TAHOE AREA ONLY
|Salary||$21.24 - $25.82/hour; $44,187.31 - $53,710.38/year + Tahoe Branch Premium *See Below|
|Department||Health and Human Services|
|Job Type||Open - Tahoe Area|
|Date Opened||4/11/2019 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||4/24/2019 5:00:00 PM|
Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Permanent/Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Tahoe Area (Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Truckee)
|Additional Forms Required||
Veterans DD214 (if applicable)|
|HR Analyst||Kelly Tourville|
The eligible list created from this recruitment will be used to fill vacancies in the North Lake Tahoe area. If you are interested in Eligibility Specialist I opportunities in the Auburn and/or South Placer locations, please submit a separate application for 2019-15542-01. Please only apply through this recruitment if you are able to work at our Tahoe office location(s).
If you apply for both the Auburn/South Placer and Tahoe recruitments and are qualified, you will only need to take one written examination. The testing for this recruitment will be held in the Tahoe/Truckee area. The date of the written examination is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May, 14th, 2019. The examination date is subject to change dependent on the weather.
This recruitment will be used to fill both open and promotional vacancies in Tahoe area locations of the Department of Health and Human Services as they arise, subject to specific position requirements.
Bilingual Spanish/English speaking candidates are highly desirable for this current vacancy. Upon successfully completing the pre-employment process and accepting a formal offer of hire, applicants who indicated a bilingual proficiency must receive a passing score from Placer County's Foreign Language Assessment and be assigned to provide bilingual services in order to receive the additional 5% Bilingual pay.
This position is eligible for the Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium (*Salary plus additional $825 per month Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium for employees who demonstrate and certify residency in the Tahoe basin. Please note, effective July 6th, 2019, the Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium will be increased to $875 per month).
Employees will receive a 2% general wage increase effective June 8, 2019.
The Department of Health and Human Services - Human Services Division - has a current vacancy for a permanent Eligibility Specialist - I in the Carnelian Bay office located in North Lake Tahoe. This assignment will help to connect Placer County residents with a variety of healthcare, nutrition and cash-based services. The person selected for this position will work with all populations including pregnant women, children, disabled individuals, and the elderly to link them to needs-based programs relevant to their individual circumstances. This current position allows for the potential to gain experience in multiple eligibility programs such as CalWORKS, CalFresh, Medi-Cal and General Relief.
Bilingual skills in Spanish are preferred, but not required for the current vacancy.
To determine eligibility for, or continuation of, designated and specialized client services programs and their respective benefits; to provide administrative and technical support for designated program operations and the provision of services; to track and monitor the continuing quality of services provided and client needs to ensure compliance with program guidelines and regulations; and to function as an integral and supportive member of assigned departmental and multi-disciplinary team(s).
This is the entry level class in the Eligibility Specialist series. This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.
Experience: Two years of journey level clerical experience that includes substantial public contact, interviewing, obtaining financial and personal history information, decision making based on complex rules and regulations, and/or written and financial record keeping.
Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Completion of the equivalent of 30 semester units in social services, sociology, social work, psychology, behavioral science, business or public administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university is highly desirable.
License or Certificate:
Written Examination (100%)
The written examination may include multiple choice, true/false, fill-in, matching, and/or essay type questions directly related to the required knowledge and abilities for this classification.
The date of the written examination is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 in the Tahoe/Truckee area (weather permitting).
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications, and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.
The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.
Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.
The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.
This Timeline is Tentative and Subject to Change:
04/30/19 - Minimum Qualifications Screening
05/03/19 - 'Not Qualified' Notices Emailed
05/07/19 - Written Examination Invitations Emailed
05/14/19 - Written Examination (Exam Date Subject to Change Dependent on Weather)
05/30/19 - Eligible List Established