Veterans Services Office
|Salary||$25.64 - $32.02/hour; $4,444.27 - $5,550.13/month; $53,331.20 - $66,601.60/year|
|Department||Health and Human Services|
|Date Opened||3/3/2020 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||3/31/2020 5:00:00 PM|
Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Permanent/Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
South Placer (Granite Bay, Loomis, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville)
|Additional Forms Required||
Veterans DD214 (if applicable)|
|HR Analyst||Courtney Thomas|
Placer County’s Veterans Service Office promotes the interest and welfare of veterans, their dependents, and their survivors by enhancing their quality of life through counseling, education, benefits assistance, and advocacy. They connect Veterans to their benefits by assisting in their interactions with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and hope to make easier the process of applying for benefits like Veterans Health Care and Veterans Pension.
The Department of Health and Human Services is currently recruiting one full-time Eligibility Specialist – Senior for the Human Services Division's Veterans Office located in Rocklin. This position requires the ability to coordinate and network with multiple agencies and organizations with differing cultures, as well as an understanding of veterans’ issues and benefits. The incumbent must be able to assist veterans and family members directly by providing information on how to obtain benefits, and acquire and disseminate information on current issues of interest to veterans.
To perform the more difficult, complex, and/or confidential functions related to determining eligibility for, or continuation of, designated and specialized client services programs and their respective benefits; to exercise technical and functional supervision over other staff members as assigned; and to function as an integral and supportive member of assigned departmental and multi-disciplinary team(s).
This is the advanced journey level class in the Eligibility Specialist series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, as well as by the nature of the public contact required. Employees in this job class perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned program area(s) as well as cross trained in other client services programs.
Receives direction from supervisory or management staff.
May exercise technical and functional supervision over other employees as assigned.
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 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: Two years of responsible, journey level eligibility determination experience performing duties similar to an Eligibility Specialist II with Placer County.
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:
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.
Best Qualified Screening (PASS/FAIL)
An application appraisal screening MAY be conducted to select a reasonable number of the best-qualified candidates. The criteria for this screening is listed as preference language under the note in the Minimum Qualifications section.
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(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.
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department
For more info regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County’s Human Resources website.