County of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County is a special place to live and work and offers a wide variety of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Santa Cruz County has approximately 270,000 residents and is situated in the northern area of Monterey Bay, 70 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles southwest of the Silicon Valley.  The County’s natural beauty is apparent in its pristine beaches, lush redwood forests, and rich farmland. It has an ideal Mediterranean climate with low humidity and 300 days of sunshine a year.  Its unique shops and restaurants, coupled with a multitude of cultural and recreational activities, including theater, music, art, as well as golfing, surfing, hiking and biking offer a wealth of leisure activities. Higher education includes Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, with two additional State Universities less than an hour away. These elements of high-quality living make Santa Cruz one of California’s most desirable areas.

The County offers great benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, and CalPERS retirement. The County of Santa Cruz is a great place to work!

Employment Opportunities: www.santacruzcountyjobs.com
More information about the County of Santa Cruz: http://www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/
 

   

24 job(s) at County of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 09, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Definition In addition to the competitive wages, Senior Social Workers may receive an additional five percent (5%) hourly increase when assigned by the Human Services Director to work in the Family and Children's Services or Adult Protective Services Divisions. THE JOB: The Senior Social Worker is the super journey level position in the social worker series. Senior Social Workers spend a substantial amount of time on the most difficult, sensitive and specialized services where major case decisions are made independently and where consequence of error may be significant. Advanced casework skills, a high degree of program knowledge, judgment and creativity are required. Incumbents may, as an additional duty, serve as an alternate supervisor or in a lead/consultative capacity. The Human Services Department currently has vacancies in the Family and Children's Services and the Adult Protective Services divisions. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and future part-time, full-time, substitute and extra-help temporary positions during the life of the eligible list. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be: Two years of experience performing social service casework services equivalent to a Social Worker II in Santa Cruz County OR a Master's Degree in Social Work* OR a Master's Degree from a two year counseling program from an accredited college plus one year of social service casework experience. *If currently attending a Master of Social Work program, the Master's Degree must be obtained within 90 days from the date of employment. Special Requirements/Conditions: License Requirements : Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. Background Investigation: Fingerprint check. Certain positions may require a Master's Degree or Bachelor's Degree because of State requirements. Other Special Requirements : For certain positions, upon completion of the probation period, employees may be expected to participate in the after hours on-call duty response rotation. Knowledge : Thorough knowledge of social casework objectives, principles, methods, and caseload management and organization; social and economic factors which influence family life; principles of human behavior and development and psychological defense mechanisms; reactions to stress; community health, welfare, social, and legal support systems, and other resources available to clients; interviewing and record keeping techniques, including the documentation of all actions and contacts in case files; and the specialized program area to which assigned. Working knowledge of the laws, policies and administrative procedures of County social service programs; the use and abuse of medications may be required for certain positions; techniques used to locate and determine client assets may be required for certain positions; and investment techniques and management of finances may be required for certain positions. Some knowledge of the principles and techniques of supervision and training may be required for certain positions. Ability to: Perform the most complex and specialized casework services with considerable independence; deal with crisis situations; deal with hostile, aggressive and abusive persons; provide leadership and consultation to other social workers in casework concepts and methodology; communicate and relate effectively with clients, who may be emotionally or mentally disabled, medically disabled, elderly, substance abusers, victims of violence or fiduciary abuse; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including clients, family members and others who may be under distress or duress; locate, develop, and use community and agency resources for the benefit of clients and advocate for services on behalf of clients; facilitate maximum client participation in service plans; manage assigned caseload and establish caseload priorities to meet client needs and agency expectations; perform as a lead worker over a small group of social workers may be required for some positions; prioritize and respond to demands of caseload in a prompt and efficient manner; recognize and analyze problems, gather relevant information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, respond to case details promptly, and communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; maintain current and accurate records; learn complex laws and regulations and apply them appropriately in management of assigned caseload; work effectively under pressure and deadlines; administer the estates of mentally or medically disabled persons is required for certain positions; and represent conservatees and payees in matters related to their well-being, including hiring, setting goals and procedures for, and monitoring providers and caregivers is required for certain positions. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA ) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Note: Provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer County of Santa Cruz www.santacruzcountyjobs.com LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Click here for Deputy Sheriff Lateral Transfer Video Definition LAST DATE TO APPLY: Continuous - Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. This recruitment may close once a sufficient number of qualifying applications have been received. THE JOB: Sheriff's Deputies rotate among a variety of assignments including law enforcement, crime prevention and crime detection activities; serve civil papers; perform coroner functions; act as bailiff and perform other duties as required. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 5%. Please direct questions regarding incentives to Angelica Carbajal at 831 454-7662. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate awarded by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and current employment as a peace officer performing general law enforcement duties for a California city, county or the state. A copy of your P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate must be submitted with your completed application. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver License. Ability to pass a full background investigation. Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who has applied for citizenship at least one year prior to application for employment in accordance with Section 1031.5 of the Government Code; must be at least 21 years of age at completion of academy; must be available to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays on an emergency and as needed basis. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; confined work spaces; heights; two-way radio noise; strong, unpleasant odors; infections which might cause chronic disease or death; dust and pollens; chemical irritants; possibility of experiencing bodily injury and/or burns; contact with a diverse population. Background Investigation: An extensive background investigation including a polygraph examination, psychological examination, drug screen and a review of the Personal History Statement which includes but is not limited to work, legal, driving, financial and drug possession histories will be conducted. Knowledge: Working knowledge of laws pertaining to search and seizure; rules of evidence and basic criminal law; use and care of standard police firearms; law enforcement vehicular and foot patrol techniques. Some knowledge of techniques of criminal investigations; and court procedures in criminal and civil cases. Ability to: Understand, interpret and apply State and local laws and departmental policies; react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and adopt an effective course of action; follow oral and written instructions; operate firearms safely and skillfully; obtain information through interview, interrogation and observation; write clear and accurate reports; establish and maintain effective relationships; perform a variety of active public safety duties involving strenuous physical activity, such as pursuing and restraining suspects and lifting injured persons. Normal color vision and unrestricted peripheral vision. If no corrective lenses worn, vision of at least 20/20. If glasses are worn, uncorrected vision of at least 20/100, correcting to 20/20. If soft contact lenses are worn, vision of at least 20/200, correcting to 20/20, with one year minimum of successful contact lens use. Candidates who have had corrective eye surgery must meet all applicable vision guidelines at all times of the day. A minimum of one year must have elapsed between surgery and examination, and all post-operative records must be submitted for review. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: VACATION - Employees on 5/8 schedule accrue at 112 hours per year, rising to 232 hours per year after 15 years service. Employees on 4/10 schedule accrue at 86 hours per year, rising to 214 hours per year. Employee on 7/12 schedule shall be credited with 80 hours of vacation upon completion of 2080 hours. Vacation is available after 2080 hours of service. HOLIDAYS - Employees on 5/8 schedule receive 12.5 paid Holidays per year. Employees on 4/10 schedule shall receive one 10 hour day off per month in lieu of prescribed holidays. Employees on 7/12 schedule shall accrue .0659 hours per hour worked in lieu of holiday. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out of state. SICK LEAVE - 96 hours per year. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. VISION PLAN - The County pays for employee coverage. Employees may purchase eligible dependent coverage. DENTAL PLAN - County paid employee and dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - 1959 Survivor's Benefit plus pension formula 3% at age 55 or 2.7% at age 57 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County pays a portion of retirement contribution. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $50,000 policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - Employee paid voluntary plan. Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $10,500 of pre-disability earnings up to $7,000 per month maximum. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program. H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium share of cost may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. OTHER - County pays premium for certain requirements and assignments, including: Night Shift Pay: 5% of base pay; POST Intermediate Certificate: 3% of base pay; POST Advanced Certificate: 5% of base pay; Detective Pay: equal to 5% of base hourly rate of Deputy Sheriff; Field Training Officer Pay, 5% of base pay; Bilingual Pay: $1.00/hour for LEVEL I, $1.35/hour for LEVEL II. ASSIGNMENTS - Opportunities for rotation to every bureau of the department. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: The examination process will consist of the following: Review of application and supplemental questionnaire (pass/fail) and a physical ability examination (pass/fail). Physical Ability Test: Part 1: Run 220 yards in 1 minute or less; Part 2: Drag a 165 pound dummy 60 feet in 1 minute or less; Part 3: Climb a 6-foot wall in 1 minute or less. Applicants will be allowed two one-minute attempts to pass each part of the physical ability test. Applicants MUST PASS ALL components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. Background Investigation: An extensive background investigation including a polygraph examination, psychological examination, drug screen and a review of the Personal History Statement which includes but is not limited to work, legal, driving, financial and drug possession histories will be conducted. Failure of the background investigation will include but is not limited to one of the following: 1. The commission of any felony involving any federal or state statute. 2. The commission of a misdemeanor amounting to conduct which would reflect adversely on the candidate's ability to perform as a peace officer or correctional officer within the last three years. 3. Classification as a negligent operator under the Department of Motor Vehicle's point count. 4. Any termination from a sworn position at a law enforcement agency. 5. Failing a law enforcement academy within the last three years. 6. Termination from any employment in the past three years for reasons which are directly related to the abilities and attributes necessary for law enforcement. 7. Any pattern within the past two years of non-payment of debts which resulted in collection action against the candidate. 8. Any incorrect representation or deletion of a material fact on an application. 9. Any verbal misrepresentation or deletion of a fact material to background investigation. 10. Conviction of a felony. Any exceptions to the above may be considered on a case-by-case basis. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer County of Santa Cruz LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Added Incentives! CalPERS retirement benefits, plus Deferred Compensation and Defined Contribution plans available. * Candidates may be eligible for relocation assistance & advanced paid leave accrual. Qualifying physicians may be eligible for Loan Repayment Programs. Closing Date: Continuous Plus $25,000 sign on incentive* To view full job announcement for MEDICAL DIRECTOR click here: *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Definition Plus $2.00 / Hour Extra Help Differential. Swim Lesson Instructors (Lifeguard Instructors) receive a differential of $1.25/Hour THE JOB: Under supervision, supervise, train, schedule and evaluate the staff assigned to a swimming facility; perform lifeguard and related duties; provide swimming instruction; manage the operation of pools or other swimming facilities; organize, motivate, assist with hiring; schedule and evaluate the staff; ensure that safety standards, sanitary requirements and regulations are enforced; prepare and maintain routine reports on staff and operations; prepare staff schedules; supervise the care and maintenance of swim lesson and lifesaving equipment; inventory equipment and supplies; enforce water safety rules and regulations; perform rescues; perform first aid and resuscitation; act as a liaison between the public, staff, and office personnel; suggest program improvements; supervise routine maintenance; plan and facilitate staff meetings and in-service training; handle registration and general daily functions of an aquatics facility; assist supervisors as requested and notify them of disturbances, emergencies and staff performance problems; open and close swimming facilities; assist in the planning, organization, set up and tear down of accommodations for special events and facility rentals; and perform other duties as required. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: 520 hours of lifeguard experience and 260 hours of swimming instruction experience. Proof of certification must be submitted prior to performance assessment. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate (LGT) AND a current CPR Certificate AND First Aid for Public Safety Personnel, California Title 22 OR one of the following: Emergency Response, First Responder Medical Training, or Emergency Medical Training (EMT). Acceptable Lifeguard and CPR Certifications include: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED OR American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid WITH American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer OR American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider OR American Red Cross CPR - AED for Lifeguards. You must submit a copy of each certificate you possess with your application in one of the following ways: email (personnel@santacruzcounty.us) / fax (831-454-2240) / or bring the copies to the Personnel Department address listed below. POST-EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATION : Successfully complete the following: Oxygen Administration Course AND Santa Cruz County Instructor Training Program OR American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI). OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Availability to work days, early mornings, late evenings and weekends; may be required to furnish identification badges, uniforms, and Red Cross training materials. IF HIRED, APPLICANTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST SUBMIT A WORK PERMIT. STUDENTS CAN OBTAIN WORK PERMITS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AT THEIR SCHOOL. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required for persons 18 and older. SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; strong and unpleasant odors and fumes such as chlorine; noise from children; allergens such as poison oak, pollen, and bee stings; pool chemical fluctuations which might cause irritation to eyes and skin; and the possibility of administering first aid which may involve exposure to infections which might cause chronic disease or death. Knowledge: Working knowledge of swimming hazards; lifeguard training techniques; first aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the techniques and principles of swimming instruction. Some knowledge of supervision and evaluation of staff. Ability to: Remain vigilant and act quickly in making rescues and rendering aid; perform rescues under difficult conditions; enforce water safety standards and departmental regulations; instruct staff in department policies and the enforcement of rules; supervise staff in programs including, but not limited to: Lap Swim, Masters Swim, Water Exercise, Swim Team practices, Recreation Swim, Swim Lessons, Water Polo, Private Parties and special facility events; provide leadership and motivate staff; train and evaluate staff; maintain effective relations with the public and staff; communicate effectively with public and staff; independently make decisions; read, understand and explain County policies and procedures; maintain records and periodic reports; perform simple arithmetic calculations to make change; maintain a clean and safe work area, which may include monitoring pool chlorine levels; accept constructive criticism and direction from supervisors; motivate program participants; effectively deal with stressful and emergency situations; swim 300 yards continuously per lifeguard training prerequisites; tread water for two minutes per lifeguard training prerequisites; perform tasks requiring physical strength and/or stamina to effectively rescue victims, administer first aid and CPR; perform work which involves frequent lifting, pushing and pulling of heavy objects; hear and distinguish a variety of sounds in a noisy environment such as participants in need of assistance, whistles, or co-workers requesting assistance in a rescue effort; see program participants in need of assistance from any distances; speak loudly to warn program participants of impending danger; and successfully complete all training provided by the department. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: This recruitment is for extra-help (temporary) employment that is of limited duration. Extra-help employees are used for employment on short-term projects; on a seasonal basis to meet recurrent work peaks; employment on an as-needed basis to meet peak workload, emergency, or other unusual situations. Extra-help employees cannot work more than 999 hours in a fiscal year and are covered by Social Security. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Candidates meeting minimum requirements will be forwarded to the Parks and Recreation Department for a performance assessment of lifeguard skills covered in the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course and a determination of employment duties (pass/fail). Candidates must have the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and CPR Courses completed by the date of the performance assessment. Eligibility will be valid for up to one year. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. County of Santa Cruz An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Definition Plus $2.00 / Hour Extra Help Differential. Swim Lesson Instructors (Lifeguard Instructors) receive a differential of $1.25 / Hour THE JOB: Under supervision, provide swimming instruction and assistance; serve as a lifeguard at a swimming facility; maintain close surveillance over swimming activities; enforce water safety rules and regulations; perform rescues; perform first aid and resuscitation; maintain pool deck and adjacent areas such as locker rooms; notify supervisor of emergencies, disturbances or problems; prepare routine records and reports; instruct or assist in instruction of recreational aquatics classes; set up and tear down accommodations for special events, programs, and facility rentals; open and close swimming facilities; provide customer service; cashier; and perform other related duties as required. Employment Standards SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: For Lifeguards and Instructors: Possession of a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate (LGT) AND a valid CPR Certificate AND First Aid for Public Safety Personnel, California Title 22 OR one of the following: Emergency Response, First Responder Medical Training, or Emergency Medical Training (EMT). Acceptable Lifeguard and CPR Certifications include: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED OR American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid WITH American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer OR American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare provider OR American Red Cross CPR - AED for Lifeguards. Proof of certification must be submitted prior to performance assessment. You must submit a copy of each certificate you possess with your application in one of the following ways: e-mail (personnel@santacruzcounty.us) / fax (831-454-2240) / or bring the copies to the Personnel Department address listed below. POST-EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATION: Successfully complete the Santa Cruz County Instructor Training Program OR the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI.) IF HIRED, APPLICANTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST SUBMIT A WORK PERMIT. STUDENTS CAN OBTAIN WORK PERMITS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AT THEIR SCHOOL. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required for persons 18 and older. SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; strong and unpleasant odors and fumes such as chlorine; noise from children; allergens such as poison oak, pollen, and bee stings; pool chemical fluctuations which might cause irritation to eyes and skin; and the possibility of administering first aid and resultant exposure to infections which could cause chronic disease or death. Knowledge: Working knowledge of swimming hazards; lifeguard training techniques; first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Some knowledge of the techniques and principles of swimming instruction is required for some positions. Ability to: Remain vigilant and act quickly in making rescues and rendering aid; perform rescues under difficult conditions; enforce water safety standards and departmental regulations;work and lifeguard all swimming programs and events; maintain effective relations with the public and staff;communicate effectively with public and staff; maintain records and prepare periodic reports;perform simple arithmetic calculations to make change and record hours worked; maintain a clean and safe work area; accept constructive criticism and direction from supervisors;effectively deal with stressful and emergency situations;swim 300 yards continuously; maintain knowledge and skills required to pass the lifeguard training course; perform tasks requiring physical strength and stamina to effectively rescue victims, administer first aid and CPR;perform work which involves frequent lifting, pushing and pulling of heavy objects;hear and distinguish a variety of sounds in a noisy environment such as participants in need of assistance, whistles, or co-workers requesting assistance in a rescue effort;see program participants in need of assistance within their zone of responsibility; speak loudly to warn program participants of impending danger;and successfully complete all training provided by the department. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: This recruitment is for extra-help (temporary) employment that is of limited duration.Extra-help employees are used for employment on short-term projects; on a seasonal basis to meet recurrent work peaks; employment on an as-needed basis to meet peak workload, emergency, or other unusual situations. Extra-help employees cannot work more than 999 hours in a fiscal year and are covered by Social Security. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Candidates meeting minimum requirements will be forwarded to the Parks and Recreation Department for a performance assessment of lifeguard skills covered in the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course and a determination of employment duties (pass/fail). Candidates must have the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and CPR Courses completed by the date of the performance assessment. Eligibility will be valid for up to one year. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. County of Santa Cruz An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Introduction LAST DATE TO APPLY: Continuous - Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. This recruitment may close once a sufficient number of qualifying applications have been received. Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision, to provide nursing services in health clinics and other settings, and to do other work as required. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Two years of clinic or community nursing experience which would provide the knowledge and abilities. Special Requirements: License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse license. Some positions require possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver License. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required. Knowledge: Working knowledge of nursing principles, practices and procedures; administration of medications, treatments and therapies; uses, effects and adverse reactions to medications and drugs; and care and use of medical supplies and equipment. Some knowledge of clinic routines; legal environment of nursing; epidemiological investigations, handicapping conditions and the care of chronic and communicable diseases; community resources as related to public health nursing; cultural, environmental, sociological and physiological differences and problems encountered in nursing; prevention, detection, reporting and treatment of child abuse and neglect; and interviewing, counseling and teaching techniques. Ability to: Evaluate and assess health care/medical service needs; provide nursing services in a clinic setting and administer treatments and medications; anticipate physicians and patients' needs; establish and maintain effective working relationships; learn clinic routines; deal with sensitivity to the needs of people with different cultural, environmental and social backgrounds; maintain charts and records; learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal; learn to assess health care, physical and psycho-social needs and develop and implement care plans may be required for certain positions; learn to provide public health nursing services and case management may be required for certain positions; conduct audiometry and spirometry tests may be required for certain positions; assign and schedule work of staff may be required for certain positions; refer patients to appropriate resources; and prepare written reports and procedures. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under direction, inspect and investigate environmental health conditions to enforce Federal, State, County and local environmental health and safety laws, ordinances and regulations; obtain compliance or corrective action; educate the public concerning environmental health and safety; and do other work as required. Environmental Health Specialist I position may be assigned in one of the following units: Consumer Protection, Hazardous Materials, Site Mitigation, Land Use, Sewage Disposal & Wastewater, and Water Resources. The current vacancy is in the Consumer Protection Program. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current and future vacancies throughout the life of the eligible list to fill full-time, part-time and extra-help positions. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science or any combination of education and experience approved by the California State Department of Health Services. No experience required beyond that required for registration as an Environmental Health Specialist by the California Department of Health Services. Special Requirements/Conditions: License Requirements: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the California State Department of Health Services. Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures; slippery surfaces; loud noises; sunburn; dust and pollen; bee stings; infections, such as tick-borne Lyme disease or mosquito-borne encephalitis; angry or hostile persons; hazardous materials; wetness, such as while walking in the rain or through a stream on a site inspection; raw or partially treated sewage; inadequate ventilation; live electrical wires, aggressive dogs, fleas, cockroaches & rodents. Other Special Requirements: Positions may be assigned to carry a pager, cell phone or other communication equipment and respond to emergency situations and perform on-call or call-back duties. Work situations may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Knowledge: Working knowledge of methods and techniques of scientific investigation, inspection and resolving unsanitary conditions; the principles and practices of environmental health inspections, regulations and enforcement; functions and relationships of Federal, State, regional and local regulatory agencies responsibility for investigating violations of environmental health and safety laws; proven techniques and methodologies to conduct scientific and regulatory investigations; environmental health and safety codes; principles of environmental health and sanitation; State laws, local ordinances and regulations governing environmental health and sanitation. Some knowledge of a particular area of specialization such as public water systems, hazardous materials management, housing inspection, solid waste management, plan check reviews, alternative sewage systems, land use, sensitive site and environmental condition reviews. Ability to: Analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others; prepare clear and concise reports; learn environmental health and safety codes; learn the principles of environmental health and sanitation; learn to apply Federal and State laws, local ordinances and regulations governing environmental health and sanitation; detect unsanitary conditions and public health hazards, secure corrective action through education or voluntary compliance or legal enforcement; provide instructions in the methods and procedures of sanitary inspection and correction of unsanitary conditions; understand conditions and develop alternatives for soils and percolation problems; input, access and analyze data using a computer; make public presentations; and obtain additional training pertaining to environmental health. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under direction, inspect and investigate environmental health conditions to enforce Federal, State, County and local environmental health and safety laws, ordinances and regulations; obtain compliance or corrective action; educate the public concerning environmental health and safety; and do other work as required. Environmental Health Specialist II position may be assigned in one of the following units: Consumer Protection, Hazardous Materials, Site Mitigation, Land Use, Sewage Disposal & Wastewater, and Water Resources. The current vacancy is in the Consumer Protection Program. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current and future vacancies throughout the life of the eligible list to fill full-time, part-time and extra-help positions. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Two years of professional environmental health field experience (after registration). Special Requirements/Conditions: License Requirements: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the California State Department of Health Services. Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures; slippery surfaces; loud noises; sunburn; dust and pollen; bee stings; infections, such as tick-borne Lyme disease or mosquito-borne encephalitis; angry or hostile persons; hazardous materials; wetness, such as while walking in the rain or through a stream on a site inspection; raw or partially treated sewage; inadequate ventilation; live electrical wires, aggressive dogs, fleas, cockroaches & rodents. Other Special Requirements: Positions may be assigned to carry a pager, cell phone or other communication equipment and respond to emergency situations and perform on-call or call-back duties. Work situations may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of proven techniques and methodologies to conduct scientific and regulatory investigations. Working knowledge of methods and techniques of scientific investigation, inspection and resolving unsanitary conditions; the principles and practices of environmental health inspections, regulations and enforcement; functions and relationships of Federal, State, regional and local regulatory agencies responsibility for investigating violations of environmental health and safety laws; proven techniques and methodologies to conduct scientific and regulatory investigations; environmental health and safety codes; principles of environmental health and sanitation; State laws, local ordinances and regulations governing environmental health and sanitation and a particular area of specialization such as public water systems, hazardous materials management, housing inspection, solid waste management, plan check reviews, alternative sewage systems, land use, sensitive site and environmental condition reviews. Ability to: Analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others; prepare clear and concise reports; learn environmental health and safety codes; learn the principles of environmental health and sanitation; learn to apply Federal and State laws, local ordinances and regulations governing environmental health and sanitation; secure corrective action through education or voluntary compliance or legal enforcement; provide instructions in the methods and procedures of sanitary inspection and correction of unsanitary conditions; understand conditions and develop alternatives for soils and percolation problems; input, access and analyze data using a computer; make public presentations; respond to emergency calls pertaining to environmental health during work and non-work hours; resolve unsanitary conditions and public health hazards; obtain additional specialized training pertaining to environmental health; deliver accurate and respectful risk communication to the public; apply specialized knowledge and expertise to complex assignments; plan, organize and carry out research, analyze and evaluate data, prepare comprehensive reports, and make recommendations based on findings. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: This is the advanced journey level classification in the professional Mental Health/Substance Abuse series. Incumbents provide intensive therapy, treatment and diagnosis for the most complex cases and act as a consultant in specialized areas such as adult treatment, after care, families, juveniles, older adults, or mentally ill sex offenders. There are multiple vacancies in Children's and Adult Mental Health Services, Alcohol and Drug Programs; the County of Santa Cruz Primary Care Clinicsand two vacancies with the Human Services Department, Transforming Lives with Care and Adult Protective Services Units. Adult Team vacancy -working with individuals with serious mental illness, involved in the criminal justice system; part of an intensive treatment model inclusive of mental health, probation and community-based service programs. Adult Access vacancy - Provide clinical assessment, crisis intervention services and disposition planning to consumers presenting for County Mental Health Services, and Adult Crisis Intervention Services - Provide mental health clinical assessment and crisis intervention services at the main jail as part of the Forensic Mental Health services. Transition Age Youth (adult) - Provideclinical assessments and brief treatment to youth and family for18-25 year olds, including case management and community linkage. Children's Mental Health vacancies providing individual, group, and family therapy to children who are 0-21 years of age. Bilingual Senior Mental Health Client Specialist positions require that the mental health and/or substance abuse clinician be fully fluent in Spanish and English in order to provide the full range of professional level mental health and/or substance abuse services in Spanish, including the facilitation of individual, group, family and crisis counseling. Bilingual clinicians may be asked to translate written clinical materials and interpret for Spanish speaking clients that need to communicate with monolingual English speaking mental health and/or substance abuse professionals. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill all current and future full-time, part-time, substitute and extra-help vacancies during the life of the list. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Possession of a Master's Degree or PhD with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Clinical Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing or a closely related behavioral science field which has included completion of a university approved internship, preferably a clinical internship, in a mental health agency AND two years of experience providing treatment, counseling* or case management services to clients in a mental health setting. OR Qualification as a Certified Occupational Therapist or a Licensed Registered Nurse AND four years of experience in mental health service delivery. * Educational counseling may be considered for up to 50 percent of qualifying experience for assignments in Children's Mental Health. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Possession of one of the following licenses issued by the State of California: Clinical Social Worker; Marriage, Family and Child Counselor; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Nurse; Occupational Therapist; or Clinical Psychologist. If licensed in another state, incumbent must obtain the appropriate license issued by the State of California within twenty-four months from the date of employment. Additional License/Certificate Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License, or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. Alcohol and Drug Assignment: All persons providing alcohol and drug counseling services within the Alcohol and Drug Program must be certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor OR be licensed as a mental health professional, OR within six (6) months of the date of hire, all non-licensed individuals pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 9, Division 4, Chapter 8, Subchapter 2, or non-certified individuals providing counseling services in an AOD program, must be registered to obtain certification as an AOD counselor by one of the approved certifying organization (CCR, Section 13035 (f). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required. Special Working Conditions: All assignments: Exposure to offensive odors such as unwashed people and clothes, human and animal feces; the possibility of infections which may cause chronic disease or death; and may be exposed to cigarette smoke. Juvenile Hall and Acute/Emergency Services Assignments : Exposure to noise, such as people yelling. Children's Service Assignment: Exposure to disturbing material, such as photos of abused children; allergens such as poison oak, insect stings or bites, and pollens. Some positions may require lifting objects such as boxes of belongings weighing up to fifty pounds. Note: Persons in this classification may be assigned to positions with any of the above working conditions on an emergency, as needed basis. Other Special Requirements : Positions may be assigned to carry a pager and respond to crisis situations, and perform "on-call" or call/back duties. Work situations may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of psychological and social aspects and characteristics of emotional disturbances and mental illness and/or substance use disorders; principles and methods of counseling and the accepted techniques for assessing psycho-social behavior. Working knowledge of human behavior and development; appropriate and available community resources; problems, needs and attitudes of individuals with emotional and social disturbance; pertinent laws and regulations regarding health and social service programs; laws and regulations as they pertain to clients' legal rights. Some knowledge of pharmacology of medications and psychotropic drug treatment; current diagnostic and statistical manual of the American Psychiatric Association. Ability to: Assess and diagnose all types of client behavioral, substance use and emotional actions/problems, and develop and implement effective and appropriate treatment plans; conduct effective and appropriate individual and group psychotherapy on an on-going basis; train others at various levels of expertise in the concepts and theories of the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and/or substance abuse; prepare a variety of administrative and professional reports; lead and participate in a treatment team, including effectively coordinating and directing the work of others; establish and maintain a variety of case notes, client records and other required documentation; communicate effectively in both oral and written form, expressing complex and technical terminology and concepts in an understandable manner; learn Agency's policies and procedures relative to client support and treatment programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties; learn to input and access data utilizing a computer; distinguish speech and non-speech sounds in noisy environments; intervene and diffuse situations involving combative clients including active restraint if needed; stand and walk for extended periods of time may be required for some positions. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under direction, to serve as a lead and to assist a program manager in the direction, evaluation, and supervision of a General Medical Clinic or Mental Health Clinic to work as required. The current vacancy is in the Clinic Services Division. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future positions during the life of the eligible list. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledges and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledges and abilities is: One year of experience performing duties equivalent to a Clinic Nurse II in Santa Cruz County and six months lead or supervisory experience. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse License issued by the State of California. Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of nursing principles, practices and procedures. Working knowledge of technical nursing procedures, and medical terminology; administration of medications, treatments and therapies, and the uses, effects and adverse reactions to medications and drugs; care and use of medical supplies and equipment; clinic routines; interviewing, counseling and teaching techniques as well as skills assessment and monitoring in a medical setting; prevention, detection, reporting and treatment of child abuse and neglect; epidemiologic investigation, control and care of chronic and communicable diseases and illnesses, handicapping conditions and mental illness. Some knowledge of availability of community resources, specialists and services. Ability to: Evaluate and assess medical needs of patients and determine medical urgency and necessity; recognize and report legally defined illnesses and conditions, and instances of suspected abuse; deal with sensitivity to the needs of people with different cultural, environmental and social backgrounds; plan, assign and schedule day-to-day work in a major medical clinic; teach and supervise other health care professionals, workers and volunteers; understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, regulations, policies and written and oral direction; develop and revise nursing protocols; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Plus $15,000 sign on incentive* Definition THE JOB: Under direction, performs mental health evaluations including psycho-social assessments of individuals, establishes psychiatric diagnosis; orders and evaluates diagnostic tests; formulates treatment plans and manages follow-up care; and performs other work as required. Immediate full-time vacancies are available. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and any future full-time, part-time, extra-help and/or substitute vacancies during the life of the list. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Possession of a master's degree in nursing, master's degree in a clinical field related to nursing, or a graduate degree in nursing. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Possession and maintenance of a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession and maintenance of a valid Nurse Practitioner Certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession and maintenance of a valid Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Furnishing Certificate enables a Nurse Practitioner to administer and/or order medications). Possession and maintenance of a valid Controlled Substance Registration Certificate - Schedules II - V issued by Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (Controlled Substance Registration Certification [DEA #]) enables a Nurse Practitioner the ability to order level II - V controlled substance medications). Possession and maintenance of a valid California C driver license or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. NOTE: Candidates licensed in another state and/or students in their final year of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner training may participate in the recruitment/examination process; however, proof of all of the above-mentioned, required certificates/licensure must be provided at the start of employment. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required. Environmental Factors: Exposure to odors, blood and other bodily fluids, communicable diseases, hostile or violent individuals, exposure to noise and people yelling; and may be exposed to cigarette smoke. Hours: Availability to work a flexible schedule, if needed. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of principles and methods of psychiatry; Laws and regulations governing Nurse Practitioner scope of practice; Advanced principles, practices and techniques of professional nursing, psychiatric; assessment, diagnosis, treatment, documentation and follow-up of common mental disorders. Working knowledge of causes and treatment of mental and emotional illness; Medical aspects of psychological problems; psychosocial behaviors in illness; Diagnostic protocols; sterile techniques and infection control; Routine diagnostic and treatment techniques used in practicing psychiatry; Medicare and Medi-Cal regulations; Psycho education methodologies to work with individuals one-on-one or in groups; Reporting laws on domestic violence, child and elder abuse, and neglect; Individual and group psychotherapy; Current developments in the field of psychiatry; Mental health services, organization and procedures; Principles and applications of clinical psychology, psychiatric work and various rehabilitative services; Principles, practices and procedures used to detect, diagnose and treat common health problems; Medication and drugs commonly prescribed, including medications therapeutic effect, side effects, reactions and contraindications; Control and care of chronic and communicable disease, illness and handicapping conditions; Normal and abnormal values of laboratory tests and their clinical significance; Medical laws and regulations and the ethics of patient care; Basic interviewing and counseling techniques. Ability to: Perform mental health and physical assessments including ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests and examinations; Perform comprehensive mutigenerational family assessments; Work effectively as a team member in the delivery of mental health care services; perform collaboration consultation with staff psychiatrists for more complicated psychiatric problems; Identify medical problems and psychiatric disorders; develop and implement treatment plans; Safely administer medications including psychotropic drugs; monitor and record patient's medication usage and results; Perform job duties under stressful conditions, analyze crisis situations accurately and take effective action; Educate individuals and family members about mental health and medical conditions, preventive health measure, medications or treatment plans; Remain knowledgeable and proficient in mental health practices through readings, research, professional organizations, academic training, and participation in direct patient services; Develop and maintain effective workings relationships with individuals, staff, other health care professionals and community groups and organizations; Adapt quickly and appropriately to a variety of situations and personalities; Demonstrate tact, diplomacy and compassion to individuals and groups; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: *$15,000 sign on bonus - initial payment of 50% within 30 days of start date. Remaining 50% of payment upon completion of one calendar year of service. ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY THAT WOULD REQUIRE TEST ACCOMMODATION, CALL (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision; to provide a wide variety of nursing services in homes, clinics and other community sites; to serve as a case manager for high risk clients; to coordinate specialized clinic activities; to provide preventative nursing services including health assessment, teaching, counseling and referral; and to do other work as required. There are two part-time vacancies with the Family Health Unit. One incumbent will be responsible for field nursing, strength-based case management, assist families with accessing resources, and providing health and parenting education. The other incumbent will serve as the Perinatal Service Coordinator, providing training, support and technical assistance to the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Programs as well as providing support and coordination of services to families and community members involved with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill positions for various County departments during the life of the eligible list. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training or experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Two years of experience performing duties equivalent to a Public Health Nurse I in Santa Cruz County. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License AND Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse license AND a Public Health Nurse certificate issued by the State of California. State and Federally funded programs may contain additional specialized requirements. If licensed in another state, candidates may participate in the recruitment and examination process, however, must obtain the appropriate licenses issued by the State of California at the time of appointment. Knowledge: Working knowledge of public health nursing principles, methods and practices; community agencies and resources as related to public health nursing; epidemiological investigation, control and care of chronic and communicable diseases and illnesses, and handicapping conditions; technical nursing procedures, and medical terminology; normal and abnormal physiological development and behavior; community aspects of public health nursing; cultural, environmental, sociological and psychological differences and problems encountered in public health nursing; prevention, detection, reporting and treatment of child abuse and neglect; Federal and State laws and regulations governing public health programs; interviewing, counseling and teaching techniques; the literature and trends in public health and of the community aspects of public health nursing. Ability to: Assess health care needs and develop and implement health care plans; learn to provide public health nursing services independently in homes, clinics and community sites; learn to serve as a case manager for high risk clients; communicate effectively in written and oral form; coach, counsel, teach and inform clients concerning public health issues; administer treatments and medications; learn to teach and supervise other health professionals and volunteers; deal with sensitivity to the needs of people with different cultural, environmental and social backgrounds; speak effectively before groups; analyze data, problem solve, and make logical decisions; write and prepare reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal; assess health care, physical and psycho-social needs and develop and implement care plans; provide public health nursing services to high risk groups in homes, clinics and community sites; serve as a case manager for high risk clients; assess community health needs; teach and supervise other health care professionals and volunteers; assume a leadership role in community health programs; write and prepare a variety of statistical and other reports, records, and charts; and input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. 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Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under direction, to serve as a lead and assist a Public Health Program Manager or to direct, evaluate and supervise agency-wide specialized programs; to provide a wide variety of complex nursing services in homes, clinics and other community sites; to coordinate general medical clinic activities; and to do other work as required. There are two current vacancies; one with the Communicable Disease Control Unit. The ideal candidate would have a background in communicable disease control and prevention; the second vacancy is with the Family Health Unit. The ideal candidate for this position would have a background in field nursing with the maternal/infant population. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill positions for various County departments during the life of the eligible list. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training or experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: One year of experience performing duties equivalent to a Public Health Nurse II http://sccounty01.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/personnel/Specs/PH5spec.html in Santa Cruz County. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License AND possession of a valid California Registered Nurse License and a Public Health Nurse Certificate issued by the State of California. If licensed in another state, candidates may participate in the recruitment and examination process, however, must obtain the appropriate licenses issued by the State of California at the time of appointment. Knowledge: Working knowledge of the principles of public health nursing and public health practices; community aspects of public health nursing; Federal and State laws and regulations governing public health programs; epidemiologic investigation, control and care of chronic and communicable diseases and illnesses, handicapping conditions and mental illness; cultural, environmental, sociological and psychological differences and problems encountered in public health nursing; technical nursing procedures and medical terminology; interviewing, counseling and teaching techniques; normal and abnormal physiological development and behavior; prevention, detection, reporting and treatment of child abuse and neglect; literature and trends in public health; the forensic examination and legal requirements of sexual assault cases may be required for certain positions. Some knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and training. Ability to: Plan, assign and schedule day-to-day work in a division of public health nursing; teach and supervise other health care professionals and volunteers; understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, regulations, policies and written and oral direction; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; assume a leadership role in community health programs; speak effectively before groups; assess health care, physical and psycho-social needs and develop and implement care plans; provide public health nursing services and case management to high risk groups or special populations; coach, counsel, teach and inform clients and the general public on health care issues; assess community health needs; administer treatments and medicines; deal with sensitivity to the needs of people with different cultural, environmental and social backgrounds; analyze data, problem solve and make logical decisions; write and prepare a variety of statistical and other reports, records and charts; learn to testify in court and serve as an expert witness; conduct sexual assault examinations which meet State protocols may be required for certain positions; and input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA ) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. 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Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 02, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision, to provide a variety of professional mental health and/or substance abuse services and related administrative functions in support of clients and their families, including case management, short term crisis intervention, evaluation, counseling, and/or assisting in the implementation of appropriate treatment or service plans and to do other work as required. Bilingual Mental Health Client Specialist positions require that the mental health and/or substance abuse clinician be fully fluent in Spanish and English in order to provide the full range of professional level mental health and/or substance abuse services in Spanish, including the facilitation of individual, group, family, and crisis counseling. Bilingual clinicians may be asked to translate written clinical materials and interpret for Spanish speaking clients that need to communicate with monolingual English-speaking mental health and/or substance abuse professionals. The current vacancies are in Behavioral Health Division and the Clinics Medication Assisted Treatment Program. The list established from this recruitment will be used for current and future full-time, part-time, temporary and substitute vacancies during the life of the eligible list. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be: Four years full-time experience in a recognized public or private agency providing mental health counseling*, substance abuse counseling, psychosocial rehabilitation, or case management services to individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders, or emotional disturbance. OR BA Degree from a college or university in counseling, psychology, other mental health related field AND three years full-time experience in a recognized public or private agency providing mental health counseling*, substance abuse counseling, psycho-social assessment, or case management services to individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders, or emotional disturbance. OR A one-year Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, or closely related behavioral science field AND two years full-time experience in a recognized public or private agency providing mental health counseling*, substance abuse counseling, psycho-social assessment, or case management services to mentally ill, substance abusing, or emotionally disturbed individuals. OR A two-year Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, or closely related behavioral science field (with a focus in counseling methods or techniques). *Educational counseling may be considered for up to 50 percent of qualifying experience for assignments in Children's Mental Health. License Requirement: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License, or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. Alcohol and Drug Assignment: All persons providing alcohol and drug counseling services within the Alcohol and Drug Program must be certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor OR be licensed as a mental health professional, OR within six (6) months of the date of hire, all non-licensed individuals, pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 9, Division 4, Chapter 8, Subchapter 2, or non-certified individuals providing counseling services in an AOD program, must be registered to obtain certification as an AOD counselor by one of the approved certifying organization (CCR, Section 13035(f)). Other Special Requirements/Conditions: All assignments: Exposure to offensive odors such as unwashed people and clothes, human and animal feces; the possibility of infections which may cause chronic disease or death; hostile or violent individuals and may be exposed to cigarette smoke. Juvenile Hall and Acute/Emergency Services assignments: Exposure to noise, such as people yelling. Children's Service assignment: Exposure to disturbing material, such as photos of abused children; allergens such as poison oak, insect stings or bites, and pollens. Some positions may require lifting objects such as boxes of belongings weighing up to fifty pounds. Note: Persons in this classification may be assigned to positions with any of the above working conditions on an emergency, as needed basis. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required. Special Requirements: Positions may be assigned to carry a pager and respond to crisis situations and perform "on-call" or call/back duties. Work situations may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Knowledge: Working knowledge of symptoms and behaviors of major mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders; basic social rehabilitation, socialization and practical life management skills; psychosocial aspects and characteristics of emotional disturbances, substance abuse and mental illness; principles and methods of interviewing, counseling, crisis intervention and assessing psychosocial behaviors; human behavior and development; and problems, attitudes, and needs of the emotionally or socially disturbed. Some knowledge of community resources; pharmacology of medications and psychotropic drugs; and laws and regulations as they pertain to clients' rights. Ability to: Assess clients' behavioral, substance use and emotional problems/conditions, making knowledgeable recommendations and/or designing appropriate service plans; interview clients and record pertinent information in an effective manner, obtaining accurate social, personal, and psychosocial information; conduct effective individual and group mental health/substance abuse services with assigned clients including adults with serious mental and/or substance use disorders, individuals in crisis, and/or children with emotional disturbance and/or substance abuse under supervision; participate effectively with assigned treatment or case management team; prepare a variety of administrative and professional reports; learn the appropriate laws, regulations, Agency policies and procedures of health and social service programs; communicate effectively and persuasively in both oral and written form; establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties; learn to input and access data utilizing a computer; distinguish speech and non-speech sounds in noisy environments; intervene and diffuse situations involving combative clients which may include active restraint if needed; and stand and walk for extended periods of time may be required for some positions. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer County of Santa Cruz LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Aug 01, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Plus $15,000 sign on incentive* Definition THE JOB: Under direction, to provide professional level primary health care to patients with complex chronic and acute health conditions in a variety of outpatient clinics and detention facilities; to perform physical examinations and to diagnose and treat patients; and to do other work as required. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current and future vacancies throughout the life of the eligible list to fill full-time, part-time and extra-help positions. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be to possess one of the following certificates or licenses: Pursuant to Section 3503 of the Business and Professions Code, possess a California license to practice as a Physicians' Assistant. OR Pursuant to Section 2835 of the Business and Professions Code, possess a California certificate to practice as a Nurse Practitioner. OR Pursuant to Article 2.5 of the Business and Professions Code, possess a certificate to practice as a Nurse Midwife. Special Requirements: In addition to the core requirements for this class, incumbents may be required to possess credentials demonstrating specialties in any one of the following areas for certain positions. Nurse Practitioners: Family Practice NP, OB-GYN NP, Family Planning NP, Pediatric NP, Geriatric NP or Certified Nurse Midwife. Physicians Assistants: Women's Health Care Specialist. Knowledge: Working knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures used to detect, diagnose and treat common health problems; medication and drugs commonly prescribed, including medications therapeutic effect, side effects, reactions and contraindications; scope of responsibilities, diagnosis and treatment techniques and procedures applicable within specific licensure and assignments (note: licensure and certification requirements may vary depending on assignments); control and care of chronic and communicable disease, illness and handicapping conditions; normal and abnormal values of laboratory tests and their clinical significance; medical laws and regulations and the ethics of patient care and basic interviewing and counseling techniques. Some knowledge of community resources and referral systems and services provided by local health agencies. Ability to: Assess health status of patient; take complete medical history, perform physical examinations, evaluate results and identify abnormal health conditions; identify and manage health problems; develop and implement treatment plans for patients according to standardized procedures and protocols; analyze and interpret health information and data including laboratory test results; order laboratory procedures and appropriate prescriptions under standardized procedures and policies; use specialized equipment such as doptone and microscope; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; write clear and concise medical reports; instruct and counsel patients on matters pertaining to health; recognize and evaluate situations which call for the immediate attention of a physician; work effectively under pressure in stressful and emergency situations; deal effectively with manipulative, hostile and sociopathic behavior and learn to access, input and analyze data using a computer terminal. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: *$15,000 sign on bonus - initial payment of 50% within 30 days of start date. Remaining 50% of payment upon completion of one calendar year of service. ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Jul 31, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision, compute charges and collect fees for the dumping of refuse at disposal sites; keep accurate records of fees collected and amount of refuse dumped; measure, inspect, and weigh refuse to determine refuse quantity and type; direct traffic at the working face of the transfer station and landfill; and perform other duties as required. The current need is for temporary/extra help; however, the list establishedmay be used for full time positions in the future. *Effective July 11, 2020, positions in this job classification will be furloughed by 7.5% Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience thatwould provide the required knowledge and abilities s qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: One year of experience involving maintaining or processing accounting or financial records, bookkeeping, or performing cashiering duties. Formal education in bookkeeping or accounting may be substituted for up to six months of the required experience, on the basis of three semester units or 4.5 quarter units for two months of experience. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS: License Requirements: Possession of a valid California class C driver license, or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. Cashier/Heavy Equipment Operator/Disposal Site Maintenance Worker Trainee assignment: Must possess a California Class B driver license permit to participate and must obtain a California Class B driver license within 6 months of being in the position. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required. Special Working Conditions : Exposure to: variable temperatures and weather conditions; high levels of noise; strong, unpleasant odors; infections which might cause chronic disease or death; dust; and, allergies, such as stinging insects and poison oak; the possibility of experiencing burns, bodily injury and contact with toxic substances or chemical irritants. Other Special Requirements: All assignments: Incumbents are required to work weekends and holidays. Cashier/Heavy Equipment Operator/Disposal Site Maintenance Worker Trainee assignment: Alcohol and drug tests will be administered to all candidates prior to final selection for positions requiring class A or B driver licenses upon entry and to employees in positions requiring these licenses, as mandated by Department of Transportation federal regulations. In addition, all candidates must provide specific employment history for up to the past ten years for all jobs they have held which required operation of a commercial motor vehicle. Physically and mentally capable of performing the classification's essential functions as summarized under typical tasks. Knowledge: Working knowledge of basic bookkeeping, financial record keeping, accounting, or cashiering procedures and basic arithmetic. Ability to: Accurately handle cash, make change, write receipts and make bank deposits; balance and reconcile cash to recorded revenues; speak clearly and understandably; read, understand and apply County regulations pertaining to the operation of a landfill and transfer station; learn to identify and classify waste materials; deal tactfully and effectively with customers; accurately and consistently estimate loads and charges fees; follow oral and written instructions; record and maintain accurate records; make arithmetic calculations; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; learn to input data into computerized cashiering equipment; learn to operate an electronic scale; lift items weighing up to 30 pounds; perform tasks requiring strength, such as climbing onto vehicles to inspect loads and working while standing for up to 7.5 hours per day; distinguish colors, such as color-coded medical waste bags; and hear and distinguish various sounds, such as voices of co-workers in noisy environments and the sound of equipment back-up alarms. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer County of Santa Cruz LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: 8/14/2020 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Jul 31, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under general direction, plans, implements, directs and reviews mosquito abatement and vector control programs; coordinates the details of day-today operations including supervision of subordinate staff; and does other work as required. * Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Five years of experience in mosquito abatement or vector control work including one year of management or supervisory experience. Substitution: Two years of coursework in biological science, entomology or public health may be substituted for up to one year of field experience. If you have relevant coursework or degrees please include in your response in the Supplemental Questionnaire. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: License, Certificate: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License; Public Health Pest Control Certified Technician Certificate issued by the California Department of Health Services. Special Environmental Conditions: Variable temperatures and weather conditions; rugged terrain; confined workspaces; exposure to stinging, biting and/or venomous arthropods; and the possibility of exposure to pesticides. Other Special Requirements: Availability to work irregular hours including weekends, and to travel within the State. Knowledge: Working knowledge of mosquito abatement programs, legislation and practices; scope and subject of entomology, engineering, agronomy, and other scientific and technical fields contributing to the development of effective mosquito abatement and vector control programs; programs of health departments, flood control and reclamation districts and other public or private organizations with functions related to mosquito abatement and vector control; structure and function of county government; application of data processing to mosquito abatement and vector control operations. Some knowledge of administration, management and supervision including affirmative action, labor relations and personnel management; principles and practices of program planning, budgeting, training and public relations. Ability to: Plan, organize, direct and coordinate mosquito abatement and vector control programs adapted to the needs of the community; supervise, train and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; exercise initiative, ingenuity and sound judgment to solve administrative, operational and technical problems; evaluate program operations and develop more efficient and effective work methods and programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; understand, interpret, explain and apply laws and regulations pertaining to mosquito abatement and vector control programs; coordinate work of various public agencies and community groups involved in program implementation; collect, interpret, analyze and evaluate data; prepare and present clear and concise administrative and technical reports; speak effectively before groups; learn to operate a computer terminal to access, input and analyze data; lift items weighing up to 50 pounds, such as 5-gallon containers full of oil; perform physical tasks such as unreeling a 100-foot hose from the back of a truck, climbing ladders and walking over rugged terrain; put on, wear and use a respirator and other personal protective equipment to avoid exposure to pesticides and to stinging and biting arthropods; drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle and distinguish colors in order to identify a variety of small insects and venomous arthropods. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: VACATION - 16 days 1 st year, increasing to 31 days per year after 15 years service. Available after 1 year service. ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE - One week advanced upon appointment; two weeks accrued each year; can be taken in cash or time off. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. SICK LEAVE - Six days per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - The County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $50,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $13,500, up to $9,000 per month maximum. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program. H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation. Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here County of Santa Cruz An Equal Opportunity Employer Closing Date/Time: 8/14/2020 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Jul 17, 2020
Full Time
Introduction . Definition LAST DATE TO APPLY: Continuous - Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. This recruitment may close once a sufficient number of qualifying applications have been received. Disaster Service Worker Opportunities: The County of Santa Cruz is actively working on a variety of COVID-19 related efforts. Our immediate hiring needs are for Expanded Shelter and Isolation/Quarantine Shelter Managers and Assistant Mangers. These shelters are located throughout the county in structures and outside locations, such as on the San Lorenzo River benchlands. We will provide training, personal protective measures and require that social distancing be maintained. We are seeking individuals who will promote a safe and healthy environment based on respect and dignity for all residents and staff. Tasks will involve supporting the shelters which may include the following and other assignments as needed: Employment Standards Shelter Manager (Clerical Supervisor II)* *Base pay is $30.93 plus $2.00 per hour differential Highlighted Tasks: • Acts as a liaison to Disaster Operations Management and shelter staff, providing daily status updates and conveying messages. • Supervises and coordinates with Assistant Shelter Manager to maintain consistent operations • Administers shelter operation in accordance with polices and procedures and uses excellent judgement in non-typical and emergency situations. • Oversees and coordinates staff scheduling. • Ensures the maintenance of logs and submits reports. • Stays informed of and communicates best practices related to shelter, local COVID-19 resources, and homeless services system. • Steps in to evaluate and resolve potentially sensitive issues through discussion and persuasion to gain concurrence and cooperation. • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with shelter residents, shelter leadership and the public. Four years of experience comparable to the duties above that includes one year of supervisory experience. Training will be provided. Assistant Shelter Manger (Clerical Supervisor I)* *Base pay is $28.84 plus $2.00 per hour differential Highlighted Tasks: • Supervises shelter staff and acts a liaison between Shelter Manager and shelter staff. • Supports Shelter Manager to ensure the health and safety of all shelter staff and residents. • Supports Shelter Manger with operational functions used in the type of shelter operated. • Coordinates with Shelter Manager and staff on collection and maintenance of required logs and report submittal. • Coordinates shelter staff schedules. • Ensures that residents are familiar with shelter rules and other relevant information. • Resolves staff and resident conflicts and recognize when assistance is needed from Shelter Manager. • Ensures that staff understand the importance of documentation, especially for injuries and complaints. Three years of experience comparable to the duties above. Training will be provided. Selection Plan The Hiring Process: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. If you are contacted to move forward in our recruitment process, please be prepared for an interview. If on-site physical distancing will be maintained. If you are offered a position with the County, please be prepared to go through on-boarding on-site and bring documentation to verify authorization to work in the US in compliance with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. As part of our hiring process for these critical positions, a conviction history must be completed. Additionally, you will be required to be fingerprinted. If you have encountered issues with law enforcement in the past, you are not necessarily affected and/or disqualified from employment with the County of Santa Cruz. We will review fingerprint results on a case-by-case basis, considering the individual type of conviction and recency of the conviction. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. Special Requirements/Conditions: License Requirement: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License from the start of employment is required for some positions. Working Conditions: Some positions may occasionally have exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions, high levels of noise, strong, unpleasant odors, possible sunburn, bodily injury or contact with toxic substances or chemical irritants. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer www.santacruzcountyjobs.com LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Jul 11, 2020
Full Time
Introduction Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision, performs microbiological and related biological and biochemical examinations; directs the work of Laboratory Assistants and in the absence of the Laboratory Director, supervises the laboratory and does other work as required. The current vacancy is within the Health Services Agency Clinics Division and is an Extra-Help Position. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current and future vacancies throughout the life of the eligible list to fill full-time, part-time and extra-help positions. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience, which would demonstrate possession of the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be: Possession of a valid Public Health Microbiologist Certificate issued by the California State Department of Health Services . SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. A valid Certificate of Proficiency in Dairy Bacteriology and Milk Analysis issued by the California State Department of Food and Agriculture may be obtained during employment if necessary. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of equipment, terminology and techniques used to perform laboratory tests. Working knowledge of the principles of bacteriology, serology, mycology, parasitology and virology;causes and modes of transmission of communicable diseases; andpreparation, mounting and staining of specimens. Ability to: Perform microbiological and biochemical examinations skillfully; set up and operate technical laboratory equipment and perform accurate tests and analyses; detect equipment malfunctions and substitute alternative testing method; understand and carry out oral and written directions; keep accurate records and prepare reports; establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; communicate effectively with patients; and observe proper safety precautions and procedures. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage. RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security. LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing "pre-tax dollars." H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation. NOTE:The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, California, United States
Jul 11, 2020
Full Time
Introduction plus $25,000 sign on incentive * (Prorated amount for part-time positions) Definition THE JOB: Under direction, provide medical services for Health Services Agency programs including general medical clinics, specialized clinics, and occupational medical services; provide on-call services; and perform other duties as required. The current vacancy is located in the Emeline clinic in Santa Cruz. This clinic is a community health center that serves the un-insured and under-insured population in Santa Cruz County. The clinic is looking to hire an internal medicine doctor or family practice physician. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: License/Certificate: Possession of a valid Physician and Surgeon Certificate issued by the State of California and a valid California Class C Driver License (out-of-state certificate and/or license sufficient at time of application, with California certificate/license required at time of hire). Possession of a Federal narcotic license for administration of narcotics to patients required at time of hire. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS: Background Investigation: A background investigation and fingerprinting is required. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to odors such as vomitus, feces, urine and draining abscesses; fumes from cleaning supplies and solvents; and infections which might cause chronic disease or death. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of current principles and practices of medicine. Some knowledge of functions and services of local public health agencies. Ability to: Perform medical diagnosis and treatment; provide medical direction to subordinate staff; evaluate and review the work of mid-level medical practitioners for appropriate diagnosis, treatment and chart documentation; prepare protocols; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others; prepare clear and concise written and oral reports; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; learn to conduct in-service training programs; secure State certification to supervise and direct mid-level practitioner and learn to input, access and analyze data using an electronic health records system. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: * $25,000 sign on bonus - initial payment of 50% within 30 days of start date. Remaining 50% of payment upon completion of one calendar year of service. ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years. Available for vacation and/or sick leave. ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE - Advanced one week upon appointment; in addition, earn two weeks per year. Can be taken in cash or time off. HOLIDAYS - 12.5 paid holidays per year. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state. MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of health plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and dependents. DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and dependent coverage. VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependents coverage. RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY - Pension formula 2% at 60 (for Classic/Tier 2 employees) or 2% at 62 (for New/Tier 3 employees) as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). County participates in Social Security. DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees. DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN - For Tier 3 eligible employees who elect to participate, the employee contribution shall be 3%, and the employer contribution shall be the lesser of 6.25% or the current CalPERS Tier 3 employer contribution rate, for all regular salary earnings over the compensation cap as determined by PEPRA (2017 cap = $118,775). LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $100,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - County paid plan. Plan pays 67% of the first $15,000 up to $10,000 per month maximum. DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program. H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program. HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses. RELOCATION ASSISTANCE - Selected candidates may be eligible for relocation assistance for difficult to recruit classifications, up to a maximum of $10,000, based on actual costs. ADVANCED ACCRUAL RATES - Selected candidates may be eligible for the advanced setting of accrual rates for leaves based upon the number of years of service with other public agencies for difficult to recruit classifications. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list. HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) Submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer LIVE Here WORK Here PLAY Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous