Social Services Program Administrator

  • Merced County Human Services Agency
  • Merced, California
  • Aug 13, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $7,155.20 - $8,694.40 Monthly

Job Description

Position Information

Under general direction to assist with planning, organizing, administering, and managing the operations, functions, and programs of the Social Services Branch and Area Agency on Aging in the Human Services Agency; to plan, organize, direct, supervise, and manage the operations, services, and programs of a group of assigned teams within the Social Services Branch; and to do related work as required.
Social Services Program Administrator is a second level supervisory and first level management position within the County Human Services Agency. It has responsibility for assisting with the general management of the Social Services Branch and the Area Agency on Aging of the Agency, as well as directing, managing, supervising and coordinating the operations, functions, and services of a group of teams in Children's or Adult Services within the Branch.

To view the complete Job Specification for this position, please visit: Social Services Program Administrator - Merced County

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Three (3) years of professional level work experience in social services, including experience in areas such as personnel, administrative analysis, accounting, auditing, budgeting, or data processing. In addition, experience must include one (1) year of work experience in a supervisory capacity.
Education: A graduate degree in Public Administration or Business Administration or related field or a Master's degree in social work or a Master's degree from a two (2) year counseling program.

While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • A valid California driver's license and DMV clearance may be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applicants for positions within the Human Services Agency are subject to a criminal history background check.
  • Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information.
  • Recruitments that note continuous under the closing date are subject to close at any time. Applications will not be accepted after a continuous recruitment is closed.
VETERANS PREFERENCE
If you would like to have Veteran's preference points included as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants, who receive a passing score on a written or oral examination, shall be eligible to receive credit for an additional five (5) points to be added to the final examination score. Veteran's preference is allowed only on initial entrance into County service and shall not affect the order of eligibility on any other employment lists.

For the purpose of this section, a veteran is one who has received an honorable discharge from active duty, and has served:
1. During one of the following wartime or equivalent periods:
  • Sept. 11, 2001 to End of Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Aug. 2, 1990 to Jan. 2, 1992
  • Jan. 31, 1955 to Oct. 15, 1976
2. During peacetime for which service a campaign or expeditionary medal has been authorized by the Government of the United States and where discharge was under honorable conditions. This would include Lebanon, Grenada and Southwest Asia.

A copy of the discharge form (DD-214) shall be submitted to CPS HR Consulting for each position applied for, along with an application for employment requesting such preference, on or before the final filing date specified on the job announcement. Failure to submit the required credentials (DD-214) prior to the final filing date will be deemed a waiver of credits.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION
If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS
Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact Merit System Services at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2362 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination.

ABOUT MERCED COUNTY
Merced County is located in the northern part of the San Joaquin Valley in central California, an area earning worldwide acclaim for its rich agriculture, and spans from the coastal ranges to the foothills of Yosemite National Park. The City of Merced, the self-proclaimed Gateway to Yosemite, has a population of approximately 81,102, yet retains the charm of a small town with amenities routinely found in larger communities. Merced's revitalized downtown is emerging as the entertainment center of the area. The County is representative of the rural heartland and Gold Rush remnants underpinning the state's heritage. It is a peaceful, quiet, and friendly area with an abundance of beautiful bike paths, and offers choices of higher education in UC Merced and Merced College. From a political perspective, Merced County is considered to be a bellwether county, having voted for the successful presidential candidate in every election from 1972 to 2012.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous