CURRENT VACANCY IS WITHIN THE SHASTA COUNTY
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY – ECONOMIC MOBILITY BRANCH
ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 2023
SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS
SEE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENT” SECTION REGARDING
POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE
RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED
FINAL FILING DATE: JUNE 13, 2023 AT 5:00 PM
$3,259 – $4,160 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $18.80 – $23.99 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases* Please visit https://co.shasta.ca.us/MOUs
ABOUT SHASTA COUNTY
Shasta County offers all the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small-town atmosphere. With its natural beauty, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Health and Human Services Agency
The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) partners with communities to protect and improve the health and well-being of Shasta County residents. Established in 2006, the HHSA is organized into four branches: Children’s Services, Adult Services, Public Health and Economic Mobility, with a centralized administration. The HHSA promotes optimal health for all. The frail, the abused, the mentally ill and those without resources look to the HHSA for services and resources to meet their basic needs, and to protect their health and safety. This transformation improves efficiency, avoids unnecessary duplication of effort, encourages collaboration among programs and organizes the HHSA’s services to be more responsive to the needs of the public.
The Economic Mobility Branch provides assistance and services to individuals and families in the community. Through multiple locations in Redding, Anderson, Shasta Lake, Burney and Enterprise the branch provides initial and on-going eligibility determination services for public benefits such as CalFresh, CalWORKs, Healthcare Programs, and WIC. The branch provides CalWORKs and CalFresh employment preparation and support services, as well as behavioral health and comprehensive perinatal alcohol and drug counseling services. Recently, the branch also added a new division to consolidate and streamline homeless and housing services within the HHSA and finally, the Economic Mobility Branch also provides referrals for individuals and families to other services within the HHSA and within the community.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Under supervision, assists in the selection, administration and scoring of academic tests, interest inventories, work samples, and psychometrics in determining assets, limitations and employability of CalWORKS clients; and to perform related work as required.
The Vocational Evaluator Technician is a paraprofessional class and is distinguished from the professional class of Vocational Counselor in that the Technician does not assume the primary responsibility for the client’s vocational assessment. The Vocational Evaluator Technician assists by administering and scoring tests, and organizing data to present to the Vocational Counselor for review and analysis.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in selecting, administering and scoring of appropriate interest inventories, psychometrics, and other instruments in order to assess a client’s functional capacities for work; confers with Vocational Counselor over details of client’s test results; reviews referral information for completeness; monitors client flow through Assessment component; maintains Career Center resources for staff and client use; develops and maintains statistical information regarding Assessment activities; records client test data; recommends additional testing if appropriate; presents evaluation data in an objective and relevant manner; assists clients in vocational exploration phase of evaluation; prepares testing schedules; attends staff meetings and staff training.
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Knowledge of: Interviewing techniques; basic concepts for using psychometrics, work samples, and vocational interest inventories in vocational counseling; basic record keeping practices; human motivation and behavior; techniques for documenting behavior and performance.
Ability to: Read, understand and explain psychometrics and vocational test procedures; administer vocational tests in a group or individual setting; make observational notes on individual clients in evaluation; organize test data and assist in the development of a meaningful report; verbally present test results to clients in clear concise terms; assist in career decision-making process; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with clients, referral agency staff, and department staff.
These standards are typically attained with the completion of fifteen (15) semester or twenty-two (22) quarter college units in career planning, vocational guidance, personality development, occupational testing/measurement, counseling preparation, or closely related field; AND one (1) year of experience in administering, scoring and utilizing psychometric and vocational tests which are typically used in occupational testing, standardized educational assessments, vocational training, rehabilitation counseling, employment counseling and placement services.
The ideal candidate will have any combination of the following:
• Knowledge of local labor market conditions and socio-economic issues;
• Experience working with economically disadvantaged individuals of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds;
• Excellent customer service skills and a desire to help others;
• Be personable, friendly, outgoing and non-judgmental;
• Strong work ethic with the ability to follow through in a timely manner;
• Attention to detail and accuracy in all work products;
• Ability to clearly organize and maintain files and documents, both digital and printed;
• Excellent listening, writing and verbal communications skills;
• Ability to multi-task and establish priorities;
• At least intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite and an ability to learn other software programs;
• Ability to work independently using good judgment and good time-management skills;
• Ability to work effectively as part of a collaborative team.
Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.
1. Have you completed fifteen (15) semester or twenty-two (22) quarter college units in career planning, vocational guidance, personality development, occupational testing/measurement, counseling preparation, or closely related field? If yes, please list each subject, including semester or quarter units. If no, please type “n/a.”
2. Do you have one (1) year of experience in administering, scoring and utilizing psychometric and vocational tests which are typically used in occupational testing, standardized educational assessments, vocational training, rehabilitation counseling, employment counseling and placement services? If no, please type “n/a.”
3. Describe your experience using Microsoft Office Suite. If none, please type “n/a.”
4. Describe your experience in employment counseling and placement services, including any experience researching the local labor market, assisting customers with completing applications and/or developing resumes, and referring to resources to improve employability. If none, please type “n/a.”
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds. Specific visions abilities required by this job include close vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
• Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
• As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
• Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
• Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flyer.
• In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
• Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California – General Unit.
• Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 8.75% his/her pay to this plan or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at Employee Benefits for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County’s website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County’s website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on June 13, 2023. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.
Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.
Veterans’ Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.
Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.
SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515