Sunday, November 23, 2014


Recruitment #14-PJ6-01

Date Opened:2/14/2014 4:30:00 PM
Filing Deadline:3/14/2014 11:59:00 PM
Salary:$6,562 - $8,758 / Month
Job Type: Open & Promotional

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THE JOB: Under direction, to plan, organize, coordinate and supervise a Health Services program; and to do other work as required. The current vacancy is located in the Maternal Child Adolescent/Family Health Program in the Health Services Agency. The ideal candidate will possess a Registered Nurse or Public Health Nurse license issued by the State of California.



THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way would be:



Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in health care administration, a public health field, health science, nursing, psychology, social work, marriage and family counseling, life sciences, physical sciences, or in a management field such as public or business administration.




One year of administrative, supervisory or management experience in a program area to which the position is assigned. Some positions may require a Master's degree pursuant to State law.


Special Requirements: License Requirements: All positions require possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority. Some positions require one of the following licenses or certificates issued by the State of California: Clinical Psychologist; Registered Nurse; Public Health Nurse; Clinical Social Worker or Marriage Family and Child Counselor. If licensed in another state, State of California licensure must be obtained within eighteen (18) months from the date of employment.


Special Working Conditions: All assignments: Exposure to infections which may cause chronic disease or death may occur in the course of physical intervention to control client behavior; contact with potentially hostile or violent individuals. Juvenile Hall and Acute/Emergency Services assignments: Exposure to noise, such as people yelling. Children's Service assignment: Exposure to disturbing material, such as photos of abused children.


Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of Health Services program administration.  Working knowledge of community resources and health services available for the assigned program; health terminology and the cost and funding sources of health care for the assigned program and complex psycho-social problems affecting the population served.  Some knowledge of program management, including funding sources, grant proposal writing, program evaluation, budget and fiscal management; principles of supervision and training; principles of public relations; health conditions and unusual medical treatment for the population served and computers and their use in the health care field.


Ability to:  Plan, organize, coordinate and direct a health program and related support services; train, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, rules and regulations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; prepare and monitor a budget, develop policies and procedures and evaluate program effectiveness; prepare grant applications and contracts; speak effectively before groups; prepare and present clear and concise reports and correspondence and learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer.



VACATION – 16 days 1st year, increasing to 31 days per year after 15 years service. Available after 1 year service.

ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE – One week advanced upon appointment; two weeks accrued each year; can be taken in cash or time off.

HOLIDAYS – 12.5 paid holidays per year.

SICK LEAVE – Six days per year; after 6 months.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE – 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state.

MEDICAL PLAN – The County contracts with PERS for a variety of medical plans.  For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and dependents.

DENTAL PLAN – County pays for employee and dependent coverage.

VISION PLAN – County pays for employee coverage.  Employee may purchase dependent coverage.

RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY – Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years.  County pays a portion of retirement contribution and participates in Social Security. 

LIFE INSURANCE – County paid $50,000 term policy.  Employee may purchase additional life insurance.

LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN – Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $13,500, up to $9,000 per month maximum.

DEPENDANT-CARE PLAN – Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing “pre-tax dollars.”

H-CARE PLAN – Employees who pay a County medical premium share of cost may elect this pre-tax program.

HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) – Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses.

FLEXIBLE HEALTH ALLOWANCE (FHA) – A portion of the County’s contribution to employee health insurance that allows employees to have health plan purchase options. Employees who are enrolled in a County medical plan can participate in this program.

EMPLOYEE CREDIT UNION – Offers systematic savings and low interest loans.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION – A deferred compensation plan is available to employees.

AUTOMATIC CHECK DEPOSIT – Required for all employees in this bargaining unit.



THE EXAMINATION:  Your application and supplemental application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement.  If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list.  The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants.  If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.


HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now!  Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 310, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.  For information, call (831) 454-2600.  Hearing Impaired TDD# (831) 454-2123.  Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways:  1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.

Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.

To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.

Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Santa Cruz County Personnel Department

701 Ocean Street, Room 310 Santa Cruz, California 95060

Phone:(831) 454-2600 or TDD (831)454-2123