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Bilingual (English/Spanish) Candidates Encouraged to Apply

Recruitment #22-PT3-DD


Plus $25,000 sign on incentive*

(Prorated amount for part-time positions)

LAST DATE TO APPLY: Continuous – Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  This recruitment may close once a sufficient number of qualifying applications have been received.  


The County of Santa Cruz 
invites you to apply for the position of


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THE JOB: Under direction, provide medical services for Health Services Agency programs including general medical clinics, specialized clinics, and occupational medical services; provide on-call services; and perform other duties as required. The current vacancy is located in the Emeline clinic in Santa Cruz. This clinic is a community health center that serves the un-insured and under-insured population in Santa Cruz County. The clinic is looking to hire an internal medicine doctor or family practice physician.

Employment Standards

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:   

License/Certificate: Possession of a valid Physician and Surgeon Certificate issued by the State of California and a valid California Class C Driver License (out-of-state certificate and/or license sufficient at time of application, with California certificate/license required at time of hire). Possession of a Federal narcotic license for administration of narcotics to patients required at time of hire.  


Background Investigation: A background investigation and fingerprinting is required.

Special Working Conditions: Exposure to odors such as vomitus, feces, urine and draining abscesses; fumes from cleaning supplies and solvents; and infections which might cause chronic disease or death.  

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of current principles and practices of medicine. Some knowledge of functions and services of local public health agencies.  

Ability to: Perform medical diagnosis and treatment; provide medical direction to subordinate staff; evaluate and review the work of mid-level medical practitioners for appropriate diagnosis, treatment and chart documentation; prepare protocols; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others; prepare clear and concise written and oral reports; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; learn to conduct in-service training programs; secure State certification to supervise and direct mid-level practitioner and learn to input, access and analyze data using an electronic health records system.    


*$25,000 sign on bonus – initial payment of 50% within 30 days of start date. Remaining 50% of payment upon completion of one calendar year of service.
ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years. Available for vacation and/or sick leave.
ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE - Advanced one week upon appointment; in addition, earn two weeks per year. Can be taken in cash or time off.
HOLIDAYS - 12.5 paid holidays 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 health plans.  For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and dependents.
DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and dependent coverage.
VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependents coverage.
Pension formula 2% at 60 (for Classic/Tier 2 employees) or 2% at 62 (for New/Tier 3 employees) as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). County participates in Social Security. 
DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN - For Tier 3 eligible employees who elect to participate, the employee contribution shall be 3%, and the employer contribution shall be the lesser of 6.25% or the current CalPERS Tier 3 employer contribution rate, for all regular salary earnings over the compensation cap as determined by PEPRA (2017 cap = $118,775).
LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $100,000 term policy.  Employee may purchase additional life insurance.
LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - County paid plan.  Plan pays 67% of the first $15,000 up to $10,000 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.
RELOCATION ASSISTANCE - Selected candidates may be eligible for relocation assistance for difficult to recruit classifications, up to a maximum of $10,000, based on actual costs.
ADVANCED ACCRUAL RATES - Selected candidates may be eligible for the advanced setting of accrual rates for leaves based upon the number of years of service with other public agencies for difficult to recruit classifications.

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.  


NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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