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Tehama County Public Guardian

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Salary: $20.36 – $24.80 Hourly
$1,628.80 – $1,984.00 Biweekly

Provides money management, advocacy and referral, education, and case management duties primarily for adults with mental health issues who are receiving federal or state benefits; Determines eligibility for services through interviews, documents, and collateral investigations; explains agency services, prepares a budget with the client, payment delivery and client rights and responsibilities; Maintains financial records and budgets for representative payee clients by issuing checks; maintaining checkbook records; making bank deposits; paying rent, food, utility, medical and other bills; and ensuring clients have funds for individual needs; Communicates any unusual circumstances regarding client’s information to Social Security Administration; Establishes working relationships with client creditors and state or federal agencies; consult with them on services provided to clients; negotiate with creditors on debt issues; and inform clients about programs such as food stamps and low income housing; Maintains contact with families and individuals as often as necessary to assist in the implementation of service plans; Ensures
complete, accurate case documentation as required by State and County regulations and standards; Coordinates with other community services and businesses to provide clients maximum assistance; Acts as advocate for families and individuals receiving mental health services; May assist in preparing for Social Security and Veteran’s Administration audits of Representative Payee Program and Conservatorships; Prepares, processes, verifies, and reviews forms, schedules, records, reports, lists, and other legal documents for completeness and conformance with established regulations and procedures; Performs a wide variety of general clerical duties to support departmental operations; including composing letters and other correspondence, filing, preparing records and monthly reports, scheduling appointments,
process travel claims for staff, and maintaining calendars; Gathers, assembles, updates, and distributes a variety of department specific information, reports, forms, records, and data as requested; Organizes and maintains various administrative, confidential, reference, imaging, and follow-up files; purges files as required; establishes and maintains complex files related to conservatorship caseload; Screens calls, visitors, and mail; responds to complaints and requests for information; assists in interpreting and applying regulations, policies, procedures, systems, and rules in response to inquiries and complaints from public; directs callers to appropriate County staff; Assists in preparing departmental budget; monitors budget; Prepares contracts and purchase agreements for the department; Orders and maintains office supplies, checks inventory, and other related duties; Responsible for County vehicles including delivery and pick up from approved vendors and reporting maintenance issues to appropriate staff; Serves on committees as requested; May coordinate special projects as assigned; Reports documented or
suspected abuse and neglect as mandated by law; Compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality; Performs related duties as required.

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills
and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by two (2) years of
    college with coursework in human services, psychology, accounting, business, or related field.
  • Two (2) years of professional experience providing direct service to clients in human
    services, education, counseling, health, or other relevant service.
  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and three (3) years of direct
    experience working in a Public Guardian/Public Administrator Office that has a
  • Representative Payee Program or similar component

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment,
including a computer and copier; strength stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium
physical work including transporting mail, supplies, filing, operating a motor vehicle and visiting
various County and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and
hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups and over the telephone. Finger
dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data manually as well as using a computer
keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator, to set up and file various data and records, and to
operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, carry,
stoop, squat, twist, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file
information. Employees must possess the ability to constantly move about on foot and to lift,
carry, reach, push, and pull materials and objects, up to 30 pounds, as necessary to perform job

Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature
conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact
with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing
departmental policies and procedures. Employee may be subject to irregular working hours and
moderate stress due to deadlines and hostile clients.


How to Apply: Apply online by visiting and search for the job title.

The Tehama County Public Guardian / Public Administrator is seeking to fill one (1)
In addition, the department is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Public
Guardian / Public Administrator Support Specialist, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur
during the life of the eligibility list.
Please upload ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required
degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications
will not be considered.
For questions about this recruitment contact:
Tehama County Public Guardian / Public Administrator
530-527-5634 |
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background,
fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None