County of Santa Clara

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The County of Santa Clara seeks leaders that desire to work in a fast-paced and innovative environment. The County offers great benefits and provides the opportunity to work with amazing colleagues who support our community. We aspire for candidates who will contribute to the County’s mission in planning for the needs of this dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all. With over 49 diverse departments, find your perfect career here.

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The mission of the County of Santa Clara is to plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all.

   

 

72 job(s) at County of Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Under direction, to perform real property appraisals, feasibility studies, negotiations, relocation and housing studies, environmental studies, property disposition, property development, title examining, and other functions relative to acquiring, managing, leasing, and disposing of real property and rights-of-way. Typical Tasks Performs office and field work involved in the acquisition and disposal of real property or rights-of-way for public use; Conducts independent negotiations for interests in complex or higher-valued properties; Prepares reports or appraisals for the purpose of acquiring, managing, leasing, or disposing of real property or rights-of-way, both entire and partial takings; Prepares specialized legal documents for acquisition, property management, and other agreements as required; Negotiates for or prepares leases, bid proposals, deeds, reconveyances, quitclaims, licenses, agreements for purchase, resolutions, or other necessary actions; Gathers information from the offices of the Assessor, Clerk-Recorder, and title offices, as well as from all other real estate sources; Examines and interprets title reports; Manages, leases, and disposes of real property; Secures and assists in the preparation of data and directs the preparation of maps for use in condemnation proceedings or other acquisition transactions; Prepares and negotiates joint venture agreements with private parties; Prepares cost estimates for relocation of improvements; Plans and manages County space use and needs; Develops and oversees complicated bidding and proposal procedures; Researches and prepares housing and relocation studies and plans in compliance with state and federal laws; Provides relocation assistance to displaced homes and businesses, including soliciting and monitoring bids for moving dislocatees; Makes recommendations for the selection of consultants; Directs and reviews the work of consultants conducting environmental impact studies and property appraisals; Prepares or reviews environmental impact reports and related documents based on knowledge of all applicable laws and guidelines; Makes presentations before groups at public meetings; Prepares various reports and correspondence; May assign, supervise, or train subordinate employees on a project basis; May serve as an expert witness in condemnation and other suits; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs other related duties, as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities: Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are attained through training and experience equivalent to possession of a Bachelor's Degree; and Three (3) years of experience in appraisal, negotiation, and the preparation or review of environmental documents, for the purchase of land and buildings; one (1) year of which must have included appraisals, negotiations, and purchases of commercial real estate, or buildings and/or property for public use. Special Requirements Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver authorization. Knowledge of: Federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to: Public land acquisition Environmental impact requirements Relocation assistance programs Land disposal; Principles and practices of real property appraisal; Legal documents and procedures for acquiring property and rights-of-way for public use and land disposal; Costs of construction and improvements; Legal terminology pertaining to real property and eminent domain matters; Components of real property legal descriptions; Local building ordinances and land development procedures. Ability to: Conduct negotiations in a persuasive manner; Interpret maps, engineering plans, and legal documents pertaining to property; Review for compliance and prepare comprehensive environmental impact reports; Make appraisals of all types of property; Make effective oral presentations before groups; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Closing Date/Time: 2/4/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Under supervision, to maintain order and security of inmates within the Sheriff's Office Correctional facility, and to transport inmates from the Sheriff's Office Correctional facilities to and from court, medical facilities, and other locations within and outside the County; to supervise a crew of inmates in work projects throughout the County, and to assist in the correction of anti-social attitudes and behaviors. Under the appointing authority of the Sheriff, the Sheriff's Correctional Deputy has peace officer status while assigned to a detention facility, which extends throughout California when engaged in duties described in Penal Code Section 830.1(c). The test day for this recruitment is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 26 , 2022. Typical Tasks The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed. Supervises the conduct of inmates in living quarters, during meals and bathing, at recreation, and on work assignments; Maintains security of inmates by taking periodic counts and by surveillance of activities; Supervises groups of inmates assigned to the shop, farm, road, or other maintenance activities and ensures that the work is performed properly; Inspects quarters for cleanliness and proper order and conducts cell searches and confiscates contraband; Books arrestees into jail, including recording custody information and inventorying personal property; orients new inmates to rules, regulations, and responsibilities; Releases inmates from custody on proper authority; Admits visitors with proper credentials within authorized regulations and advises on rules and procedures; Reports unauthorized absences and escapes; Recommends assignment to work furlough program or more secure confinement; Responds to emergencies and circumstances requiring immediate attention; Motivates inmates to modify their antisocial attitudes and behavior; Reports infractions of rules and regulations and irregular and suspicious occurrences, and issues citations of infractions; Prepares written reports on the work, conduct, and habits of inmates and their adjustment; writes incident logs and criminal reports; Transports and escorts inmates to court, between facilities, or to other locations; Maintains security within the correctional facility and prevents escapes, physically restrains inmates when necessary, conducts perimeter checks of the facility, and performs headcount; Conducts warrant and warrantless misdemeanor or felony arrests of persons within the County's detention facilities; Answers inquiries concerning corrections procedures; Supervises inmate visitation; Performs business and record keeping functions, including monetary transactions, computer operations, and processing of booking files, bail/fine monies, and court paperwork; Participates in honor guard assignments and other community relations activities; Collects, organizes, interprets, and analyzes a variety of information to determine an appropriate and reasonable course of action; Conducts recruitments and makes other public appearances; Applies first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques, as needed; Conducts recruitment background investigations; May provide training in various areas within the Sheriff's Office Divisions, including providing Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and/or Standard and Training for Correction (STC) to in-service personnel; May appear in court to testify; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW), as required*; Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks, plus the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities: Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are attained through training and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, Special Requirements Applicants who have passed their 20th birthday may apply but cannot be appointed until they have reached their 21st birthday. Possession of a current (within the last three (3) years) California Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) certificate. Current certification in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.). Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver authorization. Possession of current certification that demonstrates successful completion of coursework fulfilling the requirements of Penal Code Section 832 Firearms and Arrest (describes course prescribed by Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training). California Class B driver's license may be required for some positions. Have never been convicted of a felony. Any felony conviction and/or a conviction outside of California that would be considered a felony in California is disqualifying. Misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying depending on the type, frequency, severity, and time of offense. Must be able to take and pass a thorough medical examination. May be disqualified based on established medical standards or current STC or Departmental orders. Must successfully pass a psychological evaluation. Must successfully demonstrate and maintain physical fitness to perform the full scope and functions of the job. Must pass a complete background investigation, including fingerprints and a search of local, state, and national files for criminal history. Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Candidates must meet all required employment standards prescribed in Government Code Section 1031, which include a psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, fingerprinting, background investigation, and medical examination. County employees in the Department of Correction employed as of January 1, 2011 in a similar classification will undergo an abbreviated screening process per departmental order. *As a condition of employment, pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100-3109 and Local Ordinance, all County of Santa Clara employees are designated Disaster Service Workers, including extra help. A DSW is required to complete all assigned DSW-related training, and in the event of an emergency, return to work as ordered. Knowledge of: State and local laws and ordinances, including, but not limited to, those regulating the care, treatment, and custody of a diverse population of inmates, the operation of a correctional facility, and relevant sections of the Penal, Welfare and Institutions, and Business and Professions codes; Investigative procedures, methods, and techniques; Modern sociological concepts and communication skills in dealing with a diverse and ethnic population; Reasonable accommodations related to cognitive and physical disabilities of incarcerated individuals in compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA); First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (C.P.R.); Common computer systems and applications; Course training and instruction techniques. Ability to: Understand, interpret, and apply departmental policies, rules, laws, and ordinances pertaining to the detention of inmates; Control, direct, and instruct inmates individually and in groups in the performance of work projects and in handling personal problems; Accurately observe, recall, and document inmate behavior; Prepare clear and concise reports; Communicate effectively with individuals of various educational and socioeconomic backgrounds; Make forcible arrests; Understand and follow written and oral instructions; Use and maintain equipment and supplies; Effectively handle hostile and aggressive behaviors; Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; Participate in investigation of crimes, accidents, or other incidents, as needed; Exercise sound judgment, especially under stressful conditions; Perform a variety of physical tasks; Wear and operate equipment that may include emergency apparatus; Adapt to work environment; Work required hours and assigned shifts; Meet firearms qualifications, as required; Provide training and instruction in a variety of subjects within the Sheriff's Office; Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, at all levels, including colleagues, the public, and other agencies; Exercise sensitivity, empathy, impartiality, conscientiousness, dependability, initiative, integrity, and emotional control; Ability to qualify for gun-bearing assignments may be required for some positions. Physical Requirements Work varying shifts (i.e. day, swing and graveyard), including weekends and holidays. Closing Date/Time:
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Candidates must possess a High School Diploma or General Education Development (G.E.D.) Certificate to qualify. Applications without the required Diploma/Certificate will be rejected. The test day for this recruitment is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 26 , 2022. A Sheriff's Correctional Deputy Cadet enters training to join the ranks of Sheriff's Correctional Deputies who, under supervision, maintain order and security of inmates within a detention facility, transport from the correctional facilities to and from court, medical facilities, and other locations within and outside the County, supervise a crew of inmates in work projects throughout the County, and assist in the correction of antisocial attitudes and behavior. The Sheriff's Office is proud of our diverse workforce, and we encourage women and ethnic minorities to apply. After passing the exam and screening processes, candidates are eligible to be hired as a Sheriff's Correctional Deputy and attend an Adult Correctional Academy training program as trainee. Agility Examination: Prior to appointment as a cadet, each candidate must pass an agility test as part of the examination process. The agility test consists of three timed events: 99-yard obstacle course, drag a 165-lb bag for 32 feet, and a 500-yard run. When hired, Sheriff's Correctional Deputy Cadets enter a 13-week Adult Correctional Academy training program. Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance programs. Your status as trainee pursuant to the Fair Labor Standard Act does not entitle you to overtime or holiday pay while attending the Academy. After Academy graduation, Cadets are eligible to be sworn in as a regular Sheriff's Correctional Deputy at the start of the following pay period, and be considered probationary employees of the Sheriff's Office. A 5% salary increase is given for satisfactory job performance six months after appointment as a Sheriff's Correctional Deputy at Step 1. Newly appointed Sheriff's Correctional Deputies must successfully complete an 18-month probationary period during which they will be required to complete a training program under the supervision of a training officer. The County supplies all safety equipment, as provided by law. Advanced in-service training is available at the department level and in cooperation with local schools, state and national agencies. Regular County policy on tuition reimbursement applies to Sheriff's Correctional Deputies. Upon graduation from the Adult Correctional Academy, it is a condition of employment that newly appointed Sheriff's Correctional Deputies must sign a payroll deduction authorization form providing for deduction of union membership dues or an equivalent service fee. A thirty (30) calendar day cancellation period is provided. Candidates may go to Career Opportunities FAQ to see responses to a list of frequently asked questions about the hiring process for Sheriff's Correctional Deputy Cadet. Employment Standards Candidates must possess and clearly specify on their application the following: Graduation from high school or possession of a General Education Development (G.E.D.) Certificate at the time of application. Applicants who have passed their 20th birthday may submit an application but cannot be appointed until they have reached their 21st birthday. Possession of a valid California Driver's License (indicate your expiration month/year) prior to appointment. Have never been convicted of a felony. Any felony conviction and/or a conviction outside of California that would be considered a felony in this state is disqualifying. Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Must be able to take and pass a thorough medical examination. May be disqualified on the basis of established medical standards (current departmental orders). Vision must not be less than 20/100, correctable to 20/20 with normal depth and color perception. Must be able to successfully demonstrate and maintain physical fitness in order to perform the full scope and functions of the job. Must be able to pass a complete background investigation including fingerprints and a search of local, state and national files for criminal history. *Sheriff's Correctional Deputies are required to maintain a certificate of CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) and first-aid training. Candidates must also successfully pass a psychological evaluation. Candidates eliminated on the basis of the medical or psychological examinations may not reapply for one year. Closing Date/Time:
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Under general supervision, to provide desk side, phone, or email support in diagnosing and resolving problems, respond to software deployment needs, information requests, moves/adds/changes for offices, and training for customers. Candidates who meet the employment standards will be invited to take an online multiple- choice examination. The examination link will be available tentatively between Monday, February, 21, 2022 thru Monday, February 28, 2022. Typical Tasks Assists in the scheduling of installation and deployment projects; Develops and documents procedures for deployment; Works with manufacturers/ vendors on Tier 2 issue assessment and resolution of problems; Researches, analyzes and recommends the implementation of software or hardware changes to rectify any problems; Provides guidance to other team members; Coordinates the resolution of escalated application, hardware and software problems; Deploys new or upgraded images, software and hardware; Configures and installs desktop PCs, peripheral equipment, laptops and other mobile devices; Repairs hardware, software, and peripheral equipment, following design or installation specifications; Conducts unit tests for new deployments or new components and remediates problems; Diagnoses and resolves client workstation and mobile device hardware and software issues; Documents solutions to common problems and responses to frequently asked questions; Provides on-the-spot training to customers; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities: Training and Experience Note: Possession of an Associate's degree from an accredited college in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or technical institute degree/certificate in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, and Two (2) years of recent experience problem solving and/or installing basic information systems hardware and/or software products at a level comparable to the Associate IT Field Support Specialist. OR Possession of an Associate's degree or sixty (60) semester units (90 quarter units) from an accredited college, and Four (4) years of recent experience problem solving and/or installing basic information systems hardware and/or software products, two (2) years of which are at a level comparable to the County's Associate IT Field Support Specialist. Special Requirements Ability to travel to alternate locations in the course of work. If driving, possession of a valid California driver's license prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver authorization. Depending on the position, related certifications may be desirable. Depending on the position, certain domain experience may be required. Knowledge of: Tier 2 issue assessment and resolution of problems; Methods to resolve escalated application, hardware and software problems; County users' technical and documentation requirements; A variety of software and hardware typically used in the County; Methods to repair hardware, software, and peripheral equipment, following design or installation specifications; Software performance, troubleshooting and testing; Procedures used to diagnose and resolve client workstation and mobile device hardware; and software issues; Standards, policies and procedures related to technical support; Familiarity with business, tools and processes used in the assigned department. Ability to: Schedule installation and deployment projects; Develop and document deployment procedures; Work with manufacturers/ vendors on assessment and resolution of problems; Researches, analyzes and recommends the implementation of software or hardware changes; Guide team members; Resolve escalated application, hardware and software problems; Install desktop PCs, peripheral equipment, laptops and mobile devices; Repair hardware, software, and peripheral equipment; Conducts unit testing; Diagnose and resolves workstation and mobile device hardware and software issues; Document requirements and activities related to common problems and responses; Provides training to customers; Effectively work in a high stress environment; Interact effectively with all staff; Prioritize and respond to requests; Learn to administer and troubleshoot the tools, systems and processes used in the assigned department. Physical Requirements Positions in this classification work alternate work hours (day, swing or night) and/or in locked facilities. Closing Date/Time: 2/14/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Under supervision, to perform active law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property, the investigation of crimes, and the apprehension of law violators; to provide security to the Superior Court and the service of civil process issued by the Court; and to perform a variety of technical law enforcement tasks. The Deputy Sheriff - Lateral recruitment is for applicants who currently work or recently worked at a POST approved law enforcement agency performing duties comparable to a Deputy Sheriff at Santa Clara County. It is also for those who have recently graduated from a POST approved law enforcement academy. Those seeking to start a career in law enforcement would want to refer to the Deputy Sheriff - Cadet Unclassified job bulletin. The test day for this recruitment is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 26, 2022. Typical Tasks he following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed. Patrols county areas and contract cities in a radio equipped patrol car to preserve law and order and to prevent and discover the commission of crimes; Responds to a variety of calls, including felony and misdemeanor complaints and vehicular accidents; Conducts initial criminal investigation by interviewing witnesses, protecting the crime scene, and gathering and preserving physical evidence; Appears in court to testify; Prepares reports on facts obtained, makes on-view and warrant arrests, and transports prisoners to jail; Serves as a detective or as a member of a detective division team; Serves legal processes, such as summons, garnishments, writs of execution, and attachments; Signs affidavit that service has been made or notifies attorney that service cannot be made; Prepares notice of sale, conducts sales, and prepares transfer of title documents; Attends sessions of the court to which assigned, representing the Sheriff and supervising the security of the court; Keeps order in the courtroom and serves any processes or makes any arrests necessary; May provide training in various areas within the Sheriff's Office Divisions, including providing Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and/or Standard and Training for Correction (STC) to in-service personnel; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW), as required*; Performs other related duties, as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks, plus the possession and direct application of the knowledge and abilities listed below. Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are attained through possession of 60 college semester units (90 quarter units). Special Requirements Applicants who have passed their 20th birthday may apply but cannot be appointed until they have reached their 21st birthday. Possession of an active (within the last three (3) years) California Basic Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certificate; Current First Aid and CPR certificates; Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver authorization. Have never been convicted of a felony. Any felony conviction and/or a conviction outside of California that would be considered a felony in California is disqualifying. Must be able to take and pass a thorough medical examination. May be disqualified based on established medical standards or current POST or Departmental orders. Must successfully pass a psychological evaluation. Must successfully demonstrate and maintain physical fitness to perform the full scope and functions of the job. Must pass a complete background investigation, including fingerprints and a search of local, state, and national files for criminal history. Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Candidates must meet all required employment standards prescribed in Government Code Section 1031, which include a psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, fingerprinting, background investigation, and medical examination. *As a condition of employment, pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100-3109 and Local Ordinance, all County of Santa Clara employees are designated Disaster Service Workers, including extra help. A DSW is required to complete all assigned DSW-related training, and in the event of an emergency, return to work as ordered. Knowledge of: State and local laws and ordinances; Modern police practices and procedures; Investigation and interrogation techniques and the identification and preservation of evidence; Modern sociological concepts and communication skills in dealing with a diverse and ethnic population; Self-defense tactics; First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); Geography of local area; Common computer systems and applications; Course training and instruction techniques. Ability to: Acquire, retain, and apply police knowledge, procedures, and departmental policies; Express oneself clearly and concisely in English, both in writing and orally, and be able to prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; Develop and maintain effective working relationships with private citizens, fellow officers, and supervisors; Communicate and effectively interact with a diverse community; Make decisions and act calmly during emergencies; Exercise sound judgment, especially under stressful conditions; Project authority; De-escalate hostile and aggressive behaviors; Observe accurately; Perform a wide variety of physical tasks requiring strength, coordination, endurance, and agility; Use and care for specialized equipment, including firearms, radar equipment, and hand-held radios; Provide training and instruction in a variety of subjects within the Sheriff's Office; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, at all levels, including colleagues, the public, and other agencies. Physical Requirements Work varying shifts (i.e. day, swing, and graveyard), including weekends and holidays. Closing Date/Time:
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Candidates must possess 38 semester (57 quarter) college units at the time of application to qualify. Applications without the required number of units completed will be rejected. Candidates that meet the employment standards will be invited to schedule the California P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) written exam. We accept California PELLET B written exam "T-scores" from other agencies with a "T-score of 48 or higher, if the test has been taken within a year of the date you submit your job application. It is the applicant's responsibility to attach proof of the written exam results to the job application. The T-score results must be on an agency letterhead where the test was administered and list the type of test, test date and the test results. We do not accept other test scores in lieu of the California PELLETB examination. The test day for this recruitment is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 26 , 2022 . A Deputy Sheriff Cadet enters training to join the ranks of Deputy Sheriffs who, under supervision, perform active law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property, the investigation of crimes and apprehension of law violators, the service of civil process issued by court, and perform a variety of technical law enforcement tasks. After passing the exam and screening processes, candidates are eligible to be hired as Deputy Sheriff Cadets and attend the Basic Peace Officer Academy training program as a trainee. Agility Examination: Prior to appointment as a cadet, each candidate must pass an agility test as part of the examination process. The agility test consists of four timed events: solid fence climb, 99-yard obstacle course, drag a 165-lb bag for 32 feet, 500-yard run. When hired, Deputy Sheriff Cadets enter a 26-week Basic Peace Officer Academy training program. Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance programs. Your status as trainee pursuant to the Fair Labor Standard Act does not entitle you to overtime or holiday pay while attending the Academy. After Academy graduation, Cadets are eligible to be sworn in as regular Deputy Sheriffs at the start of the following pay period, and be considered probationary employees of the Sheriff's Office. A 5% salary increase is given for satisfactory job performance six months after appointment as a Deputy Sheriff at Step 1. Newly appointed Deputy Sheriffs must successfully complete an 18-month probationary period during which they will be required to complete a training program under the supervision of a training officer. The County supplies all safety equipment, as provided by law. Advanced in-service training is available at the department level and in cooperation with local schools, state and national agencies. Regular County policy on tuition reimbursement applies to Deputy Sheriffs. Upon graduation from the POST Academy, it is a condition of employment that newly appointed Deputy Sheriffs must sign a payroll deduction authorization form providing for deduction of union membership dues or an equivalent service fee. A thirty (30) calendar day cancellation period is provided. Candidates may go to Career Opportunities FAQ to see responses to a list of frequently asked questions about the hiring process for Deputy Sheriff Cadet. Employment Standards Candidates must possess and clearly specify on their application the following: Graduation from high school or possession of a General Education Development (G.E.D.) Certificate and the completion of 38 college semester units (57 quarter units) at the time of application. Applicants who have passed their 20th birthday may submit an application but cannot be appointed until they have reached their 21st birthday. Possession of a valid California Driver's License (indicate your expiration month/year) prior to appointment and an acceptable driving record that will qualify for a County driving permit. If you have had a moving violation within the last year, you cannot have more than three moving violations within the past three years. APPLICANTS MUST LIST ALL VIOLATIONS RECEIVED. Have never been convicted of a felony. Any felony conviction and/or a conviction outside of California that would be considered a felony in this state is disqualifying. Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Must be able to take and pass a thorough medical examination. May be disqualified on the basis of established medical standards (current P.O.S.T. or Departmental orders). Vision must not be less than 20/100, correctable to 20/20 with normal depth and color perception. Must be able to successfully demonstrate and maintain physical fitness in order to perform the full scope and functions of the job. Must be able to pass a complete background investigation including fingerprints and a search of local, state and national files for criminal history. * Deputy Sheriffs are required to maintain a certificate of CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) and first-aid training. Candidates eliminated on the basis of the medical or psychological examinations may not reapply for one year. Candidates must also successfully pass a psychological evaluation. Closing Date/Time:
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Under general supervision, to manage the disposition of legal and historical documents and to perform difficult secretarial and rapid note taking work in providing support to the Board of Supervisors and various boards and commissions. * * * * * * * * * * * * IMPORTANT * * * * * * * * * * * EXAMINATION DATES: Candidates who meet the employment standards will be invited to take an online written examination tentatively scheduled for the week of March 7, 2022. Qualifying candidates will be notified with examination instructions. Typical Tasks Serves in the capacity of recording secretary for boards and commissions to which assigned; Composes agendas from various sources and assembles and distributes agenda materials as appropriate; Takes rapid and extensive notes of the meetings and proceedings of a variety of boards, commissions, or other public advisory entities; Summarizes, composes, and prepares from notes and documents related to agenda items, complete official minutes of board or commission proceedings, summarizing complex and frequently technical discussions and writing motions in clear and formal form; Determines and effects the appropriate handling and disposition of diverse complex legal and historical documents reflecting actions taken by the Board of Supervisors; Prepares accurate and succinct transmittals to the Board of Supervisors or its committees conveying the recommendations of the board/commission; Prepares, publishes and sends out a variety of notices along with materials related to agenda items to the public, news media, and other interested parties while conforming to numerous State codes; Independently composes correspondence requiring the application of specialized knowledge and discrimination in the selection of data and interpretation of policies; may review records of Board of Supervisors' meetings and communicate pertinent actions or referrals to the board or commission concerned; May respond to inquiries from the public, the news media, or county departments concerning the actions of the Board of Supervisors and/or boards or commissions; Sets up audio/visual equipment in a variety of meeting rooms and performs minor troubleshooting as necessary; Maintains files and records and establishes controls on correspondence and materials having deadlines and expiration dates; May perform general clerical tasks that support the mandated functions of the Clerk of the Board's Office; May handle incoming payments from the public for fees, donations, or other purposes; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Demonstrated education, training, and work experience which have provided an opportunity to perform increasingly difficult and responsible assignments requiring a significant degree of initiative and independent judgment, and to acquire the knowledge and abilities below. Experience Note: A qualified candidate would typically acquire the necessary knowledge and abilities by having four (4) years of increasingly responsible office administrative and/or secretarial experience, which includes taking notes rapidly and transcribing meeting minutes. College or business school training is desirable and may be substituted for the experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two (2) years. Knowledge of: Common office computer applications and equipment; Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation; Standard office practices, procedures, and protocols; Indexing and filing systems. Ability to: Take notes rapidly and transcribe from recording the substance of complex or technical group discussions, agendas, correspondence, and occasional dictation; Maintain impartiality and objectivity in recording conflicting and controversial viewpoints in discussions of sensitive public issues; Research, analyze, comprehend, and interpret complicated discussions and information contained in various complex legal and governmental documents in order to prepare accurate and complete minutes of meetings; Research, comprehend, and apply applicable local, State, and Federal laws that may affect documents, meetings, and actions; Write proficiently in various established styles and formats using proper English and correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar; Independently compose complete and concise agendas, minutes, and correspondence using proper English; Learn and apply job-specific computer applications and type with speed and accuracy; Learn and apply basic parliamentary procedures and procedures related to the appropriate handling of complex, legal, and historical documents; Independently organize and prioritize the workload and react immediately and effectively to frequently changing priorities; Multi-task, work quickly, accurately, and under pressure with limited supervision to meet established deadlines and work in a team environment; Use sound judgment and discretion when interacting with others in a highly visible, politically sensitive environment; Publish diverse types of notices and ordinances in compliance with various deadlines; Cooperate and communicate effectively with elected officials, board and commission members, County staff, department heads, the public, and representatives of the news media. Closing Date/Time: 2/11/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 20, 2022
Full Time
Under general direction, a SCVHHS Assistant Controller assists in the oversight and coordination of the general accounting or reimbursement functions for both enterprise and general fund departments within Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System. Recruitment Brochure Click here to learn more about this position. Filing Period and Application Procedure Final Filing Date: Friday, March 4, 2022. The recruitment may be extended or closed as early as 10 days after issue date. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and to monitor this site for updated closing information. This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at www.sccjobs.org . It is important that the following information be included in your application packet as it will be evaluated during the competitive review process: 1. Résumé 2. References contact information (minimum of 3) 3. Cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate including specific examples from your experience. (maximum of 3 pages) 4. Complete responses to the supplemental questions. Questions regarding this Executive recruitment may be directed to Quynh Truong , Executive Services at (408) 315-9559 or at quynh.truong@esa.sccgov.org . STAY UP-TO-DATE ON OUR LATEST EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP RECRUITMENTS Subscribe to our Executive Leadership Careers Newsletter ! Click Here Or follow us on: Instagram Instagram.com/SCCExecRecruitment Facebook facebook.com/SCCExecRecruit Twitter @SCCExecRecruit Typical Tasks Develops, recommends, implements and maintains SCVHHS accounting systems in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and policies and procedures specific to reimbursement and reporting requirements in order to meet the needs of the Hospital System and ensure compliance with Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) accounting requirements, and government program requirements; Monitors cash flow for the EF in SCVHHS and prepares periodic reports for SCVHHS and County upper management; Develops and maintains compliance policies and procedures specific to cost report preparation and filing for government programs and grants, and associated compliance education and training; Oversees and directs staff in the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of accounting data, including Federal/ State cost reports and grant claims for SCVHHS; Manages the review of other accounts receivables and third party receivables, liability accounts and monthly financial statements; Acts as a liaison between SCVHHS, County Finance, outside auditors and government regulatory agencies in providing required information and ensuring that proper information is maintained for historical purposes; Provides direction and guidance in the preparation of journal entries, work papers, reconciliations, and grant claims and ensures proper documentation is maintained, financial analysis, surveys, and estimates related to internal and external audits; Develops and maintains systems for account analysis and reconciliation and ensures general ledgers are adjusted in a timely and accurate manner; Works with external auditors in preparation of the Enterprise Fund Annual Audit and related footnotes and supplemental schedules; Ensures appropriate and accurate classification of revenue and expense and related accruals; Interprets, reviews and assesses implications of changes in laws and Federal and State regulations regarding SCVHHS general accounting operations; Oversees expense accruals and miscellaneous revenue estimates, accounts payable function, fixed asset and capital project accounting functions, including capturing of costs related to incidents that may result in preparation of disaster claims to Federal and State Agencies; Participates in new system selection and implementation; Maintains and improves financial systems to ensure compliance with internal and external reporting requirements; Assesses changes in systems and technology and makes recommendations for improvements; Stays abreast of report mining, database, and reporting tool technologies and makes recommendations for improvements; Assesses changes in generally accepted and governmental accounting principles and develops procedures for implementation under the health care requirements; Attends meetings with the County Controller/Treasurer division managers as needed to meet the goals of the County; May be assigned Disaster Service Worker duties, as assigned; and Performs related duties and special projects as required. Employment Standards Sufficient training, education and experience, which would demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks and the possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities: Experience note: The required knowledge and abilities would typically be acquired through possession of a Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Business/Public Administration or a closely related field; and five (5) years of increasingly responsible auditing and general accounting experience in a healthcare environment or a large sized public agency; two (2) years of which must have been in a management role. Work experience with OSHPD accounting requirements and possession of CPA certificate is highly desirable. Knowledge of: General and governmental accounting principles and practices, specifically as they relate to healthcare entities; Enterprise fund and governmental budgeting principles and practices; Advanced accounting, auditing and fiscal control systems utilized by hospital and clinic organizations; Enterprise-wide financial systems; Report mining, data base, and reporting tools; Principles of organization, management, and supervision; and Regulations and laws applicable to the hospital operation, including OSHPD accounting requirements. Ability to: Coordinate and supervise the general accounting function of a complicated health and hospital system; Apply auditing, accounting, computer, and management principles; Apply general and governmental accounting principles and practices; Train and monitor staff in the application of general and governmental accounting principles and practices; Train staff in the effective use of financial systems and reporting tools; Prepare and review financial statements, analyze results of operations, investigate variances, and make appropriate recommendations to management officials; Solve administrative problems involving technical accounting and fiscal reporting changes; Work with Technology Support Services (TSS) to identify the discrepancies in system reports from the program requirements; Speak and write effectively; Write clear and concise reports; Plan, organize, and direct the work of professional and clerical personnel; and Meet with and obtain the cooperation of others. Closing Date/Time: 3/4/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 20, 2022
Full Time
Under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System (SCVHHS), the SCVHHS Controller is responsible to assist in the administration of Health and Hospital System financial activities, including coordination of the general accounting, financial systems, reimbursement functions and government reporting and assisting the CFO-SCVHHS in proposing fiscal policy for submission to the SCVHHS-Chief Executive Officer. Recruitment Brochure Click here to learn more about this position. Filing Period and Application Procedure Final Filing Date: Friday, March 4, 2022. The recruitment may be extended or closed as early as 10 days after issue date. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and to monitor this site for updated closing information. This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at www.sccjobs.org . It is important that the following information be included in your application packet as it will be evaluated during the competitive review process: 1. Résumé 2. References contact information (minimum of 3) 3. Cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate including specific examples from your experience. (maximum of 3 pages) 4. Complete responses to the supplemental questions. Questions regarding this Executive recruitment may be directed to Quynh Truong , Executive Services at (408) 315-9559 or at quynh.truong@esa.sccgov.org . STAY UP-TO-DATE ON OUR LATEST EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP RECRUITMENTS Subscribe to our Executive Leadership Careers Newsletter ! Click Here Or follow us on: Instagram Instagram.com/SCCExecRecruitment Facebook facebook.com/SCCExecRecruit Twitter @SCCExecRecruit Typical Tasks Typical Management Responsibilities Manages and directs subordinate managers in SCVHHS general accounting, accounts payable, finance systems and government reporting; Guides and directs the following areas: Analyses needed to prepare periodic journal entries; maintenance of the SCVHHS general ledger and budget systems; preparation of financial statements; preparation of financial analyses on a routine or periodic basis as required; access to and interpretation of financial data to administrators and managers as needed; analysis and evaluation of systems, recommendation and design of modifications and monitoring implementation of new systems and procedures; designing systems and reports to allow for efficient preparation and filing of government cost reports reporting including preparation of Medicare and Medi-Cal cost reports, preparation of the annual California Health Facilities Commission OSHPD report, and in the provision of data to Medicare and Medical auditors, as required; Reviews and monitors SCVHHS departmental period operating reports and period financial statements; Supervises the preparation of the SCVHHS financial operating reports as required for internal and external use; Interprets policies, procedures, and regulations and determines the impact of pending and approved healthcare legislation on SCVHHS; Develops fiscal policy and procedure recommendations to meet needs of SCVHHS and develops long range forecasts related to patient care services, expenses, capital needs, etc; Assist in the preparation and administration of departmental budges and participates in the preparation of the Annual Health and Hospital System budget; Prepares annual goals and objectives for areas of responsibility, involving subordinates in the process; Provides for the timely and accurate accounting data input into the County's central system; Attends outside meetings related to the Health and Hospital System, including the Board of Supervisors, when assigned; Serves on various committees of the Health and Hospital System; Supervises and evaluates the performance of subordinate personnel; Acts in the absence of the Chief Financial Officer, SCVHHS; and Performs other related duties as assigned. Employment Standards Considerable education, training and experience that would demonstrate the ability to perform the above management responsibilities and the possession of the following knowledge and abilities. The required knowledge and abilities would typically be acquired through education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Business/Public Administration or a closely related field; and five (5) years managerial fiscal experience in a healthcare organization, including experience in the non-profit hospital sector. Fiscal experience in a teaching hospital and possession of a CPA certificate is highly desirable. Knowledge of: Principles, practices and techniques of current public and business administration as it relates to organization, personnel, management, and budgetary preparation, monitoring and control; The fundamentals of hospital and health care services organization and administration; Advanced accounting, auditing, and cost control methods applicable to hospital and clinic operations; Principles and practices of modern financial planning and analysis; Regulations and laws common to the operation of hospitals and health care organizations in California; Laws and regulations governing public health care delivery organizations; Hospital financial management and policies and procedures common to a teaching hospital, including Medicare and Medi-Cal cost reporting methods and third party contracts and mechanisms; and Principles of supervision. Ability to: Effectively manage the financial operations of a large of a large health and hospital system; Administer, coordinate and supervise the third party reimbursement accounting and control functions of a large health and hospital system; Explain and interpret accounting procedures and financial reports to other officials; Identify accounting system problems and devise procedural changes to resolve same; Learn and apply the hospital and clinic policies, regulations, and administrative procedures in the context of the general accounting/controller function; Understand the interface between electronic data processing systems and accounting functions and work effectively with EDP systems programmers; Keep informed of current methods of automated and computerized accounting procedures; Design and implement an effective financial control system, including developing long range forecasts; Review and analyze legislation and evaluate the impact on the financial programs of SCVHHS, including current Medicare and Medi-Cal regulations; Work effectively as a member of a management team in a large health and hospital system; Effectively lead, coach, develop and motivate subordinate staff; and Communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Closing Date/Time: 3/4/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 20, 2022
Full Time
Under direction, to plan, organize, coordinate, and maintain emergency management operations and disaster preparedness for Santa Clara County. Typical Tasks The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed. Plans, formulates, promotes, coordinates, and implements programs to integrate various existing emergency preparedness and operational plans and procedures for the County with other government agencies, community-based organizations, volunteers, service agencies, and private and non-profit sector-resource agencies; and ensures that such plans are in compliance with government requirements; Prepares correspondence, procedures, project applications, and program reports associated with emergency management, as required; Implements, maintains, and provides planning assistance in establishing program goals, objectives, and priorities; Confers with management to formulate and implement policies, plans, and procedures for carrying out functions of the program; Researches, develops, and maintains comprehensive emergency plans; conducts technical studies in disasters and major emergencies; Develops, administers, coordinates, and presents community emergency preparedness programs, Disaster Service Worker (DSW) training for County employees, and emergency preparedness training for Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff; Plans, executes, and evaluates drills and exercises that validate the effectiveness and operational readiness of DSWs, EOC staff, and emergency support teams, such as Functional Access Support Teams (FAST); Prepares, conducts, and evaluates emergency drills, functional tests, and scenario discussions and simulation exercises to test the effectiveness of emergency plans and communication systems; Maintains the readiness of the County's emergency response at all times and provides expertise, knowledge, and ability during an emergency; Determines whether proposed mitigation measures are consistent with Federal, State, and County disaster preparedness information requirements and advises contract cities of local obligations or opportunities; Safeguards and ensures accurate administrative records and inventory control of disaster equipment, such as emergency communications equipment and emergency shelter supplies; Prepares internal memoranda and external agreements in support of emergency preparedness plans and operations; Develops, administers, and coordinates programs that support the department's day-to-day operations and/or strengthen the County's or residents' ability to respond to emergencies; Will be assigned to the Emergency Operations Center, when activated; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW), as required*; Performs other related duties, as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities: Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge, and abilities are attained through training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Emergency/Disaster Management, Political Science, Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning, Environmental Sciences or a related field; AND Two (2) years of experience performing analytical or administrative duties in emergency management planning with training and knowledge in national emergency management systems guidelines and protocols (including ICS, NIMS and SEMS). Federal or State sponsored coursework in Emergency Preparedness is desirable. Any of the following Professional International, Federal, or State certifications or credentials would also be desirable: International Association of Emergency Managers Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or Associate in Emergency Management (AEM) designations; FEMA Professional Development Series Certificate, FEMA Advanced Professional Development Series Completion; Emergency Management Institute (EMI) National Emergency Management Academy (Basic, Advanced, or Executive); California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) Emergency Management Specialist certificate; CSTI EOC Position Specific Credentials; CSTI Emergency Management Certification (Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced) Special Requirements Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver authorization. Knowledge of: Federal, State and County regulations pertaining to emergency management and response; Principles, concepts and terminology of emergency management and response; Community and governmental organizations and resources; Principles of training and education; Issues related to Emergency Preparedness for natural and human caused disasters, such as earthquakes, hazardous materials incidents, civil defense, and floods; Principles and techniques used in the development and utilization of emergency response and disaster preparedness systems, including but not limited to the Incident Command System (ICS), State Emergency Management Systems (SEMS), and the National Incident management System (NIMS); Principles of effective written communication, including the preparation of clear and concise reports, documentation and revisions to procedures and plans. Ability to: Plan, promote, coordinate and implement programs for emergency preparedness for the Santa Clara County Operational Area; Work with and engage the cooperation of diverse groups, including volunteers; Communicate effectively orally and in writing; Maintain effective public relations with public safety organizations, city and county officials and others; Provide training on emergency preparedness and the Incident Command System; Analyze administrative problems and conduct studies in disaster planning; Maintain records and controls and prepare correspondence and reports; Work independently to identify needs and emergency management system deficits and recommend improvements of emergency management planning operations; Use independent judgment and initiative. Physical Requirements Special Assignment for Duty Officer: While on Duty Officer assignment, the Duty Officer must respond to an emergency call within five (5) minutes at all times and must be within sixty (60) minutes physical response time to the County's Office of Emergency Management location. Be available to report for duty on a 24 hour-a-day basis when needed. Required to work nights, weekends and holidays, when necessary, due to EOC activation and/or while fulfilling the role of Duty Officer. Closing Date/Time: 2/2/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 20, 2022
Variable Shift
Under medical direction to operate and maintain electroencephalographic (EEG) equipment in order to conduct standard and special electroencephalograms, and to learn to conduct other specialized neurophysiologic examinations. Typical Tasks Applies recording electrodes using standard 10-20 required measured positions on the patient's head and checks their performance with an impedance meter; Calibrates, evaluates, adjusts, cleans and maintains EEG equipment notifying supervisor of need for major maintenance and repairs; Extracts information from patient's clinical records and interviews patient or family members to obtain additional information; Selects predetermined electrode combinations (montages), as well as special combinations as needed for specific cases being studied; Obtains EEG recordings (routine, sleep, bedside, and electrocerebral), recognizes artifacts and takes appropriate steps to eliminate them; When indicated, monitors other variables such as electromyogram, electrocardiogram, electro-oculogram, respirations, etc.; Records various kinds of electroencephalographic (EEG) examinations, and implements alternative methods of adjustment when appropriate; Performs routine activation procedures such as hyperventilation and photic stimulation; Inserts nasopharyngeal electrodes for sleep studies; Completes various billing forms; Assigns file numbers to examination documents, logs examination file and files appropriately; Learns to perform more complex and specialized examinations such as: geriatric, adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care monitoring, surgical monitoring, electrocorticography, and evoked potential studies; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training and/or experience to demonstrate the possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities. Employment Standards : Sufficient education, training and/or experience to demonstrate the possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities. Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are obtained through possession of a high school diploma or equivalent AND Graduation from an EEG technology program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education or one (1) year experience in performing EEG exams. Eligibility for/or successful completion of the Part I (Written) Examination for registration by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic Technologists (ABRET) is preferred. Knowledge of: Major neurological, neurosurgical, psychiatric, toxic, and metabolic conditions or other factors which may affect cerebral electrical activity; The neuroanatomy (descriptive and functional) and neurophsyiology of the central nervous system; Methods and techniques of obtaining standard range of various kinds of EEGs; Emergency procedures for care of acutely ill patients; First aid for all types of seizures; Medications used by and for clinical neurophysiology patients, including sedatives; Significance of other neurodiagnostic studies (CAT, arteriogram, etc). . Ability to: Operate, calibrate, and make minor repairs and adjustments to laboratory equipment; Recognize artifacts and take steps to eliminate the causes; Work with patients safely and sympathetically, interview patients to obtain information, and gain patient's cooperation in the conducting of tests; Recognize unusual behavior patterns in patients and deal with emergency situations effectively; Keep routine records and maintain files; Learn to perform more complex and specialized examinations such as: intensive care monitoring, surgical monitoring, electrocorticography and evoked potential studies. Closing Date/Time: 2/2/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 20, 2022
Full Time
Under direction, to perform professional legal work in the Office of the Public Defender. Typical Tasks Provides legal counsel to, and represents, adults and juvenile clients in criminal cases; Conducts research and writes motions required for trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings; Conducts preliminary hearings; Evaluates investigation results and works closely with investigators and paralegals to prepare cases for trial and other hearings; Handles all aspects of misdemeanor cases from arraignment through trial including post trial practice; Handles all aspects of juvenile cases from detention hearing to jurisdictional hearing; Tries cases when necessary and appropriate to protect client's interests; Provides courteous, high quality service to members of the public by personally responding to requests for service; Maintains contact with clients to facilitate communication about the case; Identifies and addresses competency and other mental health issues and needs; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Active membership in the California State Bar is required upon appointment. * Experience as an attorney in a Public Defender's Office in another public agency may be considered equivalent for appointment or promotion in the corresponding Public Defender's Office in the County of Santa Clara. Closing Date/Time: 2/2/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time
Under general direction, to plan, develop, direct, coordinate, implement, and evaluate an assigned County communications program; and to act as a consultant to management regarding communications strategies. This position will research, interview, and write stories about County services, programs, initiatives, and employees/clients/patients; provide strategic media guidance to executives; coordinate media relations activities and crisis communication response; manage communications programs and press events in coordination with County Departments and Agencies; and write and edit news releases, web stories, social media content, and promotional materials. This is not an entry level communications position. The ideal candidate must have a proven track record writing compelling content in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment; a proven initiative producing original stories; and proven experience writing materials that require minimal editing from supervisors to provide high-quality, complete, and fact-checked information. Impeccable written and verbal communications skills are a must to work with County staff of all ranks, members of the press, elected officials, and Santa Clara County residents and community leaders. Typical Tasks The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed. Formulates, directs, and implements strategies, goals, procedures, policies, standards, and guidelines for collection, review, and presentation of information to be communicated to the public, news media, and County employees; Functions as primary media contact and spokesperson for the County/agency/department; reviews and/or writes and submits news releases to online and print newspapers, television, and radio stations; pitches news stories to the news media; serves as a point of contact for the news media regarding incidents, issues, inquiries, and requests, 24 hours per day; develops media list and 24-hour media survival guide; Organizes and coordinates press conferences; prepares questions and talking points for County staff; Studies the public's interest/knowledge in various programs, activities, and outcomes of County government, or the assigned agency/department; designs and tabulates surveys and conducts focus groups; Develops and implements awareness and educational programs using a variety of promotional techniques; Designs, writes, produces, or coordinates production of informational materials, such as news releases, brochures, flyers, direct mail, advertising, marketing, website, and social media content using a variety of graphics, desktop and mobile device publishing software, and social media tools; oversees the creation of content by others; Develops and maintains social media presence for the County/agency/department; Instigates and participates in web-based discussions; ensures discussions among key officials and other appropriate individuals occur across platforms, as necessary; Monitors traditional and social media activity pertaining to the County/agency/department, identifies controversies and public relations issues, and initiates corrections to inaccurate media reports; Advises County/agency/department management on communications strategies that ensure effective flow of information to stakeholders of programs and services, including appropriate responses to sensitive and complex inquiries and issues; Trains and coaches other County employees about subjects and processes related to community and media relations; Acts as a liaison with other County departments, government entities, and community organizations to disseminate and exchange information; Coordinates, writes, edits, and produces newsletters; Creates and makes presentations before various groups on a local, state, and national level; Interviews department officials, employees, representatives from various groups and organizations, and members of the public to secure information; Establishes measures to evaluate communications efforts and implements improvements; May supervise and assign work to subordinate communications and/or support staff on an on-going or project basis; May interview, select, train, coach, and discipline subordinate staff; In compliance with the County's branding strategy, develops and manages County/agency/department brand visual identity, including logo, letterhead, and communications templates and establishes and maintains brand center and guidelines for usage; ensures staff understand and utilize brand appropriately; Plans, coordinates, and supervises special events; May prepare or assist in preparing program's budget; monitors program's expenditures; Establishes a community information program; Conducts research and prepares reports of findings, conclusions, and recommended actions; Coordinates and manages special projects; Coordinates with and manages vendors and consultants assisting with the County's communications and outreach programs; collaborates with Procurement Department; schedules and purchases media space and time; Represents County/agency/department on committees and at meetings, presentations, and special events; Provides staff support and direction to advisory commissions, as assigned; May establish and maintain a Countywide speakers' bureau; May arrange tours of County facilities for interested groups and individuals; May prepare risk or emergency communications; Upon activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), participates as a member of the public information staff; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs other related duties, as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks, plus the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities: Training and Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are attained through training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Communications, Public Relations, Business Administration, Public Administration, Marketing, Journalism, or a closely related field. Relevant analytical, administrative, lead, supervisory, or management experience that includes interpreting rules and regulations, gathering data and formulating recommendations, and report writing can substitute for education on a year-for-year basis; and One (1) year of full-time experience planning, directing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating an assigned communications program. or Four (4) years of full-time experience as a public information or communications officer, journalist, or related work experience in a public relations/communications function. Specialized knowledge of assigned agency/department operations is desirable. Special Requirements Ability to travel to alternate locations in the course of work. If driving, possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver authorization. Knowledge of: Principles and techniques of web page design and development; Principles and techniques of copy writing, speech writing, planning press conferences, and preparing news releases; Methods and techniques used in evaluating public attitudes regarding County and agency/departmental operations and issues, the determination of public affairs needs, and evaluating the effectiveness of communications programs; Concepts of branding; Principles and techniques of effective communication, and public relations, and news media relations; Principles, practices, and techniques of current and emerging public communications, relations, and information media; Interviewing techniques; Correct use of English grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation; Methods of administrative problem solving; Customs and practices of traditional media, social media, and citizen journalists; Presentation techniques; Research, analysis methods, and report writing; Principles of project management; Tools and software necessary for audio and video recording and editing; Computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, graphics, and digital photography. Ability to: Scale social media accounts to significant levels across multiple platforms; Plan, organize, direct, and implement an effective and complex communications program; Write, edit, and lay out a variety of clear and concise articles for publication, speeches, scripts for radio and television, and reports and correspondence, often for the signature of executive leaders; Measure effectiveness of communication methods and implement improvements; Identify and implement emerging and new forms of communications; Effectively speak before, and facilitate discussions with, large and small groups; Organize, write, design, and lay out various written communications for a broad range of target audiences; Prepare clear and concise reports and written communications; Be proactive, creative, and resourceful in completing assignments; Supervise, train, develop, and motivate staff; Effectively utilize information systems; Learn the principles and practices of risk, crisis, and emergency communications; Learn the County organizational structure/operations, and the laws and regulations pertaining to the operations of the assigned agency/department; Understand and communicate technical data to the media and other audiences; Use excellent time-management and work prioritization skills; work quickly and effectively under pressure, with frequent interruptions, short deadlines, and tight schedules; meet deadlines with minimal direction; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Physical Requirements Work irregular hours, including some nights and weekends, and be available to respond to County emergencies, as necessary. Closing Date/Time: 2/18/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time
Under general supervision to operate a computerized communications console and other telephone, paging, emergency, and alarm devices which are part of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) communications network or to work in the Protective Services Control Center at SCVMC monitoring cameras and alarms and dispatching associated calls. Typical Tasks Answers routine and emergency telephone calls (including TTY calls) and through inquiry determines and makes connection; Pages and locates physicians and other persons within the hospital buildings; Relays messages for physicians; Provides information to callers concerning clinic schedules, visiting hours, services of the various hospital departments and outpatient clinics, locations of facilities/services and (when permissible) locations of patients or medical personnel; Places local and long distance phone calls for employees and patients; Monitors fire and smoke alarms, alerts appropriate personnel regarding specific location of alarms, and follows prescribed follow up procedures 24 hours a day, seven days a week; Monitors cardiac arrest alarms, uses overhead and individual pagers to contact code team, verifies that team members have arrived, and repages when necessary; Monitors other alarms and video equipment within the hospital including pharmacy storage alarms, infant security system, fire pump (water) monitor, and panic buttons in departments and dispatches protective services and environmental/maintenance services personnel as required; Monitors security cameras and dispatches associated calls; Verifies that Protective Services Officers have arrived on calls and assigns additional officers if necessary; Operates a communications radio when Protective Services Office clerical staff is not doing so, dispatches radio traffic (Protective Services Officers, Sheriff s Office, etc.), and logs traffic in the radio log; Issues equipment from the Control Center to Protective Services Officers as necessary; Maintains constantly changing database of phone and pager numbers by name and location; Maintains changing rosters of on-duty personnel including those in various medical services, respiratory therapy, and environmental services and routinely uses those rosters to locate on-duty personnel; Refers callers to other service agencies as necessary; Maintains various logs and records of communications activity on a daily basis; Activates the Emergency Telephone Power Failure Switch and follows prescribed procedures when the communications system fails; Alerts on-duty staff regarding major and minor trauma arrivals in the Emergency Room and logs notification of those arrivals and the estimated minutes to arrival; dispatches protective services and medical personnel to the roof/other site of helicopter arrival; Performs related duties as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training and experience to perform the above typical tasks and to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and abilities. Experience Note: A successful candidate would typically possess one year of work experience operating a computerized telecommunications system. Knowledge of: Operation of a computerized communications console; Basic computer operations including use of communications and database programs; Sufficient, appropriate fluency and vocabulary in English and any other language the employee is certified to use with the public; Telephone courtesy and appropriate behavior toward staff, patients, and public; Familiarity with medical terminology to be able to assist callers/visitors with services and locations of the various hospital departments and outpatient clinics; Ability to: Learn to operate the hospital s computerized call director console and the various alarm/emergency systems quickly and accurately; Learn the various Emergency Procedures Codes applicable to SCVMC; Keep accurate and complete records; Learn and remember names, locations, numbers and emergency procedures; Think quickly, prioritize and perform multiple tasks effectively under stress; Communicate in a calm and reassuring manner under stressful conditions; Speak clearly and enunciate well in English; Be courteous, polite, and effective in dealing with staff, patients, and public; Work odd hours and rotating shifts including weekends and holidays; Employ good eye/hand coordination and finger dexterity; Type on a computer keyboard at a speed sufficient to perform typical tasks above. Closing Date/Time: 1/31/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time
Under supervision, to perform a variety of general and specialized clerical support tasks in a busy and stressful inpatient care unit of an acute care facility. Current full-time and part-time vacancies are located at Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, St. Louise Hospital, and Custody Health Services. However, the eligible list may be used for future vacancies as they occur and for extra help positions. Please Note: Applicants who meet the employment standards will be invited to take the ONLINE examination tentatively scheduled for February 11-17, 2022 . The exam date(s) may change based on the number of applicants. Learn more about us and follow us on: Twitter I @scvmctalent Website I Santa Clara Valley Medical Center I O'Connor Hospital I St. Louise Regional Hospital Facebook I Santa Clara Valley Medical Center I O'Connor Hospital I St. Louise Regional Hospital LinkedIn | Santa Clara Valley Medical Center I O'Connor Hospital I St. Louise Regional Hospital Job Subscription | Sign Up #indsp Typical Tasks (Positions may perform any of the following tasks, depending on the area of assignment. No single position will encompass all the tasks listed, nor is the list below exhaustive.) Acts as unit receptionist, assisting visitors, screening phone calls, and giving information with discretionary regard for rules and patient confidentiality; Acts as a focus of communication within the unit, receives, screens, coordinates, and transmits messages, including technical patient care data on a stat basis, to and from nurses, physicians, patients, therapists, nursing assistants, operating room, laboratories, Medical Records, Pharmacy, Admitting, specialized medical departments, and other nursing units; Subject to review by the charge nurse, transcribes physician's orders from patient charts to nursing rands and medication sheets; Greets incoming patients and shows them to assigned room and bed; Calls for existing medical records, assembles current admission chart and forms, and prepares I.D. strips for incoming patients; Prepares admission charts for patients; Makes entries into the unit log books, patient census log and screening logs; Maintains unit census board; Stamps patient prescriptions for physicians; Prepares specimens for submission to the lab by filling out labels and lab order forms; Maintains patient charts by adding new forms, records, notes, and test results; thins charts by deleting non-current items for inclusion into the permanent chart; Systematically monitors patient charts to insure that physicians' orders have been transcribed; Maintains and prepares a variety of other records, files, rosters, schedules, statistical and acuity reports, and assists in maintaining time card information; Prepares patient records and charts for retention by the Medical Records Department and performs a variety of other tasks necessary for the discharge and/or transfer of patients from the hospital, including scheduling follow up clinic and test appointments; Enters test and diet change orders, service charges, and queries for patient-related data on computer terminals; Receives and communicates lab test results to physicians and nursing personnel; Verifies surgery schedules, prepares patient charts for submission to the Operating Room, and verifies adequacy of blood units available prior to surgery; types and distributes daily surgery schedule throughout the hospital; Verifies staffing for shifts and may communicate staffing needs to the staffing office; Prepares updated and accurate worksheet for nurse shift reports; Orders clerical and medical supplies, submits work order requests and coordinates equipment maintenance and repairs; May type schedules and forms; Assists in orienting new employees to clerical systems and procedures of a unit; Arranges for transportation of patients via Taxi, Medicar, Hospital Transportation Service, Outreach or in emergency situations with ambulance services; Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Education, training, or work experience sufficient to acquire the following knowledge, skills and abilities. Experience Note: A candidate would normally acquire the qualifications listed below through one year of clerical, or other patient care work experience in a medical setting, i.e. a clinic or a hospital; or through successful completion of a recognized two semester Medical Unit Clerk course program, including an externship; or completion of nine units of courses offered in a Medical Unit Clerk course program and six months of the above experience. Knowledge of: (Familiarity with) standard hospital organization and services and inpatient care unit functions and practices; General medical terminology and standard abbreviations used in medical notations; Basic patient chart procedures and medical record systems; Telephone courtesy; Modern office practices and procedures including basic computer skills. Ability to: Carry out oral and written instructions; Perform clerical work of moderate to above average difficulty; Recognize and spell medical terms; Learn and transcribe physicians' orders within a reasonable time on the job; Prioritize conflicting tasks while working under stressful circumstances with multiple distractions; Work and communicate effectively with hospital staff, patients, and the general public; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of medical, professional, administrative and support personnel contacted in the course of work. Closing Date/Time: 2/1/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time
Under general supervision, to provide the full range of professional nursing and psychiatric care; to initiate and perform established nursing interventions utilizing clinical knowledge. Typical Tasks Assessment: Analyzes and validates data taken from interview of patient and/or family for common relationships, revises assessments based on patient behaviors and conceptual view of individuals; Assesses the competencies of personnel assigned to a specific patient group; Assesses the numbers and levels of personnel needed to provide nursing care for a specific patient population; Assesses patient care problems and utilizes this knowledge to formulate appropriate nursing interventions into patient treatment plans. Applies a triage method for assessing treatment priorities. Planning: Establishes priorities and coordinates activities needed to implement patient care; Plans strategies for solving patient care problems; Collaborates with appropriate support personnel in the discharge planning of patients and in the appropriate referral to other mental health resources in the community; Assists in developing plans for teaching patients and families about the multiple requirements of proper home care. (eg: medications, follow-up care, mental health resources, etc.); Implementation: Provides professional nursing care to psychiatric patients and assists in the administration of psychiatric and/or medical treatments; Explains treatment procedures to patients and provides support before, during, and after treatment; Assists in the orientation and training of new or less experienced staff as necessary; Assists patients in developing skills for daily living; Administers psychiatric medications with a thorough understanding of their indications, contraindications, side effects, and adverse reactions; Teaches the patient and family how to follow psychiatric treatments after discharge (eg: medication reactions, dietary changes, etc.); Teaches family to recognize signs/symptoms of decompensation and appropriate interventions in the event that this occurs in the psychiatric patient; Performs mental status examinations and crisis interventions and makes recommendations for further treatment as necessary. Leads or co-leads group therapy sessions; Collaborates with appropriate personnel in performing new procedures and/or in functioning in unfamiliar situations; Maintains a safe and supportive environment; Acts as a liaison between patient and physician; Assumes a leadership role in emergency situations and monitors the work of nursing staff and directing the care of patients in a single unit; Applies counseling skills to encourage socially acceptable behavior; Physically restrains combative patients following accepted standards of practice; Evaluation: Evaluates patient response to care and utilizes this information to re-assess and revise plan of care; Evaluates interventions made by less experienced staff and makes modifications where necessary; Observes, assesses, records, and reports the patient's behavior, condition, and reaction before, during, and after treatment; Evaluates outcomes of emergency situations and provides support for staff and patients involved. Employment Standards Possession of a valid license as a registered nurse in the state of California and one year of progressively responsible clinical experience, which included charge assignments in an acute psychiatric nursing service and the ability to demonstrate possession of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the typical tasks noted above. Closing Date/Time: 1/31/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time
Under general administrative direction of the Deputy Director of Behavioral Health Services, is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and evaluating the operations and staff of the Adult/Older Adult Divisions within the Behavioral Health Services Department. This is one of the two Adult and Older Adult Director positions that reports directly to the Deputy Director (Service Delivery) of Behavioral Health Services and is responsible for program administration of the Inpatient and Residential Services, Addiction Medicine, and Justice Services for Adult and Older Adults within the Behavioral Health Services Department. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: The County of Santa Clara, as a condition of employment, requires that all County employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption request. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exemption request prior to your start date. Do you acknowledge and accept this requirement? Recruitment Brochure To learn more about this role, click here . Filing Period and Application Procedure This recruitment will remain open until filled. The recruitment may be extended or closed as early as 10 days after issue date. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and to monitor this site for updated closing information. This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at www.sccjobs.org . It is important that the following information be included in your application packet as it will be evaluated during the competitive review process: 1. Résumé 2. References contact information (minimum of 3) 3. Cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate including specific examples from your experience. (maximum of 3 pages) 4. Complete responses to the supplemental questions. 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Click Here Or follow us on: Instagram Instagram.com/SCCExecRecruitment Facebook facebook.com/SCCExecRecruit Twitter @SCCExecRecruit Typical Tasks Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the administrative activities related to adult/older adult behavioral health services, including prevention and early intervention services, outpatient and residential services, jail diversion/post custody outpatient services, substance use treatment services, withdrawal management services, and crisis and acute inpatient services; Participates as a member of the department executive team in the review and establishment of policies and procedures for carrying out the department's goals and objectives, and initiates changes in methods and procedures to improve service delivery; Prepares and recommends the annual system of care budget, including review and analysis of budget requests, and the management of expenditures and revenues in accordance of departmental policy; Directs subordinate managers in the development, maintenance and evaluation of complex programs, services and studies pertaining to a variety of administrative and operational needs, issues and problems and develops and implements effective solutions; Analyzes new and revised legislation to determine impact on the system of care and the department; Evaluates and designs programs, services, activities or methods and initiates action for improvement to meet departmental goals; Facilitates system, program and administrative performance improvement initiatives to improve services, comply with regulatory requirements and meet departmental goals; Use data and best practices to direct and monitor the impact of the divisions, its programs, and coordination of care and in the utilization of resources that balance efficacy, efficiency and quality of services; Prepares, negotiates and administers contracts, prepares and maintains monitoring and reporting systems, prepares grant applications and confers with state and federal regulatory agencies; Keeps abreast of new trends and developments related to System of Care activities; Collaborate through leading cross-systems, county, community and state collaboration to respond to emerging needs and to develop new opportunities to support the social-emotional well-being of adults and older adults; Establishes an appropriate organizational structure and delineates working level and relationships of personnel to carry out the system's activities; Interprets and explains policies, rules and procedures and formulates improvements for staff; Selects and trains staff on departmental activities and procedures, evaluates staff performance and takes or recommends appropriate action; Coordinates the work of the system of care with other divisions or units; Prepares reports and correspondence; Develops and maintains positive working relationships with County officials, agency/department heads, representatives of other government agencies and staff; Provides assistance and advice to advisory and planning boards, commissions, task forces and other special groups as required; and May participate in regional/state committees, task forces and other special groups as required. Assumes disaster service worker responsibility as assigned; and Performs other work as required. Employment Standards Considerable education and experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the typical management responsibilities and the possession of the knowledge and abilities listed below. EXPERIENCE NOTE: A qualified candidate would typically possess education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Behavioral Sciences, Nursing, Public Administration or a closely related field and five (5) years of recent administrative level experience in the management of behavioral health, substance use, jail diversion and/or post custody, inpatient and residential programs and services for adult and older adult. Licensure in the Behavioral Health field such as Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Psychologist is preferred . Knowledge of: Principles and practices of health care administration, organization, budget, management analysis, supervision, personnel management, employee relations, information systems applications and organizational development; Current prevention, early intervention and emerging, best and evidence-based clinical practices for adults and older adults with behavioral health needs; Demographic and client service and utilization data for decision-making, program design and the development and evaluation of program and system metrics; Financial and administrative problems common to health care operations; Federal and state laws, rules and regulations pertaining to service delivery, public accounting and budgeting; Principles and techniques of management analysis and organizational design necessary to formulate, implement and evaluate administrative policies and procedures; and Cultural values and practices of the diverse communities served by the department. Ability to: Plan, organize, manage, coordinate and evaluate the functions and staff of a comprehensive, Adult/Older Adult behavioral health service delivery system; Effectively analyze and evaluate complex financial, budgeting, contracting and administrative problems and implement effective solutions; Effectively analyze, utilize and track data for decision-making, program design and metrics; Effectively facilitate system, program and administrative performance improvement efforts; Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; Effectively manage, train, develop and motivate subordinate staff; Interpret and apply provisions of Federal, State and local legislation, rules and regulations pertinent to the administration of a public department/agency; Effectively represent the department before the Board of Supervisors, County Executive, the public, media and other entities and organizations; Establish and maintain effective working relationships in a diverse work force and community; Understand and integrate the cultural values and practices of the diverse communities served by the department into program and service design. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time
Under general supervision to perform duties and various compliance auditing, oversight and investigation activities within Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System (SCVHHS), Compliance Office. Learn more about Santa Clara County Health System at: scvmc.org , oconnor.org , stlouise.org and follow us on: Twitter I @scvmctalent Facebook I facebook.com/SCVMC LinkedIn | linkedin.com/scvmc Typical Tasks Conducts or participates in a variety of health and/or hospital related compliance program studies and projects; Performs audits to assess compliance with various laws, regulations, policies and standards such as those related to health care fraud, waste and abuse, billing and coding, clinical documentation, privacy and information security, research, and ethics; Participates in appropriate level of response, develops corrective action plans, and oversees compliance investigations while maintaining confidentiality of information reported, as appropriate; Develops and monitors programs, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, such as those for Medicare, Medi-Cal, third party payers, and other related public healthcare programs; Prepares and coordinates internal audits related to cost reimbursement claims for government payers and agencies and responds to related requests for information from external auditors; Reviews inquiries concerning billing, coding and documentation, reports of noncompliance and results of documentation compliance audits and makes recommendations regarding corrective actions; Develops and monitors policies and procedures that establish standards for ensuring patient privacy protections, including by providing guidance to individual employees and departments on the HIPAA Privacy Rule, as appropriate; Responds to allegations of noncompliance received from members of the public, agency staff, business partners and other sources, including potential privacy breaches; ensures efficient and complete investigations; interviews agency staff and other witnesses and reviews all relevant documentation to develop complete investigative records; and ensures prompt reporting to all relevant internal and external oversight groups; Defines compliance reporting and information needs and coordinates any systems modifications with Information Services; Coordinates various compliance activities with other departments, outside vendors and service providers to achieve programmatic compliance with applicable rules and regulations; Identifies areas of compliance vulnerability, determines appropriate action, makes recommendations for resolution, and assists in the implementation of program enhancements and improvements; Analyzes and interprets existing, new and proposed legislation for system-wide program impacts; Responds to a variety of information requests from both inside and outside the agency; Prepares and presents a variety of informational and statistical reports and makes recommendations in writing, graphic and oral presentations; Uses a variety of information applications and databases to develop schedules and special reports; Provides leadership, direction, and development and implementation of strategic initiatives to improve and enhance performance and services; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs other duties as assigned. Employment Standards Experience and Training Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are acquired through education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field AND Three (3) years of professional level compliance or analytical experience, one (1) year of which must be in a health care setting. Possession of a Master's degree in Health Care Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field, or equivalent level professional degree (e.g., Juris Doctor) may be substituted for one (1) year of relevant experience. Possession of one of the following certifications or a related certification may also be substituted for one (1) year of relevant experience: Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Certified Coding Specialist-Professional (CCSP) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC) Certified in Privacy Compliance (CPC) Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP). Knowledge of: Principles and practices of compliance in the health care field, including relevant laws, regulations, policies and standards related to health care fraud, waste and abuse, billing and coding, clinical documentation, privacy and information security, research, and/or ethics; Complex auditing and program evaluation methods, investigative techniques, and report writing procedures; Health care organizational structure and compliance program components; Current legislation and trends affecting health care compliance; Statistical research and analytical techniques and procedures, and intermediate computer skills including complex spreadsheets and database software; Advanced communication techniques for gathering, evaluating, and conveying information; Health care reimbursement and other regulatory requirements, state and federal compliance expectations and enforcements; Federal and state privacy laws governing healthcare organizations; Project management; Health care regulatory and reporting requirements. Ability to: Formulate, gather, analyze and present compliance policies, information and statistical data and make recommendations to management; Evaluate program information and relevant laws, regulations, policies and standards to reach valid conclusions; Develop compliance program enhancement recommendations based on surveys and risk assessments; Communicate clearly and effectively with members of the public, agency staff and health care professionals at various levels of authority; Maintain cooperative working relationships with departmental personnel, other county departments and the general public; Represent SCVHHS on assigned committees and with service providers; Develop compliance program enhancement recommendations based on surveys and risk assessments; Communicate clearly and effectively with members of the public, agency staff and health care professionals at all levels, and other health agencies and providers; Prepare and present clear and concise reports; Maintain cooperative working relationships with departmental personnel, other county departments and the general public; Represent SCVHHS on assigned committees; Utilize computers and advanced computer software to analyze health care information. Closing Date/Time: 1/31/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 15, 2022
Contractor
Under general supervision, incumbents provide care to patients in a structured environment. Per Diem Clinical Nurse initiate and perform established nursing interventions utilizing current clinical knowledge. Per Diem Clinical Nurse would acquire the qualifications listed for this position by possessing a valid California Registered Nurse license and at least 1 year of recent acute care experience. Specialty skills required to work in specialty areas. Positions available in critical care units at each hospital include: Saint Louise Regional Hospital - Mixed Intensive Care Unit O'Connor Hospital - Mixed Intensive Care Unit Valley Medical Center - Medical Intensive Care Unit Valley Medical Center - Cardiac Care Unit Valley Medical Center - Surgical Intensive Care Unit Valley Medical Center - Trauma Intensive Care Unit Valley Medical Center - Burn Unit Float Pool Per Diem Clinical Nurse are appointments to non-permanent positions established to meet peak load or other unusual work situations. Per Diem Clinical Nurses are required to be available to work at least six (6) 8 hours shifts a month, two of which are weekend shifts (if applicable). PD nurses hired into shifts longer than eight (8) hours are required to be available to work at least four (4) shifts a month, two of which shall be weekend shifts (if applicable). Four (4) weekend shifts per month may be approved as an alternate schedule to the eight shifts per month work requirement. Per Diem Clinical Nurses must be available to work one of the 3 major Winter holidays. When assigned and worked, Per Diem nurses shall be paid at time and one half for all hours worked on two of the three major holidays as note above. The County of Santa Clara owns and operates a Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System that includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, and St. Louise Regional Hospital. The hospitals and clinics are operated by the County under a consolidated license from the California Department of Public Health. The Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System is part of the broader County of Santa Clara Health System. Better Health for All! The County of Santa Clara owns and operates a Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System that includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, and St. Louise Regional Hospital. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - 731 bed tertiary level acute care hospital provides the highest level of adult and pediatric emergency medical and trauma services, a regional high risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, an ACS-verified Burn Trauma Center, a Primary Stroke Center, a CARF-accredited Rehabilitation Center, emergency and acute inpatient psychiatric services, as well as a range of other specialized services - in some cases the only such treatment in the region. O'Connor Hospital -358 bed acute care facility offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty programs to more than 1 million residents of San Jose. O'Connor Hospital was founded in 1889 as one of the first hospitals in Santa Clara County. St. Louise Regional Hospital - 93 bed acute care facility, affectionately known as South County's community hospital, is a Designated Primary Stroke Center, and is the only acute care hospital in the area. Located in Gilroy, St. Louise is one of the largest employers in the community. Learn more about us and follow us on: Employee Benefits I Why Join Us Website I Santa Clara Valley Medical Center I O'Connor Hospital I St. Louise Regional Hospital Facebook I Santa Clara Valley Medical Center I O'Connor Hospital I St. Louise Regional Hospital LinkedIn | Santa Clara Valley Medical Center I O'Connor Hospital I St. Louise Regional Hospital Job Subscription | Sign Up Typical Tasks Assessment Analyzes and validates data taken from interview of patients for common relationships, revises assessments based on patient behaviors and conceptual view of individuals; Identifies common recurrent patient problems, symptoms and behavioral changes in relation to standards of care and individual patient needs; Assesses the needs of a specific patient population by: Making purposeful rounds Participating in clinical conferences Collaborating with physicians and other health team members; Assesses the competencies of personnel assigned to a specific patient group; Assesses the need for development of standards of care for a specific patient population; Assesses the numbers and levels of personnel needed to provide nursing care for a specific patient population. Planning Identifies patient care problems, establishes priorities and develops individual patient plan of care based on nursing and medical diagnosis; Plans strategies for solving patient care problems with other members of the health team; Involves the patient needs within current assignment to determine amount and type of assistance needed; Develops a plan for teaching patients and family regarding: Implementation Recurrent health problems Coping mechanisms Health practices related to maintenance of wellness/prevention of disease Collaborates with appropriate personnel in performing new procedures and/or in functioning in unfamiliar situations; Coordinates activities needed to implement the plan of care; Coordinates patient and family teaching; Coordinates discharge plans with appropriate support personnel; Complies with external and internal regulations pertaining to nursing practice; Recognizes legal and ethical duties and responsibilities of registered nurses; May participate in conducting research activities. When assigned charge responsibility makes recommendations for the unit level staffing pattern and assigns personnel to provide for patient care during an 8-hour period; Assists in teaching students and staff; May assume role of primary nurse with accountability to specific assigned patients; Evaluation Evaluates patient response to care and utilizes this information to re-assess and revise plan of care; As a clinical partner: Evaluates orientee, student or staff's ability to perform critical nursing procedures; Evaluates orientee, student, staff's decision-making abilities in adapting policy and procedures to the clinical setting; Evaluates documentation of patients response to care; Evaluates and adapts policies, procedures and standards. Employment Standards Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and sufficient experience to enable a candidate to demonstrate possession of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the typical tasks noted above. This class has a nine-month probationary period. Experience Note: A candidate would typically acquire the experience necessary to successfully perform at this level through at least three to four years of progressively responsible acute clinical experience. Closing Date/Time: 2/1/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Under general direction, to plan, organize, direct and control the activities and/or staff of a County program. Behavioral Health Services Department is recruiting for a full-time Program Manager I (PM I). The PM I will provide management, supervision, and oversight for the Suicide Prevention Program, which aims to prevent and reduce suicides in the County of Santa Clara using community-based, public health, preventative approaches. The Suicide Prevention Program is responsible for implementing the county-wide Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan and includes three staff, four stakeholder workgroups, and the Suicide Prevention Oversight Committee. As part of managerial duties, the Program Manager I will also oversee efforts to gather, analyze, and report on data related to suicide behavior, evaluation of the Suicide Prevention Program's activities, and the program's logic model. In addition, the Program Manager I will provide support towards implementation of policies related to suicide prevention, including means restriction policies. This position will report to the Division Manager (Program Manager II) overseeing the Prevention Services Division, and may collaborate with Substance Use Prevention Services (SUPS). In addition to meeting the employment standards for Program Manager I, a qualified candidate must possess: Evaluation of community-based (ideally public health) programs, and working with logic models and large datasets Advocacy or implementation of local, state, or federal policies Working collaboratively with system partners and communities The ideal candidate would possess: Experience working in Suicide Prevention Master's degree in public health Typical Tasks Plans, organizes and directs a County program that provides direct service to the public or other agencies; Determines program objectives in light of established goals; Develops strategies to achieve objectives; Establishes program priorities; Formulates and implements policies, plans and procedures for carrying out functions of the program; Defines personnel resource needs and allocates them as required to reach program objectives; Selects and hires staff and ensures the orientation, training and development of program staff; Directs and evaluates the work of subordinate staff; Establishes an appropriate organizational structure and delineates working level and relationships of personnel to carry out the program's activities; Determines budgetary requirements to maintain the program; Makes recommendations on the annual budget and may present the program's budget to the Board of Supervisors; Is responsible for determining program funding needs and obtaining available outside funding when necessary through grants and/or contracts; Is responsible for the implementation, control, monitoring and evaluation of provided services to ensure compliance with terms of received grants and contracts; Maintains liaison relationships and represents the program in contacts with public and private agencies and concerned community groups and organizations; Prepares reports and correspondence; Keeps abreast of new trends and developments related to the program's activities; Provides assistance and advice to advisory and planning boards, commissions, task forces and other special groups as required; May prepare and make presentations to staff, boards, commissions, and external groups; May provide ongoing statistical reports; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; And performs related duties as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities. Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are typically attained through training and experience equivalent to possession of a Bachelor's degree. Relevant experience can substitute for education on a year-for-year basis. Relevant experience includes experience performing analytical, administrative, lead, supervisory, or management duties, which include interpreting rules and regulations, gathering data and formulating recommendations, and report writing. AND Four (4) years of analytical, administrative, lead, supervisory or management experience which includes duties interpreting rules and regulations, gathering data and formulating recommendations, and report writing; one (1) year of which must be at the journey level. A Master's degree can substitute for one (1) year of the required experience. Special Requirements Specialized program knowledge may be required in addition to the generalized administrative/supervisory experience when it can be demonstrated that: it is an absolute necessity for the successful operation of the program;that the Program Manager will be held accountable for this specialized knowledge; andthat subordinate program staff will not be able to provide the subject matter expertise that is required. Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed below indicate the common aspects of the three levels of the Program Manager Series. However, for recruitment purposes, a potential candidate will be rated on ability to perform at a specific level as outlined in the allocation factors. In appraising experience, more weight will be given to the breadth rather than depth of pertinent experience and the evidence of the candidate's ability to assume and fulfill the responsibilities of the position at a designated level. Some positions may require Live Scan screening as part of the background check process. Knowledge of: Program development and evaluation; Techniques of organizing and motivating groups; Personnel management techniques; Methods of administrative problem solving; Principles of organization and administrative, fiscal and program management; Principles of employee supervision, training and development; Community and agency consultation methods and procedures; Computer applications, including but not limited to: word processing, spreadsheets, data base management software, presentation and electronic mail software. Ability to: Plan, organize, control and evaluate a public service program; Manage initiatives, collect and analyze data for the purpose of evaluating services and or programs; Plan and assign workloads clearly and effectively; Train, develop and motivate staff; Deal effectively with a variety of government and community officials; Speak effectively in public; Integrate the activities of a program to attain program goals; Prepare and review reports; Develop and recommend effective courses of action; Develop and effectively utilize all available resources; Establish and maintain program's objectives, priorities and policies; Consult with and advise top administrator on the activities and status of the program; Develop short and long range budget plans that accurately reflect program needs. May require the ability to apply the tools of a specialty subject area. Closing Date/Time: 1/31/2022 11:59 PM Pacific