Eligibility Benefits Specialist II

Next Application Deadline 12/15/22

Recruitment #22-443170-02

Introduction

Providing Public Assistance and Employment Services to Solano County

The Employment and Eligibility Services Division within the Health and Social Services Department assists citizens to become more independent and productive through programs designed to reduce dependency on welfare and promote personal responsibility. Also, it provides eligibility determination and benefit issuance for customers who apply for various public assistance benefits.

To learn more about the Health and Social Services Department, and the services we provide, please visit our website:
http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/hss/default.asp  

THE POSITION

The Employment and Eligibility Services Division in the Health and Social Services Department is currently recruiting for Eligibility Benefits Specialist II.

 

Under supervision, the Eligibility Benefits Specialist II applies regulations and procedures to determine eligibility for multiple public assistance programs, and performs other related duties as required. The II-level is the full journey working level in the series. The successful candidates are expected to independently perform the full range of multi public assistance benefit eligibility determination duties while managing related case records independently.  

 

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises. 

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

 

Experience: Six (6) months of experience performing duties equivalent to an Eligibility Benefits Specialist I (Eligibility Worker I) in a California County Department of Social Services.  The experience must have been within the last two (2) years.

 

Language Proficiency: Some positions allocated to these classes may require bilingual skills.

To review the job description for this position, please visit:
http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=15736

BENEFITS/ WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

 

Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2022 calendar year is $1,671.27 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.   

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.    

The County observes 12 full-day fixed and 2 half-day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive 2 floating paid holidays per year.

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.

Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

To view the benefits for a  regular position, please visit:

http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16514

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.

To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit:

http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516

CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

 

• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities 



SELECTION PROCESS

04/28/22 – First application review deadline to submit application and any required documents.

05/19/22 - Second application review deadline to submit application and any required documents.

6/03/22 -  Third application review deadline to submit application and any required documents.

7/01/22 -  Fourth application review deadline to submit application and any required documents.

8/1/22 - Fifth application review deadline to submit application and any required documents.

9/29/22 - Sixth application review deadline to submit application and any required documents

10/31/22 - Seventh application review deadline to submit application and any required documents

11/15/22 - Eighth application review deadline to submit application and any required documents

12/15/22 - Ninth application review deadline to submit application and any required documents

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.    

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221 (h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted by the final filing date. Be sure to include the recruitment title (Eligibility Benefits Specialist II ) and the recruitment number (21-443170-02) in your email or fax.

Previously submitted application materials (e.g., copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.  

DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com Be sure to include the recruitment title (EBS II) and the recruitment number (22-443170-02) in your email or fax. 

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

 

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.



1

Please indicate your years of public assistance benefits experience:

 

CalFresh

 1-3
 3-5
 5 or more
 No experience, but willing to learn
 

Medi-Cal

 1-3
 3-5
 5 or more
 No experience, but willing to learn
 

CalWorks

 1-3
 3-5
 5 or more
 No experience, but willing to learn
2

Please indicate if you are knowledgeable and experienced with CalWIN system.

 Yes
 No
3

Please indicate if you are knowledgeable about the CalSAWS Project.

 Yes
 No
4

Some positions may require bilingual skills.  Applicants who indicate bilingual skills in their application may be required to demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in the language indicated.

Are you proficient in speaking, reading and writing any of the following languages? (select all that apply)     

Spanish
Tagalog
Vietnamese

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Drivers License: Possession of a valid California Class C Drivers License may be required at the time of appointment.  Loss of the Class C Drivers License is a cause for discipline.  Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Language Proficiency: Some positions allocated to these classes may require bilingual skills.

Assignment Requirements: Some positions in these classes may require work in an out-station location or in a setting with other professionals integrated as a team.

VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons. 

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations. 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job. 

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: 
http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

SOLANO COUNTY

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OUR COMMUNITY

Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play…  The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight yearsthe only California community with that distinction.

  • Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.
  • Learn – Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.
  • Work – The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.
  • Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

County Population (2019): 447,643

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.  

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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