Supervising Legal Clerk (Promotional)
|Filing Deadline||6/3/2013 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$26.75 - $32.17/hour; $55,640.00 - $66,913.60/year|
Permanent Full-Time Employment
|HR Analyst||Cheri Harraway|
YOU MUST BE AN ALAMEDA COUNTY EMPLOYEE TO APPLY.
THIS IS A NEW PROMOTIONAL ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year but can be extended. Current employment and completion by (6/03/13), of the equivalent of six months of continuous service following a regular appointment in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes the District Attorney’s Office, the Medical Center, and the Superior Court). A regular appointment does not include provisional, TAP (Temporary Assignment Pool), or STEP-UP appointments.
Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.
Alameda County Sheriff's Office is looking to fill an immediate vacancy for the position of Supervising Legal Clerk in the Civil or Warrants and Records sections. This recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and create an eligible list for future vacancies in both the Warrants and Records section as well as the Civil Unit.
About The Alameda County Sheriff's Office
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is a full-service law enforcement agency accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the American Correctional Association (ACA). Additionally, the agency's health care provider, Prison Health Services, has dual accreditation through the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and the California Medical Association (CMA). Together these form what is referred to as the "Triple Crown" of accreditation (ACA, NCCHC/CMA and CALEA) awarded by the National Sheriff's Association. Additionally, the Sheriff's Office Crime Lab is nationally accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD). The Sheriff's Office Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit has also been awarded national accreditation through the Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board.
The Sheriff's Office has a current adjusted net budget of approximately $185.7 million and has over 1500 authorized positions, including in excess of 1000 sworn personnel. The agency's Chief Executive Officer is Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, who is assisted in the operation of the agency by Undersheriff Richard T. Lucia, Assistant Sheriff's Brett Keteles and Casey Nice.
The Sheriff of Alameda County is responsible for a vast array of tasks and duties, including the following:
• Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts
• Operating the Coroner's Bureau
• Operating a full service criminalistics laboratory
• Performing Civil Process
• Operating a County Jail (Santa Rita)
• Operating the County Office of Emergency Services
• Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County
• Pursuant to contractual agreements, providing patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin, Peralta
• Community College District, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex, Oakland International Airport,
• Highland County Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
• Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements.
• Providing Fish and Game enforcement
• Project Director of the Narcotics Task Force
• Serving as the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force
• Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters.
For additional information, you may visit the Sheriff's Office website at: http://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/
Under direction in the Sheriff’s Office, Civil or Warrants and Records Section, the Supervising Legal Clerk supervises, organizes, and coordinates the work of Legal Process Clerks I/II, Account Clerks, and other clerical personnel engaged in the filing and processing of documents and makes decisions involving procedural or technical problems. The Supervising Legal Clerk also performs or supervises the preparation of daily accounting and the audit of all fees received for deposit or disbursed and interfaces with accounting units.
Supervising Legal Clerks report directly to a Sheriff’s Lieutenant. Positions in this classification are distinguished from Legal Process Clerks by their supervisory and coordinating responsibilities as well as the input they have in the formulation of policy and procedures for the unit.
The Ideal Candidate
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success in the following areas:
• Great communicator and listener, quick and clear thinker who can clearly articulate information to multiple forums, both verbally and in writing.
• Demonstrated clerical experience preparing and processing legal documents, forms, and records for Courts or a County Recorder’s Office.
• Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment.
• Strong leader who aligns the organization’s vision and values by inspiring, advising and facilitating goal accomplishment.
• Ability to audit fees received for deposits and interface with accounting units.
• Effectively meeting customer needs and the ability to build productive customer relationships.
The equivalent of 18 months full-time experience in the class of Legal Process Clerk
in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office,
Hospital Authority and the Consolidated Courts.)
The equivalent of three years’ full-time clerical experience including two (2) years preparing or processing legal documents, forms or records for court matters or a County recorder’s office.
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above minimum qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed
under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.
• California Codes as they pertain to recordable documents and court documents.
• operating details and policy and procedures of the civil process, Superior Court, and the Recordable Documents Unit.
• principles and practices of supervision.
• modern office organization, management, practices, and equipment.
• business correspondence and record keeping systems.
• training methods and techniques.
• general accounting and auditing principles.
• interpret the Code of Civil Procedures and the California State Sheriff’s Procedural Manual.
• train staff in operating procedures.
• deal effectively with members of the legal profession and the public.
• lead and direct staff.
• interpersonal sensitivity.
• communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF the following steps: 1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process. 2) A review of candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. 3) Those candidates deemed to be best qualified will move on to the oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises. CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION. We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.
Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments many be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.
To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.
Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:
TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN
Deadline for Filing: 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2013
Review of Minimum Qualifications: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for best qualified: Monday, June 24, 2013
Panel Interviews: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified individuals with mental and physical disabilities, and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and Alameda County Resolution No. R-83-773. To request an accommodation due to a disability during this or other phases of the selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Analyst listing on the job announcement before the final filing deadline. Alameda County Human Resources Services will require documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a permanent disability pursuant to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's statute of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, as amended, and/or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) Act.
For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs
ABOUT THE COUNTY
Alameda County, located on the east side of San Francisco Bay, is California's seventh-largest county. The County employs 9,080 full-time employees and operates on an annual budget of $2.39 billion. Oakland, the County seat, is California's eighth largest city. One and a half million people call Alameda County home and live in a variety of incorporated cities, unincorporated communities and rural areas. As a major urban county, Alameda provides a full range of services to its citizens. The County is a blend of culturally and ethnically diverse communities, and its mixture of cosmopolitan and suburban areas provides the perfect environment for families and their active lifestyles. The County offers extensive cultural resources, countless recreational opportunities and an array of fine public and private colleges and universities.
MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
The County offers HMO and PPO medical plans. The County has two contributions structures, 1) County contributes 100% of the lowest cost HMO; or 2) County contributes 90% of the HMO plans and 90% of the lowest cost HMO towards the PPO. The County contribution can be prorated based on the number of work hours up to 50% of the standard hours in a pay period. Employees pay any additional premium costs if they chose an alternate HMO or PPO Plan. If an eligible employee waives all medical coverage through the County, a monthly stipend may be provided.
The County offers two Dental Plans: PPO and Dental Maintenance Option (DMO). The County contributes up to 100% of the family coverage for both plans as long as the employee works at least 50% of the standard hours in a pay period. The PPO option plan design is 100% Preventative, 80% Basic Care, 80% Major Care with a $45 per individual deductible and annual maximum up to $1,450 per. The DMO option has an orthodontic benefit for children as well as adults.
The County offers two Voluntary Vision Plans through Vision Service Plan (VSP) for eligible employees. The two plans consist of a low option and a high option that offer annual eye exams and coverage for various frames and lenses. The Voluntary Vision Plan is 100% employee paid and available to employees and their dependents. In addition, an annual eye exam is covered for participants in the HMO Medical Plans with corresponding co-pay.
The County pays for a Basic Life Insurance policy of $25,000. Supplemental Life Insurance for an employee can be purchased in $10,000 increments up $1,000,000. Supplemental Life Insurance can also be purchased for spouse/domestic partner and/or eligible dependent children.
ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT (AD&D) INSURANCE
An employee can purchase either a policy for themselves or a family policy in $25,000 increments up to $500,000.
COUNTY ALLOWANCE DOLLARS
The County provides up to $2900 of flex dollars annually, dependent upon the management employee's represented or unrepresented classification. These flex dollars can be used to pay for medical, Supplemental Life and/or AD&D premiums. The unused portion of these flex dollars are deposited into a Health Flexible Spending Account for the management employee, which can be used for unreimbursed medical expenses.
HEALTH FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT
Employees may opt to salary contribute on a pre-tax basis up to $10,000 for eligible out of pocket medical, dental and vision expenses such as: prescription co-pays, office visit co-pays, prescription eye glasses or contact lenses.
DEPENDENT CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
For employees who have either children under age 13 or dependents (parent, sibling or in-law incapable of self-care) that are dependent upon the employee for care can contribute salary on a pre-tax basis up to $5,000 annually. These pre-tax dollars can be used to pay for day care expenses provided by a licensed facility.
For the 2011 Plan Year, an employee can set aside up to $230 a month in pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified work-related parking and commuting to and from work transit fees.
Eleven paid holidays plus two or four floating holidays depending on the union bargaining unit. Represented management employees are entitled up to three additional days of management paid leave. Unrepresented management employees are entitled up to seven days of management paid leave.
VACATION AND SICK LEAVE WITH PAY
Vacation accrual ranges from two weeks to five weeks depending upon years of service and the union bargaining unit to which the position is assigned. Sick leave accrues at the approximate rate of one-half day per bi-weekly pay period. Exact rate is based on the union bargaining unit and is defined in the corresponding Memorandum of Understanding.
VACATION PURCHASE PROGRAM
The County allows you to purchase one or two additional weeks of vacation through payroll deduction. Exact benefit is based on the union bargaining unit and is defined in the corresponding Memorandum of Understanding.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
The County has an EAP available for employees, spouses/domestic partners and eligible dependents. This program provides services such as: counseling, financial consulting, child and elder care consulting and some legal counseling.
DISABILITY or INCOME REPLACEMENT
Two voluntary plans are offered: Short-term Disability and Long-term Disability can be purchased through a payroll deduction or with accrued vacation hours depending upon the union bargaining unit.
LONG TERM CARE
This voluntary benefit extends care for yourself and/or your spouse and/or your parents who experience a serious accident, chronic illness or frailties of old age. Places where care can be provided are: in one's home, at a nursing home, at an assisted living facility or adult day care center.
The County retirement program is a Defined Benefit plan and is governed under the provisions of the 1937 Act. The County's retirement is based on one's age upon entrance, compensation, years of service and specific percentage of employee/employer contributions with the County's portion vesting after five years of employment. (With regard to Project positions - Regularly appointed incumbents in full-time, non-project positions in the Alameda County classified service who are current members of the retirement system and who are appointed, without a break in service or status to a project position can elect to remain in the retirement system. Individuals hired into a project position and subsequently appointed to full-time, non-project positions become members of the retirement system at the time of the regular appointment. Computations and determinations of eligibility for retirement shall be based on the date of the regular appointment, with entitlements being prospective from that date.)
The County offers a Deferred Compensation program where an eligible employee can voluntarily contribute on a pre-tax and/or after-tax basis, a minimum of $20 per pay period up to the total annual contribution limit.
Those claiming additional preference points as a VETERAN must submit a copy of the DD214 form on the day of the oral examination. Those claiming additional preference points as a DISABLED VETERAN must submit a copy of the DD214 form and a letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs confirming eligibility for additional points on the day of the oral examination.
The Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified individuals with mental and physical disabilities, and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disability Act (ADA) of 1990, and Alameda County Resolution No. R-83-773. To request reasonable accommodation, you must notify the Human Resource Representative listed on this bulletin as soon as possible and before the last day to file, in order to make the necessary arrangements during each step of the examination process. (510) 272-3703 (TDD)
DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
All government employees are disaster service workers as defined by California Government Code Section 3100. In addition to everyday duties, employees have the added responsibility of helping throughout any disaster.
DMV EMPLOYER PULL NOTICE PROGRAM
All county employees who drive on county business are required to enroll in the California Department of Motor Vehicles Employer Pull Notice Program in an effort to promote driver safety. Employees’ driver record reports will be released to the County Safety Officer in Risk Management to ensure that employees have valid driver’s licenses and are eligible to drive on county business.
An applicant's previous employment may be investigated. Results of this investigation may be cause for disqualification. Also, all convictions will be reviewed and may result in a request for additional information or termination of employment. A conviction record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment. Each case will be given individual consideration, based on job-relatedness.
All prospective county employees must pass a medical examination before beginning employment. For positions which require a commercial driver's license and the performance of functions defined as "safety sensitive," Federal law and County policy requires that the examination include a drug screening process. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of this examination.
Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, ethnic and racial minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other non-job-related factor.
All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the 'My applications' button on the Current Job Openings page.
Please take the steps recommended above to insure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.
NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied.
CHERI M. HARRAWAY, Human Resources Analyst II
Human Resource Services Division, County of Alameda