This examination is being given to fill vacancies in the
Correctional Health Services division of the Health Care Services Department
and to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies.
You are applying for a position in Correctional Health
Services, which provides healthcare to adult inmates at the San Joaquin County
jail facility. Prior to working in the jail facility, the selected candidate
must pass the initial security clearance, and once employed, the employee must maintain the security
clearance. The security clearance is initiated through a background
investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office. The background investigation requires
the completion of an extensive questionnaire called “Personal History
Questionnaire” and is used by the Sheriff’s Office to conduct the background
security clearance is a mandatory condition of employment, and the loss of the
security clearance will result in termination from County employment in accordance
with the rules and regulations governing County employment.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A
completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing
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.
Takes and records vital signs;
performs routine nursing duties including making beds, lifting and moving patients; bathing and feeding patients, personal and oral hygiene of patients
and expiration care.
Administers various types of
medications, including I.V's; applies dressings, compresses and soaks.
Inserts urinary catheters;
tests urine and records results.
Observes patients; reports and
records observations accurately; transcribes doctor's orders.
Participates and assists in the
care, treatment and rehabilitation of the emotionally disturbed, mentally ill
or mentally retarded.
Participates in orientation and
on-the-job training of assigned personnel; participates in staff development training programs.
· May perform specialized medical
treatment or tests and operate related medical equipment and apparatus upon
May administer CPR, use
resuscitation equipment and administer first aid.
License: Possession of a valid license
as a Vocational Nurse issued by the State of California, Board of Vocational
Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners; or possession of a valid Interim
Permit issued by the Board.
Note: Supplemental application
must be submitted with employment application.
Principles and practices of vocational nursing;
human anatomy insofar as it applies to the treatment and therapy typical of
assignment; the more common physical illnesses and their symptoms; medical
and written directions of a technical and professional nature in exact detail;
develop skill in the care and operation of medical equipment and apparatus used
in area of assignment; plan and coordinate the work of subordinates if required
by nature of assignments; maintain and interpret nursing records and reports;
deal with patients sympathetically and tactfully; attend to the personal needs
of the physically and mentally ill.
Note: Appointees with Interim Permits will be
designated as Vocational Nurse Interim Permitees.
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.
hired into this classification are members of a bargaining unit which is
represented by SEIU Local 1021.
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.
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
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.
more detailed information on the County’s benefits program, visit our website
at www.sjgov.org under
Human Resources/Employee Benefits.
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
may purchase additional term life insurance at the group rate.
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
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.
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
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
Holidays: Effective July 1, 2017, all civil service status
employees earn 14 paid holidays each year. Please see the appropriate MOU
for details regarding holidays, accruals, use, and cashability of accrued
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.
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.
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.
Sharing: Employees may
agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the
Director of Human Resources.
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.
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
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.
Applicants who meet the minimum
qualifications will go through the following examination process:
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.
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.
& 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
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
§ June 27, 1950 to January 31,
§ 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.
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 competitive recruitments.
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 the other.
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:
Joaquin County Human Resources
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
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
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.