Employment Training Specialist I
San Joaquin County WorkNet
|Approximate Salary||$3,817.78 - $4,640.54/month|
|Opening Date||9/26/2022 08:00:00 AM|
|Closing Date||10/7/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|Tentative Exam Date||TBD|
- Interviews clients to determine suitability for employment training programs and job openings; screens clients for skill levels, job experience, education, aptitude, interest, employment/training history, and barriers to employment; evaluates client needs for supportive services or other supportive service needs and makes community referrals; may perform client employability assessment; interprets vocational assessment results and works with clients to develop employability plans.
- Understands and interprets complex rules and regulations applicable to employment, education, and vocational training programs; explains employment program options and goals to clients and to the public; encourages and motivates client participation in such programs.
- With close supervision and guidance, interprets vocational assessment results; reviews and assesses client employability based on skill level, education, aptitude, experience, employment/training history and barriers to employment, and develops a client-specific work plan; provides employment and training counseling and labor market information; counsels clients on personal and social issues affecting employability; makes appropriate referrals to employment, education, vocational training or other training resources, including referrals to mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence services. Using a variety of resources, matches clients with suitable and available job openings; regularly updates such resources and maintains familiarity with current employment opportunities and labor market information; determine, authorize and compute ancillary and supportive service payments and overpayments.
- Monitors client and contractor compliance with program guidelines; may visit training and/or employment sites to evaluate compliance; may meet with instructors and/or employers; determine needs for additional services or activities; meets with employers to discuss problems and areas of concern; may recommend payment authorizations. May use an automated computer systems for client tracking; provides continuous case management and vocational and career counseling; evaluates client progress to determine follow-up action, if needed; assists clients with personal and social issues affecting employability; may handle difficult cases with close supervision.
- Makes appropriate cause determinations on non-participating clients; monitors clients in good cause status; completes adequate and timely notices of action; encourages clients to conciliate; authorizes sanction of clients who fail to conciliate. May take part in promotion and outreach activities to disseminate information about the program; maintain contact with clients, education and/or training providers, community agencies and employers to develop employment and training opportunities for clients.
- May contact participants either by telephone and/or in person by office call or home call to evaluate progress and determine follow-up action if needed; counsels participants on areas of concern and resolves problems; contacts participants who fail to complete the program to determine reasons, effect a return to the program or provide referrals to other agencies.
- Prepares statistical and narrative reports on caseload parameters and program activities; enters and retrieves data on a automated computer system; maintain appropriate records utilizing computerized and manual databases; may attend meetings and in-service training programs; may participate in special projects.
- May coordinate grant funded job training activities. May conduct orientations, workshops, and classroom training sessions in other employability areas such as job search and job skills; may assist clients developing resumes and preparing for interviews.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a departmental promotion. Qualified applicants must be currently employed with the San Joaquin County Employment & Economic Development Department and meet the promotional eligibility requirements as stated in Civil Service Rule 10, Section 3-Eligibility for Promotional Examinations.
EITHER PATTERN I
Experience: Two years as an Eligibility Worker II, EEDD Intake and Referral Specialist II or comparable position in
OR PATTERN II
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in business administration, public administration, psychology, social science, or a related field.
OR PATTERN III
Education: Completion of 60 semester units at an accredited college or university with major coursework in psychology, sociology, counseling, vocational training, education or related field.
Experience: One year performing case management, vocational guidance/assessment, employment counseling, or placement services at a level comparable to Eligibility Worker II in
Substitution: Two additional years of qualifying experience may substitute for the required education in this qualifying pattern.
Note: Persons assigned to perform employment related assessments for Cal-Works clients are required to have 15 units in counseling preparation, 3 units in career planning and the remaining in career planning, guidance, personality development, occupational and industrial information, tests and measurements or a closely related field.
License: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
Note: Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.
General goals and purposes of employment preparation and training programs and public social service agencies; basic principles and methods of employment preparation and training; career, vocational and employment counseling and interviewing techniques; case management; typical barriers to employment; principles and practices of public relations and human behavior; basic computer operation and keyboard arrangement; basic record keeping and reporting methods; basic language mechanics, mathematics and general office procedures; community resources and programs, which can assist people, seeking employment.
Learn complex social service and employment-related interviewing, record keeping techniques and automated computer systems; learn to give, interpret and apply standardized vocational assessment tools and identify barriers to employment; elicit factual information from individuals in difficult circumstances of deprivation or emotional disturbance; learn to assess overall employability and develop employability plans; accurately gather, record and evaluate complex data; prepare a variety of reports, forms, plans and agreements; enter information accurately into a computerized system, and navigate effectively through computer screens; read, understand and apply complex written regulations and instructions; speak and write effectively; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with employers, outside providers, agency staff and the general public; work cooperatively with others; communicate effectively with persons from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
Mobility-Frequent operation of a data entry device; repetitive motion; sitting for long periods, walking; occasional standing, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting; climbing stairs; occasional driving; Lifting-Frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds; Visual-Constant good overall vision and reading/close-up work; frequent color perception and use of eye/hand coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone, talking in person; Emotional/Psychological-Occasional decision making and public contact; frequent concentration; Special Requirements-Some assignments may require working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime; Environmental-Occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.
Equal Opportunity Employer
San Joaquin 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Division (sjgov.org).
Accommodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):
San 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.
Employees hired into this classification are members of a bargaining unit which is represented by SEIU Local 1021.
Health Insurance: San Joaquin County provides employees with a choice of three health plans: a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan. Employees pay a portion of the cost of the premium. Dependent coverage is also available.
Dental Insurance: The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans: Delta Dental and United Health Care-Select Managed Care Direct Compensation Plan. There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.
Vision Insurance: The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP). There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.
For more detailed information on the County’s benefits program, visit our website at www.sjgov.org under Human Resources/Employee Benefits.
Life Insurance: The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows:
1 but less than 3 years of continuous service: $1,000
3 but less than 5 years of continuous service: $3,000
5 but less than 10 years of continuous service: $5,000
10 years of continuous service or more: $10,000
Employee may purchase additional term life insurance at the group rate.
125 Flexible Benefits Plan: This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2550 annual limit with a $500 carry over); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit).
Retirement Plan: Employees of the County are covered by the County Retirement Law of 1937. Please visit the San Joaquin County Employees’ Retirement Association (SJCERA) at www.sjcera.org for more information. NOTE: If you are receiving a retirement allowance from another California county covered by the County Employees’ Retirement Act of 1937 or from any governmental agency covered by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), you are advised to contact the Retirement Officer of the Retirement Plan from which you retired to determine what effect employment in San Joaquin County would have on your retirement allowance.
Deferred Compensation: The County maintains a deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code. You may annually contribute $18,000 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less. Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $24,000. The Roth IRA (after tax) is also now available.
Vacation: Maximum earned vacation is 10 days each year up to 3 years; 15 days after 3 years; 20 days after 10 years; and 23 days after 20 years.
Holidays: Effective July 1, 2017, all civil service status employees earn 14 paid holidays each year. Please see the appopriate MOU for details regarding holidays, accruals, use, and cashability of accrued time.
Sick Leave: 12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation. Sick leave incentive: An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one- half of the cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue. The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year.
Bereavement Leave: 3 days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave for death of employee’s spouse, domestic partner, parent or child.
Merit Salary Increase: New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range. After employees serve 52 weeks (2080 hours) on each step of the range, they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step.
Job Sharing: Employees may agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the Director of Human Resources.
Educational Reimbursement Program: Eligible employees may be reimbursed for career-related course work up to a maximum of $850 per fiscal year. Eligible employees enrolled in an approved four (4) year College or University academic program may be reimbursed up to $800 per semester for a maximum of $1600 per fiscal year.
Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton: The County contributes up to $17 per pay period for employees who pay for parking and are assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area.
School Activities: Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children’s school activities.
Civil Service Rule 10 – Section 3 – Eligibility for Promotional Examinations
To compete in a promotional examination, an employee must:
A. Meet the minimum qualifications of the class on or before the final filing date for filing applications.
B. Meet one of the following qualifying service requirements:
1. Have permanent status in the Classified Service.
2. Probationary, part-time, or temporary employees who have worked a minimum of 1040 hours in the previous 12 months or previous calendar year.
3. Exempt employees who have worked a minimum of 2,080 continuous and consecutive hours.
C. Have a rating of satisfactory or better on the last performance evaluation.
D. If a person whose name is on a promotional list is separated (except for layoff) the name shall be removed from the promotional list of the action.
Employees who meet the minimum qualifications will go through one of 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 eligible list.
- 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 list.
- Rate-out: 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.
Note: The rating of 70 referred to may be the same or other than an arithmetic 70% of the total possible points.
Testing 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 date.
Eligible 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 longer period which shall not exceed a total of three years for the date esblished.
Certification/Referral: Names from the eligible list will be referred to the hiring department by the following methods.
- Rule of Five: The top five names will be referred for hiring interviews. This applies only to department or countywide promotional examination.
Physical 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.
Employment 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 the other.
Department Head may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.
HOW TO APPLY
Please be advised that Human Resources will only be accepting Online Application submittals for this recruitment. Paper application submittals will not be considered or accepted.
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.
Phone: (209) 468-3370
For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.
When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be submitted online to the Human Resources Division before the submission deadline. Resumes and paper applications will not be accepted in lieu of an online application. (The County assumes no responsibility for online applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).
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 employees.
Equal Opportunity Employer: San Joaquin 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.