EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Possession of the core competencies listed here and the ability to immediately demonstrate these competencies consistent with the position’s level in the leadership series and the specific work assignment; AND
1. Possession of a bachelor's degree in social or behavioral sciences or management such as business administration, organizational management, public administration, or a directly related degree from an accredited college or university and five years of experience in a California public social services agency at the local or state level, with three of the five years supervising a social services, income maintenance, employment services or administrative unit; OR,
2. Possession of an associate’s degree in social or behavioral sciences or management such as business administration, organizational management, public administration, or directly related degree from an accredited college or university and seven years of experience in a California public social services agency at the local or state level, with five of the seven years supervising a social services, income maintenance, employment services or administrative unit, OR,
3. Currently enrolled in an accredited college degree program as described in 1. or 2. above, and has completed at least 30 semester / 45 quarter units, and ten years of experience in a California public social services agency at the local or state level, with seven of the ten years supervising a social services, income maintenance, employment services or administrative unit.
NOTE: Applicants can substitute one year of formal supervisory experience with one year of lead experience directing the work of others, such as training, mentoring, project management and/or program support.
Knowledge of: Federal, state and local social services and income maintenance programs, legislation, and regulations; governmental budgeting, fiscal management, and public funding; principles of personnel management including selection, supervision, evaluation, and training of subordinate staff; automated information systems; and program evaluation techniques.
Ability to: Prioritize and coordinate work through others; communicate effectively; prepare clear, concise correspondence and reports using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling; understand and interpret laws, regulations, and policies governing programs and operation; work with and enlist the cooperation of governmental agency personnel, professional, and support staff; determine appropriate course of action in emergency situations; analyze program effectiveness, financial reports, and staffing requirements; recognize how activities and efforts of assigned division fit together with all other divisions of the Department; collaborate on numerous cross division/branch initiatives as either a leader or participant; establish a professional working relationship with representatives from other divisions/branches of the Department as well as other county departments and community organizations; conduct presentations within or outside the Department; effectively manage multiple situations occurring simultaneously and be responsive as quickly as possible.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS:
1. Review applications and supplemental questionnaire to determine those applicants who meet the employment standards.
2. Supplemental Questionnaire Ranking: Responses to the required supplemental questionnaire will be evaluated and scored. Candidates' final score and rank on the employment list will be determined by their responses to the supplemental questionnaire. This process may be eliminated if there are fewer than eleven (11) qualified candidates.
Applicants must receive a percentage score of at least 70 on the supplemental questionnaire ranking to be placed on an employment list. An adjustment may be made to raw scores based on factors listed in Civil Service Rule VI. Those candidates who are successful in the selection process will have their names placed on the employment list for a minimum of three months. At the time the employment list is established, all candidates will receive written notice of their score on the exam(s), rank on the employment list, and exact duration of the employment list.
Recruiters will communicate with applicants by e-mail during each step in the recruitment process. Applicants are reminded to check spam filters continuously during the Recruitment & -Selection Process steps listed above to ensure they do not miss required deadlines.
CONDITIONAL JOB OFFER: Once a conditional offer of employment has been made, the candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check, which includes a conviction history check, an satisfactory reference checks. Appointee will be subject to a post-offer medical evaluation or examination. The appointee must satisfactorily complete a probationary period of 12 months.
BENEFITS: The County of Santa Barbara offers generous benefits. For information on benefits click here.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: The County of Santa Barbara is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter listed on the job posting. We require verification of needed accommodation from a professional source, such as a Medical Provider or a learning institution.
Disaster Service Worker: Pursuant to Governmental Code section 3100, all employees with the County of Santa Barbara are declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster service. Activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law.
Statement of Commitment
The County of Santa Barbara is dedicated to cultivating and sustaining an environment that exhibits equity and inclusion everywhere, and at all levels of our organization. The County believes equity is a fundamental principle that must be imbedded in policies, institutional practices and systems. The County recognizes the negative impacts of systemic racism and is committed to eliminating the barriers affecting our Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian community members, as well as people of other diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. We envision a world where society and its systems (e.g. education, criminal justice, and health care, housing the economy) are just, fair, and inclusive, enabling all people to participate and reach their full potential.
We celebrate community and employee diversity, strive for inclusion and belonging, and promote empowered participation. We aspire to build a workforce that is reflective of these values and the communities we serve. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will resolutely uphold federal, California state law and/or Santa Barbara County ordinances.
We believe equity and inclusion are vital to fulfill the County’s mission and to embody a culture of “One County, One Future.” Expanding the full range of employee talent allows the County to deliver our best to all our community members.
We believe in the dignity and humanity of all people. We strive for a healthy and prosperous society that promotes all people having equitable access and opportunity.
APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE DEADLINE: 12/12/22, 4:59 p.m.;. Applications and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at www.sbcountyjobs.com
Raquel Martinez, Senior Employment Analyst – RMartinez@countyofsb.org
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