Placer Employment Opportunities

Central Services Worker

Health and Human Services Courier

Recruitment #2020-11620-01


LIMITED RECRUITMENT: This is a limited recruitment that will open on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and will close after the first 150 electronically submitted applications are received OR until the posted filing deadline, whichever comes first.


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently hiring for the permanent position of Central Services Worker.  This position will support the Human Services Division by providing courier services for HHS offices and affiliated partners in the Auburn, Roseville and Rocklin area, as well fuel service, dropping pool vehicles off for maintenance and supply ordering. Click here to learn more about the Human Services Division.

This recruitment may be used to fill both open and promotional vacancies in various HHS Divisions as they arise, subject to specific position requirements.


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.

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To operate and maintain duplicating, bindery, and postage equipment; receive and distribute internal and outside mail and supplies to County departments; operate light trucks or vans for delivery of mail and supplies; and operate a forklift.


Receives general supervision from higher-level supervisory or management staff and technical and functional supervision from the Senior Central Services Technician.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform a wide variety of duties related to the services of the Central Services Division.
  • Operate and maintain duplicating equipment, high speed copying equipment, and automated mail processing and mail manifest equipment.
  • Operate bindery equipment, including folders, collators, electric staplers, spiral binders, paper drills, paper cutters, and shrink-wrap equipment.
  • Pick up and deliver intra-office and inter-office mail, as well as outside mail conveyed by U.S. Mail and private package delivery companies.
  • Operate postage equipment, including calculating the proper postage amount.
  • Operate light trucks or vans and a forklift as assigned.
  • Receive, sort, and deliver materials and supplies.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Answer questions from County staff regarding Central Services operations.
  • Pick up, sort, and store records management files.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: One year of experience performing duplicating, binding, and mail processing procedures is desirable.

Training: Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.

License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

Length of Probation:
All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more.


Knowledge of:

  • Office methods, procedures, and equipment.
  • Safe driving techniques.
  • Procedures for maintaining inventory records.
  • Methods for the care and operation of common duplicating, bindery, and postage equipment.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand operations, procedures, and observe safety rules.  Intermittently analyze problem equipment; interpret work orders; remember procedures and operational requirements of equipment; and explain jobs to others.
  • Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing reports; bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist when operating equipment; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; and lift moderate weight.
  • Operate, adjust, and maintain duplicating, bindery and postage equipment.
  • Safely operate an automobile, light truck or van, and forklift.
  • Keep accurate records.


Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.


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 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 level) 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.

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