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Recruitment #20-US5-01



THE JOB: Under general direction, to plan, organize, analyze, direct and coordinate departmental administrative services including budget preparation and administration; to plan, organize, analyze, direct and coordinate departmental programs; and to do other work as required. The current recruitment is for two full-time positions in the Human Services Department Planning and Evaluation Division. One position is in the Centralized Contracts Unit and one in the Business Analytics Unit. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, substitute and temporary/extra-help positions. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%.

Employment Standards

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Equivalent to graduation from college with completion of courses in business, public administration or related field and three years of administrative or staff experience which includes responsibility for budgets and some experience as a supervisor.

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of administration and organization. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of public budgeting, accounting and finance; principles and techniques of administrative survey, evaluation, and analysis; principles and practices of supervision and training. Some knowledge of the operations of the assigned department; application of data processing to departmental operations; and purchasing procedures.

Ability to: Plan, organize and coordinate departmental fiscal and other programs; supervise, train and evaluate subordinate staff; define, analyze, evaluate and solve administrative and fiscal problems; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others; interpret, apply and explain laws, legislation, ordinances, and administrative policies and procedures; learn to operate a personal computer to design programs, to store, retrieve and analyze information; prepare clear and concise oral and written reports; and communicate effectively before groups.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Some positions may require possession of a valid Class C California Driver License or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation, approved by the appointing authority.



VACATION - 16 days 1st year, increasing to 31 days per year after 15 years service. Available after 1 year service.

ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE – One week advanced upon appointment; two weeks accrued each year; can be taken in cash or time off.

HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year.

SICK LEAVE - Six days per year.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state.

MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans.  For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents.

DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage.

VISION PLAN - The County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage.

RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years.  County participates in Social Security. 

LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $50,000 term policy.  Employee may purchase additional life insurance.

LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $13,500, up to $9,000 per month maximum.

DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program.

H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program.

HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) – Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees.

Selection Plan

THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now!  Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.  For information, call (831) 454-2600.  Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711.  Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways:  1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. 

Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.


To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.


Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation.



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County of Santa Cruz


An Equal Opportunity Employer


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