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Overview

Plumas Co Dept of Social Services

Employment and Training Worker I/II

Salary
$3,062.00 – $3,724.00 Monthly
Location
Quincy
Job Type
Full-Time
Department
Plumas County Department of Social Services
Job Number
MSS01477
Closing
Continuous
Tentative Written Exam Date
09/19/2020
Tentative Oral Exam Date – Week of
10/19/2020
Position Information
The Employment & Training Worker I provides employability services to eligible applicants of local social service agencies; applies program regulations and procedures; assesses employment potential and barriers that interfere with securing employment; identifies needs for social and health services and makes referrals; collaborates with partner agencies and employers; uses an automated system to maintain and monitor participants’ records and generate reports; may determine the eligibility of applicants and recipients for public assistance programs through interactive interviewing and fact gathering; and performs related work as required.

Working under close supervision, Employment & Training Worker I is the entry/trainee level in the Employment & Training Worker series. Employees in this class receive in-service training in the performance of routine duties related to the provision of employment services. As requisite skills and knowledge are developed, greater independence and the full scope of responsibility are exercised. Employees are expected to promote to Employment & Training Worker II after one year of satisfactory performance at the trainee level.

Working under general supervision, Employment & Training Worker II is the journey level in the Employment & Training Worker series.  Employees at this level are expected to be fully qualified and able to perform a wide range of employability services including initiating independent contact and collaborating with employers and other service providers. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower level of Employment & Training Worker I, or if filled from the outside, require prior related experience.

Minimum Qualifications
Employment & Training Worker I
One (1) year of full-time experience as an Eligibility Worker II or Social Worker I.
OR
Six (6) months of full-time experience as an Eligibility Worker II; AND completion of 15 semester (22.5 quarter) college units in career planning, vocational guidance principles, personality development, occupational testing and measurement, or counseling preparation.
OR
Eighteen months of full-time experience providing case management, vocational guidance, employment counseling or employment placement services; AND completion of 15 semester (22.5 quarter) college units in career planning, vocational guidance principles, personality development, occupational testing or counseling preparation.
OR
Two (2) years of full-time experience providing case management, vocational guidance, employment counseling or placement services;
OR
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university.

Employment & Training Worker II:
One (1) year of full-time experience as an Employment & Training Worker I;
OR
Thirty (30) months of full-time experience performing vocational guidance, employment counseling or placement services; AND completion of 15 semester (22.5 quarter) college units in career planning, vocational guidance principles, personality development, occupational testing & measurement or counseling preparation;
OR
Three (3) years of full-time experience performing vocational guidance, employment counseling or placement services;
OR
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university; AND one (1) year of full-time experience performing vocational guidance, employment counseling or placement services.

NOTE: Applicants who anticipate receiving their bachelor’s degree within three months of the application deadline may apply, but will not be eligible for appointment until they have received their degree.

While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Supplemental Information
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • A valid driver license may be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Positions may require pre-employment screening, including background checks, and fingerprinting.
  • Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. Applicable agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information.
  • Recruitments that note continuous under the closing date are subject to close at any time. Applications will not be accepted after a continuous recruitment is closed.
  • The written exam and oral exam dates will be determined once the recruitment closes.
  • *At the discretion of Plumas County Department of Social Services, and with the approval of Merit System Services, qualified candidates certified to the eligible list established by this exam may be appointed to the Employment & Training Worker II level if the appointee meets the Employment & Training worker II minimum requirements. Salary for the II level is $3,374 – $4,104.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION
If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS
Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact California Department of Human Resources (CalHR), Merit System Services (MSS), at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2363 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination.

ABOUT PLUMAS COUNTY
Plumas County, with a population of 23,090, is located near the northeast corner of California where the Sierra and the Cascade mountains meet and includes rugged canyons, 110 crystal clear lakes, grassy meadows, 1,000 miles of streams. The County seat of Quincy, with a population of approximately 5,300 is about 85 miles from Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada. Plumas County offers U.S. National Forests covering over 70% of its area and family recreational opportunities including: golfing, swimming, fishing, bicycling, jet-skiing, parasailing, picnicking, bird-watching, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.

Agency
CalHR
Department
Plumas County Department of Social Services
Address
CalHR, Attn: Merit System Services
1515 S Street, North Building, Suite 500
Sacramento, California, 95811
Phone
916-323-2360

Additional Application:

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Salary Range: $3,062.00 - $3,724.00 Monthly/DOE
    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes