employment offers are based on successful completion of any pre-appointment
background investigation, drug testing, and medical/psychological evaluation.
This recruitment requires the
completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You must submit your response
to the supplemental questions with your application.
ABOUT THE POSITION: Classes in the
social worker series determine the need for social services, and authorize the
provision of and in some cases, directly provide social services to applicants,
clients and other persons eligible for public services or vocational assistance
services; and do other related work as required.
under close supervision in a training status and carry a limited non‑complex social service
caseload. Incumbents are expected to learn departmental organization,
social service programs, basic case study methods and casework services, and
other activities such as vocational services. Normally, incumbents are
expected to promote to Social Worker II after successful completion of twelve
months of experience.
TYPICAL TASKS: Studies and applies
the principles and techniques of social work to a caseload composed of people
who have various types of services problems; conducts assessments to determine
social services or vocational needs of clients; develops and carries out
welfare to work plans or social treatment plans for an assigned caseload;
assists applicants and clients in utilizing available community resources;
interprets the policies, rules and regulations of the department to applicants,
clients and others within the scope of his/her responsibility; makes home
visits in connection with casework assignments; prepares and maintains case
records and reports using automated office equipment as appropriate; answers
correspondence; participates in staff development activities.
conditions and trends; the basic principles of individual and group behavior;
current issues in the field of social welfare; principles of interviewing and
problem solving methodology; automated office equipment; basic public social
service programs on the Federal, State and local level; effective writing
techniques; the general principles of public assistance policies and programs.
learn the agency programs, policy and procedures; obtain and recognize the
relevant and significant facts; organize and maintain work detail; establish
and maintain the confidence and cooperation of clients, co-workers and others
from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; speak and write
clearly and effectively; learn and use automated office equipment; read and
interpret rules, regulations and guidelines; operate within appropriate
Graduation from college, including 30 semester units, (or equivalent quarter
units or equivalent Continuing Education Units CEUís) in social welfare,
social/human services, sociology or other behavioral sciences. OR B:
Successful completion of 30 college semester units, (or equivalent quarter
units or equivalent CEUís) in social welfare, sociology, social/human service
or other behavioral science and one year job related experience in a social
LICENSES/CERTIFICATES: A valid CALIFORNIA drivers license is required at the time of appointment and
must be maintained throughout employment.
IN ADDITION: This class
specification generally describes the duties and responsibilities
characteristic of the position(s) within this class. Duties of a particular
position within a multi-position class may vary from the duties of other
positions within the class. Accordingly, the essential functions of a
particular position (whether it be a multi-position
class or a single-position class) will be identified and used by medical
examiners and hiring authorities in the selection process. If you have
questions regarding the duties or the working conditions of the position,
please contact the Human Resources Department.
SHOP: Employees hired into the Public Services, Supervisory and Clerical
bargaining units represented by SLOCEA labor contracts are covered by Agency Shop provisions which require that new employees become SLOCEA dues
paying members or pay an agency shop service fee in lieu of dues.
NOTIFICATION: Applicants will
be notified 2-4 weeks after the final filing deadline. However, some recruitments may take less or more time depending on the
type of exam and number of applicants. Notifications will be posted on-line on
the Applicant Status Board for each phase of the recruitment process and will
be sent by US mail and/or email. Therefore, notify the Human Resources
Department of any mailing or email address changes for all applications
SELECTION PROCESS: The
examination process will include a competitive examination consisting of an
evaluation of job-related education and experience through one of the following
methods of testing: A) competitive application rating, based solely on
application information presented OR B) oral board rating as determined by an
interview panel OR C) application screening and an oral board rating OR D) any
combination thereof. In any case, the evaluation will be weighted 100% in
determining a candidateís placement on the eligible list. Applicants are
urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application
materials for proper qualification evaluation. The hiring
department will be provided a list of the top nine ranks of eligible candidates
and one additional rank for each vacancy. The hiring department may hire any of
the candidates certified to the department. Veterans and disabled
veterans preference points will be assigned when applicable. Please note: any
part of this selection process may be waived or changed as deemed appropriate
by the Human Resources Department at any point during the recruitment. Eligible
lists may be used to fill regular, limited term or temporary positions.
are required to complete an INS Employment Eligibility Verification form to
certify citizenship or legal residency and authorization to work. Essential
functions of a job for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act will be
determined prior to the filling of each vacant position. A reasonable effort will be made to
accommodate the needs of the disabled and the religious needs of an applicant.
If you require special arrangements to participate in the recruitment process,
you must inform the County Human Resources Department in writing of the type
and extent of accommodation no later than the final filing deadline.
OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER