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!

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

30 job(s) at County of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 07, 2018
Introduction http://www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/Portals/0/Job Announcements/Psychiatric Medical Director-job a.docx?ver=2018-08-03-144639-850 This is a physician class with psychiatric medicine experience. Incumbents serve as the medical director for various psychiatric clinical programs. Assignments may rotate depending on agency requirements and specialty training. Incumbents are responsible for the medical quality assurance and medical management of one or more clinical programs or medical groups, provide medical and technical advice to staff and the local medical community, supervision of medical staff, participation in program planning and evaluation, liaison with other health professionals in both the public and private sector, and education of community members on issues related to Behavioral Health. This position typically provides up to 20 hours per week of direct clinical care and will report to the Chief of Psychiatry. To view the full job announcement click here: Psychiatric Medical Director Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 28, 2018
Introduction Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency opportunities are available to work in outpatient child or adult mental health, integrated behavioral health, mobile crisis, and homeless programs. Outpatient positions in this class are responsible for conducting psychiatric examinations and evaluations, making psychiatric diagnosis, providing psychiatric treatment, and providing medical consultation and medication management for a wide variety of health clients. Incumbents provide on-call consultations after hours and on weekends for the detention facilities and outpatient programs. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) is part of the County's Health Services Agency which is known for having many innovative programs and a strong history of effective collaboration. To view the full job announcement click on the following link: Psychiatrist - Health Services Agency Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
May 23, 2018
Introduction LAST DAY 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 Licensed Clinical Social Worker Candidates Encouraged to Apply 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, and the County of Santa Cruz Primary Care Clinics. 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) - Provide clinical assessments and brief treatment to youth and family for 18-25 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 Ph.D 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 classificationmay 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 useand 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. OTHER - Other pay and benefit items apply to certain positions or assignments, such as Bilingual Pay and Night Shift Differential. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplementalquestionnaire 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/bringto: 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
May 23, 2018
Introduction Qualifying physicians may be eligible for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (US Dept. of Health & Human Services.) and/or the California State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). CalPERS retirement benefits plus Deferred Compensation and Defined Contribution plans available . * Candidates may be eligible for relocation assistance and advanced paid leave accrual. 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. 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 andavalid 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. 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: 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 - 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 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 (2018 cap = $121,388). 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. 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. 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 10, 2018
Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision, provide nursing services in health clinics and other settings, and do other work as required. 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: No experience required. Special Requirements: License Requirements: Possess and maintain a Registered Nurse license issued by the State of California to practice nursing, or possession of a provisional license issued by the State of California to practice nursing. 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; and legal environment of nursing. 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; and learn to 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 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 09, 2018
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 full-time, part-time, substitute and extra-help temporary positions during the life of the eligible list. 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 02, 2018
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: 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. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from high school, attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test or a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited college or university and possession of an approved academy completion certificate issued by a California P.O.S.T. Certified Basic Academy. A copy of an approved Academy Completion Certificate issued by a California P.O.S.T. Certified Basic Academy must be received at the time of applicationin Personnel Department in order to continue through the recruitment process. Mail/bring a copy of the certification to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, or fax (831) 454-2240. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California 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 21 years of age at completion of academy, must be available to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, 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. Knowledge: Some knowledge of principles of human motivation and behavior; and the functions of a local law enforcement agency. 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 13 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 (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 mail/bring application 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 be designated for bilingual pay (Spanish speaking). Candidates may qualify for bilingual pay by successfully completing a pass/fail language proficiency examination. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. An Equal Opportunity Employer Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
May 23, 2018
Definition 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. 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. 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 19, 2018
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 direction, provides for the care, welfare, custody and rehabilitation of juvenile detainees in the juvenile hall on an assigned shift and/or youth participating in a community based detention alternative program; and does other work as required. The current vacancies are for EXTRA-HELP employment, however the eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future temporary (extra-help), full-time, part-time and substitute positions. GROUP SUPERVISORS WORK A VARIETY OF SHIFTS, INCLUDING DAYS, SWING, GRAVEYARD, WEEKDAYS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience providing the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. Typical ways to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Coursework in psychology, sociology or other behavioral science OR experience involving the supervision, care, or leadership of juveniles or adults. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver License during the course of employment. Ability to successfully complete CA State mandated core training through the Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) program within the probationary period. Background Investigation: Ability to pass a full background investigation to meet provisions of Government Codes 1029, 1029.1 and 1031. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to the possibility of bodily injury; infections which may cause chronic disease or death; combative minor detainees; offensive odors; high noise levels; insect bites; dust and pollens. Other Special Working Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment to be in compliance with Department of Juvenile Justice requirements; must be a U.S. citizen or have a pending application for naturalization; must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays and on an emergency, as needed basis. If appointed to a regular non-extra-help position from this list, incumbents must successfully complete, within one year of hire, an out-of-county 5-week training course with a physical conditioning component. Knowledge: Some knowledge of basic factors that influence human behavior; good health and hygiene and typical housekeeping methods; and basic interviewing principles and techniques. Ability to: Learn and apply practices and procedures used in detention, custody and care of detainees; respond constructively to detainees behavior problems and understand and gain their cooperation; plan, organize and direct a group of detainees in work, meal and leisure time activities; learn to anticipate and prevent acts of violence to persons and property; work cooperatively with others; write clear and concise log entries and reports; comprehend and follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively orally; obtain a First Aid and CPR Certificate issued by the American Red Cross; stand and walk for extended periods of time up to 8 hours; lift items weighing up to 35 pounds from floor level and 50 pounds from 12 inches above floor level, such as assisting in lifting a minor detainee and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds; conduct individual, group and family counseling with juveniles with behavioral or emotional problems; and work without close supervision. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years. 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 - 1959 Survivor's Benefit plus pension formula 2% at age 50 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 $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 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. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY THAT WOULD REQUIRE TEST ACCOMMODATION, CALL (831) 454-2600. WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
May 23, 2018
Introduction LAST DAY 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 Bilingual (Engilsh/Spanish) Candidates Encouraged to Apply THE JOB: Incumbents provide a high level of expertise in support of various program areas and provide direction and advice to other program staff in the area of clinical therapy and psychological treatment plans. This classification requires an advanced level of professional knowledge and skills in the areas of psychological testing, evaluation and therapy. The current vacancies are in the Children's and Adult Behavioral Health Services Division of the Health Services Agency. Employment Standards THE REQUIREMENTS : Any combination of training and experiencewhich would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Possession of a doctorate degree in psychology from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of supervised professional experience under the direction of a licensed psychologist. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a Clinical Psychology license issued by the State of California OR possession of a license to practice clinical psychology from another State provided a license from the State of California is obtained within eighteen (18) months. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of principles, theories, techniques and practices used in clinical and abnormal psychology, including projective techniques for the diagnosis and psychotherapy of mentally ill and emotionally disturbed clients. Working knowledge of characteristics of mental and emotional disorders and psychological treatment modalities; principles and methods of psychological research including evaluation, testing and outcomes; interviewing techniques, testing methods and counseling/clinical treatment methods. Some knowledge of principles and practices of mental health education, community organizations and allied mental health services and resources; laws and regulations governing mental health treatment; and laws and regulations as they relate to clients' legal rights. Ability to: Plan and implement appropriate and effective treatment methods; administer, score and interpret a variety of psychological tests; supervise, train, evaluate and motivate assigned professional and support staff; identify and evaluate normal and abnormal behavior tendencies, diagnose and classify an appropriate prognosis and prepare an effective psychological treatment plan; conduct psychological research and evaluate statistical data; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; express complex and technical terminology and concepts in an understandable and non-threatening manner; conduct effective and appropriate individual and group psychotherapy, coordinate and direct the work of others effectively and positively; lead and participate in a treatment team; train others at various levels of expertise in the concepts and theories of the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness; initiate and maintain a variety of case notes, client records and other required documentation; prepare and present a variety of periodic and special reports of both a professional and administrative nature; establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties; communicate effectively in both oral and written form, including expressing complex and technical terminology and concepts in an understandable and non-threatening manner and monitor budgets and contracts. 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. OTHER - Other pay and benefit items apply to certain positions or assignments, such as Bilingual Pay and Night Shift Differential. Selection Plan THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplementalquestionnaire 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 exam, 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 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
May 23, 2018
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. 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/CONDITIONS: 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: 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
May 23, 2018
Introduction LAST DAY 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 provide a wide variety of nursing services in homes, clinics and other community sites; serve as a case manager for high risk clients; coordinate specialized clinic activities; provide preventative nursing services including health assessment, teaching, counseling and referral and do other work as required. Public Health Nurse I is the working entry level class in the Public Health Nursing series. Incumbents initially work under close supervision in a variety of Public Health Nursing programs and clinics which are highly structured and supervised. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill future full-time, part-time, substitute and extra-help temporary positions for various County departments during the life of the eligible list. Employment Standards THE 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 require 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; epidemiologic investigation, control and care of chronic and communicable diseases and illnesses, and handicapping conditions; technical nursing procedures, medical terminology; and normal and abnormal physiological development and behavior. Some knowledge of 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; and the literature and trends in public health. 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; and learn to 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. OTHER - Other pay and benefit items apply to certain positions or assignments, such as Bilingual Pay and Night Shift Differential. 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 mail/bring application 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
May 23, 2018
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 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. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill future full-time, part-time, substitute and extra-help temporary positions for various County departments during the life of the eligible list. 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. OTHER - Other pay and benefit items apply to certain positions or assignments, such as Bilingual Pay and Night Shift Differential. 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 mail/bring application 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 21, 2018
Definition THE JOB: The Department of Public Works is looking for Senior Civil Engineers in the following specialty areas: Traffic Engineer Manager: Join a team that will be working on a variety of complex traffic issues countywide in our beautiful coastal, agricultural and mountainous communities. Incumbents perform and oversee traffic engineering and traffic operations; design signal systems and traffic operational improvements; perform and oversee transportation related development review. In addition to the required valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer, a valid certificate of registration as a Traffic Engineer issued by the California Board of Professional Engineers is highly desirable. Sanitation Engineer: This group is dedicated to maintaining and upgrading the sanitation systems in Santa Cruz County. Within our Sanitation Division, the incumbent in this position may manage the Sanitation Engineering section or the Sanitation Operations section (one position is currently open). • Incumbents in the Sanitation Engineering section oversee the design and engineering for sanitation projects including sewer collection system upgrades, pump station upgrades and a variety of other related projects. • Incumbents in the Sanitation Operations section oversee the operations staff and crews for three sanitation districts and five County Service Areas All Senior Civil Engineer assignments: Under general direction, plan, direct, coordinate, schedule, review and evaluate the work of a section of the Public Works Department or Planning Department; review and analyze technical and engineering issues; and perform other duties as required. Incumbents supervise a staff of professional engineers, technician, engineering aides, and other support staff. The current vacancies are in the Sanitation division and Traffic Engineering and Road Planning division of the Department of Public Works. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Senior Civil Engineer vacancies during the life of the eligible list. 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 would be to have equivalent to graduation from an accredited college with a major in civil, traffic, environmental, or sanitary engineering; or biological, chemical, physical or soil science; or a related field; AND five (5) years of increasingly responsible engineering experience that demonstrates possession and application of the knowledge and abilities listed below. A Master's Degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required engineering experience. Special Requirements: • Certificate: For some positions, possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. (For Traffic Engineering assignments: In addition to registration as a Civil Engineer, possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Traffic Engineer issued by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is highly desirable.) • License: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License (upon hire.) • Availability to work irregular hours, including responding to twenty-four-hour emergency calls. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; high levels of noise; dust; strong, unpleasant odors; heights, such as on bridges; working alone in isolated areas; the possibility of contact with potentially hostile people; cramped work spaces; and bodily injuries. Some positions may be required to occasionally lift manhole covers, soil samples and environmental process equipment. Potential exists for exposure to toxic materials such as landfill gas, sewer gas and discarded household or commercial chemicals. Knowledge: For all assignments, thorough knowledge of current Federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations relating to the specific program assignment; some knowledge of principles and practices of supervision and training; principles of public administration, including organization, management, and budgeting; and application of data processing to Public Works or Planning programs. For Civil and Construction Engineering assignments, thorough knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to public agencies; strengths, properties, and uses of materials in engineering construction; working knowledge of methods of design and/or construction and inspection for public works or planning projects including streets, storm drains and sanitation systems, structures and bike paths; principles of traffic engineering and methods for properly regulating vehicular and pedestrian traffic flows (may be required for some positions); hydrology and hydraulic design engineering; some knowledge of wastewater engineering (some positions.) For Solid Waste Engineering assignment, thorough knowledge of landfill and solid waste engineering relative to operating landfill and transfer stations; some knowledge of strengths, properties, and uses of materials in engineering construction. For Water and Wastewater Engineering assignments, thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the operation, maintenance, and repair of wastewater collection, treatment, and transmission facilities; safety practices observed in sanitation operations; and governmental regulations related to the treatment and distribution of drinking water and the treatment and disposal of domestic wastewater. For Flood Control Engineering assignment, thorough knowledge of watershed management; flood control activities, including flood modeling; governmental regulations and permit processing for flood control improvement projects and routine maintenance activities. Ability to: Plan, organize, supervise, train, and evaluate the work of professional and technical staff; schedule work, determine priorities, and make decisions to resolve difficult problems; analyze technical and administrative problems and develop and implement solutions; coordinate section activities with other sections and departments; understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, rules, and regulations; supervise the preparation of engineering designs, plans, and specifications in the construction and modification of public works facilities (some positions); plan, organize, and administer an extensive sanitation maintenance operation (some positions); supervise the inspection and monitoring of contractor compliance with approved engineering plans and specifications in the construction and modification of public works facilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships; effectively apply traffic engineering principles in establishing and maintaining safe and efficient vehicular and traffic flow patterns (some positions); effectively manage and administer a flood control program including project and maintenance regulatory permitting (some positions); perform difficult and complex engineering work; prepare clear and concise administrative and technical reports; speak effectively before groups; prepare budgets; and learn to input, access, and analyze data using a computer. Benefits EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: VACATION - 16 days 1st 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. DEPENDANT-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. 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 31, 2018
Introduction The Position The County of Santa Cruz is recruiting for an Assistant Director of Public Works in the Administrative Unit. We are seeking a qualified professional with broad experience in administration and operations related to four organizational units within the Public Works Department: Fiscal, Management Information Systems, Program Administration and Personnel. Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of public works' issues and practices; possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; be experienced supervising diverse groups of employees; possess the skills and abilities required to work with public officials, federal, state and local agencies, and community groups; and demonstrate strong problem-solving capability. To view the full job announcement click here: Assistant Director of Public Works - Admin Closing Date/Time: 9/21/2018 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 25, 2018
Introduction This class is a physician class with clinic medicine experience. Incumbents serve as the director for various Health Services Agency medical clinics. Assignments may rotate depending on agency requirements and specialty training. Incumbents are responsible for the medical quality assurance and medical management of one or more clinics, provide medical and technical advice to staff and the local medical community and may serve as the Health Officer in the latter's absence. The current vacancy is at the Santa Cruz Emeline Clinic overseeing a staff of 10 physician and midlevel providers. This clinic is a dynamic integrated health setting serving vulnerable populations in Santa Cruz County. To view the full job announcement click here: Medical Director-Health Services Clinics Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 19, 2018
Definition THE JOB : The Senior Social Worker is the super journey level 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 current vacancies are in the Family and Children's Services Division of the Human Services Department. 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. 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. The Master's Degree in social work 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. 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 08, 2018
Definition THE JOB : Under direction, to perform a variety of specialized secretarial and administrative support services for one or more attorneys; to compose, prepare and process a wide variety of legal documents in proper format from brief instructions, rough copy or recorded drafts; and to do other work as required. 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 knowledge and abilities would be: One year of experience comparable to a Legal Secretary I in Santa Cruz County or other experience which demonstrates possession of the knowledge and abilities. Formal secretarial, legal secretarial or general office clerical training may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience on an hour for hour basis. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of office procedures and practices, including preparation of correspondence and reports and filing; vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation; and standard typewriter set-ups and formats for business correspondence and reports. Working knowledge of legal terminology forms, documents and procedures; and forms and formatting for legal documents. Some knowledge of the organization, services, programs and functions of the legal system; and legal terminology forms documents and procedures. Ability to: Perform a wide variety of legal clerical work requiring independent judgment, accuracy and speed; prepare final legal documents in accepted formats from brief instructions, handwritten, typed or recorded drafts; understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships; understand and follow oral and written directives; make arithmetic computations; maintain records and prepare reports; adjust to workload changes and meet deadlines under pressure of legal deadlines; screen and prioritize correspondence and phone calls; exercise independent judgment and discretion, safeguard the confidentiality of information, and demonstrate tact and diplomacy; operate word processing equipment and computer terminals to input and access data; operate standard office equipment; work independently; orient and train new employees; learn to perform routine legal research; process a wide variety of legal documents; and compose letters, written responses to inquiries and routine portions of reports. 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 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. 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 Closing Date/Time: 9/21/2018 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 31, 2018
Definition THE JOB: Under direction, appraise residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, rural, recreational and institutional real property for assessment purposes; and perform other work as required. 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 job related experience in the appraisal of real property, building cost estimating, engineering or related may be substituted for the required education on a year to year basis OR two years experience as an Appraiser/Auditor Aide AND meet eligibility requirements of the California State Board of Equalization for temporary certification as an appraiser for property tax purposes. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS: License/Certificate: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver License, or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority; ability to be temporarily certified as a real estate appraiser for assessment purposes by the State Board of Equalization; must obtain a valid Appraiser's Certificate issued by the State Board of Equalization within twelve months of employment. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required. Knowledge: Working knowledge of principles of land economics and real property valuation methods and procedures. Some knowledge of California tax laws, rules and regulations. Ability to: Read and interpret maps, blue prints, sketches and legal property descriptions; summarize and evaluate factors related to value and to accurately and impartially value property; read, and interpret, explain and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures that relate to the Assessor's Office; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others; prepare accurate detailed records and reports; compute ratios and percentages and make mathematic calculations; make effective oral presentations; learn to input, access and analyze data using a personal computer; make accurate appraisals of increasingly complex properties using market, cost and income approaches to valuation; prepare and present Assessment Appeals cases; drive a car to perform work in the field; walk rugged terrain and climb through partially built structures; perform field inspections at the airport, harbor, building sites or camp grounds; lift and carry buckets of parcel folders weighing up to 25 pounds. 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. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Closing Date/Time: 9/21/2018 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz County, CA Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 25, 2018
Definition THE JOB: Under general supervision, to provide professional physical therapy services for physically disabled children and adolescents; and to do other work as required. The current vacancy is with California Children's Services, and it's a part-time (30 hours/week) position. The ideal candidate would have pediatric physical therapy experience. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future part-time, full-time, substitute and extra-help temporary positions during the life of the eligible list. 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 the knowledge and abilities would be: One year of experience performing physical therapy with physically disabled children and adolescents. Experience in a physical therapy internship program for developmentally disabled children may be substituted for the required experience on a month for month basis. Special Requirements: Possession and maintenance of a valid license issued by the Physical Therapy Board of California to practice as a Physical Therapist in California. Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver License or the incumbent must provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority. Knowledge: Working knowledge of objectives and methods of physical therapy; principles of physical therapy for treating children and adolescents, birth to age 21, with chronic neuromuscular, muscular and orthopedic disabilities; testing and evaluating developmental, muscular and neural functions; neuromuscular function and dysfunction; skeletal anatomy, kinesiology and basic pathology of people with physical disabilities; construction, use and care of orthopedic appliances and equipment; and psychological problems of children and adolescents and their effects on family members. Ability to: Teach clients self-care and other suitable activities, such as mobility; understand and interpret physicians' orders and adapt treatment programs to individual circumstances; communicate verbal and written ideas clearly and logically; prepare reports and maintain clinical case records; establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and others contacted in the course of work; and set up treatment care plans for physically disabled children and adolescents. 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 Closing Date/Time: 9/28/2018 11:59:00 PM