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
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 investigation.
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 deadline.
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.
· Performs clerical activities related to dental clinic operation;
files and sorts records, charts, and other materials; keeps records of time
worked by clinic staff and dentists; receives, opens, sorts and distributes mail;
takes inventories and maintains supplies by requisitioning needed articles.
· Performs receptionist duties for clinic office; answers phones,
takes and transmits messages; schedules and adjusts appointments; maintains
records or appointments.
· Maintains records of treatment provided to patients; prepares
patient charge forms; prepares insurance forms; fills in patient data,
treatment information and charges.
Prepares operations; lays out instruments and supplies and sets up
sterile trays; checks and maintains equipment for proper functioning; sharpens
· Prepares patients for treatment and examination; answers routine
questions related to impending procedures or preventive dentistry techniques.
· Takes and develops full series or partial x-rays.
· Assists dentists in examination and treatment.
· Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of equipment and working
areas; sterilizes instruments; disposes of needles and blades carefully.
· May act as lead worker over other clinic personnel.
Education: Completion of an approved
dental assistant training program.
Licenses and Certificates: Must
be certified, prior to appointment, by the State of California Board of Dental
Examiners, to take dental x-rays.
year of experience s a dental assistant may be substituted for the approved
Note: Supplemental application
must be submitted with employment application.
Basic dental equipment, materials, procedures,
and terminology; procedures for taking and developing x-rays; principles and
methods of preventive dentistry; basic record keeping practices and procedures;
general office procedures, equipment and machines.
Deal effectively with patient
needs, questions, and expectations; react quickly and calmly in stressful
situations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
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.
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.
for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications
are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may
be required to take a written examination. If a written examination is
given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further
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.
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, grandparent, grandchild 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 Heads 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.