Introduction WHY JOIN US AT SOLANO COUNTY? COMMITMENT TO SERVICE:
Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.
We serve the public in many different ways, including:
• Providing primary medical, dental, alcohol, drug and mental health services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved
• Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
• Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases
• Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies
• Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, probation)
• Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,
• Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning OUR EMPLOYEES:
Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.
To learn more about Solano County, please visit: www.solanocounty.com WHY WE EXIST
The mission of the Solano County Health & Social Services Department is to Promote Healthy, Safe and Stable Lives. Vision:
A Healthy, Safe and Stable Community Core Values
• Diversity: We respect and value cross -culturalism creating an environment that is inclusive for all.
• Respect: We treat people with care and courtesy.
• Integrity: We do what we say will.
• Fairness: We are consistent and unbiased in decisions.
• Transparency: We communicate the how and why.
• Equity: We ensure everyone has access to the same opportunities.
• Responsiveness: We react quickly and positively.
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The Public Health Services Division believes that health is all about people; where they live, learn, work, and play. From our staff to our clients, we provide people with the tools they need to maintain and improve their health. The services we provide are incredibly diverse and include such activities as conducting public health nurse home visits for moms and babies, providing medical care in our clinics, and much more. You will not find a more committed group of people than public health workers. It takes a special kind of dedication to enter the public health field. Our passion is promoting health, livable communities and healthy lifestyles. As a result, we care for individuals and the community with compassion and respect.
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As a Public Health Nutritionist (Entry), you will work towards reducing chronic disease by increasing access and consumption of healthy foods/beverages, improving physical activity opportunities and linkages to critical community resources. You will do this through education to help families and individuals eat well, be active and stay healthy. You will also work on policy, systems and environmental changes to create a healthier community.
Under general supervision, the Public Health Nutritionist (Entry) learn to provide nutrition services for program planning, implementation and evaluation and to provide direct nutrition services for Health and Social Services Department clients participating in various programs. Additionally, the Public Health Nutritionist (Entry) learn to plan, implement, evaluative, and integrate nutrition services within programs and services and learn to provide individualized nutrition assessment, education and counseling to prevent disease, treat disease and to improve the health of individuals, families and the community.
The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill part-time and full-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur throughout the County. POSITION REQUIREMENTS Education:
Bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university, in Nutrition or Dietetics. A Master’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health or related field is desirable. Experience:
No experience required. SPECIAL REQUIRMENTS
- Incumbents must be Registered Dietitian Eligible through the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or possess certification as a Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Incumbents who are Registered Dietitian Eligible must obtain certification as a Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist issued by the Commission on Dietetic Registration as a condition of passing probation.
- Applicants may be required to possess or have the ability to obtain a valid California Driver’s License, Class C.
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Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2023 calendar year is $1,900.58 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.
Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.
Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.
The County observes 12 full-day fixed and 2 half-day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive 2 floating paid holidays per year.
Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.
Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.
Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.
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Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.
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http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516 CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:
• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities
Selection Process06/08/23 -
Next Deadline to submit application and any required documents for the first application review.
Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.
All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.
RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.
How to Apply
Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com , to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted.
Previously submitted application materials (e.g., copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment .
Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.
Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.
Document Submittal RequirementsAll candidates must submit a copy of the following by the application review deadline :
- Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist certification issued by the Commission on Dietetic Registration or provide verification of Registration Eligible.
Candidates who fail to submit their certification by the application review deadline
will be disqualified from the recruitment, unless otherwise specified in the job announcement.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained. How to Submit Your Documents
In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to email@example.com . Be sure to include the recruitment title (Public Health Nutritionist - Entry) and the recruitment number (23-332070-01) in your email or fax.
This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.
I certify that I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Registered Dietitian (RD) and have a Registration ID number issued by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. I understand that a copy of my Commission on Dietetics Registration card is required to be submitted by the application review deadline.
If you answered yes to the prior question, provide your Registration ID number and state of Registration (e.g., CA). If you answered no to the prior question, enter N/A.
I confirm that I hold Registered Dietitian Eligible status. I understand that documentation verifying this status is required to be submitted by the application review deadline.
- Background Checks: The County may conduct a background check and a reference check on candidates prior to appointment to a position within this class. The background check may include the State of California Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI), and criminal checks in any City/County where the applicant has lived, worked or gone to school.
- Independent Travel: Incumbents are required to travel independently, for example, to perform work at other work sites, to attend meetings with other County employees, to attend meetings with community organizations, etc.
- Hours of Work: Incumbents may be required to work weekends, holidays, irregular hours, before and after normal business hours.
- Drug Testing: Candidates for positions in this class and employees in this class will be subject to Pre-Employment, Reasonable Suspicion, Post Accident, Return-To-Duty and Follow-Up drug testing in accordance with the Solano County Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace Policy.
- Child Abuse Reporting: Selectees for employment must, as a condition of employment, sign a statement agreeing to comply with Sections 11165.7 and 11166 of the California Penal Code relating to child abuse reporting.
- Elder Abuse Reporting: Selectees for employment must, as a condition of employment, sign a statement agreeing to comply with Section 15630 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code relating to elder abuse reporting.
- Language Proficiency: Some positions allocated to this class will require the applicant to speak, read and write in a language other than English.
- After 12 months, employees in the Public Health Nutritionist (Entry) classification may be flexibly promoted to the journey level without further examination, upon the approval of the Appointing Authority and the Director of Human Resources.
Veterans Preference Points
To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE REVIEW DEADLINE
. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.
Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.
Americans With Disabilities Act
It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.
APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities
Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215 .
This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the review deadline of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.
Click here to take a video tour of Solano County . OUR COMMUNITY
Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play... The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight years - the only California community with that distinction.
Live - Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.
- Learn - Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.
- Work - The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.
- Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento-the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
County Population (2019): 447,643 SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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