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COUNTY OF DEL NORTE
Invites Applications for the position of

Prevention Program Coordinator I/II
Department of Health and Human Services
PUBLIC Health Branch

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

SALARY: Beginning biweekly salary:
Level I: $1,847.37 Level II: $1,934.73

A 5% step increase is provided upon satisfactory completion of the 6-month probationary period.

JOB OPPORTUNITY:
The County of Del Norte, Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Branch, is seeking a qualified
candidate to fill one (1) vacancy for the position of Prevention Program Coordinator I/II. This position is classified as
permanent full-time. A standard application is required. Resumes are encouraged, but will not be accepted in lieu of
required application materials. Applications which are incomplete as of the final date to apply will be eliminated from
consideration. Candidates who meet all the minimum qualifications may be invited to an oral interview. This
recruitment will establish a list of candidates to be used in filling the vacancy as well as an eligibility list that may be
used for future vacancies or temporary help for up to one (1) year.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Carefully read recruitment flyer.
2. Download and fill out a standard Del Norte County application on our County Site.
3. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications will be screened weekly.
4. Applications are required to be submitted by email to hrjobs@dnco.org, by fax (707) 465-1470 or by mail Attention:
Human Resources, 981 H Street, Suite 250, Crescent City CA 95531.
5. Candidates will be notified via phone or mail about their status within two weeks of the closing date as the recruitment proceeds.

CORE COMPETENCE:

Under general direction from the Department of Health & Human Services, Health Services Program Manager or
designee performs on-site tasks associated with program coordination and supervision of assigned staff; performs
administrative and analytical work related to state and federal funding.

For a full detailed description of the job functions and requirements visit our Job Descriptions Page.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination of education, training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and
abilities may be considered qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Prevention Program Coordinator I:
Bachelor’s degree in: behavioral or social science, public health, education or other closely related field; or a
minimum of four (4) years of college coursework in a closely related field combined with related work experience
and training.

AND

six (6) years’ experience in prevention/education programs, disease prevention programs, or
substance abuse prevention programs.
OR
A minimum of four years college coursework in a closely related field. Experience and training may be substituted
for the education requirement.

Prevention Program Coordinator II: in addition to the above:
Two (2) years’ experience as Prevention Program Coordinator I which included increasing lead staff duties, quality
improvement, program tracking and annual work plan writing.

Desirable Qualifications: A master’s degree in behavioral or social science, public health, education or closely
related field.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

BENEFITS:
A generous package of benefits is provided, including: health and dental care benefits, life insurance, and a retirement plan. Paid leave: Vacation: 1-5 years of continuous service: 10 working days per year. Sick Leave: 1 day of sick leave with pay for each month of service from the date of employment. Holidays: 13 working days each year. Floating Holidays: 3 working days each fiscal year. Retirement: The County is a member of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) integrated with Social Security. Group Insurance: The County pays a portion of the employee’s group health, dental, and life insurance premiums with dependent health and dental care benefits available at group rates.

Note: The information listed above is a general summary of benefits for this position. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as an employment contract.

SELECTION PROCESS:
The County of Del Norte does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual preference, or disability in any of its programs, activities, or hiring practices. All applications will be reviewed and those individuals with backgrounds most closely meeting the needs of the county will be selected for further review. In the event of a large number of qualifying applicants, a written examination may be given to determine which applicants will be invited to attend an oral interview. An eligibility list will be established upon completion of the oral interviews. Expenses (i.e. travel, food, lodging) incurred in connection with the interview shall be the burden of the applicant. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Office prior to the interview/examination so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, Del Norte County is required to verify, within three days of employment of any person, that he/she is: 1) a citizen or national of the United States; 2) an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence or authorized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to work in the United States.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: Del Norte County is an equal opportunity employer hiring employment
eligible applicants. The County of Del Norte does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender,
age, sexual preference, or disability in any of its programs, activities, or hiring practices. Disabled applicants who
require special testing arrangements should contact the Human Resources Department prior to the filing deadline. In
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the
selection process, please contact the Human Resources Office prior to the interview/examination so that appropriate
arrangements can be made.

DEL NORTE COUNTY: Del Norte County is located in the northwest corner of California on a singularly beautiful
portion of California’s North coast in the heart of the Redwood Forest. The Smith and Klamath Rivers, two of the best
salmon and steelhead fishing streams on the Pacific Coast, flow into the ocean within the county’s boundaries. The
climate is mild throughout the year, with winter daytime temperatures averaging 40-50 degrees, and in the summer
60-70 degrees; average rainfall is approximately 80 inches. Warmer weather is available within 10 miles of the
shoreline along the scenic Smith River. Crescent City is situated on the coast 20 minutes south of the Oregon border
and is the county seat. The population of the county is approximately 28,000.

Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:

DEL NORTE COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES
981 H Street, Suite 250
Crescent City CA 95531
Call: (707) 464-7213
Fax: (707) 465-1470
Email: hrjobs@dnco.org

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 48
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Salary Range: Level I: $1,847.37 Level II: $1,934.73