THE COUNTY OF SHASTA
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR
$4,116 – $5,253 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $23.75 – $30.31 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining
Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases*
Please visit http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/MOUs.aspx
CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE ECONOMIC MOBILITY BRANCH OF THE
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR JULY 2020
SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS
FINAL FILING DATE: JULY 16, 2020 AT 5:00 PM
ABOUT SHASTA COUNTY
Shasta County offers all of the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small town atmosphere. With its natural beauty, diversified culture, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Health and Human Services Agency
The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) partners with communities to protect and improve the health and well-being of Shasta County residents. Established in 2006, the HHSA is organized into four branches: Children’s Services, Adult Services, Public Health and Economic Mobility, with a centralized administration. The HHSA promotes optimal health for all. The frail, the abused, the mentally ill and those without resources look to the HHSA for services and resources to meet their basic needs, and to protect their health and safety. This transformation improves efficiency, avoids unnecessary duplication of effort, encourages collaboration among programs and organizes the HHSA’s services to be more responsive to the needs of the public.
The Economic Mobility Branch offers assistance with eligibility services, such as CalFresh, WIC, Healthcare Programs, and CalWORKs through their multiple locations (Redding, Anderson, Shasta Lake, Burney and Enterprise). They provide CalWORKs employment support, as well as behavioral health team services and comprehensive perinatal alcohol and drug services. To encourage healthy families, the centers will offer prenatal care guidance, tobacco cessation, passenger safety education, parent education and support, and breastfeeding support. The Opportunity Center provides vocational training and employment services to people with disabilities. The Economic Mobility Branch will also help refer people to services in other HHSA branches.
ABOUT THE POSITION
This class specification describes non-supervisory Vocational Counselors. This class is used in local social service agencies to provide professional vocational counseling and career preparation assessment for clients of public assistance programs. Incumbents develop employment plans identifying necessary services and employment and training activities.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Knowledge of: Employment preparation and training programs and goals of public social service agencies; interviewing techniques; career, vocational and employment counseling theories and techniques; principles and techniques in the development, administration and interpretation of standardized psychological and vocational tests; and hiring practices of public and private sector employers.
Ability to: Interview effectively in a variety of potentially stressful situations; identify and assess needs and barriers to employment; develop and implement appropriate employment and training plans; administer and interpret psychological and vocational tests; interpret, explain and apply complex laws and regulations; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; identify and utilize community resources; and maintain a large caseload of employment program participants.
These standards are typically attained with completion of fifteen (15) semester or twenty-two (22) quarter college units in career planning, vocational guidance principles, personality development, occupational testing, measurement and counseling preparation; OR a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science with emphasis in vocational guidance, employment counseling, career assessment or a closely related field. The college courses must have included fifteen (15) semester or twenty-two (22) quarter units in counseling development, occupational and industrial information, tests and measurements or other courses related to employment counselor preparation; OR two (2) years of professional experience performing vocational guidance, employment counseling and placement services in a variety of occupational fields. This experience shall have included the responsibility for the purchase or rental of standardized psychological and vocational tests and the development of occupational plans and goals including the activities to be undertaken to achieve such goals.
The ideal candidate will have the following skills, abilities, and characteristics:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds. Specific visions abilities required by this job include close vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
• Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
• As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent
to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
• Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
• Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flier.
• In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
• Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC) – General.
• Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 7.25% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at Employee Benefits for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County’s website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County’s website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications until 5:00p.m., on July 16, 2020. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.
Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.
Veterans’ Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at https://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.
Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.
SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515