Contra Costa County Human Resources Department

The County of Contra Costa, California was incorporated in 1850 as one of the original 27 counties of the State of California, with the City of Martinez as the County Seat. 

Contra Costa County is home to more than one million residents. Comprised of 19 cities and many established communities in the unincorporated area, it is the ninth most populous county in the state.

The most notable landmark in the county is Mount Diablo, rising 3,849 feet at the northern end of the Diablo Range. It is the centerpiece of Mt. Diablo State Park, one of many recreation areas residents and visitors can enjoy. The East Bay Regional Park District is comprised of more than 100,000 acres within 65 parks, including more than 1,200 miles of trails.

Our Mission: Contra Costa County is dedicated to providing public services which improve the quality of life of our residents and the economic viability of our businesses.

Our Vision: Contra Costa County is recognized as a world-class service organization where innovation and partnerships merge to enable our residents to enjoy a safe, healthy and prosperous life.

Our Values: Contra Costa County serves people, businesses and communities. Our organization and each one of our employees value:

  • Clients and communities
  • Accountability
  • Partnerships
  • Fiscal prudence
  • Quality Services
  • Organizational excellence

 

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

Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
May 11, 2021
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: DSA - Deputy Sheriff's Non-Sworn Rank & File Unit Contra Costa County Sheriff's Dispatcher II Pay Range $75,164.04 - $89,187.04 * *As of July 1, 2020 $78,922.24 - $93,646.39 (July 2021) $82,868.35 - $98,328.71 (July 2022) 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 six months. EXAM DATES: ( For applications received between 05/05/2021 - 06/08/2021) 06/23/2021 - 06/24/2021 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 ) ( Qualifying) 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
May 11, 2021
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 ($6,263 - $7,432) 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 05/05/2021 - 06/08/2021 Tentative Typing Assessment: 06/23/2021 - 06/24/2021 Tentative Performance Exam: 07/10/2021 - 07/12/2021 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 ) ( Qualifying ) CritiCall 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 passing 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 Concord, California, United States
May 11, 2021
Temporary
The Position Environmental Health Specialist I/II - Temporary Environmental Health Division Hourly Rate: Environmental Health Specialist I: $38.19 - $46.43 Environmental Health Specialist II: $43.31 - $52.65 The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting for qualified individuals interested in temporary Environmental Health Specialist I/II positions assigned to the Environmental Health Division located in Concord, CA. The mission of Contra Costa Environmental Health Division is to protect and promote the health of the people of Contra Costa County, through programs for safe food, safe water for drinking and recreation, and the sanitary management of wastes. Environmental Health is the prevention, preservation, and improvement of environmental factors affecting the health and safety of our community. The Environmental Health Division is a regulatory agency that provides oversight for businesses and property owners to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Contra Costa County and our environment. Duties for Environmental Health Specialists include conducting inspections, reviewing applications, issuing permits and enforcing local and State laws and regulations at such locations as food service facilities, public swimming pools and spas, small water systems, wells and soil borings, houses and dwelling units, schools and public buildings, sewage disposal systems, solid and medical waste facilities, commercial processing and packing plants, mobile home parks, campsites, massage and tattoo parlors, jails and other public and private installations. Typical Tasks Conducts inspections, reviews applications, issues permits and enforces local and State laws and regulations at such locations as food service facilities, public swimming pools and spas, small water systems, wells and soil borings, houses and dwelling units, schools and public buildings, sewage disposal systems, and solid and medical waste facilities, commercial processing and packing plants, mobile home parks, campsites, massage and tattoo parlors, jails and other other public and private installations Reviews plans of food service facilities and public swimming pool and spa facilities Enforces permit suspension, revocation and summary closure of food, public swimming pools, and other facilities for cause Advises on conditions dangerous to public health Instructs in safe public health methods and attempts to obtain voluntary conformance Investigates complaints regarding public health issues and conducts environmental protection inspections Conducts investigations to obtain facts, evidence , and samples and recommends abatement and control requirements May provide emergency response to epidemiological or environmental health incidents Reviews and approves plans of proposed septic tanks , monitoring wells, soil borings and well installations, inspects construction and destruction of wells and soil borings Performs percolation tests, soil profile examinations, reviews septic systems designs and inspects installations Inspects boarding homes and private residences to evaluate the sanitary condition of buildings, plumbing, lavatory facilities, and water supply Reviews health and safety site plans Prepares records, statistics, correspondence and technical reports on inspections and violations Collects samples, photographs and other evidence; assists in preparation of and appears as witness in administrative hearings, citations and court cases Impounds unsafe food and food equipment Represents the Health Services Department on environmental health matters Meets with community groups on environmental health problems and works with them in the establishment of needed programs Meets with representatives of city, county, state and federal agencies on environmental health issues to solve problems or implement programs Assists in appraising the effectiveness of departmental programs, modes of work and assists in developing policies, procedures and ordinances for department programs Operates, maintains, and field calibrates a variety of monitoring equipment Attends technical conference and reports on technical advances Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid California MotorVehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's Licensewill be accepted throughout the application process. Education: Possession of a Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with a major in an environmental health or science curriculum which meets the education requirements of the California State Department of Health for Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist. Certificate Required: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the State Department of Public Health. AND For Environmental Health Specialist II ONLY: Experience: Two (2) years of full time, or its equivalent, experience as an Environmental Health Specialist. Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprints may be required prior to the start of employment. Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants are to send a resume to Jocelyn.Stortz@cchealth.org and Kristian.Lucas@cchealth.org and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Paper faxed or late resumes WILL NOT be accepted. Equal Opportunity Employer It is the policy of Contra Costa Countyto 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, medicalcondition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protectedcategory under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
May 11, 2021
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 21 - Supervisory Management Why join the Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Department (EHSD) - Adult Protective Services Bureau? This bureau assist older adults, families, and people with disabilities to maximize self-sufficiency, safety, health, and independence. We serve with compassion and respect for the dignity and self-determination of all adults and families. Adult Protective Services (APS) receives, screens and investigates confidential reports from anyone who suspects that an aged person or adult with a disability is being abused, neglected, or is self-neglecting. APS works closely with other community and government agencies to ensure the protection and safety of adults in our community. We are looking for someone who is: A strong leader and able to motivate and encourage others to succeed Flexible, dependable, and able to work in a dynamic environment Passionate about working with the aging community Independent and proactive in finding solutions and enhancing services Collaborative and able to build strong relationships What you will typically be responsible for: Supervising and managing APS staff performance Analyzing and submitting data on the program Managing grant funding programs Attending state and local meetings representing EHSD and APS Developing and monitoring staff training Recommending, implementing, and monitoring programs for APS Building effective partnerships with community members and leaders Leading staff in ways to compassionately care for clients A few reasons you might love this job: You will impact those most in need Working with a diverse and dedicated staff that is committed to their community Collaborating with other community agencies to assist aging adults A few challenges you might face in this job: Working in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and mandated deadlines Staffing issues and budget restrictions Managing a program with limited resources while still meeting client needs Competencies Required: 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 Innovative Problem Solving: Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new ways to do business Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Informing: Proactively obtaining and sharing information Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Involving Others (Engaging Teams): Engaging others for input, contribution, and shared responsibility for outcomes Coaching & Developing Others: Supporting others in stretching and expanding their capabilities Leadership: Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Desirable Qualifications: Strong interpersonal skills Knowledge of how government agencies work Personal accountability Experience in managing numerous direct reports Grant and contract experience 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. Minimum Qualifications WHOLE PERSON CARE/ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES ASSIGNMENT: License Required: All candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process. Education: Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in either Social Work, Counseling, Psychology with a specialization in marriage, family and child counseling based on a two-year program, Gerontology, Public Administration or closely related field. Experience: Four (4) years of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) social casework experience in a public or private social welfare agency working with family and children's services programs or in adult services program for the elderly, vulnerable adult population. Two (2) years of the required experience must have been at the supervisory or management level. 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. Online Skills Assessment: Candidates invited to take the online skills assessment will need access to a computer and internet. Tentatively scheduled from June 3, 2021 to June 7, 2021. Structured Interview: A structured interview will be conducted to measure candidate's competencies as they relate to the job. The interview is administered remotely using a computer; you will need access to a reliable internet connection to participate . Tentatively scheduled from June 17, 2021 to June 21, 2021. 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
May 11, 2021
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 21 - Supervisory Management Why join the Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Department - Children & Family Services Bureau? Contra Costa County's Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD) partners with the community to deliver quality services and access for resources that support, protect, and empower individuals and families to be self-sufficient. The Children and Family Services Bureau works to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children in Contra Costa County. We are looking for someone who is: A strong leader and able to motivate and encourage others to succeed Flexible, dependable, and able to work in a dynamic environment Committed and can manage multiple deadlines and competing interests A critical thinker and able to problem-solve A strong communicator (verbally and in writing) A team player What you will typically be responsible for: Program oversight, implementation, and compliance Personnel management (payroll and performance) Fiscal oversight and contract management Representing the Bureau in collaborative meetings Ensuring county, federal, and state mandates are met Identifying financial, staffing, and other support resources Compiling data and drafting reports A few reasons you might love this job: Working with a diverse staff that is committed to their community Supporting effective social work practices Ensuring child safety, permanency, and well-being Supporting collaborative community initiatives and efforts that will impact the community A few challenges you might face in this job: Working in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and mandated deadlines Staffing issues and budget restrictions Varying levels of experience of staff Competencies Required: 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 Innovative Problem Solving: Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new ways to do business Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Informing: Proactively obtaining and sharing information Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Involving Others (Engaging Teams): Engaging others for input, contribution, and shared responsibility for outcomes Coaching & Developing Others: Supporting others in stretching and expanding their capabilities Leadership: Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace Managing & Facilitating Change: Addressing key factors that influence successful organizational change Desirable Qualifications: Strong interpersonal skills Contract management and oversight experience Program management experience Familiarity with Child Welfare reform AB 403 Comfortable with interpreting legislation & policy 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. Minimum Qualifications CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES ASSIGNMENT: License Required: All candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process. Education: Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in either 1) Social Work 2) Counseling 3) Psychology, with a specialization in marriage, family and child counseling based on a two-year program or 4) Public Administration. Experience: Five (5) years of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) social casework experience in a public or private social welfare agency. Two (2) years of the required experience must have been at the supervisory or management level for family and children's services programs. 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. Online Skills Assessment: Candidates invited to take the online skills assessment will need access to a computer and internet. Tentatively scheduled from June 3, 2021 to June 7, 2021. Structured Interview: A structured interview will be conducted to measure candidate's competencies as they relate to the job. The interview is administered remotely using a computer; you will need access to a reliable internet connection to participate. Tentatively scheduled from June 17, 2021 to June 21, 2021. 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
May 11, 2021
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Bargaining Unit: Local 21 - Supervisory Management Why join the Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Department? The Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD) partners with the community to deliver quality services and access of resources that support, protect, and empower individuals and families to be self-sufficient. Contra Costa County is recruiting to fill positions in the Staff Development Department and Office of the Director. Staff Development Department: The Division Manager in the Staff Development Department is responsible for managing the professional training of all the Department's programs. Office of the EHSD Director: The Division Manager in the Office of the Director is responsible for working on special projects as they relate to the Employment & Human Services Department. This position involves complex data analysis and reporting as well as researching and collecting data on policy issues that impact the entire department. We are looking for someone who is: A strong leader and able to motivate and encourage others to succeed Flexible, dependable, and able to work in a dynamic environment Committed and can manage multiple deadlines and competing interests What you will typically be responsible for: Coordinating and supporting staff for various large projects with department wide impact Creating, producing, and presenting reports to the Director and Executive Team Communicating comfortably and effectively to executive leadership Maintaining confidentiality of executive discussions A few reasons you might love this job: Working with a diverse staff that is committed to their community Helping to drive the future vision of the bureau A few challenges you might face in this job: Working in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and mandated deadlines Staffing issues and budget restrictions Competencies Required: 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 Innovative Problem Solving: Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new ways to do business Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Informing: Proactively obtaining and sharing information Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Involving Others (Engaging Teams): Engaging others for input, contribution, and shared responsibility for outcomes Coaching & Developing Others: Supporting others in stretching and expanding their capabilities Leadership: Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace Managing & Facilitating Change: Addressing key factors that influence successful organizational change Desirable Qualifications: Strong interpersonal skills Experience in strategic planning Mastery of computer applications for data analysis and reporting An understanding of information systems and State computer systems that are utilized by the department 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. Minimum Qualifications ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENT: License Required: All candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process. Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business or Public Administration, Social or Behavioral Sciences or a closely related field. Experience: Four (4) years of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) experience in a professional administrative position with increasing responsibilities for the administrative management, or coordination, or oversight of a specialized administrative area. Two (2) years of the required experience must have been at the supervisory or management level. Substitution for Education: One (1) additional year of qualifying experience of the type noted above may be substituted for the required major. 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. Online Skills Assessment: Candidates invited to take the online skills assessment will need access to a computer and internet. Tentatively scheduled from June 3, 2021 to June 7, 2021. Structured Interview: A structured interview will be conducted to measure candidate's competencies as they relate to the job. The interview is administered remotely using a computer; you will need access to a reliable internet connection to participate. Tentatively scheduled from June 17, 2021 to June 21, 2021. 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
May 11, 2021
Full Time
The Position Contra Costa County is recruiting for skilled Accountant III's. One vacancy is in the Health Services Department. The eligible list from this recruitment may also be used countywide for other vacancies. Contra Costa Health Services is the largest department of County government, employing more than 4,250 individuals. We are committed to: Providing high quality services with respect and responsiveness to all Community health improvement and environmental protection Community health needs and changing to meet those needs Working in partnership with our patients, cities and diverse communities, as well as other health, education and human service agencies Encouraging creative, ethical and tenacious leadership to implement effective health policies and programs. Accountant III's perform the most complex accounting assignments and exercise considerable judgement in applying accounting principles to interpret data and develop solutions. This is an exciting time to join Contra Costa County! We are looking for someone who: Has knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, techniques and standards, governmental accounting, cost accounting and budgeting Has the ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling confidential matters Is a great communicator Has the ability to work independently and as part of a team Is detailed oriented, accurate, and driven to produce high-quality work Has the ability to interpret data and develop solutions What you will typically be responsible for: Preparing and reviewing journal vouchers, transfer of funds, and other financial documents Collaborating with Program Managers to develop and monitor annual budget Responsible for reporting in an accurate, thorough, and timely manner for various internal and external reports Preparing annual budget and year-end close Reviewing and tracking provider risk assessments and audited financial statements Preparing various stakeholder and State reports and schedules Preparing cost reconciliation schedules Reviewing and analyzing financial transactions and balances for accuracy A few reasons you might love this job: You will work in an environment that values respect, integrity and equity Career advancement opportunities Good health, dental, and retirement benefits Professional growth and development opportunities A few challenges you might face in this job : You will need to be resourceful and a problem solver as information is not always readily available and is not located in one place You will be dealing with large data sets Competencies Required: Analyzing & Interpreting Data: Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative dataMathematical Facility: Performing computations and solving mathematical problemsReading Comprehension: Understanding and using written informationProfessional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the jobUsing Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applicationsAttention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work productsEstablishing Credibility: Doing what he/she commits to doing and respecting the confidentiality of information and concerns shared by othersSelf-Management: Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependabilityListening: Fully comprehending spoken communicationOral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogueWriting: Communicating effectively in writingBuilding & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationshipsInfluencing: Affecting or changing others' positions and opinionsTeamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goalsDriving Results: Demonstrating concern for achieving or surpassing results against an internal standard of excellenceLeadership: Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal Desirable Qualifications: Degree in Accounting Advanced proficiency in Excel (i.e., pivot tables) The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for 6 months to fill any future vacancies in the County Departments utilizing this classification. Minimum Qualifications Education: 1) Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, finance, accounting or a closely related field, which must have included at least 12 semester or 18 quarter units from among the following accounting courses: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Governmental Accounting, Fund Accounting, Cost Accounting, or Auditing; or 2) Possession of an Certified Public Accountant Certificate. Internal Substitution for Education: Incumbency in the class of Accountant II for Contra Costa County may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree. Experience: Thirty (30) months of full-time, or its equivalent, increasingly responsible professional accounting experience. Selection Process Application Filing and Evaluation: Applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application, applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process. Online Assessment: An online, multiple-choice assessment will be administered to all accepted candidates. This Assessment will measure competencies, including but not limited to: Professional & Technical Expertise, Analyzing & Interpreting Data, Mathematical Facility, Attention to Detail, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Using Technology, Building & Maintaining Relationships, Self-Management, Teamwork, Driving Results, and Leadership. Oral Interview: This will be an online, on-demand interview in which you will record your responses for someone to evaluate at a later date. You will be evaluated on necessary knowledge and skills that may include any of the competencies listed above. Final Selection Interviews: Tentatively scheduled for the week of June 28, 2021. TENTATIVE DATES Written Test: June 2, 2021 Oral Interview: June 9, 2021 Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the selection process. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County, CA Martinez, California, United States
May 06, 2021
Full Time
The Position There is currently one (1) vacant position in the Building Inspection Division of the Department of Conservation and Development. This department serves the unincorporated area of Contra Costa County, and has many functions related to land use and construction. Amongst others, it consists of the planning division and the building inspection division. The Building Inspection division is primarily responsible for issuance of building permits, inspections during construction and code enforcement. You will be working in permit issuance, primarily doing structural reviews for compliance to building codes. The department is located at Martinez, CA and has a branch office in Lafayette, CA, where you may also be required to work. The work is exciting as all different types of structures are reviewed by the county. The work atmosphere is conducive to continuous learning. We are looking for someone who is: Well-versed in Civil Engineering - you will be specifically working on structural engineering; Experienced in structural design of buildings with an emphasis in seismic design and using a variety of material - You will work on structural designs that require an understanding of seismic design; A strong communicator - You will be working with other County Departments and external stakeholders that require you to communicate effectively with them; Willing to learn - You will be assigned and working on projects that may be unfamiliar and need to adapt quickly to learning about them; A team player - You will be working with internal and external stakeholders on meeting mutual goals and interests. What you will typically be responsible for: Reviewing plans, calculations and specifications of wood, masonry, concrete and steel residential, commercial and industrial structures; Providing guidance as the technical advisor on structural problems and code requirements; Responding to structural inquiries concerning ordinances and departmental policies to internal/external stakeholders; Reviewing the work of field personnel to maintain consistency in interpreting and enforcing code requirements Assessing legal violations and taking appropriate actions for the situation A few reasons you might love this job: You will be checking a vast variety of projects. You will be working in a professional, friendly and cooperative atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to learn building codes thoroughly. A few challenges you might face in this job: You will be dealing with the public, and that could sometimes be challenging. Some of the projects may be of a type that is unfamiliar to you, and you may have to learn these quickly. You will be working in a large organization doing a variety of functions. (Read the complete job description online here .) Competencies Required: Critical Thinking: - Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims. Mathematical Facility: - Performing computations and solving mathematical problems. Mechanical Insight: - Comprehending how mechanical, electrical, and structural systems operate and interact. Legal & Regulatory Navigation: - Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations. Professional & Technical Expertise: - Applying technical subject matter to the job. Using Technology: - Working with electronic hardware and software applications. Adaptability: - Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires. Attention to Detail: - Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products. Learning Agility: - Seeking learning opportunities and applying the lessons to one's work. Listening: - Fully comprehending spoken communication. Oral Communication: - Engaging effectively in dialogue. Writing: - Communicating effectively in writing. Customer Focus: - Attending to the needs and expectations of customers. Interpersonal Savvy: - Considering and responding appropriately to the needs and feelings of others in different situations. Teamwork: - Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals. Tentative Recruitment Schedule Oral Board: Week of June 14th Final Selection Interviews: Week of July 19th Target Start Date: TBD The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months. 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: Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. Experience: Four (4) years of full-time, or its equivalent, experience in professional civil engineering work which involved stress and force analyses on wood frame, masonry and concrete/steel structures. Substitution: Possession of a valid Certificate of Authority to use the title "Structural Engineer" issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers may be substituted for two years of the required experience. Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracosta 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 Interviews: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in the following job-related areas: Critical Thinking: 17.87% Interpersonal Savvy: 18.97% Learning Agility: 10.97% Legal & Regulatory Navigation: 13.51% Mechanical Insight: 18.97% Professional & Technical Expertise: 18.97% Final Selection Interviews: Scheduled for TBD. 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
May 06, 2021
Full Time
The Position Why join the Employment and Human Services Department of Contra Costa County? Contra Costa County's Employment and Human Services Department partners with the community to deliver quality services to ensure access to resources that support, protect, and empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency. Serving over 250,000 Contra Costa residents, the Workforce Services Bureau is committed to the department's core values of delivering an exceptional customer service experience, encouraging open communication, embracing change, practicing ethical behavior, and embracing diversity. The Employment and Services Department is seeking to fill an Information Systems Programmer and Analyst IV (IPSA IV) position for its office located in the Pleasant Hill, CA. The successful candidate will be working on a wide variety of systems and platforms that support the delivery and administration of welfare programs in Contra Costa County. We are looking for someone who is: Strong analytical skills for innovative solutions. You will be assigned to analyze data, human services systems or business process improvement needs and provide recommendations and solutions. Team player with effective communication skills. You will be collaborating with internal and external stakeholders in the design, programming, testing, implementation, administration, maintenance, and operations of human services systems. Organized and project management skills. You will be assigned multiple assignments that you will need to manage and meet deadlines. Extensive programming knowledge and professional experience. You will be working on human and social services information systems projects, using various technologies. Self-starter, self-reliant, and self-directed. You will be the lead for a project or team and will need to be self-sufficient when needed. What you will typically be responsible for: Leading aspects of assigned information systems and/or applications development, support, and implementation projects Informing and guiding stakeholders on applicable information systems policies, procedures, methods and techniques, and responding to questions and assisting in reviewing work products Evaluating and analyzing client needs and recommending resources to meet those needs Overseeing projects and projecting the status on times, costs, and reports or problems encountered on application development or enhancement Overseeing quality assurance procedures for information systems services and reviewing vendor software for compliance Developing and validating test data for accuracy of expected results Developing and maintaining user training manuals, standards, and procedures A few reasons you might love this job: You will work with people that care about their customers and community and are passionate about their work. You will have the opportunity for growth by working on large scale systems. You will have the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders to create innovative solutions. You will operate with a high level of autonomy and responsibility. A few challenges you might face in this job: The County has limited resources that could impact your work. Federal, State, and local regulations govern and constrain some of the implementation of innovative solutions. You will be working with a consortium of Counties on projects that requires a consensus amongst all stakeholders. Desirable Qualifications: Project management experience. Experience with Microsoft, Oracle, or other systems software Experience within the human services field Competencies Required: Professional & Technical Expertise: - Applying technical subject matter to the job Innovative Problem Solving: - Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new ways to do business Analyzing & Interpreting Data: - Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data Critical Thinking: - Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims 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 Writing: - Communicating effectively in writing Displaying Ownership and Accountability: - Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results Oral Communication: - Engaging effectively in dialogue Building & Maintaining Relationships: - Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Involving Others (Engaging Teams): - Engaging others for input, contribution, and shared responsibility for outcomes Visionary Leadership: - Taking a long-term view and building a shared vision with others; acting as a catalyst for organizational change Teamwork: - Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals Business Process Analysis: - Defining, assessing, and improving operational processes and workflow Managing & Facilitating Change: - Addressing key factors that influence successful organizational change Project Management: - Ensuring that projects are on-time, on-budget, and achieve their objectives To read the complete job description, please click here . Tentative Recruitment Schedule HireVue Oral Exam Interviews: Week of June 14th Final Selection Interviews: Week of July 14th Target Start Date: TBD The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months. 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 online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracosta 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. HireVue Oral Exam Interviews: (Weighted 100%) Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. Final Selection Interviews: Scheduled for TBD. 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
May 06, 2021
Full Time
The Position The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is recruiting to fill a vacancy in the Crime Scene Investigator series; specifically, there is currently a vacancy in the Forensic Services Division (FSD) for a Crime Scene Investigator II. 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 the recovery, preservation, and analysis of physical evidence. The FSD provides unbiased scientific examination of evidence to the criminal justice system. The FSD has been an accredited laboratory since 2003. Crime Scene Investigator II's identify, collect, and preserve crime scene evidence, analyze evidence, prepare reports, testify in legal proceedings and perform other related work as required. This is the journey-level class in the Crime Scene Investigator Series. Incumbents in this class handle the more difficult and complex scenes and evidence collection/documentation tasks and may provide guidance, technical assistance, or training to crime scene investigators. Crime Scene Investigator IIs 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 work 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 Can learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policy Can work independently and as part of a team, self-motivated, adaptable, and has a positive attitude What you will typically be responsible for: You will be tasked with documenting, preserving, and collecting physical evidence You will work with scientific equipment and instrumentation as well as complex computer systems and databases You will work cooperatively with sworn and civilian members of law enforcement agencies You will create detailed crime scene notes and examine physical evidence according to procedures You will prepare written reports and may be called to testify to your results You may be asked to provide training to law enforcement personnel 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 You will be asked to handle firearms and biological evidence Competencies Required: Analyzing & Interpreting Data: Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Writing: Communicating effectively in writing Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals Leading Cross-Divisional Collaboration: Demonstrating cooperation and teamwork while working within and across divisions and teams Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue The eligible list established from this recruitment process may be valid for 6 months. To read the complete job description, please visit the website; www.cccounty.us/hr Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle driver's license will be accepted during the application process. Education: Possession of a high school diploma, GED equivalency, or a high school proficiency certificate. Completion of 15 semester units or 20 quarter units from an accredited college or university which must include a course in (1) English Composition or Report Writing; (2) Mathematics or Statistics and (3) Chemistry (which must have included a laboratory section). Experience: Two (2) years in a law enforcement agency where the primary duties of the position included the identification, collection and preservation of evidence. Responsibilities must have included writing crime scene reports and testifying in court as an expert witness. Physical Requirement: Ability to pass a respiratory physical and be medically cleared to wear an air purifying respirator. Visual Requirement: No deficiency in the ability to distinguish colors. Background: As determined by a thorough background investigation conducted by the Office of the Sheriff, shall not have been convicted of a felony in this state or in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in this state. Desirable Qualifications: Individual Crime Scene Certification Experience with crime scene processing and documentation Experience with handling evidence, including firearms and biological evidence Experience working with Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Selection Process Application Filing and Evaluation: Applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application, applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process. Multiple Choice Assessment: Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an online multiple choice assessment. The assessment will measure candidates' competencies as they relate to the job. These may include, but are not limited to: analyzing and interpreting data, critical thinking, professional and technical expertise, professional integrity and ethics, attention to detail and safety focus. (Weight: 100%) The multiple choice assessment is tentatively scheduled to take place via computer (remotely) the first week of June. 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 County-wide, California, United States
May 04, 2021
Full Time
The Position Why join Contra Costa County? Are you interested in pursuing a new opportunity and a career in public service? Contra Costa County is seeking talented and qualified individuals to fill accounting-clerical vacancies throughout the County! There are lots of opportunities for Account Clerk-Advanced Level employees to advance to other accounting positions, after satisfying the requirements. Also, there are potential advancement opportunities to other specialized and supervisory clerical positions. We are looking for someone who is: Detail oriented. - You will be responsible for ensuring accuracy of spelling, numbers, or data entry. Customer Focused. - Your role will require you to be responsive and proactive when addressing customer needs. Organized. - You will need to balance multiple assignments, priorities, and deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Dependable and Punctual. - Your assigned unit will rely on you for support. Team player. - You will be working with a unit that relies on each other to accomplish a task. Adaptable and approachable. - You will be working with all stakeholders, such as Directors, other Account-Clerks, and external vendors and contractors. Self-sufficient and self-reliant. - You will need to make independent decisions within your scope and will be accountable for those decisions. What you will typically be responsible for: Overseeing and training a group of workers in the accounting clerical section Tracking and preparing detailed statements, reports, and analysis of complex financial and statistical transactions Interpreting and applying complex regulations for accounting and calculations Reconciling and maintaining journals, subsidiary ledgers, cost accounting records, and revolving fund accounts Maintaining tax account receivables and collection records A few reasons you might love this job: Your work will have a direct impact on the County's ability to provide important essential and public services. There is opportunity for promotional growth. You will have a direct impact on the communities you provide services to, such as those in underserved communities. There is a wide variety of County departments with account clerical staffing needs, so you can expand the breadth of your experience. You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse workforce. A few challenges you might face in this job: Your internal and external customers will include some people with strong personalities and/or have high expectations. Tasks can vary depending upon the operational need and the department you are assigned to work. You will work in a highly regulated government environment. The County may not have more advanced technologies and software found in other organizations, which may be frustrating to adapt to. Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge or experience with fiscal elements of grant management, requirements, deliverables, and projections. Knowledge or experience in cost accounting principles and methods. Competencies Required: Professional & Technical Expertise: - Applying technical subject matter to the job Establishing Credibility: - Doing what he/she commits to doing and respecting the confidentiality of information and concerns shared by others 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 Action & Results Focused (Taking Initiative): - Initiating tasks and focusing on accomplishment Interpersonal Savvy: - Considering and responding appropriately to the needs and feelings of others in different situations Displaying Ownership and Accountability: - Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results Attention to Detail: - Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Self-Management: - Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability Professional Integrity & Ethics: - Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Mathematical Facility: - Performing computations and solving mathematical problems Adaptability: - Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires Decision Making: - Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner Critical Thinking: - Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims To read the complete job description, please click here . Tentative Recruitment Schedule eSkill Online Written Exam: Week of May 17th HireVue Oral Exam Interviews: Week of May 31st Final Selection Interviews: Week of June 30th Target Start Date: TBD The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months. Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate. Experience: Thirty-six (36) months of full-time or its equivalent experience in the preparation and processing of accounting documents and in the maintenance of accounting records. Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracosta 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. Online Multiple-Choice Exam: An online, multiple-choice assessment will be administered to all accepted candidates. This assessment will measure the following competencies: Professional Integrity & Ethics Attention to Detail Displaying Ownership & Accountability Mathematical Facility Self-Management Establishing Credibility Delivering Results Action & Results Focused (Taking Initiative) Professional & Technical Expertise HireVue Oral Exam Interviews: An online oral exam, conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. Final Selection Interviews: Scheduled for TBD. 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
May 03, 2021
Full Time
The Position Contra Costa County is recruiting for an experienced Assistant County Registrar, with a proven track record, to join our exceptional elections team. The Assistant County Registrar position is at-will, appointed by, reporting to, and receiving overall policy guidance from the elected Clerk-Recorder-Registrar and the Deputy Clerk-Recorder (Chief Operating Officer). This key executive position oversees approximately 30 full-time staff (up to an additional 100 temporary staff during major elections); is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the conduct of all Primary, General, and Special elections; implements policy as it is determined by the Clerk-Recorder-Registrar; acts for the Clerk-Recorder-Registrar when assigned; and performs other related duties as required. Please view the recruitment brochure for additional information: https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/70584/EBrochure-ConCosCo-AsstCoRegistrar View the Recruitment on Ralph Anderson & Associates: https://www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/assistant-county-registrar-contra-costa-county-ca/ 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 degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business, public administration, or a closely related field. Experience: Five (5) years of full-time, or its equivalent, increasingly responsible experience in business administration, public administration or elections work. At least two (2) years of experience must have included supervisory or administrative responsibility. Substitution: Additional experience of the type described above may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis, up to a maximum of four (4) years. No substitution for the supervisory or administrative experience is permitted. Selection Process To be considered, candidates must submit a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and six professional references via email to apply@ralphandersen.com . Should you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process, please call Mr. Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900.
Contra Costa County, CA Contra Costa County, California, United States
May 01, 2021
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - FACS Site Supervisor Unit The Contra Costa County Community Services Department is recruiting to fill Site Supervisor II vacancies in full-day child education centers serving approximately 2500 low-income families. Incumbents may be required to travel to child education centers countywide in the performance of assigned job duties. Under supervision of the Assistant Director-Project, the Site Supervisor II's provide the day-to-day administration of an intermediate capacity child development site providing general child care, infant/toddler care and/or preschool services. Typical Tasks Ensures that daily staffing requirements and child/staff ratios are met at all times Provides guidance and supervision to teaching and support staff as required Ensures compliance with State licensing, Federal requirements, and contract requirements Reviews instructional programs to ensure compliance with State and Federal requirements and developmentally appropriate practices Makes recommendations on staffing, program and expenditures, and maintains inventory documents Assists in interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating, and mentoring staff Monitors parent involvement through individual and group contacts and meetings Prepares and submits accurate and timely reports and correspondence as required Maintains effective community relations, and advocates for young children Interviews and certifies parent eligibility for services Ensures maintenance of required children, family, and program files Ensures appropriate career development for self and staff and maintains documentation as needed 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 Community Care Licensing and to supervisors are 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 Vehicle Operator License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process. Experience: Two (2) years of full time or its equivalent experience as a Site Supervisor in a publicly funded preschool or child development program. Certificate Required: Possession of a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit issued by the State of California or official written verification that all requirements for the permit have been completed and application has been made to the State. Employment will require mandatory maintenance of the permit by taking continuing education courses as specified by the State for its renewal. Special Requirements: Ability to meet such 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 preschool and child development programs. Note: As required by law, all appointees must successfully pass a physical examination and fingerprint and tuberculosis clearances and a current physical examination. PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must submit official or unofficial transcripts and verification of their Child Development Site Supervisor 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
May 01, 2021
Full Time
The Position ***FILING DEADLINE EXTENDED*** Contra Costa County Public Works Department (CCCPWD) maintains over 660 miles of roads, 150 miles of streams, channels and other drainage and over 200 County buildings throughout Contra Costa County. CCCPWD provides services such as Parks and Recreation, Sand Bag Distribution and Flood Control throughout unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County. The Public Works Department has an organizational culture that strives for continuous improvement. The mission is to deliver cost effective, safe, reliable and sustainable projects, programs and quality services as well as provide support services that are competitive, attentive, responsive, efficient, safe and high quality to our customers and fellow County Departments. The Contra Costa County Public Works Department is currently recruiting to fill Maintenance Worker I vacancies. All interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The Maintenance Worker I customarily perform a variety of manual tasks as a member of a maintenance or clean-up crew; and to perform other work as required. They will be assigned to perform a variety of manual labor tasks in all weather conditions in connection with construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, buildings, flood control channels and other structures. Maintenance Worker I's perform traffic control, move and transport materials and debris, dig holes, and level and sweep dirt. They also load and unload trucks, trim trees, cut brush, move and install timbers and boards. Maintenance Worker I's are required to drive light trucks and operate a variety of hand powered and pneumatic tools. They are expected to follow safe working practices and procedures and to wear proper protective equipment as required. We are looking for someone who: Has the ability to perform strenuous, repetitive labor requiring manual dexterity, agility, and physical strength Has a proven track record of reliable and ethical professional behavior Possess the ability to understand and carry out oral and written work-orders and instructions Can learn proper safety methods and perform work safely Possess good time management skills Works well in a team environment and is a good team player What you will typically be responsible for: Performing routine heavy manual laboring work, as a member of a maintenance or clean-up crew Using various and electric or pneumatic powered tools in the performance of assigned work; such as, patching pavement, cutting and undergrowth from drainage channels along roadways Loading and removing debris from streets and roads Assisting in keeping tools and equipment in working condition Directing traffic by motioning with flag(s) when construction work obstructs normal traffic routes A few reasons you might love this job: Contra Costa County Maintenance Division offers on the job training for Maintenance Workers There may be promotional opportunities in the Maintenance Worker series Maintenance Workers have alternative modified work schedules (4 - 10 hour shift / 3 day weekends) You will work in a team environment Collaboration and engagement is highly encouraged throughout the Maintenance Division and the entire department A few challenges you might face in this job: You will be tasked with working long days, that can be physically demanding There may be times when after hours emergency response is required You will work outside and may be exposed to various elements The work is everchanging and you will need to adapt and adjust as needed Competencies required: Action & Results Focused (Taking Initiative): Initiating tasks and focusing on accomplishment Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Self-Management: Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability Handling Stress: Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals General Physical Ability: Using strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and coordination Manual Dexterity: Using senses, hands, and fingers in manipulating objects quickly and efficiently Environmental Exposure Tolerance: Performing under physically demanding conditions Reading Comprehension: Understanding and using written information Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue Listening: Fully comprehending spoken communication Action & Results Focused (Taking Initiative): Initiating tasks and focusing on accomplishment To learn more about what it is like to work as a Maintenance Worker I with Contra Costa County please click this link . The eligible list established from this recruitment process may be valid for 6 months. To review the full classification specification please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracosta/classspecs Minimum Qualifications License Required : Possession of a Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Desirable Qualifications: Experience working with a computer and using basic office software Experience operating or working around heavy equipment Experience working with and applying road construction materials Possession of a Class A drivers license with tank and combination endorsements Experience using and/or applying pesticides and herbicides Experience working in Emergency response Selection Process Application Filing and Evaluation: Applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application, applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process. Online Multiple Choice Assessment: Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an online multiple choice assessment. The multiple choice exam will measure candidates' competencies as they relate to the job. These may include, but are not limited to: safety focus, professional integrity and ethics, teamwork and reading comprehension (Weighted 60%). Online Performance Assessment: Candidates who achieve a passing score on the online multiple choice assessment will be invited to participate in an online performance assessment. The performance assessment will measures candidates' competencies as they relate to the job. These may include, but are not limited to: attention to detail, listening and oral communication (Weighted 40%). The Multiple Choice Assessment is tentatively scheduled to take place online between May 18th & May 19th, 2021. The Performance Assessment is tentatively scheduled to take place online between May 21st & May 25th, 2021. 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
May 01, 2021
Full Time
The Position The Contra Costa County Public Works Department is currently recruiting to fill three (3) Electronic System Specialists vacancies in the Public Works Facilities Maintenance Division. All interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The Public Works Department has an organizational culture that strives for continuous improvement. Our mission is to deliver cost effective, safe, reliable and sustainable projects, programs and quality services as well as provide support services that are competitive, attentive, responsive, efficient, safe and high quality to our customers and fellow County Departments. Under direction, Electronic System Specialists service, analyzes client needs, installs, maintains, tests and repairs a wide variety of electronic safety, warning and security equipment; and performs other related work as required. Although Electronic System Specialists are assigned to the Public Works Department, work will be done in all County Buildings including, County Jails, Hospitals, Juvenile Hall, Clinics, Social Services Buildings, Libraries, County Homeless Shelters, Sheriff Sub Stations and Mental Health Wards to list a few. We are looking for someone who: Is punctual, reliable and accountable Thrives in a team setting Demonstrates safe work practices Enjoys learning new technologies Is able to work independently Is able to complete tasks in a timely manner Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills What you will typically be responsible for: Installing low voltage systems Keeping record of installed systems, detailed inspection records and job notes Meeting with customers to determine their needs Responding to emergency afterhours callouts Working with a variety of life and fire safety electronic systems Managing your workload Effectively communicating with leads, supervisors and customers any issues that may arise A few reasons you might love this job: Steady work Flexible scheduling All tools and equipment provided Becoming part of a knowledgeable and collaborative team A few challenges you might face in this job: Managing a large work load with competing deadlines Working in hospitals and detention facilities Working on unfamiliar electronic systems Working with levels of management and departmental representatives with different working styles Working alone Competencies Required: Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job Mechanical Insight: Comprehending how mechanical, electrical, and structural systems operate and interact Design Sense: Creating work products that are functional, intuitive and aesthetically pleasing Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products 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 Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications Displaying Ownership and Accountability: Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results Learning Agility: Seeking learning opportunities and applying the lessons to one's work Self-Management: Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals Informing: Proactively obtaining and sharing information The eligible list established from this recruitment process may be valid for 6 months. To review the full classification specification please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracosta/classspecs 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. Education: 1) Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate. 2) Successful completion of one (1) year, or its equivalent, of technical education with major course work in electronics from an accredited college, university, or trade school specializing in electronics. OR, completion of a low-voltage apprenticeship. Experience: Two (2) years of full time, or its equivalent, experience in the design, installation, testing, maintenance, and repair of electronic safety and security systems, Substitution for Education: One (1) additional year of full-time or its equivalent of the required experience, may be substituted for the required education. Substitution for Experience: An Associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Electronic Engineering Technology; OR, a National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level 2 or higher in Fire Protection, Low Voltage Communication Systems, or Security Systems may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. Desirable Qualifications: Possession of a Lenel certification Possession of a Bosch certification A member of NFPA Possession of training or certification in Notifier/Firelite Experience working with Panasonic systems Possession of a NICET certification Selection Process Application Filing and Evaluation: Applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application, applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process. Online Multiple Choice Assessment: Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an online multiple choice assessment. The multiple choice exam will measure candidates' competencies as they relate to the job. These may include, but are not limited to: professional and technical expertise, mechanical insight, attention to detail, analyzing and interpreting data, delivering results, safety focus, using technology, displaying ownership and accountability, self-management, and customer focus. (Weighted 100%) The Multiple Choice Assessment is tentatively scheduled to take place online between May 25th & May 27th, 2021. 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
May 01, 2021
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Management - Mgmt Classes, Classified & Exempt Contra Costa County is seeking highly motivated, career-oriented attorneys, with strong academic credentials and excellent research and writing skills, to fill one Deputy County Counsel Exempt position in the General Law Division. Attorneys selected to work in the General Law Division are expected to handle all aspects of advising and representing a public agency and its departments, boards, and commissions. They may be asked to prepare formal legal opinions, ordinances and other documents, analyze and draft contracts, prepare pleadings, serve as counsel to hearing bodies, handle civil trials, civil writ matters, and other litigation, and participate in mediations, negotiations, and administrative hearings. Attorneys applying for a position in this division should highlight their training and experience in one or more of the following areas: employment law, labor law, employment litigation or general civil litigation, including civil writ matters, and business transactions, including contract preparation. The work of the County Counsel's Office is diverse, fast paced, and high-profile, and requires the desire and ability to assume responsibility and build long-term client relationships. The ideal candidate for the position will be articulate and energetic, with exceptional analytical skills and judgment. Successful applicants must be able to relate well to colleagues, clients and the courts, have the ability to think strategically and creatively, and have the ability to foster collaborative work relationships among stakeholders involved in negotiations. In recognition of the possibility of conflict of interest, Deputy County Counsels - Exempt are required to refrain from private law practice. Attorneys are required to furnish personal transportation and may seek mileage reimbursement for work-related travel in accordance with County policy. The County Counsel's Office currently has a staff of 34 attorneys. The positions may be filled at any level step appropriate to qualifications and experience. Promotional opportunities exist within the Deputy County Counsel-Exempt from Basic Level ($9,351.31-$11,115.78) through Standard Level ($11,399.21-$13,550.08) to Advanced Level ($13, 895.58 -$16, 517.48). Provisions exists for up to two steps of salary increase for outstanding performance. Deputy County Counsels - Exempt, are excluded from the County Merit System and are appointed by the County Counsel. Further information about the County Counsel's Office and job application link may be found at http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/1370/County-Counsel . We are looking for someone who: Can work in a fast paced, and high-profile environment Has the ability to think strategically and creatively Will be articulate and energetic Possesses exceptional analytical skills and judgement Can relate well to colleagues, clients, and the courts Has the ability to assume responsibility and build client relationships Has excellent writing skills What you will typically be responsible for: Participating in virtual hearings and meetings Presenting cases persuasively in both court and administrative proceedings Offering and negotiating solutions consistent with applicable laws Drafting a variety of legal documents Using good judgment in setting priorities and allocating time Maintaining effective working relationships with staff and clients Keeping supervisor informed of significant cases and assignments A few reasons you might love this job: The Office adheres to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and confidentiality An opportunity to serve the public as you advise a wide variety of clients Work is intellectually challenging and fast-paced You will work in a team environment with supportive colleagues The Office values diversity A few challenges you might face in this job: Adjusting to County government functions and interplay of the departments Becoming familiar with local Superior Court Rules and Procedures, and Administrative Agencies Competing litigation, advisory, and transactional deadlines Competencies Required: Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims Political & Organizational Savvy: Working skillfully with politics, procedures, and protocols across organizational levels and boundaries Strategic Thinking & Perspective: Evaluating immediate actions in context of achieving long range objectives Self-Management: Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability Negotiating: Reaching mutually satisfying agreements and compromise Handling Stress: Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity Innovation: Imagining and devising new and better ways of doing things Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace Writing: Communicating effectively in writing To read the full class spec, please click here . Minimum Qualifications Registration: Active member of the State Bar of California Experience: Four (4) years of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) experience as a practicing attorney. Desirable Qualifications: - Experience in employment and/or labor law - Experience advising and representing public agencies - Experience with civil litigation and administrative hearings - Familiarity with Corel Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and Zoom Selection Process Application Filing and Evaluation: Applicants will be required to complete a Contra Costa County application and supplemental questionnaire at the time of application (please limit each response to no more than 300 words). Both submissions will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process. Along with your application, please provide the following: Resume Your resume should include: State Bar of California membership number and admission date Undergraduate college/university and graduation date Law school and graduation date TWO writing samples only Preferably a substantive pleading and an advisory letter or memorandum, of no more than 15 and five pages in length, respectively. List of references Please indicate whether we may contact your current employer. A cover letter A select group of qualified candidates may be invited to an interview. Candidates invited to the interview may be asked questions in areas such as training and experience relevant to the position, and the knowledge of and ability to apply legal principles. References will be required. 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
May 01, 2021
Full Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 21 - Non-Supervisory Management Are you looking to start your professional analytical career in a role focused on public service? Administrative Analysts are entry-level professionals performing a wide variety of analytical functions in areas such as budget, finance, personnel, and facilities. Contra Costa County is recruiting to establish an eligible list for Administrative Analyst vacancies. The current vacancy is in the Health Services Department- Public Health Division, though the list from this recruitment can be used countywide. We are looking for someone who is: A planner and organizer Committed to continuous improvement A problem solver Committed to public service Adaptable What you will typically be responsible for: Gathering, tabulating and analyzing data Writing reports; drafting policies, procedures, bulletins and manuals Analyzing, evaluating, and submitting recommendations on organizational needs including programs, finances, personnel, facilities and equipment requirements Data entry, tracking, analysis and making recommendations based off data Interpreting legislation and making recommendations on policies Preparing, writing, and organizing reports for public consumption Managing contract and grant administrative duties A few reasons you might love this job: You will have the ability to serve your community through public service You will have the opportunity to work in a collaborative team environment A few challenges you might face in this job : Legislation and regulations regularly change therefore processes and procedures need to be regularly updated Team work expectations require supporting the work of others Competencies Required: Analyzing & Interpreting Data: Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims Fact Finding: Obtaining facts and data pertaining to an issue or question Mathematical Facility: Performing computations and solving mathematical problems Reading Comprehension: Understanding and using written information Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Self-Management: Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability Writing: Communicating effectively in writing Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue Interpersonal Savvy: Considering and responding appropriately to the needs and feelings of others in different situations Professional Impact: Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for 6 months to fill any future vacancies in the County Departments utilizing this classification or Administrative Aide positions. You can view the full job description here. Tentative Test Dates: Remote multiple choice assessment: Week of May 24, 2021 Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business administration or public administration, or a closely related field. Substitution for Education: Successful completion of at least 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university which included at least one three semester unit or four and one-half quarter unit course transferable to accredited four year college or university in each of the following areas (1) English composition; (2) business or public administration, political science or government; (3) mathematics or statistics; and (4) psychology or behavioral science; and two years full time experience or its equivalent in an administrative or staff capacity performing administrative, personnel or budgetary analysis which included the research, analysis and preparation of written reports; or an acceptable combination of qualifying experience beyond the two-year minimum education requirement may be substituted for the baccalaureate degree. Substitution for Academic Major: One (1) year full time or its equivalent experience in an administrative or staff capacity performing administrative, personnel or budgetary analysis which included the research, analysis and preparation of written reports and recommendations, or possession of a Master's degree in business or public administration of a closely related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required academic major. Selection Process 1. Application Submission and Evaluation : Applications will be evaluated based on the minimum qualifications to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process. 2. Online Skills Assessment: Candidates invited to take the remote online skills assessment will need access to a computer and internet. This multiple choice assessment will test candidates on the required competencies and technical skills. 3. Final Hiring Interviews Conducted by the Department 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
Apr 29, 2021
Part Time
The Position Bargaining Unit: CNA - Registered Nurses Unit CLOSING DATE: MAY 14, 2021 Why join the Contra Costa Health Plan Advice Nurse Unit? The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is seeking to fill multiple permanent part-time Advice Nurse positions. Advice Nurses will work in the telephone triage unit of the Contra Costa Health Plan, located in Martinez, CA. Via telephone, Advice Nurses assess the needs of over 200,000 patients, including members of the Contra Costa Health Plan, patients from contracting counties, and all users of the County ambulatory care services. Duties also include documenting telephone calls and making referrals. The Contra Costa Health Plan is the County's federally qualified Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Candidates must be able to work evening, night and weekend shifts on a rotated schedule. Eligible candidates who successfully pass the County language fluency examination may receive a monthly differential depending upon assignment. Incumbents will report to the Advice Nurse Supervisor for the Contra Costa Health Plan. We are looking for someone who: Acknowledges and respects cultural and linguistic differences of diverse populations Has a strong communication style, both verbally and in writing, and communicates clearly and professionally Can respond to emergencies or crisis situations, calmly and effectively Documents accurately and within proscribed time frames What you will typically be responsible for: Interviews patient or caller by phone to assess the issue Utilizes the nursing process to establish priorities and to refer patients to the proper level of care Makes appointments, provides home care advice, or refers to other services Informs doctor of issues needing attention that are outside the scope of advice nurse protocols Makes decisions about patient care based on consideration of risk management, patient confidentiality, patient rights, informed consent, safety and advance directives Provides home care advice and health education, as needed Updates computer entries to reflect current patient registration data Documents telephone encounters according to standards and protocols A few reasons you might love this job: Fantastic health benefits, paid vacation, and a great retirement plan Works with a very supportive team Flexible schedule Gains knowledge of other county resources for patients A few challenges you might face in this job : Required to work night shift, weekends, and holidays as part of core schedule The Advice Nurse Unit is part of the Emergency Disaster Operations Team and becomes the resource unit for all the county during a natural disaster and pandemic This is a 24/7 unit Competencies Required: Critical Thinking : Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims Reading Comprehension : Understanding and using written information Legal & Regulatory Navigation : Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations Adaptability : Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires Attention to Detail : Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Handling Stress : Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity Professional Integrity & Ethics : Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Listening : Fully comprehending spoken communication Oral Communication : Engaging effectively in dialogue Writing : Communicating effectively in writing Customer Focus : Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Valuing Diversity : Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace To read the complete job description, please visit the website: https://www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months. Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a Valid License as a Registered Nurse in the State of California. Experience : Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent experience as a telephone triage Registered Nurse; Or a Registered Nurse in one of the following areas of an acute care hospital: medical surgical unit, labor and delivery unit, post partum unit, pediatric unit, intensive or critical care unit, emergency department; Or a Registered Nurse in a surgery center or urgent care facility; Or a Registered Nurse in a maternal child health, home health, public health setting, or in nursing case management. Other Requirements : 1) Must successfully pass a pharmacology exam administered by the Contra Costa Health Services Department. 2) Must be able to type at a speed of 30 words per minute. Desirable Qualifications: Certification or experience as an Advice Nurse 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. Behavioral Consistency Questionnaire (BCQ) Assessment: Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an online assessment. The assessment will measure candidates' competencies as they relate to the job. These may include, but are not limited to: analyzing and interpreting data, critical thinking, professional and technical expertise, professional integrity and ethics, attention to detail and safety focus." (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
Apr 27, 2021
Full Time
The Position The mission of the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office is to seek justice and enhance public safety for all our residents by fairly, ethically, aggressively and efficiently prosecuting those who violate the law, and by working to prevent crime. The District Attorney's Office currently has one full-time permanent and two full-time temporary vacancies for a Victim Witness Assistance Program Specialist within the Victim Witness Assistance Program, as well as one part-time temporary vacancy for a Human Trafficking Task Force Program Coordinator within the Human Trafficking Unit. About the Victim Witness Assistance Program: The Victim Assistance Program in the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office seeks to empower victims of crime through advocacy and support. We work tenaciously to give victims a voice in the criminal justice system, protect their rights and treat each individual with dignity and respect. Advocates work closely with District Attorney staff, community based organizations and law enforcement to meet the needs of crime victims and their families. Victims of crime face many different challenges in the aftermath of a crime. The Victim Assistance team supports each other in addressing these complex dynamics, while advocating for each family throughout the criminal justice process. Victim Advocates partner with California Victim Compensation Board staff to assist victims with applications to help with crime related expenses. The Victim Assistance team is made up of dedicated advocates who use creative strategies to make a difference in the lives of crime victims. About the Human Trafficking Unit: The Human Trafficking Task Force Program Coordinator will serve as the Primary Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator for the County's State, Federal and Local Human Trafficking Taskforce. This position is funded by and critical to the federal Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Task Force Grant (ECM Grant). The primary purpose of the ECM Grant is to establish a sustainable anti-Human Trafficking Task Force through which law enforcement and victim service partners enhance their collaborative efforts and take a data-driven approach to investigating and prosecuting all forms of trafficking in our community. The Primary HTTF Task Force Coordinator position is housed within the DA's Office and is a primary point of contact between the DA's Office and Office for Victims of Crime. The Primary Coordinator is an active part of the Human Trafficking Prosecution Team, reports directly to the Human Trafficking Unit Supervisor / ECM Grant Manager and is responsible for HTTF administration, including convening regular meetings, taking minutes, guiding the development and update of task force protocols and deliverables, formalizing and updating MOUs, and collecting, sharing and reporting task force data. The Primary HTTF Coordinator is dedicated full-time to task force activities, including protocol development, establishment of consistent data collection systems, training coordination and delivery, outreach coordination/delivery, data collection and evaluation as well as administrative responsibilities for the HTTF. This Team Member is the bridge between the law enforcement and victim services sides of the Task Force and will develop and maintain strong working relationships with state, federal and local law enforcement, District Attorney and US Attorney prosecutors and investigators, state and federal agencies and victim service providers. For these roles, we are looking for someone who is: able to adapt to the needs of crime victims; able to navigate stressful or highly emotional and/or complex situations, as well as able to solve problems in an innovative way; able to work independently as well as a good team player, who excels at relationship-building and collaboration; outgoing, and able to effectively communicate with a variety of people, as well as obtaining and sharing information; principled, ethical, and personally accountable for responsibilities, deliverables, and assignments; adaptable, and able to respond positively to changes; able to demonstrate effective case management skills, data-driven, with a passion for consistent results; and, committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, and appreciates the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures. If applying for the Victim Witness Assistance Program Specialist , you will typically be responsible for: Advocating for crime victims throughout the criminal justice process Providing crisis intervention and follow up emotional support Creating strong relationships within the community to assist with resources and referrals Providing support and advocacy to crime victims in court Assisting with applications and emergency claims for the California Victim Compensation Board Helping victims with restitution and victim impact statements Informing victims of their rights under Marsy's Law Providing case notifications, inmate release information, and safety planning to victims A few reasons you might love the Victim Witness Assistance Program Specialist job: You truly make a difference in the lives of the people we serve You can help lift up the voices of crime victims to ensure they are heard You will work with a wonderful team of dedicated and passionate advocates A few challenges you may face in this role: This can be a very emotional job and self-care is very important The advocates have heavy caseloads and it is a tough but rewarding job You must be able to interact with people in highly emotional situations There is a lot of independence in the work and it is important to ask for help when needed If applying for the Human Trafficking Task Force Program Coordinator , you will typically be responsible for: Working closely with the DA's Human Trafficking Team and task force members to build successful investigations and and prosecutions of cases, while ensuring needs of victims and families are met Assisting and supporting law enforcement and victim service partners in developing cases by collecting and sharing Human Trafficking data and using on-line advertising search tools to identify potential victims and exploiters for cases Administering the Human Trafficking Task Force by organizing and staffing meetings, preparing agendas, collaborating with the Secondary HTTF Coordinator, organizing speakers, and identifying successes and gaps Developing and implementing a reliable and accurate data collection system to serve as the backbone of the HTTF's data-driven approach to investigating and prosecuting Human Trafficking Working with county, state and federal law enforcement partners Representing HTTF at various important meetings, including with the Contra Costa Human Trafficking Multidisciplinary Team and the Contra Costa Human Trafficking Coalition, etc. A few reasons you might love the Human Trafficking Task Force Program Coordinator job: You will be one of the architects responsible for building a sustainable Human Trafficking Task Force that unites the work of investigators, prosecutors, and victim service providers to maximize our ability to end trafficking in our community You will be working with passionate and committed professionals in a rapidly evolving area of the criminal justice system You will see how you are making a difference in our community You will be an important member of close-knit team A few challenges you may face in this role: There is not a lot of direct supervision so you will need to be a self-starter and manage your time effectively, as well as ask questions, identify and leverage resources and be very results oriented This grant brings together an intentionally diverse group of multidisciplinary stakeholders so you will need excellent communication, relationship building and conflict resolution skills You will need to be resilient, be comfortable trying new things and recognize / learn from mistakes. You may need to develop new strategies and revise them if they are not working Competencies required for both roles: Analyzing and Interpreting Data Action and Results Focused Informing Presentation Skill Building and Maintaining Relationships Group Facilitation Teamwork Innovative Problem Solving Adaptability Professional Integrity and Ethics Oral Communication Handling and Resolving Conflict Valuing Diversity Strategic Thinking and Perspective You can read the complete job description at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracosta/classspecs/4930 The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future openings for up to 6 months. 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: Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university, including 12 semester units or 18 quarter units in social sciences, behavioral sciences, criminal justice, psychology, or closely related fields. Experience: One (1) year of full-time or its equivalent experience in a criminal justice, social services agency or nonprofit organization providing victim/witness assistance and referral services, social casework assistance, and or peer counseling. Desirable Qualifications for the Victim Witness Assistance Program Specialist: Previous experience or training in advocacy, previous experience working with at-risk populations. Desirable Qualifications for the Human Trafficking Task Force Program Coordinator: Previous work or volunteer experience in law enforcement and/or the criminal justice system, working with diverse populations, or working with survivors of trafficking or exploitation. Education, training, or other experience with a direct service provider for survivors of interpersonal violence (human trafficking, domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault). Proficiency in Spanish, or other languages. Selection Process Application Filing and Evaluation: Applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application, applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process. Virtual Performance Assessment: The assessment will consist of questions designed to evaluate if candidates possess the necessary core competencies of: Action & Results Focused, Informing, Building & Maintaining Relationships, Innovative Problem Solving, Adaptability, Professional Integrity and Ethics, Valuing Diversity, and Strategic Thinking and Perspective. Candidates must achieve a passing score on each of the competencies to pass the overall assessment and be placed on the eligible list. (Weighted 100%) This test will be conducted remotely. TENTATIVE DATES Virtual Performance Assessment: Week of May 24, 2021 Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the selection process. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.