This recruitment is being conducted to fill one vacancy in the In-Home Supportive Services department of the Human Services Agency, and to establish an eligible list which may be used to fill future vacancies.
Previous In-Home Supportive Services experience is desired.
Effective July 2024 - 4% Cost of Living Adjustment increase
Effective July 2025 - 3% Cost of Living Adjustment increase
The following incentives and bonuses may be available for eligible new hires. Incentives and bonuses are subject to approval by Human Resources:
- Vacation Accrual Rate: San Joaquin County vacation accrual rate consistent with the candidate's total years of public service.
- Sick Leave: Candidates leaving other employment may receive credit for actual non-reimbursable sick leave hours (up to 160 hours) from their last agency. Hours shall be subject to San Joaquin County's minimum sick leave cash out provisions.
- New Hire Retention Bonus:
$2,000 upon completion of first year equivalent employment (2,080 hours)
$1,000 upon completion of third year equivalent employment (6,240 hours)
$3,000 upon completion of sixth year equivalent employment (12,480 hours)
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.
Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of a group of social workers engaged in providing social services and related functions; and instructs new workers in the procedures and techniques of interviewing, case recording, conducting assessments and evaluations, and developing service plans.
Deals with client complaints regarding services; refers problems to other agency staff as appropriate.
Participates in establishing and maintaining effective social service programs; assists in assessing service needs of the community evaluates effectiveness of social service programs; and recommends appropriate changes.
Assists in developing community resources.
Analyzes and interprets social service regulations, policies, procedures and contracts; reviews cases to ascertain conformance with legal and procedural standards; and serves as information resources person for other staff members regarding specific services.
Explains departmental functions and goals to community groups, local government officials, and other agency representatives; ensures that individuals entitled to services are made aware of service programs; interprets the scope and limitations of departmental programs to recipients and other interested parties; and researches and answers public inquiries and complaints.
Evaluates the effectiveness of policies and procedures.
Coordinates social service programs with other involved agencies and individuals to insure effective delivery of services; participates in developing uniform guidelines and procedures.
Reviews and develops interagency agreements relating to the provision of services for approval by administration.
Develops and participates in outreach, staff training, and public information of a specific program area.
Directs research studies and prepares reports.
Enters and retrieves information from an automated computer system; assists with training and problem solving for Social Workers.
EITHER PATTERN I
Experience: Two (2) years as a Social Worker II in San Joaquin County.
OR PATTERN II
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or
university, preferably with a major in social work, sociology, psychology,
counseling, or a closely related field.
Experience: Three (3) years of paid full time social casework
including two (2) years at the journey level.
License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Special Requirement: Incumbents with
bachelor’s degrees who are assigned to the Multipurpose Senior Services Program
are required by State regulation to have two (2) years of experience working
with the elderly. Incumbents with master’s degrees who are assigned to
the Multipurpose Senior Services Program are required by State regulation to
have one (1) year of experience working with the elderly.
Principles and techniques of supervision, training, and casework consultation; basic human behavior; social work theories, principles, and casework techniques; interviewing techniques; social and economic needs of the service population; basic management principles; the function of public social service agencies and the principles of public social service administration; principles, methods, and resources in the field of public health, mental hygiene, education, correction, and rehabilitation as the relate to public social service; principles of community organization; resources available in the community for referral or utilization in social service programs; and applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Communicate orally with a wide variety of people; read and understand technical social work material; interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures; analyze situations and make decisions; plan, organize, and prioritize; classify case problems and evaluate the effectiveness of effort in solving problems; analyze a situation accurately and adopt an effective course of action; express oneself clearly and concisely in writing; relate to clients; evaluate workers' performance; apply effective interpersonal skills; develop and maintain cooperative relationships with community groups and resource agencies; and operate a computer.
Mobility-Frequent operation of computers; repetitive motion; sitting for extended periods; walking; occasional driving may be required; Lifting-Ability to frequently lift 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 60 pounds; Vision-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; Dexterity-Normal dexterity with frequent writing and repetitive motions; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing and talking on the telephone and in person; Emotional/Psychological-Constant public contact, decision making and concentration, frequently working alone; exposure to trauma, grief, and death; occasional exposure to noise; emergency situations; Special Requirements-Some assignments may require occasional weekends/nights, overtime, and travel.
San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
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
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.
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:
but less than 3 years of continuous service:
3 but less than 5 years of continuous service:
5 but less than 10 years of continuous service:
10 years of continuous service or more:
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 aged 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
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
Sick Leave: 12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited
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 qualifying
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 $20 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
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
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.
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.
Veteran’s 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 examination.
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.
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
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
of Five: The top five names will be referred for hiring
interviews. This applies only to department or countywide promotional
of the List: For classifications designated by the Director of Human
Resources, the entire eligible list will be referred to the department.
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
Pre-Employment 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
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
Department Head may establish
additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.
Proof 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.
Pre-Employment Background and DOJ Live Scan: Potential new hires into this classification
are required to successfully pass a DOJ Live Scan, and a pre-employment
background investigation as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot
be made unless the eligible has successfully completed the DOJ Live Scan and background
Note: Supplemental application must be submitted with employment
HOW TO APPLY
By mail or in person:
San Joaquin County Human Resources
44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330
Stockton, CA 95202
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 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 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.