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.

 

 

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

Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
Apr 01, 2020
Full Time
The Position Deputy County Clerk-Recorder Contra Costa County Contra Costa County is seeking a Deputy Clerk-Recorder. The ideal candidate will possess characteristics and values that will bring long-term benefit to the management of the Department, includingintegrity, credibility, a positive attitude, teamwork,excellence, and vision. For more information and to apply, please visit CPS Human Resource Consulting. The first review of applications will be May 4th.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Mar 31, 2020
Full Time
The Position ********************REOPENED TO EXPAND OUR RECRUITMENT EFFORTS******************** The class of Associate Appraiser represents the senior or advanced level in the professional appraisal series. Incumbents in this class may provide lead direction to subordinate appraisers, and will receive general work direction from a Supervising Appraiser. This class is distinguished from the class of Supervising Appraiser which is the first supervisory level in the professional appraisal series further distinguished from Assistant Appraiser in that the latter constitutes the journey level for appraisal of all types of less complex properties in the professional appraisal series. Within the class of Associate Appraiser, the level of appraisal work is generally limited to more complex properties and is distinguished by the following characteristics, which are representative and not inclusive. Why join the Contra Costa County Assessor's Office? Contra Costa County is one of the largest employers in the area offering multiple career opportunities in public service. The Contra Costa County Assessor's Office discovers and assesses all property within the County; produces and delivers an assessment roll by July 1 of each year; values all real property; audits all entities doing business in the County and values all taxable personal property; establishes and maintains a set of 11,000 maps for assessment purposes; delineates every parcel of land in the County; and provides a public information service to assist taxpayers with questions about property ownership and assessment. We are looking for someone who is: Professional and able to work in a team environment Able to analyze and interpret data and present the information clearly and professionally Proactive in obtaining and sharing information A leader and a good communicator What you will typically be responsible for: Managing more complex appraisals and workload Handling Assessment Appeals and difficult public service and valuation issues Making change in ownership determinations and analyzing ownership issues Mentoring entry-level appraisers Investigating and researching property tax matters A few reasons you might love this job: Your work will have a direct impact on the surrounding community You will work in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere You will perform a variety of office and field work A few challenges you might face in this job : You will work in a large, diverse county with varying needs Learning and maintaining your knowledge of rules and laws that are changing on a regular basis A cyclical workload Dealing with challenging or difficult taxpayers/representatives Desirable Qualifications: Extensive knowledge of property tax laws Advanced computer skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to deal effectively and professionally with others Typical Tasks TYPICAL TASKS: Makes investigations, collects and analyzes data affecting value of land, structures, and personal property to determine costs and charges affecting values Makes field visits and inspects the more complex properties Makes final appraisal considering location, replacement cost, resale value, utility value, income value, depreciation, obsolescence, and valuation of similar properties Makes detailed economic and cost studies of various types of properties Measure, plots and diagrams structural improvements Makes and verifies computations Makes cost estimates and final value determinations Analyzes and determines change in ownership issues Makes special appraisals and reports Handles assessment appeals, board corrections, segregation's, cancellations, reduction in value and disaster tax relief, financing adjustments, partial interest transfers and reviews complaints on assigned appraisal properties as necessary May appear before the Assessment Appeals Boards as the Assessor's Representative Minimum Qualifications 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. Certificate Required: Possession of a valid Appraiser's Certificate issued by the California State Board of Equalization. Experience: Three (3) years of full time or its equivalent professional experience in appraising real property in a California County Assessors Office, or in a state or federal agency in California responsible for appraising property or Three (3) years of full-time or its equivalent experience in the class of Junior Appraiser or higher in Contra Costa County. PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of valid Appraiser's Certificate issued by the State Board of Equalization by the final filing date. Selection Process 1. Application Filing: Applicants, including County Employees, are to apply on-line at Contra Costa County Department of Human Resources and submit the required information 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. 2. Oral Interview: An oral interview will be conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board in Martinez, CA. The Board 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 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
Mar 29, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: DSA - Deputy Sheriff's Non-Sworn Rank & File Unit 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 For applications received between 3/28/2020 - 5/1/2020 Tentative Typing Assessment: 05/19 - 05/20/2020 Tentative Performance Exam: 06/06 - 06/08/2020 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, a typing certification will NOT be accepted in lieu of the required typing assessment) 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. 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
Mar 29, 2020
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 03/28 - 05/01/2020) Tentative Typing and Online Skills Assessment: 05/19 - 05/20/2020 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. (Note, a typing certification will NOT be accepted in lieu of the required assessment) 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
Mar 28, 2020
Full Time
The Position The Office of the Sheriff is recruiting to fill a Personnel Director position within the Office of the Sheriff's Administrative Services Division. The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of the most professional, progressive agencies in the United states.The Office is the largest law enforcement agency in Contra Costa with over 1,100 sworn and professional employees dedicated to providing the highest level of law enforcement and customer services. The Director of Support Services will lead a team of professional human resource staff supporting the mission of the Office of the Sheriff by providing human resource services including recruitment and examination, classification and compensation. We are looking for individuals who are proactive leaders who can multitask and demonstrate their ability to both learn and mentor in a fast-paced, demanding work environment. We are looking for someone who: Has strong Inclusive leadership skills; Ability to lead and build an effective team of professionals and establish and maintain credibility with staff. Can build strong relationships with excellent communication skills; You will need to establish relationships across many divisions and ensure that a consistent message is communicated to a variety of audiences. Possesses an in-depth knowledge of management, administrative policy and human resources regulations and leave laws. Works effectively and positively with multi-levels of employees in a law enforcement environment Is proactive and takes action to continually improve and takes a structured approach to managing self and others. Has the ability to adapt quickly to change and demonstrates resilience. Is organized and results driven. You will need to balance multiple assignments and priorities in a fast-paced environment. What you will typically be responsible for: Managing the preparation of personnel documents and maintenance of personnel records. Preparing, monitoring and analyzing management and statistical information and reports and making recommendations on findings. Managing assignments of subordinate Administrative Services Assistants and clerical staff. Preparing a variety of studies, reports and correspondence. Assisting in the development and maintenance of department personnel management policies and procedures. Overseeingall Office of the Sheriff recruitments, both sworn and professional staff. Conferring with and representing the department in contacts with other county departments, police agencies, public jurisdictions and private firms and individuals. Facilitating positive employee and labor relations. A few reasons you might love this job: You will work with great staff in a welcoming work environment. Your work will have a direct impact on the Office of the Sheriff's ability to provide important public services. You will work with people who are passionate about their work and focused on continuous improvement and innovation. You will be challenged daily. You will be a part of a law enforcement agency and will provide support to the mission of providing public safety to the community. A few challenges you might face in this job : You will work in tandem with your assigned team, as well as other administrative teams, so you will need to rely heavily on your strong communication and organization skills. Working in a para-military organization requires adherence to strict professional and behavioral requirements. You will be a member of law enforcement at a time when law enforcement personnel are faced with an unprecedented number of challenges. You will be expected to balance the demands of multiple assignments with competing deadlines. You will need to adjust priorities quickly to meet the ever-changing needs of the Office. Your customers will include some people with difficult personalities and/or high expectations. Competencies Required: Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Managing Performance: Ensuring superior individual and group performance Driving Results: Demonstrating concern for achieving or surpassing results against an internal standard of excellence Leadership: Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal Decision Making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Mathematical Facility: Performing computations and solving mathematical problems Innovation: Imagining and devising new and better ways of doing things Displaying Ownership and Accountability: Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue Typical Tasks Administration (Payroll and Grants): Analyzes and evaluates contracts and budgets Prepares a succinct description of the contract program in the format of a Board Order and submits it for approval Maintains contract and grant documentation in accordance with County policy and government regulations Monitors and reviews pertinent State and Federal programs and regulations which impact upon contracts and grants to insure compliance Compliance monitoring and reporting to ensure grants adhere to contractual provisions throughout the grant period Confers with and represents the Office of the Sheriff in contacts with other county departments, police agencies, public jurisdictions, and private firms and individuals Attends meetings and conferences and prepares correspondence Prepares formal extensions and amendments to existing contracts Manages assignments of Account Clerks and Accounting Technicians Prepares, monitors, and analyzes management and statistical information and reports and makes recommendations on findings Interpret and apply union memorandum of understandings, county, state, and federal payroll laws, rules, regulations, guidelines and manuals Oversees the maintenance of the Office of the Sheriff's payroll management system Administration (Personnel): Manages assignments of subordinate Administrative Services Assistants and Clerical staff Manages Long Term Leave, Family Medical Leave Act, and Temporary Modified Duty Programs Facilitates positive employee and labor relations Coordinates and investigates requests for reasonable accommodations/temporary modified assignments Oversees all Office of the Sheriff recruitments, both sworn and non-sworn Coordinates Worker's Compensation; liaison with Risk Management Manages the preparation of personnel documents and maintenance of personnel records Performs staff analysis and administrative duties Prepares, monitors, and analyzes management and statistical information and reports and makes recommendations on findings Confers with and represents the department in contacts with other county departments, police agencies, public jurisdictions and private firms and individuals Attends meetings and conferences and prepares correspondence Advises departmental personnel on general merit system administration and polices May conduct investigations relative to employee grievances and meets with employee organization representatives and employees on grievance matters Assists in the development and maintenance of department personnel management policies and procedures Prepares a variety of studies, reports and correspondence Supervises the maintenance of the Office of the Sheriff's position control system 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 Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business administration, public administration, administration of justice or a closely related field. Experience: Three years of full-time or its equivalent experience managing, administering support services, and performing staff analysis in a large department, institution or public agency. Substitution: Successful completion of at least 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university which included courses in English Composition, Social Science, Behavioral Science and Mathematics or Statistics and two (2) additional years of the required experience may be substituted for the required Bachelor'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 and supplemental questionnaire 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 Exercise: Qualified candidates will be given a behavioral consistency writing exercise to measure candidates' competencies as they relate to the job. These may include, but are not limited to: Legal and regulatory navigation; attention to detail; managing performance; driving results; leadership; decision making; professional integrity and ethics; mathematical facility; innovation; displaying ownership and accountability; building and maintaining relationship and communication. (Weighted 100%) Tentative Schedule: The Written Exercise will be sent to qualified candidates via email on April 22, 2020, to be submitted April 28, 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
Mar 18, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: DSA - Deputy Sheriff's Non-Sworn Rank & File Unit The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is recruiting to fill a vacancy in the Criminalist series; specifically, there is currently a vacancy in the Latent Print Unit of the Forensic Services Division (FSD) for a Criminalist II. The eligible list established from this recruitment process will be valid for 6 months, and may be used to fill other Criminalist II vacancies within the Forensic Services Division. The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is the largest law enforcement agency in Contra Costa with over 1,100 sworn and professional employees dedicated to providing the highest level of law enforcement and customer services. The Office of the Sheriff offers a full range of services to over 1,000,000 residents in the 715-square mile county. The duties and mission of the Sheriff's Office are unlike most police agencies. Responsibilities include unincorporated area policing, contract cities (Danville, Lafayette, and Orinda) and special districts, air support (helicopters), marine patrol, dispatch, investigations, coroners, county detention facilities, custody alternative, court security, forensic services, police academy, and Office of Emergency Services. The Forensic Services Division is responsible for serving the citizens of Contra Costa County with the highest standards of quality, ethics, and professionalism in recovering, preserving, and analyzing physical evidence. The FSD provides unbiased scientific examination of evidence to the criminal justice system. The FSD has been an accredited laboratory since 2003.Criminalists in the Forensic Services Division support the Contra Costa County law enforcement community in the investigation of crimes by receiving and maintaining physical evidence custody; preparing reports that document their findings; and providing expert witness testimony regarding their findings in a court of law. This classification is the experienced level in the non-sworn Criminalist series. Criminalist II incumbents receive guidance and advice in the performance of some of the more complex physical evidence examinations but work independently in performing routine analysis. A Criminalist II may also provide training and technical advice to other Division employees. Criminalist II's are assigned to one or more of the following Units within Forensics Services Division: Forensic Biology/DNA Comparative Evidence (Firearms/Toolmarks/Impression) Crime Scene Investigation Latent Print Forensic Alcohol Analysis Solid Dosage Drug Analysis Toxicology Computer Forensics Quality Assurance Criminalist II's may be placed on-call to respond to and process crime scenes. We are looking for someone who: Values honesty, integrity, and ethical conduct; Understands the importance of quality, impartiality, confidentiality, efficiency, and effectiveness in conducting forensic examinations; Possesses a strong fundamental knowledge of science, including laboratory safety, and is committed to career-long learning in forensics; Approaches change positively and maintains effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; Identifies and understands problems and opportunities and takes common-sense action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and consequences; Is detail-oriented, hardworking, and results-driven as often multiple assignments and priorities must be balanced in a fast-paced environment; Maintains focus under pressure and exhibits stable performance under stress or opposition; Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing to clearly convey information and ideas. What you will typically be responsible for: You will be tasked with conducting comprehensive analysis of evidence associated with criminal investigations in accordance with written procedures. You will work with scientific equipment and instrumentation as well as complex computer systems and databases. You will create detailed notes and complete written reports. You may be called to court to testify as an expert witness. You will be asked to respond to crime scenes and autopsies to collect evidence. You will work cooperatively with sworn and civilian members of law enforcement agencies. You may be asked to assist training less experienced staff or provide training to law enforcement personnel. You may be asked to assist in validating new methods or equipment. A few reasons you might love this job: You will work with a dedicated team of professionals in an environment that provides career long learning and training opportunities. You will have the personal satisfaction that comes from applying your knowledge and skills in a field that directly benefits communities through service to the criminal justice system. You will have the ability to work with cutting-edge forensic technologies. You will have the opportunity to learn about multiple forensic disciplines. A few challenges you might face in this job : You will be expected to respond to crime scenes and autopsies, including being called-out to crime scenes in the middle of the night. You will work in a stressful environment that includes prioritizing multiple assignments with competing deadlines and encountering disturbing information about crimes. You may be asked to work overtime to meet the needs of our customers. Competencies Required: Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims Analyzing & Interpreting Data: Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data Delivering Results: Meeting organizational goals and customer expectations and making decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Professional Impact: Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization Handling Stress: Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications Writing: Communicating effectively in writing Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue Typical Tasks Utilizes analytical instrumentation, apparatus and techniques applicable to the assigned forensic discipline Conducts examination of evidence following approved protocols and procedures Makes accurate observations regarding examinations Prepares detailed notes and comprehensive written reports regarding examinations Presents fair and impartial court testimony concerning findings obtained by laboratory analyses and interprets findings as a qualified expert witness May assist in training less experienced laboratory personnel and law enforcement officers in the methods of analysis employed in the laboratory and in the methods of collecting and preserving evidence Researches technical journals, textbooks, chemical manuals and other source materials to determine the best methods of performing analytical testing Participates in conducting research and/or validation of new methods Participates in crime scene response and investigations 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 Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in the field of Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Toxicology or a closely related natural science field. For DNA Assignment: Candidate must also have completed coursework in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and statistics as specified by the DNA Advisory Board. For Forensic Alcohol Analysis Assignment: Candidates college coursework must have included 3 semester hours (or equivalent) of Quantitative Analysis, and must be eligible for Forensic Alcohol Analyst Trainee certification as specified under Title 17, California Code of Regulations by the California Department of Health Services at the time of appointment. Experience: Two years of full-time or its equivalent of progressively responsible experience as a Criminalist I or Deputy Sheriff Criminalist I or equivalent position performing forensic casework. During the course of this experience, incumbent must have obtained the ability to independently examine and interpret forensic casework in one or more of the following areas: Biology/DNA; Comparative Evidence; Crime Scene Investigation; Latent Print; Forensic Alcohol Analysis; Solid Dosage Drug Analysis; Toxicology; or Computer Forensics. Substitution of Education for Experience: A Master's Degree or PhD in Criminalistics, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Toxicology may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Certificate Required: Employees initially assigned to Forensic Alcohol Analysis must be certified as a Forensic Alcohol Analyst as specified under Title 17, California Code of Regulations by the California Department of Health Services at the time of appointment and must be able to testify on alcohol impairment by the end of their probationary period. A Criminalist II reassigned from the Criminalistics Section to the Drug, Alcohol and Toxicology Section must obtain certification as a Forensic Alcohol Analyst by the California Department of Health Services and must be able to testify on alcohol impairment within one year of the reassignment. Visual Requirement: No deficiency in the ability to distinguish colors. Background Requirements: A thorough background investigation shall be conducted. Appointees shall not have been convicted of any felony in this state or in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of an offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction which would have been a felony if committed in this state. Desirable Qualifications : Experience as a qualified expert witness in the interpretation of analytical results. Individual forensic certification 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 and supplemental questionnaire 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 Interview: 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 and technical expertise; critical thinking; analyzing and interpreting data; delivering results; attention to detail; professional integrity and ethics; oral communication. (Weighted 100%) The Oral Interview is tentatively scheduled to take place on April 27, 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
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The Position If you want to become part of a team that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all animals in our fantastic community, we would love to hear from you! Animal Services Clerks perform a variety of clerical duties in order to assist customers with animal-related services. The clerical unit works closely with the public to help them with their domestic animal needs. It is very rewarding to help families reunite with their beloved pets or process an adoption of a new family member. We offer resources for the public to get help with their pets. If you love to help people with a side of loving pets, this is a very rewarding career. If you like to be busy, the clerical unit is very fast-paced, and you will never be bored. There are always changes and new situations coming up that keep your mind engaged and challenged. We are looking for Someone who is: Able to take charge of difficult situations Able to learn, read, and apply the laws, rules, regulations and operating procedures of the Animal Services Department Able to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task while maintaining the quality of work A proactive learner needing to understand the county's Animal Services Department overall role within the community Flexible! Willing to adapt to frequent change A positive team player able to process a large volume of work accurately What you will typically be responsible for: Help the public in-person processing Return to Owner transactions, adoptions, the intake of stray animals and many other transactions on the computer. Assist the public with the information and resources needed on animal-related problems or issues. Take calls from the public, answering questions regarding laws, ordinances, animals at the shelter, reclaiming their pets and numerous other issues that may arise Begin with owners the animal surrender processes. Communicate and contact owners through email and provide information and resources. Also, if necessary, process the surrendered animal and completes necessary paperwork Dog license sales at the counter A few reasons you might love this job: Your work will have a direct impact on the lives of both, the animals and the residents of Contra Costa County You will work with a caring and thriving team that is passionate about what they do You will have ample learning opportunities to develop your skills and abilities A few challenges you might face in this job : Dealing with hostile and distraught people in a helpful and constructive manner Constant change Learning, interpreting complex state rules, regulations and operating procedures pertaining to animal control Competencies Required: Reading Comprehension: Understanding and using written information Mathematical Facility: Performing computations and solving mathematical problems Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Professional Impact: Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace Informing: Proactively obtaining and sharing information Listening: Fully comprehending spoken communication Writing: Communicating effectively in writing Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Establishing Credibility: Doing what he/she commits to doing and respecting the confidentiality of information and concerns shared by others Handling Stress: Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity Adaptability: Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires Minimum Qualifications 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 applicant process. Experience: EITHER, 1. Six (6) months of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) clerical or customer service experience in one of the following areas: a city or county animal shelter, Humane Society or other agencies, or businesses providing animal care and control. Experience must have included direct public contact while providing services that include but are not limited to animal adoption, licensing, surrender services; OR, a veterinary hospital, boarding kennel or veterinary practice which must have included direct public contact providing information and consultation regarding entities' rules, regulations and operational procedures. OR , 2. Six (6) months of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) animal care and control experience AND six (6) months of clerical or public engagement experience . Other Requirements: The ability to type at a speed of not less than 40 words per minute from a clear manuscript or printed or typewritten copy. 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 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. 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 Human Resources Department Concord, CA, USA
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
Initiates and proofs correspondence for manager's signature Composes draft correspondence, memoranda and other written materials based on knowledge and understanding of departmental activities Prepares and assists in the preparation of reports, recommendations and other written material by researching information, compiling and organizing content and performing or coordinating clerical work essential to their preparations Develops and prepares or directs the preparation of agenda and notices of meetings and other information for committees, boards and other groups Attends meetings and takes detailed minutes for transcription and distribution. Develops, maintains, and revises filing and record systems requiring knowledge of technical and program information Assures that accurate indexing and record controls are in place to expedite efficient retrieval Pulls appropriate file/referenced material upon receipt of incoming correspondence Identifies and combines related documents and correspondence and may have authority to make decisions on records maintenance with little or no direction form the manager Handles a wide variety of correspondence which may require knowledge of policies or procedures and develops non-standard responses requiring research May have authority to initiate independent correspondence with little direction or review by manager Screens telephone calls and visitors by asking pertinent questions to determine whether manager needs to be notified and then handles those determined to be routine May interrupt to inform manager that an important call or visitor is waiting May act as a representative for the manager on occasion and provide a summary of the proceedings from meetings May have authority to make specific pre-agreed upon decisions at meetings on behalf of the manager May review and manage incoming mail with responsibility for sorting, screening and routing May have access to confidential information which, if used indiscriminately, could result in embarrassment to the manager, legal action, loss of political advantages or loss of revenue or grant funds Maintains the manager's appointment calendar and schedules meetings under general guidelines May have discretion to screen meetings and make referrals Prioritizes appointments and protects free time for the manager Schedules follow-up material for manager requiring some knowledge of programs and policies Relieves manager of administrative and office detail May requisition supplies and maintain records of expenditures Acts as lead secretary, providing direction to subordinate clerical personnel on specific assignments Performs other clerical tasks as assigned
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
Mar 17, 2020
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 one (1) qualified individual interested in the Senior Public Health Microbiologist position assigned to the Public Health Laboratory located in Martinez, CA; the appointee may be required to travel to various locations within Contra Costa County. The Senior Public Health Microbiologist is responsible for accurately applying knowledge of accepted scientific techniques, methods, and procedures while performing varied and complex bacteriological, serological, mycological, virological, and parasitological tests. Duties and responsibilities include providing lead direction to technical and non-technical staff; performing tests for which standard procedures have not been established; consulting with supervisor, physicians, and private laboratories in performing tests; making decisions and providing opinions on specimens which fall outside normal limits and maintaining quality control records. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Knowledge of accepted techniques, methods and procedures for making bacteriological, serological, mycological, virological and parasitological tests, including specialized and more complex tests Ability to assimilate training and experience necessary to perform required specialized microbiological tests Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Excellent leadership and training skills Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with laboratory staff, the public and members of the medical profession Excellent oral and written communication skills 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 (6) months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATE: Tentative Training and Experience Evaluation: Periodically until vacancy is filled Typical Tasks Performs the more difficult and complex bacteriological, serological, parasitological, virological, mycological, and immunological tests May perform tests for which standard procedures have not been established Acts as lead person over a work group of Public Health Microbiologists and non-technical staff Provides technical lead direction Public Health Microbiologists Makes decisions and gives opinions on specimens which fall outside normal limits Consults with supervisor, physicians and private laboratories in performing tests Maintains quality control records for an assigned work group Performs less complex microbiological tests as required Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external customers Minimum Qualifications Registration Required: Possession of a valid certificate as a Public Health Microbiologist issued by the State Department of Health. Experience: Three (3) years of full-time experience or its equivalent performing varied microbiological and clinical tests, and analysis training as a Public Health Microbiologist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Substitution for Experience: A Master's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science field from an accredited institution may be substituted for one (1) year of clinical lab experience. 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 CERTIFICATION AT 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. 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 Concord, California, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Agricultural & Animal Control Unit The Contra Costa County Department of Agriculture is recruiting to fill a couple of Pest Detection Specialist - Project vacancies with primary responsibility to deploy and service detection traps to determine presence of specific exotic, non-endemic pests. Positions are seasonal and dependent on State contract funds. Incumbents may be exposed to chemicals, plant/animal diseases or poison oak, chemical and agricultural odors, and various weather conditions and climate. Full job description can be found on the Contra Costa County website under Human Resources. Typical Tasks Identifies basic fruit trees and vegetable/plant species that are hosts for specific insect pests Identifies specific target pests that are caught in detection traps Organizes effective trapping routes in an efficient manner Deploys and services insect detection traps according to State guidelines Works with various insect traps that contain insect food lures, pheromone lures and pesticides Draws neat and accurate maps of trap locations Reads and utilizes simple diagrams and maps efficiently Maintains legible and accurate records and prepares reports Works within close proximity and with large quantities of insects Works safely around dogs, stinging insects, and allergic plants Performs basic mathematical calculations Assists with surveys to detect plant pests and diseases Complies with laws, regulations and professional practices governing agricultural programs Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships Manages time efficiently to complete assigned tasks Communicates effectively and tactfully with home and property owners, coworkers, supervisors and the general public Operates assigned vehicles safely Works independently to assess situations for risk and responds in a safe and effective manner Performs other work as required which may include the use of pesticides when assigned to Pest Management Programs Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator's license. Valid out of state motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process. Education: Possession of a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate. Selection Process TO APPLY: If you are interested in this position, submit an application onlinefor consideration.Please feel free to contact the Executive Secretary at (925) 608-6600 if you have any questions regarding this position. 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
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: CNA - Registered Nurses Unit Contra Costa County Health Services Department offers a variety of opportunities and has an ongoing need for Registered Nurses. Our facilities include the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) in Martinez, a full service acute hospital which includes an acute psychiatric unit. We have nine (9) outpatient health centers throughout the County, detention facilities, and juvenile hall. Typical Tasks The typical tasks described in class are representative samples of duties commonly performed in each specialty area. Some tasks performed require specialized training or certifications depending upon the area of assignment or position designation. Follows MD orders to administer intravenous therapy and other prescribed medication and treatments Prepares equipment and assists physician during procedures, treatment and, examination of patients Assesses patient needs, identifies problems, plans and implements appropriate nursing interventions, evaluates patient care outcomes and documents all of the above, reporting significant deviation from abnormal to normal to the physicians Assigns ancillary personnel Orients, precepts and mentors new and entry level nurses for problem solving and decision making Identifies urgent needs of the patient and/or significant others and initiates measures to meet these needs Provides directions to other members of the nursing team to ensure patient care is administered in a thorough, safe, and evidence based manner Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external customers Performs physical assessments, plans, implement, and evaluates care Performs case management Monitors laboratory tests Documents all care provided Identifies actual and potential problems; intervenes and reports all related problems to the appropriate disciplines. Coordinates the care of the patient; initiates and participates in patient/family teaching and discharge planning Address the physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs of all patients Performs medication management Performs on-going patient education Participates in Quality improvement projects Participates in continuous learning and evidence based research May act as a Relief Charge Nurse Minimum Qualifications License Required (All Assignments): Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment: a current, valid and unrestricted Registered Nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Special Requirements (All Assignments): As a condition of employment all applicants: 1) Must successfully pass a pharmacology exam administered by the entity; 2) When assigned to Detention Health Services must possess and maintain a security clearance approved and issued by the Sheriff's Department; 3) When assigned to the Perioperative unit must be available to provide off shift coverage. Acute Care (All Acute Care Assignments): Experience: One (1) year of full time experience, or its equivalent, performing duties of a registered nurse in an acute care setting obtained in the United States within the last five (5) years. Certification: Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross (Healthcare Provider). Substitution for experience: Possession of a BSN and six (6) months of experience as a Beginning Level Registered Nurse working in an acute care hospital may be substituted for the 1 (one) year of required experience. Additional Requirements by Assignment: Critical Care and Intermediate Care Unit Assignment: Certification: Must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate (ACLS) issued by the American heart Association. Within six (6) months of hire must possess a CCRMC approved cardiac EKG Class, a Moderate Sedation class, and a Crisis management and prevention certificate. Within one (1) year of hire must complete a CCRMC approved Critical care Course. Emergency Department Assignment: Certification: Must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association, a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) issued by the American Heart Association, and a CCRMC Crisis management and prevention certificate. Within six (6) months of hire must possess a CCRMC approved cardiac EKG Class, and a Moderate Sedation class. Within one year (1) year of hire must complete a CCRMC approved ED triage training course. Labor and Delivery Assignment: Certification: Must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment: 1). A current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association; 2). Complete all lessons to obtain the Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certificate (NRP) issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Within one (1) year of hire must obtain and maintain a CCRMC approved advanced fetal monitoring certificate. Telemetry Unit Assignment: Certification : Must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate (ACLS) issued by issued by the American Heart Association. Within six (6) months of hire must complete a CCRMC approved cardiac EKG Class. Medical Unit Assignment: Certification and Special Requirements : Must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association. Within six (6) months of hire must complete an Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course and possess and maintain a current Chemotherapy Provider Card issued by The Oncology Nursing Society.* Within ten (10) years of hire perform three (3) chemotherapy starts, and one (1) chemotherapy push. Must complete an Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) education class every two (2) years. Surgical Unit: Certification: Must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association. Within six (6) months of hire must possess a CCRMC approved cardiac EKG Class certificate. Nursery Assignment: Certification: Must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment: 1). A current Neonatal Resuscitation Certificate (NRP); 2). Must complete all lessons to obtain the Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certificate (NRP) issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, 3). Possession of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) issued by the American Heart Association. Operating Room Assignment: Experience: Two (2) years of full-time, or its equivalent, experience performing duties as a Registered Nurse in an acute care setting, one (1) year of which must have been in Operating Room nursing. Substitution for Experience: Completion of the didactic portion of the Association of Operating Room Nurses, and completion of an approved preceptorship or training program issued by CCRMC may be substituted for the one (1) year Operating Room nursing experience. Gastroenterology unit (GI) Assignment: Certification: Must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association. Within six (6) months of hire must possess a CCRMC approved cardiac EKG Class and a Moderate Sedation class. Perianesthesia Unit (PACU) Assignment: Certification: Must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) issued by the American Heart Association. Within six (6) months of hire must possess a CCRMC approved cardiac EKG Class and a Moderate Sedation class. Postpartum Assignment: Certification: Must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment: 1) A current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate (ACLS) issued by issued by the American Heart Association; 2). Complete all lessons to obtain the Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certificate (NRP) issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Inpatient Psychiatry and Psychiatric Emergency Services Assignment: Special Requirements : Must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a CCCRMC approved Crisis management and prevention certificate. Ambulatory Care or Detention Assignments: Experience: One (1) year of full time experience, or its equivalent, performing duties of a registered nurse in a hospital, medical facility or ambulatory care setting obtained in the United States within the last five (5) years. Certification: Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross (Healthcare Provider). Substitution for experience: Possession of a BSN and six (6) months of experience as a Beginning Level Registered Nurse may be substituted for the one (1) year of required experience. Special Requirements and Certifications: All ambulatory care specialty clinic and Detention assignments require training to perform standardized procedures in accordance with Board of Registered Nursing guidelines including successful completion of training and competency requirements and preceptorship for each applicable procedure, and specialty. AFI/NST (Amniotic Fluid Volume Assessment and Non-Stress Heart Rate) Monitoring Clinics must possess and maintain a CCRMC approved advanced fetal monitoring certificate. Hematology/Oncology clinics and Infusion Center require within six month of hire to be in possession of a valid chemotherapy provider card certification issued by the (ONS) Oncology Nursing Society, annual education related to oncology and demonstrated competency. Within 12 months of hire and every 12 months while employed perform three (3) chemotherapy starts and administer three (3) chemotherapy pushes every year.Must take and complete an ONS education class every two (2) years.' Public Health Division: Experience: One (1) year of full time experience, or its equivalent, performing duties of a registered nurse in a hospital, medical facility or ambulatory care setting obtained in the United States within the last five (5) years. Certification: Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross (Healthcare Provider). Substitution for Experience: Possession of a BSN and six (6) months of experience as a Beginning Level Registered Nurse may be substituted for the one (1) year of required experience. Behavioral Health Division: Experience: One (1) year of full-time experience, or its equivalent, performing the duties of a Registered Nurse in a hospital, clinic, medical facility or detention obtained in the United States within the last five (5) years, six (6) months of which must have been in the Mental Health area. Certification: Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross (Healthcare Provider). Substitution for Experience: Possession of a BSN and six (6) months of experience as a Beginning Level Registered Nurse may be substituted for the one (1) year of required experience. Emergency Medical Services Assignment: Experience: Requires two (2) years of full-time experience, or its equivalent, performing duties as a Registered Nurse in an acute care setting, one (1) year of which must have been in an Emergency Department obtained in the United States within the last five (5) years. Substitution for Experience: Possession of a BSN and six (6) months of experience as a Beginning Level Registered Nurse may be substituted for the one (1) year of required experience. Contra Costa Health Plan Assignment: Experience: One (1) year of full time experience, or its equivalent, performing duties of a registered nurse in a hospital, medical facility, ambulatory care setting, or health plan case management setting obtained in the United States within the last five (5) years. Substitution for Experience : Possession of a BSN and six (6) months of experience as a Beginning Level Registered Nurse may be substituted for the one (1) year of required experience. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation/fingerprint, pharmacology exam, and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED AND YOU MUST ATTACH COPIES OF LICENSE & CERTIFICATIONS TO YOUR APPLICATION. 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. 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%) 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
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 21 - Supervisory Management Contra Costa County is offering an excellent employment opportunity as a senior PeopleSoft HCM Information Systems Programmer/Analyst (ISPA) IV in the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) located in Martinez, CA; this is not an offsite/remote position. This position is an advanced journey level class in the Information Systems Programmer/Analyst series. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Work in a team environment, providing expert technical and programming support for the PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) system. Excellent communication and customer service skills. Resolve complex HCM application issues in areas that include implementation, system analysis, planning, design, development and support of the HCM system. Create and provide technical and written documentation. Characteristics of the ideal candidate: PeopleSoft HCM (North America Payroll, Human Resources and Benefits Administration, MSS/GSS) version 9.0 or higher, SQR, Oracle SQL Developer,PeopleCode, PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM),PeopleTools, MS Office. Creative problem solving/strategic thinking skills to improve processes and solve complex problems. Strong understanding of best practice coding techniques and testing skills. Excellent analytical skills, debugging techniques and root cause analysis skills. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, take initiative, and work well under pressure. Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for one year. TENTATIVE EXAM DATES Tentative Exam: Training and Experience Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation Continuous. Please note: Contra Costa County is not able to consider third party applicants or candidates requiring H1B sponsorship at this time. Typical Tasks MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Serves as lead over some or all aspects of assigned information systems and/or applications development, support, and implementation projects Provides information and guidance on applicable information systems policies, procedures, methods and techniques, responds to questions, and assists in reviewing work products Evaluates and assesses client needs, identifies and recommends resources (including staff, equipment, and materials) and sets project priorities Monitors and tracks projects by comparing estimates to the actual times and costs and reports on progress or problems encountered on application development or enhancement Prepares specifications for an enhancement or new application Develops applications that meet the specifications provided Prepares and presents project progress reports for assigned work units or committees, identifying problems and issues and recommending solutions Prepares project descriptions, cost estimates and justifications for new or enhanced system modifications Accurately implements assigned tasks, both oral and written, within estimated times and costs Participates in the evaluation and testing of system upgrades; installs or upgrades software applications; and troubleshoots hardware and software related problems Participates in or oversees quality assurance procedures for information systems services and reviews new vendor software for compliance with established standards Provides technical assistance to system customers in accordance with the applicable work unit's policies, procedures, methods and techniques Meets with customer(s) to discuss and document requests for service Prepares and presents the information system solutions to business problems Proficient in using various software productivity tools required to support the work unit's systems Performs a variety of analysis duties in the design, implementation and maintenance of management information systems or applications Installs and maintains platform-specific application software and computer hardware Creates test data and performs necessary tests to validate the accuracy of expected results Accurately codes new, or modifies existing programs Prepares and maintains accurate documentation of work performed Provides customer training for applicable software applications. Develops user training manuals, develops written standards and procedures, and updates and maintains user training manuals as needed May prepare requests for proposals for vendor services May attend and participate in professional group meetings and stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of information systems Minimum Qualifications Information Systems Programmer/Analyst IV: Education: Possession of a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in computer science or information processing or closely related field. Experience: Four (4) years of full-time or its equivalent experience performing software applications programming and/or systems analysis, at least one year of which must have included programming responsibility. Substitution for Education: Additional-qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of four (4) years. 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 Concord, California, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Agricultural & Animal Control Unit The Contra Costa County Department of Agriculture is recruiting to fill a couple of Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Specialist - Project vacancies. The Glassy - Winged Sharpshooter Specialist is distinguished from the Pest Detection Specialist class in that they are routinely involved in the inspection of nursery stock at wholesale and retail nursery establishments. They are distinguished from the Agricultural Biologist series in that they are not State licensed and do not inspect quarantine plants and goods. Positions are seasonal and dependent on State contract funds. Incumbents may be exposed to chemicals, plant/animal diseases or poison oak, chemical and agricultural odors, and various weather conditions and climate. Full job description can be found on the Contra Costa County website under Human Resources. Typical Tasks Inspects nursery shipments for the presence of Glassy - Winged Sharpshooter life stages Identifies basic fruit and vegetable species that are hosts of specific insect pests Identifies specific target pests that are caught in detection traps Reads road maps and organizes trapping route in an efficient driving route Draws neat and accurate maps of trap locations Keeps legible records and prepares reports of work accomplished Deploys and services insect detection traps according to State guidelines Interacts with property owners and co-workers in a tactful and professional manner Operates assigned vehicles and works in a safe and courteous way Manages time efficiently to complete daily tasks Does other work as required Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's Licenses. Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate. Selection Process TO APPLY: If you are interested in this position, submit an application onlinefor consideration.Please feel free to contact the Executive Secretary at (925) 608-6600 if you have any questions regarding this position. 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
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 21 - Supervisory Management Contra Costa County is recruiting to fill two (2) Information Systems Programmer Analyst III - SQA (Software Quality Assurance) Automation Engineer positions located in Martinez, CA. These positions require candidates to have strong analysis, programming, systems administration skills and experience. Major projects will include designing, coding, testing, and documenting the following: Legacy Data Migration: Cleanse, transform, and test to ensure data quality; System Interfaces/Data Exchanges: including file exchanges and web services; Application monitors; User Interfaces; and Application Reports and Document Automation. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience programming, development system administration (Windows & Linux), and SQA automation skills testing data validation and web services. Programming skills should include professional experience with Shell Scripting (including AWK and BASH), Java/C#, Python, and XML (schema validation and stylesheets). The incumbent must also have effective written and verbal communication skills. 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. Tentative Training and Experience Evaluation: on-going Typical Tasks Defining, reviewing, and understanding system requirements; Serves as lead over some or all aspects of assigned information systems and/or applications development, support, and implementation projects; Provides information and guidance on applicable information systems policies, procedures, methods and techniques, responds to questions, and assists in reviewing work products; Reverse engineers system and network interactions; Evaluates and assesses client needs, identifies and recommends resources (including staff, equipment, and materials) and sets project priorities; Monitors and tracks projects by comparing estimates to the actual times and costs and reports on progress or problems encountered on application development or enhancement; Prepares specifications for an enhancements or new applications; Develops applications that meet the specifications provided; Prepares and presents project progress reports for assigned work units or committees, identifying problems and issues and recommending solutions; Prepares project descriptions, cost estimates and justifications for new or enhanced system modifications; Accurately implements assigned tasks, both oral and written, within estimated times and costs; Performs the evaluation and testing of system upgrades; installs or upgrades software applications and operating systems; and troubleshoots hardware and software related problems; Leads quality assurance procedures for information systems services and reviews new vendor software for compliance with established standards; Provides technical assistance to system customers in accordance with the applicable work unit's policies, procedures, methods and techniques; Meets with customer(s) to discuss and document requests for service; Investigates, prepares, and presents the information system solutions to business problems; Demonstrates proficiency in using various software programming and productivity tools required to support the work unit's systems; Performs a variety of analysis duties in the design, implementation and maintenance of management information systems or applications; Installs and maintains platform-specific application software and computer hardware including both physical and virtual systems running Windows or Linux Operating Systems; Creates test plans and test cases; Authors and executes test scripts for automated tests and logs issues in the issue-tracking system; Creates test data and performs necessary tests to validate the accuracy of expected results; Codes new and or modifies existing programs; Prepares and maintains accurate documentation of work performed; Provides customer training for applicable software applications Minimum Qualifications Information Systems Programmer/Analyst III: Education: Possession of a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in computer science or information processing or closely related field. Experience: Three (3) years of full-time or its equivalent experience performing software applications programming or systems analysis. Substitution for Education: Additional-qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of four (4) years. 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. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. 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. Examination: The examination will consist of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70% from a majority of the Board members 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. MEDICAL EXAM/DRUG TESTING Per County policy, as a condition of employment, finalists will be required to successfully pass the pre-employment screening requirements established for the position. The requirements are based on the assigned duties and responsibilities of the position. Candidates who are being considered for appointment for specific positions may be required to pass a medical examination. Candidates who cannot meet the medical requirement may be placed under waiver until this requirement is met.
Contra Costa County, CA County-wide, California, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The Position - EXTENDED - Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - LVN/Aide Unit THIS IS A PERIODIC CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT WITH APPLICATION FILING PERIOD: April 16, 2018 - OPEN UNTIL FILLED The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting Certified Medical Assistants to assist providers and nursing staff in performing routine tasks in the care and treatment of patients in an ambulatory care clinic setting within the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and its Health Centers. Positions are assigned in Ambulatory Care health centers located in East, Central and West County. Certified Medical Assistants perform routine, uncomplicated nursing tasks that do not require in-depth clinical knowledge or independent judgment. Duties include assisting providers with examinations and procedures; documenting patient care and services in medical records; checking for completed billing form on each patient; measuring, recording and reporting patient vital signs, reviewing patient rosters to facilitate clinic flow; and communicating with waiting patients when the provider's schedule is delayed. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Professional behavior in patient, team member and provider interactions Maintain confidentiality of patient information at all times Knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Effectively work as a team member and communication skills Ability to comprehend, execute and clarify written and verbal instructions Acknowledge and respect the County's diverse population/patients 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. TENTATIVE EXAM DATES Tentative Evaluation of Training and Experience : Periodically Until Vacancies Filled Typical Tasks Reviews provider roster of patients for the day and helps to facilitate clinic flow Monitors the status of patient arrivals, no shows and walk-ins and communicates information as necessary Communicates with waiting patients when provider schedule is delayed compared to appointment time Measures, records and reports patient vital signs, height, weight and preliminary medical information in accordance with clinic policy or provider preference. Completes all necessary intake paper work prior to patient visit with provider; i.e. intake stamp, consents, billing forms etc. Prepares patient and room for examination based on purpose of visit Assists provider with examination and procedures as necessary Performs simple tests, procedures and dressings etc. in accordance with Health Center policy as directed Documents patient care and services in medical record as appropriate and checks for a completed billing form on each patient Uses routine equipment in the assigned clinics and performs quality controls as required by clinic policy. Stocks work area with necessary supplies and equipment. Monitors for broken or malfunctioning equipment and communicates problem as appropriate. Makes patient appointments, processes associated information, communicates with appointment unit as required Acts as an intermediary between patients and other departments regarding necessary services when requested Takes messages and other critical information for providers during assigned clinic times Instructs patients regarding how to access services within the system Assists in emergency care situations as directed Attends staff meetings as scheduled Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external customers Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or high school proficiency certificate. Certification: A valid certificate from a state accredited Medical Assistant Program or a Certified Medical Assistant certifying organization approved by the Medical Board of California and a current CPR certificate. Experience: Six (6) months of full time experience as a Certified Medical Assistant in an ambulatory care setting. Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE AND COPIES OF CERTIFICATES ARE REQUIRED. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT REQUIRED CERTIFICATES OR SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE 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 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
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: CNA - Registered Nurses Unit The Health Services Department of Contra Costa County is currently recruiting individuals interested in Charge Nurse employment opportunities. Most assignments are located at the Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center, Martinez, California. Other assignments are in ambulatory care clinics and public health centers at various locations throughout the County and at the Detention Facilities in Central and West County. Charge Nurses are responsible for maintaining and advancing quality patient care standards on an assigned unit or in a clinic. They serve as a resource for subordinate nursing staff on clinical issues and provide daily direction while managing their own patient assignments. Charge Nurses participate in the interview and selection of new staff, evaluate the performance of subordinates and prepare staffing schedules. Typical Tasks Serves in a lead capacity during an assigned shift in a hospital unit, health center or detention facility Assesses patient needs, unit resources and activity level and delegates patient care assignment based on competency of subordinate nursing staff Monitors appropriate completion of patient care documentation Acts as a patient advocate Assesses performance of subordinate staff Investigates and directs patient care issues to appropriate persons for follow-up Provides input to the nurse manager on staffing needs, policies and procedures Prepares staffing schedules on hospital units, prepares patient acuity information for the next shift and for reporting to the nursing office Assists in educational needs, assessment of subordinate staff and recommends training Participates in the Quality Management Programs and other committees as required Enforces safety measures and takes corrective action as necessary Provides direct patient care as needed Serves as a resource to subordinate nursing staff for problem solving and decision making Conducts meetings and disseminates information under direction of Nurse Program Manager Provide and promote excellence in customer service for both internal and external customers Minimum Qualifications License Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment: a current, valid and unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California and a valid Basic Life Support certification (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross. Special Requirements: As a condition of employment all applicants: (A) Must successfully pass a pharmacology test administered by the County. (B) When assigned to Detention Facilities, must possess and maintain a Sheriff's Department security clearance. Experience: Acute Care and Specialty Clinics: Three (3) years of full-time or its equivalent experience performing the duties of a Registered Nurse in an acute care hospital, one (1) year of which must have been in the specialty area. Ambulatory Care Clinics: Three (3) years of full-time experience or its equivalent performing the duties of a Registered Nurse in a hospital, clinic, or medical facility for family practice clinic appointments. Qualifications for Restricted Positions: Reference classification description for a list of specific qualifications required for specialty assignments 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 COPIES OF LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS TO YOUR APPLICATION. Selection Process 1. Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at Contra Costa County Department of Human Resources , and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications 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 typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description. Please see additional locations to apply on the reverse side of this announcement. 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. Examination: The examination will consist of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70% from a majority of the Board members 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 Contra Costa County, California, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Family and Children's Services Unit The Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau has immediate openings for qualified classroom staff to work with and meet the emotional, social, cognitive, creative, physical and linguistic development of young children in the Head Start and Child Development Programs. These are excellent opportunities for persons interested in the care, development and instruction of young children. Under supervision of a Teacher, Associate Teachers assist in planning and conducting full-day, full-year classroom activities for preschool children 2.5 - 6 years of age. Typical Tasks Assists in assessing the needs of children enrolled in the program Assists in organizing the children's learning environment Assists in planning and implementing the developmental program Assists in working with parents in building a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation Models appropriate behavior for the children and other adults Makes verbal and written reports of suspected child abuse to Child Protective Services and report unusual incidents to others as required Performs duties and responsibilities of the Teacher-Project during hours when the Teacher-Project is not assigned to the classroom Reports issues of concern to the Teacher-Project or Site Supervisor-Project Performs other tasks as may be required for the efficient operation of the instruction program Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator 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 and 12 semester units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, including core courses. Prefer an Associate of Art (A.A.) degree or higher in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field from an accredited college or university. Permit Required: Possession of a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or a Contra Costa County Associate Teacher Temporary County Certificate (CCC TCC). Other Requirement: As required by law, all appointees to this class must successfully pass a physical examination and fingerprint and tuberculosis clearances. PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must submit official or unofficial transcripts and verification of their Child Development Associate Teacher Permit with the application. Make sure to include your name on all application documents.If you are unable to attach your permit and/or transcripts to your online application you may email scanned copies to exam@hrd.cccounty.us within seven (7) days of applying. Failure to do so will result in your automatic rejection. For full information regarding the requirements of all Child Development Permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as well as instructions on how to apply, please see the Child Development Permit Leaflet. You may obtain additional information and assistance by contacting: Certification Officer California Commission on Teacher Credentialing 1812 9th Street Sacramento, CA 95814-7000 E-Mail: credentials@ctc.ca.gov Web Site: www.ctc.ca.gov 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 Ivy Bushnell-Jackson in the Community Services Bureaudirectly at (925) 608-5046. 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
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Family and Children's Services Unit The Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau is announcing an employment opportunity to fill vacancies in a full-day childcare and education program serving approximately 2500 infants and young children and their families throughout the County. These positions assist in planning, organizing and conducting a full-range of developmentally appropriate activities for children ages 0 - 3 enrolled in the Head Start and Child Development Programs. Infant/Toddler Associate Teachers will be assigned in a team-teaching model under lead direction of the Infant/Toddler Teacher. These positions require the ability to establish a nurturing classroom environment that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive, creative, physical and linguistic development of infants, toddlers and young children in cooperative involvement with their families. Typical Tasks Supports the Teacher-Project in organizing and maintaining a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive learning environment; ensuring a healthy, safe, clean environment both inside and out of the facility Provides nurturing routines such as diapering, dressing and feeding infants and toddlers Assists toddlers with toilet training and development of self-help skills Supervises sleeping infants and toddlers Supports the Teacher-Project in collaborating with parents, building a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation; and communicating verbally and in writing as approved by the Teacher-Project Assists the Teacher-Project in monitoring and maintaining all appropriate records, documents and files, submitting reports in a timely and accurate manner as required while following confidentiality guidelines Supports the Teacher-Project in screening and portfolio assessment within required time frames and uses assessment to plan developmentally appropriate group and individualized activities Supports the Teacher-Project in implementing appropriate behavior management techniques Models conflict resolution and problem solving for adults and children Models appropriate professional behavior to other instructional staff' Facilitates open and effective, professional oral and written communication with families, staff and children Maintains commitment to training and continuing professional development 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 supervisors 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 15 semester units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, including core courses, and six (6) units in Infant/Toddler Care and Education. Preference is given to candidates with an Associate of Art (A.A.) degree or higher in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field from an accredited college or university. Possession of six (6) units in Infant/Toddler Care and Education is a must regardless of level of education. Permit Required: Possession of a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or a Contra Costa County Associate Teacher Temporary County Certificate (CCC AT TCC). Other Requirements: As required by law all appointees must successfully pass a physical examination, fingerprint and tuberculosis clearances. PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must submit official or unofficial transcripts and verification of their Child Development Associate Teacher Permit with the application. Make sure to include your name on all application documents. If you are unable to attach your permit and/or transcripts to your online application you may email scanned copies to exam@hrd.cccounty.uswithin seven (7) days. Failure to do so will result in your automatic rejection. For full information regarding the requirements of all Child Development Permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as well as instructions on how to apply, please see the Child Development Permit Leaflet. You may obtain additional information and assistance by contacting: Certification Officer California Commission on Teacher Credentialing 1812 9th Street Sacramento, CA 95814-7000 E-Mail: credentials@ctc.ca.gov Web Site: www.ctc.ca.gov 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. Examination: The examination will consist of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70% from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%) The Human Resources Department may make changes to the examination steps noted above in accordance with 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
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Family and Children's Services Unit The Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau has immediate openings for qualified classroom staff to fill vacancies in full-day child education centers serving approximately 2500 low-income children and their families. Incumbents may be required to travel to child education centers countywide in the performance of assigned job duties. Under the supervision of a Site Supervisor, the Infant/Toddler Master Teacher functions as a specialist level teacher in overseeing the integration and coordination of education, curriculum, child assessment, staff development and parent involvement activities at child education centers serving children 0-3 years of age. Typical Tasks Plans, facilitates and oversees classroom activities according to developmentally appropriate practice and following the instructional approach utilized by the department Conducts daily classroom activities Prepares appropriate lesson plans with required individualization Conducts screenings and assessments of children within mandated time frames, and uses the results to individualize educational delivery Coordinates curriculum, instructional approach and staff development activities Explains the program curriculum and instructional approach to staff, parents, the community, and Federal, State and local government agencies Directs, trains, mentors, and evaluates paid and volunteer staff assigned to child education centers, including teachers and associate teachers Plans and conducts meetings with staff and parents, including the required number of home visits per year Travels to child education centers county-wide to assist in the development of the curriculum plan and classroom set-up that is conducive to the instructional approach Maintains program records and prepares reports in a clear and concise manner, meeting all requirements and timelines 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 applicant process. Permit Required: Possession of a valid Master Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or Contra Costa County Master Teacher Temporary County Certificate. Education: Possession of an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) from an accredited college or university with six (6) specialization units in Infant/Toddler care or six (6) specialization units in ECE and additional six (6) Infant/Toddler care units, if the specialization units are not specific to Infant/Toddler care and development; two (2) adult supervision units; Or Possession of an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college or university with twenty-four (24) Early Childhood Education/Child Developments (ECE/CD) units including the core courses of Child Development, Child, Family and Community and Programs and Curriculum; sixteen (16) general education units which included one course from each of the following: humanities and/or fine arts, social sciences, math and/or science, and English and/or language arts; six (6) specialization units in ECE and six (6) in Infant/Toddler care; two ( 2) adult supervision units Six (6) ECE Infant/Toddler units are required if the six (6) specialization units are not related to work with infants and toddlers; or Possession of a Baccalaureate of Arts degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development (CD), or a closely related field or Baccalaureate degree in any subject and coursework equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching preschool-age children. Course work must have included completion of twelve (12) ECE units, three (3) units of supervised field experience in ECE setting and six (6) ECE infant/toddler units. Experience: Two (2) years of full-time experience or its equivalent as an infant/toddler teacher, one (1) year of which must have included supervising the activities of other staff assisting in the classroom. Special Requirements: Ability to meet standards as may be required by the Federal Head Start Performance Standards, California Department of Education Title V, and California Department of Social Services Title XXII regulations dealing with pre-school and child development programs. PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must submit official or unofficial transcripts and verification of their Child Development Master Teacher Permit with the application. Make sure to include your name on all application documents.If you are unable to attach your permit and/or transcripts to your online application you may email scanned copies to exam@hrd.cccounty.us within seven (7) days of applying. Failure to do so will result in your automatic rejection. For full information regarding the requirements of all Child Development Permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as well as instructions on how to apply, please see the Child Development Permit Leaflet. You may obtain additional information and assistance by contacting: Certification Officer California Commission on Teacher Credentialing 1812 9th Street Sacramento, CA 95814-7000 E-Mail: credentials@ctc.ca.gov Web Site: www.ctc.ca.gov 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. 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. Examination: The examination will consist of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70% from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%) The Human Resources Department may make changes to the examination steps noted above in accordance with 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
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Family and Children's Services Unit The Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau has immediate openings for qualified classroom staff in a full-day childcare and education program serving approximately 2500 low-income infants and young children and their families throughout the County. Under supervision of a Site Supervisor, the Infant/Toddler Teacher leads a team of instructors to plan, organize and conduct a full range of developmentally appropriate activities for children 0-3 years of age enrolled in the Head Start and Child Development programs. These positions require the ability to establish a nurturing classroom environment that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive, creative, physical and linguistic development of infants, toddlers and young children in cooperative involvement with their families. Typical Tasks Plans and implements a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive program, meeting needs of all children and families according to appropriate State and Federal regulations, policies and procedures Organizes and maintains a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive learning environment; ensures a healthy, safe, clean environment both inside and out of the facility Provides nurturing routines such as diapering, dressing, and feeding infants and toddlers Assists toddlers with toilet training and development of self help skills Supervises sleeping infants and toddlers Collaborates with parents as the child's first teachers in building a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation; conducts conferences, home visits and communicates verbally and in writing as required and as needed Observes and records individual and group behavior and refers significant behaviors or concerns to specialists Monitors and maintains all appropriate records, documents and files, submit reports in a timely and accurate manner as required and follows confidentiality guidelines Uses required screening and portfolio assessment within required time frames and uses assessment to plan developmentally appropriate group and individualized activities Implements appropriate behavior management techniques and follows policy Models conflict resolution and problem solving for adults and children Models and provides appropriate guidance and leadership to other instructional staff and children Facilitates open, effective, and professional oral and written communication with families, staff and children Maintains commitment to training and continuing professional development 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 supervisors 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 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. Possession of 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, including core courses, 6 semester Early Childhood Education units related to infant/toddler care, plus 16 General Education (GE) units. Prefer an Associates of Arts (AA) degree or higher in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field from an accredited college or university. Permit Required: Possession of a Child Development Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or a Contra Costa County Temporary Teacher Certificate (CCC TTC). Other Requirements: As required by law all appointees must successfully pass a physical examination and have fingerprint and tuberculosis clearances. PLEASE NOTE: At the time of application, all applicants must attach official or unofficial transcripts and verification of their Child Development Teacher Permit with the application. Make sure to include your name on all application documents.If you are unable to attach your permit and/or transcripts to your online application you may email scanned copies to exam@hrd.cccounty.us within seven (7) days of applying. Failure to do so will result in your automatic rejection. For full information regarding the requirements of all Child Development Permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as well as instructions on how to apply, please see the Child Development Permit Leaflet. You may obtain additional information and assistance by contacting: Certification Officer California Commission on Teacher Credentialing 1812 9th Street Sacramento, CA 95814-7000 E-Mail: credentials@ctc.ca.gov Web Site: www.ctc.ca.gov 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. 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. Examination: The examination will consist of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70% from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%) The Human Resources Department may make changes to the examination steps noted above in accordance with 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.