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COVID-19 Volunteer and Extra Help Positions

$15.50 – $93.36 Hourly
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shasta County is looking to fill a variety of positions to perform related work in the COVID-19 Response. These assignments could be for the Alternative Care Site, Investigations, Containment, Testing or other assignments under general supervision.

Extra help positions are hourly employees that may work up to 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30).  COVID-19 assignments may require additional hours for the duration of the response.  Benefits are not included.


Shasta County is currently accepting applications to fill temporary, short-term vacancies in response to the COVID-19 emergency. These positions are classified as Volunteers or Extra Help appointments. Extra Help appointments are defined as an appointment made to a non-regular, non-permanent position established on a temporary basis to meet peak loads, unusual work situations, seasonal and recurrent work, intermittent assignments, or emergencies. Benefits are not included.
Shasta County is seeking to fill the positions below for immediate openings as well as to establish an emergency job pool:
  • Physician
  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Patient Care Technicians (Certified Nursing Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, Personal Care Assistant, IHSS Worker)
  • Typist Clerks/Office Assistants
  • Medical Services Clerk
  • Community Education Specialists
  • Community Health Advocate
  • Community Service Officer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Public Health Assistant
Note: The classifications listed above, including job titles, are subject to change based upon operational needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Extra Help and volunteer COVID-19 workers will be assigned to perform a variety of tasks related to their specific job assignment or other assignments as needed.


Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the tasks required based upon the assignment.


Some positions require professional certification. If applying for a position which requires certification (i.e. an X-Ray Technician), be prepared to provide documentation of your right to practice in the State of California.


Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

  1. Are you interested in working as an unpaid volunteer or in a paid Extra-Help position at the Alternate Care Site (ACS) or other assignments located in Redding?

Please select one:a. I am interested in working as an unpaid volunteer.

b. I am interested in a paid Extra-Help position.

2. Which of the following are you qualified to perform? Please list the position(s).

  • Physician
  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Patient Care Technicians (Certified Nursing Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, Personal Care Assistant, IHSS Worker)
  • Typist Clerks/Office Assistants
  • Medical Services Clerk
  • Community Education Specialists
  • Community Health Advocate
  • Community Service Officer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Public Health Assistant
3. What current certifications or licenses do you hold? (Please include licenses/certification number and expiration date.)
4. Do you currently work for a local healthcare agency or business? If so, please list the agency.


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk or stand and occasionally required to sit. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Some positions may require adequate mobility to move very quickly in certain situations.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. 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 Unit.
  • 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 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.

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until filled. 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 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 Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

Minimum Hourly Wage: $15.50
Maximum Hourly Wage: $93.36

Minimum Education and Experience

Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks