Orange County, CA California, United States
Dec 13, 2023Full Time
CAREER DESCRIPTION Supervising Deputy Public Guardian In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective June 28, 2024, the salary schedule will be increased by 4.25%. Effective June 27, 2025, the salary schedule will be increased by 4.00%. Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (P.S.T.) on the day the County's needs are met. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This recruitment will establish an open eligible list and will be used to fill current and future Supervising Deputy Public Guardian positions within the Health Care Agency. This eligible list may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange. HEALTH CARE AGENCY The County of Orange , Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the leadership of the Agency Director, a dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five (5) service areas - Strategy and Special Projects, Mental Health and Recovery Services, Correctional Health Services, Medical Health Services and Public Health Services - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community. PUBLIC GUARDIAN The Office of the Public Guardian (PG) acts as a court appointed fiduciary to individuals who are unable to provide for their own self-care or resist fraud or undue influence when there are no viable alternatives to public conservatorship. The Superior Court determines whether a conservatorship should be established, involving a court process that includes petitioning the court and notifying the proposed conservatee and his or her family of the proceedings. A conservatorship is only established as a last resort through a formal hearing. The Court can appoint the Public Guardian as a conservator of the person only, estate only (for probate), or both the person and estate. THE OPPORTUNITY: The current vacancy is within Health Care Agency's Public Guardian Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Unit. The LPS unit responds to referrals from designated acute psychiatric hospitals, local jails, and the Superior Court to investigate persons who may be deemed Gravely Disabled due to a Mental Health Disorder and cannot provide for their own food, clothing, and shelter. The Supervising Deputy Public Guardian is responsible for reviewing and assigning LPS referrals, court order to show cause (O.S.C), administrations, terminations, decedent case administrations, and trust administrations, as well as general supervision of the LPS unit staff. The candidate must also seek and maintain educational credits and professional certification as required by California State Association of Public Administrators, Public Guardians, and Public Conservators. Other responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: Providing oversight and support, as well as inputs to management to streamline case management efforts Managing short and long-term projects to support the efforts of the PG Data analysis of conservatorships and bandwidth expended on conservatorship management efforts Supporting and representing the PG in court, community, and inter-agency functions DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of experience working as a Deputy Public Guardian II, two (2) years of experience working as a Senior Deputy Public Guardian, or five (5) years of experience working in a related position. In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge and experience in the following competencies: Professional & Technical Experience | Legal & Regulatory Navigation Knowledge of Welfare and Institutions Code, Probate Code, and other laws/regulations regarding conserved individuals Understanding and applying Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Personal Health Information (PHI) laws and regulations Reviewing and accepting referral for conservatorship in accordance with State code and office practices and procedures Experience reviewing deputies recommendations and authorizing appropriate actions Providing crisis assistance in sensitive and difficult cases Performing reviews of case files to ensure compliance with program and funding source requirements Sharing knowledge about identified trends including inventory and accounting Proficiency in the Conservatorship Information Management System (CIMS) Testifying in court in matters related to conservatees or litigation related to estates and other legal matters Leadership | Performance Management | Delegation Skills Ability to plan assignments, organize case files, and supervise and provide timely performance evaluations for staff Lead with emotional intelligence and to use information to guide thinking and actions Providing training for community partners Promoting and supporting ethical and professional standards in the work place Ability to work collaboratively with direct reports to align personal development and goal achievement with business objectives Ability to adapt quickly to changes in office policies as well as within the law and appropriately train staff on the changes Project Management Skills Planning outcomes of long-term and short-term projects, and delegation of duties and tasks to assigned staff Reviewing and following up on action items and deliverables Engaging with resources outside of the unit and/or department for project enhancements Oral Communication | Writing | Informing Skills Effective oral and written communication skills in both formal and informal settings Acting as a liaison, consultant, and educator to community Agencies, and County contracted providers Presenting ideas and complex materials clearly, concisely, logically, and persuasively Ability to consult with County Counsel to interpret sections of State codes, laws, and regulations pertaining to Public Guardian program matters MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Please click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Supervising Deputy Public Guardian position, including physical, mental and environmental conditions. RECRUITMENT PROCESS Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all application materials for minimum and desirable qualifications. After screening, candidates who meet the minimum and desirable qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All candidates will be notified via email of their status in the process. Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer) Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step. Application Appraisal | HR Review Rating (Weighted 100%) : An Application Appraisal conducted by HRS will thoroughly screen and evaluate all application materials for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above. Only the most qualified applicants will be placed on the eligible list. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. Veterans Employment Preference The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Email Notification Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com . Frequently Asked Questions Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Mariah Cuellar at (714) 834-3179 or MCuellar@ochca.com . EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Non-Management Benefits In addition to the County's standard suite of benefits, such as a variety of health plan options, annual leave and paid holidays--we also offer an excellent array of benefits such as a Health Care Reimbursement Account, 457 Defined Contribution Plan and Annual Education and Professional Reimbursement. Employees are provided a Retirement Plan through the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS). Please go to the following link to find out more about Defined Benefit Pensions and OCERS Plan Types/Benefits. http://www.ocers.org/active-member-information Click here for information about benefits offered to County of Orange employees.