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Employment and Training Worker III

$3,700.00 – $4,501.00 Monthly
Job Type
Plumas County Department of Social Services
Job Number
Tentative Oral Exam Date – Week of
Position Information
Under limited supervision, the Employment & Training Worker III performs the most complex work and specialized assignments requiring an advanced level of technical knowledge in employability services and, depending on assignment, public assistance programs; may perform lead work and/or training to a unit of workers providing employability services and determining eligibility of applicants and recipients for public assistance programs; uses an automated system for caseload management; identifies client needs for social and health services and makes appropriate referrals; and performs related work as required.

Employment & Training Worker III is the advanced journey level in the Employment & Training Worker series. Incumbents are expected to perform complex duties related to interviewing and evaluating the employability of program participants, including assessing employment barriers and developing and monitoring employment plans; perform specialized technical assignments independently; and provide lead work and training for other Employment & Training Workers.

The Employment & Training series differs from the Social Worker series in that incumbents in the Employment & Training Worker classes are not responsible for the provision of social services; differs from the Eligibility Specialist series in that the primary responsibility of an Eligibility Specialist is the determination of financial eligibility for public assistance programs; and differs from the Integrated Case Worker series in that the primary focus of the Employment & Training Worker series is in providing the full scope of employability services to eligible applicants.

Incumbents receive supervision from an Employment & Training Supervisor. An Employment and Training Worker III has no responsibility for supervising others; but may provide lead direction to other Employment & Training Workers.

Minimum Qualifications

One (1) year of full-time experience as an Employment & Training Worker II;


Six (6) months of full-time experience comparable to Employment & Training Worker II and completion of 15 semester (22.5 quarter) college units in career planning, vocational guidance principles, personality development, occupational testing & measurement, or counseling preparation.

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

  • A valid driver license is required at the time of appointment and employees may also be required to drive their own car, provide proof of car insurance, and a DMV clearance. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Final hiring decisions are based on the results of background checks, including fingerprinting and drug testing.
  • E-Verify: This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)’ in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
  • The ability to speak, read, and write Spanish or Punjabi in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. Applicants for English/Spanish bilingual designated positions must take and pass the Merit System Services bilingual proficiency examination.
  • 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.

If you would like to request Veteran’s preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form to your application.

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 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 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.

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.

Plumas County Department of Social Services
CalHR, Attn: Merit System Services
1515 S Street, North Building, Suite 500
Sacramento, California, 95811
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Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 12
Education Required: Associate's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Salary Range: $3,700.00 - $4,501.00 Monthly/DOE
    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes