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Plumas County Dept. of Social Services

Senior Social Worker – Adoptions

(Continuous Recruitment)

Salary $51,972.00 – $63,204.00 Annually
Location Quincy
Job Type Full-Time
Department Plumas County Department of Social Services
Job Number MSS00829
(Continuous Recruitment)
Position Information
Under general direction carries a caseload that includes the most difficult cases involving the determination of need for social services by applicants or clients; performs social studies and assignments involving individualized treatment and specialized application of advanced case work methods and skills; provides comprehensive case work services requiring complex treatment plans and involving abused or neglected children or adults; and to do related work as required.This is the highest level in the Social Worker series.  Incumbents are normally assigned the most difficult cases, receive little supervision on a day-to-day basis and have considerable latitude for independent judgment.  Incumbents may be assigned a specialized function requiring the highest degree of knowledge and specialized skill.  Casework requires the application of high level and sophisticated social services expertise and techniques.  The Senior Social Worker class is distinguished from Social Worker III and below by performing the most difficult assignments requiring the most advanced skills and depth of job knowledge in assessing problems and situations and formulating complex treatment plans.  Incumbents may serve as lead worker or provide training or orientation to other employees.

Minimum Qualifications
Would be any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:Qualifications needed for the Range A:Two (2) years of experience (comparable to a Merit Systems Social Worker III with Plumas County) working in child or adult welfare services Programs

Equivalent to graduation from college including successful completion of 30 college semester units in Social Welfare, Sociology, Social/Human Services or other behavioral sciences.Social Worker Seniors shall be appointed to this range who does not meet the criteria for Range B.

Qualifications needed for Range B:
Possession of a Master’s degree in social work from an accredited college or university,
a Master’s degree from a two-year counseling program from an accredited college or
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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’s 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. State 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.
  • Monthly Salary:
    • Level A: $4,331 – $5,267
    • Level B: $4,738 – $5,763
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 CPS HR Consulting at or 916-471-3507 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.
CPS HR Consulting
Plumas County Department of Social Services
2450 Del Paso Road
Suite 160
Sacramento, California, 95834
(916) 471-3507

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Associate's
Salary Range: $51,972.00 - $63,204.00 Annually/DOE