San Joaquin County, a place where YOU belong!
The average person spends one third of their life at work. Why not spend that time in an environment where you are seen for who you are, celebrated for the diversity you bring, and valued for your potential to contribute to an innovative and dynamic workforce? San Joaquin County is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable workplace which supports and values our diverse community.
Come join us! This is where YOU belong.
The San Joaquin County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is a resource for parents - custodial and noncustodial - and legally acknowledged guardians - that works to ensure children and families receive court ordered financial and medical support.
DCSS partners with parents to develop cooperative family relationships and shared responsibilities. We help ALL parents navigate the child support process from beginning to end, whether the parents were married or not, live in different states, or are even in a different country.
DCSS promotes a positive culture, efficiencies in program operations, and expansion of services, by collaborating with other county agencies to improve the lives of the families requesting our services.
We treat our employees as we treat our customers, recognizing our team members as an integral part of our growth and success. Come join our Team!
- We have two locations – in Stockton and Tracy
We offer training
We offer promotional opportunities
We offer flexible work schedules
- We offer retirement, flexible spending accounts, medical insurance.
We model a family friendly environment.
Learn more about our program by clicking on the links below:
What is child support?
What services does the Department of Child Support Services offer?
For more information about San Joaquin County DCSS, please click on the following link:
Department of Child Support Services
This examination is being given
to fill 1 vacancy in the Department of Child Support Services and to establish
an eligible list to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu
of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received
online by the final filing deadline.
additional information regarding this job opportunity, including typical duties
and minimum qualifications, please view the recruitment brochure.
Principal Child Support Attorney
NOTE: All correspondences
relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account
used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of
submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not
have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences
via US Mail.
: Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience practicing family or civil law with emphasis in child support services issues, including two (2) years in a state or county legal office at a level equivalent to San Joaquin County’s Child Support Attorney IV and one (1) year of which included supervising attorneys.
Membership in the California State Bar is required.
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License is required.
Equal Opportunity Employer
County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to
providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color,
creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental
disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or
sexual orientation. For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.
Accomodations for those covered
by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):
Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon
request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Applicants who meet the minimum
qualifications will go through the following examination process:
§ Written Exam:
The civil service written exam is a multiple choice format. If the
written exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score.
Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the
§ Oral Exam:
The oral exam is a structured interview process that will assess the candidate’s
education, training, and experience and may include a practical
exercise. The oral exam selection process is not a hiring
interview. A panel of up to four people will determine the
candidate’s score and rank for placement on the eligible list. Top
candidates from the eligible list are referred for hiring interviews. If
the oral exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall
score. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be
placed on the eligible list.
§ Written & Oral Exam: If both a written exam and an oral exam is administered,
the written exam is weighted at 60% and the oral exam is weighted at 40% unless
otherwise indicated on the announcement. Candidates must achieve a
minimum rating of 70% on each examination in order to be placed on the eligible
A rate-out is an examination that involves a paper rating of the candidate’s
application using the following criteria: education, training, and experience.
Candidates will not be scheduled for the rate-out process.
rating of 70 referred to may be the same or other than an arithmetic 70% of the
total possible points.
Accommodation: Candidates who require
testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call
Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination
Points: Eligible veterans,
unmarried widows and widowers of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who
have been honorably discharged and who have served during wartime shall be
given veteran’s points in initial appointment to County service. Eligible
veterans receive 5 points and eligible disabled veterans receive 10 points.
Disabled veterans must submit a recent award letter stating a 10% service
connected disability issued by the United States Veterans
Administration. Note: A copy of your DD214 showing the
discharge type must be received in the Human Resources by the date of the
Acceptable wartime service
§ September 16, 1940 to December 31, 1946
§ June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
§ August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975
§ Persian Gulf War, August 2, 1990, through a date to be set by law
or Presidential Proclamation.
Lists: Candidates who
pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that
classification. Eligible lists are effective for nine months, but may be
extended by the Human Resources Director for a period which shall not exceed a
total of three years from the date established.
Certification/Referral: Names from the eligible list will be referred to the hiring
department by the following methods.
§ Rule of the Rank: The top rank or ranks of eligibles will be referred for
hiring interviews. The minimum number of names to be referred will be
equal to the number of positions plus nine, or 10% of the eligible list,
whichever is higher. When filling nine or more positions in a
department at the same time, the top rank or ranks will be referred and the
minimum number of names shall be two times the number of positions to be filled
or 10% of the eligible list, whichever is higher. This applies only to open
§ Rule of Five:
The top five names will be referred for hiring interviews. This applies
only to department or countywide promotional examination.
Exam: Some classifications require
physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has
passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations
administered in its medical facilities.
Drug Screening Exam: Some classifications
require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a
condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made until the
eligible has passed the drug screen. The County pays for the initial drug
of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of
employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent,
child, grand parent, grand child or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may
not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when;
§ They are related to the Appointing Authority or
§ The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of
Department Head may establish
additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.
of Eligibility: If you are offered
a job you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other
documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.
HOW TO APPLY
By mail or in person:
San Joaquin County Human
44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00
pm; excluding holidays.
For current employment
opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209)
When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed
with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final
filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.
Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by
the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no
responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human
San Joaquin County
Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance
with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by
all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County