipment controls according to specific orders Moves transducer by hand and observes sound wave display screen to note ultrasonic pattern produced Prepares a permanent record of the significant functional and/or anatomical and pathological data obtained for interpretation by a physician Performs first aid as necessary Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross examination Maintains orderliness and cleanliness Secures and returns supplies May be responsible for recommendation/development of technical factors and equipment factors and equipment selection Recognizes common equipment malfunctions and makes minor repairs or adjustments as required Maintains adequate records as directed Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external customers Minimum Qualifications Certification Required: Possession of a valid certificate as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers; or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) issued by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI); AND a Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross. Selection Process Applicants must attach the required certification documents to their application that is listed on the Minimum Qualifications section. Applications submitted without the required certification documents will be disqualified. 1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. 2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. 3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%) 4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score in order to be ranked on the eligible list. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Nov 11, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856-Health Services Unit CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled THE POSITION The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting to fill one (1) Full-Time vacancy as a Cardiology Technician I assigned to Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) located in Martinez, CA. As a Cardiology Technician I, the incumbent is responsible for the monitoring and handling of electrocardiograph (EKG) machines. In addition to transporting, setting up, operating, and reporting results of electrocardiograph and related tests, other duties may include: operating related cardiac stress equipment such as the treadmill; responding to Code Blue emergencies indicating cardiac arrest in progress; cleaning, testing and making minor repairs to diagnostic equipment; and scheduling appointments and filing reports. This position reports to the Chief, Cardiopulmonary Support Services. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Experience attaching electrodes to specifies areas of the patient's body per protocol Experience working in a clinic and/or acute care setting Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Knowledgeable in cardiac stress equipment such as treadmill or apply Holter cardiac monitoring equipment Ability to distinguish between normal and abnormal wave patterns by comparing previous EKGs To read the complete job description, please visit the website: https://www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATE Tentative Training and Experience Evaluation: Periodically Until Filled Typical Tasks Transports machines or equipment to assigned locations within main medical center or outpatient clinics Receives patients and explains methods or procedure for administering EKG tests and all cardiac related procedures ordered by attending physician Attaches electrodes to specifies areas of the patient's body per protocol Monitors the recording procedures to discern artifacts or abnormalities May also be assigned to operate related cardiac stress equipment such as treadmill or apply Holter cardiac monitoring equipment Respond to Code Blue or Rapid Response emergencies indicating cardiac arrest in progress Replenishes supply as needed Cleans, tests and makes minor repairs to all diagnostic equipment Reports major malfunctions to manager and Bio Medical Equipment Request Observes all required safety standards to guard against injury to patients and staff Schedules appointments and files reports Types, files and copies reports Minimum Qualifications Experience: One (1) year of full time experience, or its equivalent, in the operation of electrocardiograph machines and related equipment. Substitution for Experience: A certificate of completion of an electrocardiography course issued by an accredited college or vocational school may be substituted for the experience. Certification Required: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association, or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross. Selection Process Applicants must attach the required certification documents to their application that is listed on the Minimum Qualifications section. Applications submitted without the required certification documents will be disqualified. SELECTION PROCESS Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%) Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the eligible list. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Oct 28, 2019
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1021 - Social Services Rank & File Unit Do you have a passion for helping others? Do you want to make a difference in people's lives? Come join a team committed to helping individuals and families live their best lives! Social Worker II vacancies are available on the Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD) and the Contra Costa County Public Defender's Office. ASSIGNMENTS IN THE EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT (EHSD) The Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD) is recruiting to fill Social Worker II vacancies within Aging and Adult Services, Children and Family Services, and Whole Person Care Community Connect. This position will be assigned complex and specialized caseloads which require professional skills gained through graduate studies or extensive on-the-job training. In this position, you will be working directly with individuals or entire family systems with challenging dynamics that include abuse and/or neglect with the goal of preserving or restoring baseline functioning for the identified client system. If assigned to the Children and Family Services Bureau, you will work in the areas of Abuse/Neglect Investigations, Case Management, Juvenile Court, Out-of-Home Placements, Family Reunification/Maintenance, Independent Living Program, Foster Home Licensing and Adoptions. If assigned to the Adult Protective Services, you will be responsible for investigating and mitigating abuse and neglect of elderly and dependent adults. If assigned to Whole Person Care CommunityConnect, you will be responsible for providing case management and care coordination for enrolled clients served by the County Health Care System. EHSD offers Clinical LCSW/MFT pre-licensure group supervision and partial reimbursement for individual supervision. In addition, a bilingual differential is available for positions and incumbents designated as bilingual and meet the qualifications. The Social Worker II position is a flexibly-staffed position that offers a promotional opportunity to the Social Worker III class when all the minimum qualifications are met. Applicants interested in the Social Worker III recruitment must complete and submit a separate application for Social Worker III. Contra Costa County offers a wide range of competitive benefit options to meet the needs of our diverse workforce and their families. For general county benefits information, visit our Benefits page at: CCC Employee Benefits . Are you curious about a day in the life of a Social Worker? Check out a couple of the Social Worker profile videos! Adult Protective Services We are looking for someone who has: Knowledge and ability to learn and apply complex laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to clients Strong analytical, organizational and time management skills Excellent interpersonal skills when working with diverse clients of various ages, socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, and mental and/or physical capabilities Strong ability to work collaboratively with other professionals in order to meet the needs of a shared client Great communication skills Tech-savvy skills and ability to learn and use specialized software programs A few reasons you might love the job: Opportunity to compassionately support children, elders/dependent adults and families It's more than a desk job! Travel throughout the beautiful East Bay and neighboring counties to meet with clients and community partners Work and network with dedicated professionals who share the same passion for public service Career growth and upward mobility within the department Supportive and respectful working environment that values work-life balance A few challenges you might face in this job: Fast-paced environment Meeting mandated deadlines (such as court) Identifying ways to navigate limited resources and services while still meeting clients' identified goals and needs Keeping up with many changing State mandates and policies ASSIGNMENTS IN THE PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE Come join the Contra Costa Public Defenders (CCPD) Office and be part of an interdisciplinary team that utilizes a holistic approach to ensure justice and help achieve the best possible outcome for adults and juveniles charged with crimes. CCPD Social workers assist staff attorneys in their representation of our clients in a variety of ways, including: Writing biopsychosocial reports and assessments of clients Identifying available social services in the community and connecting clients with those services Identifying issues of concern that may have led the person to involvement in the criminal justice system Developing plans to help people reintegrate with their communities after incarceration Advocating for community-based solutions as alternatives to custody We are looking for someone who has: The ability to work well with persons from diverse backgrounds and socio-economic statuses An understanding of the role of the public defender in advocating for indigent persons accused of crimes Great communications skills, oral and written The ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments To read the complete job description, please visit the website, www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. NOTE: Candidates who will complete their Master's degree requirements on or before June 2020 are encouraged to apply. EXAM DATES (For applications received 10/28/19 - 2/2/20) Tentative Written Exam: February 2020 (Must be able to attend exam in person) Typical Tasks General Tasks: Conducts interviews, visits with clients in their homes and in other non-office settings Provides case management services Completes and gathers necessary records and reports Prepares appropriate case files, legal and casework documentation including the recording of relevant information Appears in court for court hearings as required, or is on stand-by, when necessary Maintains accurate and specific case records and logs in accordance with applicable laws and regulations , documenting in computer applications as required Maintains liaison activities with police jurisdictions , schools, and hospitals Prepares relevant correspondence Note: Children's Protective Services or Adult Protective Services positions: In addition to the general typical tasks above, incumbents in these assignments may perform all or part of the following as well: Interprets and applies complex laws, rules, regulations and procedures pertaining to child welfare and adult protective services Investigates complaints, makes psychosocial assessments of families and individuals, consults with and refers clients to appropriate community resources, if needed Identifies immediate and potential risk of abuse and negligence of children and/or adults residing in non-institutional community care settings With frequent consultation provides casework services in the children's or adult protective services programs while in the home or in placement Develops, prepares and implements treatment service plans, and Responds to emergency requests during regular work hours or at other times assigned, and provides emergency services via telephone or onsite of crisis scene which may be a hospital, home or police department Determines the need for court hearings, schedules and notifies appropriate parties Prepares and submits written court reports/memos with recommendations for the court and carries out court ordered actions Files petitions, submission of court reports, and other actions, as needed Confers with County Counsel regarding petitions, reports, hearings and other litigation Makes presentations, provides education and outreach to community groups Adult Protective Services assignment: In addition to the general typical tasks above, incumbents in this assignment may perform all or part of the following as well: Cross reports to law enforcement and other legal and regulatory entities Coordinates and collaborates with the District Attorney's and County Counsel's offices, as needed Collaborates with California State Community Care Licensing Division of local ombudsman on Residential Facility closure(s) Children's Protective Services assignment: In addition to the general typical tasks above, incumbents in this assignment may perform all or part of the following as well: Prepares and submits notifications, petitions, court reports, court memos and other Court documents for required Juvenile court hearings and procedures Prepares, testifies and carries out orders administered by the Juvenile Court on behalf of the agency Secures, visits and monitors out-of-home placements in/out of county/state for youth and young adults Assists teens and young adults in progressing toward independence and self-sufficiency Provides case management services for children and families involved in CFS, including, but not limited to, substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence and sexual abuse issues Public Defender's Office assignment : In addition to the general typical tasks above, incumbents in this assignment may perform all or part of the following as well: Interview and assess Public Defender clients in the jail and/or in the community Gather accurate and detailed information about clients in order to prepare thorough written social histories Provide case management, assistance with program placement, and connection to supportive services to Public Defender clients Educate Public Defender clients and family members about the criminal process and assist them in overcoming barriers to success Maintain accurate and detailed case files and documentation of assignments and tasks as needed Testify in court on behalf of Public Defender clients when requested to do so by their attorney Maintain familiarity with local government and community-based resources in order to facilitate client placement into these services Engage in ongoing training and continuing education related to reentry, criminal justice, mental health, provision of trauma-informed care, and other relevant topics Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process. Education: Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social work, sociology, counseling or psychology, with a specialization in marriage, family and children or in a major within the social/human services field. Substitution for Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, sociology, social welfare or a closely related field and three (3) years of full-time or its equivalent experience as either a social caseworker in a public or private human services agency or as a Deputy Probation Officer performing juvenile investigations or supervision may be substituted for the required education. Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. Written Examination: May include multiple-choice questions, writing proficiency test, and scenario based competency/behavioral questions. (Weighted 100%). The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.