County of Santa Clara

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The County of Santa Clara seeks leaders that desire to work in a fast-paced and innovative environment. The County offers great benefits and provides the opportunity to work with amazing colleagues who support our community. We aspire for candidates who will contribute to the County’s mission in planning for the needs of this dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all. With over 49 diverse departments, find your perfect career here.

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the County of Santa Clara is to plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all.

   

 

64 job(s) at County of Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 16, 2020
Full Time
Under general supervision, to plan, coordinate and provide routine and emergency medical treatment services and to manage the overall health of animals housed at the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter. Please note: Dependent upon the number of candidates who meet the employment standards for this position, qualified candidates may be asked to attend an examination. Not all examination processes require personal appearance. Should an examination require personal appearance, qualified candidates will be notified by email no less than (10) ten days prior to the date of the examination.  Typical Tasks Directs, coordinates and performs the screening, diagnosis and basic and emergency medical treatment and the required surgeries for animals in the Shelter; Performs or directs the visual monitoring of impounded animals, including those that may be isolated or quarantined for signs and symptoms of illness or unusual behavior; Performs surgical procedures, including spaying and neutering; Vaccinates animals; Maintains animal medical records to track their care and health conditions; Establishes and implements written medical treatment protocols; Effectively communicates the condition and status of animals with staff, the general public and animal groups; Advises staff on matters within the veterinary field; Requests purchase orders; Monitors, maintains and provides quality control of drugs used at the shelter and in the field; Trains appropriate staff in administering first aide, vaccinations and how to euthanize animals and perform other paramedical duties; Coordinates with the Animal Shelter Supervisor regarding euthanasia of animals that are irremediably suffering from series illness or severe injury; Advises on procedures to maintain a comprehensive disease prevention program for the animal shelter; Participates and provides veterinary services for special spay/neuter or vaccination clinics; Provides social media information and educational materials related to veterinary medical issues in the community, and related to adoptable and fostered animals; Assists Animal Control Officers with assessing, treating or euthanizing animals in the field; Provides professional assistance in the investigations of mistreatment or neglect of animals; occasionally prepares reports to testify in court as the medical expert in animal cruelty or neglect cases; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;  Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from an accredited college or university,   AND   Two (2) years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of animals in a clinical setting, private practice or animal shelter environment that includes performing surgery.  Experience as a Veterinarian in an animal shelter strongly preferred.   Special Requirements: Possession of a valid license issued by the California Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine to practice as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine prior to appointment and the possession and maintenance of a valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate/license.   Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's Permit.   Knowledge of: State, federal and municipal animal health laws, regulations and ordinances governing the impounding, care, and treatment of animals; Principles and practices of veterinary medicine; Treatment, prevention and control of the common diseases of animals; Fundamental principles and methods of clinical diagnosis; Physical and behavioral characteristics of domestic animals; Common computer applications including word processing and spreadsheets; Standard office practices, procedures, and office machines; Safety regulations and safe work practices; Mathematical computations such as calculating proportions, percentages, volume, ratios, fractions; Accurate recordkeeping.  Ability to: Examine, evaluate and treat shelter animals in a professional and efficient manner; Perform high quality animal surgeries in a fast-paced environment; Administer tests for diseases in animals and interpret results; Handle animals (including aggressive and/or feral animals) safely, properly, and humanely; Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for medical staff; Operate relevant medical equipment; Make sound medical decisions that include prescribing medications and euthanasia of animals that are irremediably suffering from serious illness or severe injury; Train staff on basic paramedical duties and to rapidly identify animals requiring isolation or veterinary care; Develop and establish medical standards/procedures for the maintenance of healthy/safe/sanitary facilities; Explain rules and regulations governing care and treatment of animals to staff, volunteers and the general public; Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in animal shelter medicine; Write reports, business correspondence, and assist in developing policies and procedures; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Operate a computer and common office applications, and calculate mathematical figures; Communicate effectively, orally and in writing; Maintain accurate physical and electronic records. Physical Requirements Carry, handle, lift and transport animals weighing up to 50 pounds; Stoop, bend and reach, grasp and manipulate bulky and moderately heavy items and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds; May be required to work weekends and holidays. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 15, 2020
Full Time
Under limited direction, to assess, plan, coordinate, implement, facilitate, and monitor the delivery of required medical services, treatments, and resources for assigned patients of the Rehabilitation (Rehab) Services at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Reviews and assesses assigned patients' medical and personal history, current status, psychological needs; diagnosis, prognosis, treatment plan and payer source, including patients with complex discharge planning needs;   Interviews patient, family, and/or caregivers regarding home environment and support, prior level of function, financial resources, social supports and other factors likely affect care and/or discharge plan;   Provides medical treatment education to patient, patient's family and other medical staff;   Reviews and assesses, on an ongoing basis, assigned patients' charts for adherence to treatment plans;   Monitors progress of patient treatment and services;   Acts as a liaison to and confers with staff of various disciplines to ensure completion of services and treatments with appropriate timeframes;   Secures and negotiates for resources to ensure multiple health care needs are met;   Identifies and resolves situations and barriers causing delays in service, treatment, or discharge; and utilizes creativity in developing solutions;   Researches and recommends, when appropriate, alternative, more cost-effective service delivery;   Communicates with and acts as a contact with payer sources for initial hospital authorization; justifies, advocates, and negotiates with payers on behalf of patients;   Confers with appropriate individuals regarding patient treatment and service aspects in other specialty areas;   Documents patient progress and other relevant patient information, and may assist in creating patient community paperwork;   Participates in case management departmental meetings;   Plans, facilitates and participates in interdisciplinary team conferences and huddles, family conferences, transition of care meetings, and patient rounds as needed;   Develops, evaluates, and coordinates a comprehensive discharge plan in conjunction with the patient/family, physician, nursing, social services and other healthcare providers and agencies; identifies potential difficulties in community reintegration where appropriate;   Collaborates with payers and ancillary staff to ensure that medical equipment and supplies are procured, and training provided for timely and safe discharge;   Researches criteria within utilization computer system in order to monitor patient level of care and to facilitate and assist doctor-to-doctor and peer-to-peer review between Hospital and health plan;   Drives to medical facilities within assigned territory to assess appropriateness of patients in critical care settings for admittance to SCVMC's rehab services, and to provide information regarding rehab services offered by SCVMC;   Following patient assessment, denies or recommends admission to SCVMC for patients from outside medical facilities;   Acts as a resource for medical community facilities to assist in placing acute patients into an appropriate level of care, and possible future admittance to SCVMC rehab services;   For patients being admitted to SCVMC from other facilities, prioritizes admissions based on patient assessment, procures insurance/payer authorizations; procures transportation, monitors transport and notifies admitting physician of changes and delays, and reprioritizes patients as necessary;   Builds relationships with and markets SCVMC rehab services to other medical facilities;   Makes formal and informal presentations regarding SCVMC rehab services;   Assists with coordinating follow up therapist and specialty appointments, as necessary;   Serves as a resource for expected length of stay for targeted diagnosis case mix group;   Serves as member of various hospital committees and special events;   Keeps abreast of payer guidelines and specific licensure requirements;   Assists in the hiring process and training of new staff;   Participates in special project development and implementation;   May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;   Performs other related duties as assigned. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities.   Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are attained through two (2) years of full-time, journey level experience in the area of licensure, in an acute rehabilitation setting, including experience in assessing patient and family rehab needs and developing care plans.   Special Requirements Possession of a valid Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, or Clinical Social Worker license, issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services prior to appointment.   Ability to travel to alternate locations in the course of work is required for some positions. If driving, possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver authorization.   Possession of current patient case management experience is desirable.   Knowledge of: Medical terminology used in diagnosis, level of care, disease continuum, and treatment;   Patient evaluation, assessment and communication techniques;   Various acute rehab care specialties;   Basic training techniques;   Federal and State health care laws and regulations appropriate to the operation of California hospitals;   Financial processes of various private and public funding sources;   Private and governmental insurers and medical assistance programs;   Record keeping and reporting procedures;   Available alternative patient services and treatment;   Computer systems that provide evidence-based clinical criteria and common office computer applications;   Various criteria for determining level of care and current standards in medical, therapy, and nursing practice.   Ability to: Communicate orally and in writing in an effective, tactful, and assertive manner, including with distressed or emotional individuals;   Keep abreast of, understand, and interpret healthcare laws, regulations, and procedures;   Work independently and under pressure, meet deadlines, adapt to varying circumstances and use sound judgement in the performance of duties;   Develop and maintain effective working relationships with patients, families, peers, medical professionals, and all contacted in the course of work;   Reason logically and creatively, and utilize a variety of analytical techniques to resolve complex and specialized issues;   Educate and train others;   Perform research, evaluate data, and make recommendations;   Work effectively and in cooperation with other organizations, departments and personnel;   Keep abreast of available alternative treatments and services;   Resolve complex interdisciplinary problems in an expeditious and effective manner. Physical Requirements Ability to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays, as necessary.   Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 15, 2020
Full Time
Under general direction, to provide lead supervision to park maintenance personnel in the improvement and maintenance of a county park and to assist a Park Maintenance Supervisor in the day-to-day maintenance operation of a county park unit and to provide lead supervision over seasonal employees, volunteers, and work alternative program participants which can include, court referral or Department of Correction programs. Typical Tasks Schedules, assigns, leads and reviews the work of park maintenance workers, seasonal employees, volunteers and work alternative program participants engaged in a variety of craft level tasks which include but are not limited to: carpentry, plumbing, masonry, landscaping, routine tasks including, refuse control, garbage hauling, and pest eradication;   Coordinates long and short term park maintenance programs and projects through the lead supervision of subordinate park unit personnel;   Answers procedural and work related questions and resolves work related problems within set guidelines, including written counseling;   Assures timely completion of the work;   Performs grounds park maintenance work requiring specific skills, such as trimming trees, maintaining irrigation systems, selecting and applying insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers;   Maintains records, time sheets, prepares reports, writes proposals, orders and tracks supplies and equipment;   Provides budget input and tracks budget unit;   Operates pickup, stake and dump trucks, tractors, rototillers, cement mixers, chain saws, skip loaders and other similar equipment;   Supervises maintenance and care of tools and equipment;   Attends meetings to exchange information on department policies, procedures, and may participate in committees to develop recommendations;   May assist in an advisory capacity in the interview process for new workers;   Conducts and provides training of park maintenance personnel, seasonal employees, work alternative programs and volunteers;   Acts as liaison with General Services Agency on facility management as related to park unit;   Performs other related work as required. Employment Standards Education and Experience: (30) semester units from college and three (3) years of training and experience equivalent to a Park Maintenance Worker II with Santa Clara County Parks and to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities. Education Substitutions: A maximum of fifteen (15) required semester college units can be substituted with 240 hours of certificated course work or approved departmental training in park, resource, or construction management or closely related field. Special Requirements Possession of a valid California driver's license. Before completion of the probationary period or reasonable time depending on availability of training or testing, the following must be completed:  Possession of a Standard First Aid and CPR certificate issued by the American Red Cross   Possession of a Water Treatment Operator - Grade I license   Possession of one (1) of the following cards:  a Qualified Applicator Certificate a Qualified Application License with categories of B. C. F.    And/or possession of any and all license(s) required to perform the tasks described above including any driver's license or special certification.   Willingness to work weekends, holidays, or other irregular hours and to conform to departmental uniform standards. Knowledge of:   Methods and techniques of park construction, repair and maintenance work;   Principles of employee lead supervision, counseling and disciplinary action;   Proper tool usage and equipment operations;   Journey level carpentry, plumbing, masonry and landscaping;   Principles of first aid, safety practices and safety codes.   Applicable regulatory agencies which affect park construction; Ability to:   Schedule, assign, lead and review the work of others;   Plan the time and materials needed to complete assigned projects;   Troubleshoot working problems as they arise;   Perform moderately heavy manual labor;   Establish and maintain effective working relationships and cooperative relationships with the public and other agencies;   Speak and write effectively and clearly. Closing Date/Time: 3/13/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 15, 2020
Full Time
Under limited direction, to assess, plan, coordinate, implement, facilitate, and monitor the delivery of required services, treatments, and resources for assigned patients of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Reviews and assesses assigned patients' medical and personal history, current status, psychological needs; diagnosis, prognosis, treatment plan and payer source;   Interviews patient, family, and/or caregivers regarding home environment and support, prior level of function, financial resources, social supports and other factors likely affect care and/or discharge plan;   Provides medical treatment education to patient, patient's family and other medical staff;   Reviews and assesses, on an ongoing basis, assigned patients' charts for adherence to treatment plans;   Acts as a liaison to and confers with staff of various disciplines to ensure completion of services and treatments with appropriate timeframes;   Secures and negotiates resources to ensure multiple health care needs are met;   Communicates with insurance companies and providers; prepares clinical documentation as required by payer source; justifies level of care and appeals denials for continued hospital stay, medical services, and dispositional services; provides coverage updates;   Identifies and resolves situations and barriers causing delays in service, treatment, or discharge; and utilizes creativity in developing solutions;   Intervenes when necessary to ensure the care provided is necessary and performed in a timely manner to avoid loss of revenue to the hospital and potential denial of payment by the provider;   Researches, communicates and recommends, when appropriate, alternative, more cost effective, service delivery;   Participates in interdisciplinary patient care conferences and patient team rounds;   Confers with appropriate individuals in other specialty areas regarding patient treatment and service aspects;   Documents patient progress;   Develops, evaluates, and coordinates a comprehensive discharge plan in conjunction with the patient/family, physicians, nursing staff, social services and other healthcare providers and agencies; identifies potential difficulties in community reintegration where appropriate;   Coordinates and ensures procurement of required patient medical equipment and may train patient's support system in use;   Collaborates with other staff or assists with scheduling follow up care, as necessary;   Serves as member of various hospital committees;   Represents SCVMC in State hearing process for those patients refused admittance to a skilled nursing facility;   Researches criteria within utilization computer system in order to monitor inpatient level of care and to facilitate and assist doctor-to-doctor and peer-to-peer review between Hospital and health plan;   Keeps abreast of payer guidelines and specific licensure requirements;   Assists in the hiring process and training of new staff;   Participates in special project development and implementation;   May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;   Performs other related duties as assigned. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities.   Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are attained through two (2) years of full-time experience comparable to a Clinical Nurse II in the County of Santa Clara in an acute hospital setting.   Special Requirement: Graduate of an approved nursing program and licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California prior to appointment.   Possession of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and/or current patient case management experience is desirable.    Knowledge of: Medical terminology used in diagnosis, level of care, disease continuum, and treatment;   Patient evaluation, assessment and communication techniques;   Federal and State health care laws and regulations appropriate to the operation of California hospitals;   Care management delivery systems;   Various acute care hospital specialties;   Basic training techniques;   Financial processes for various private and public funding sources;   Private and governmental insurers and medical assistance programs;   Available alternative patient services and treatments;   Acute care hospital operations, organization, systems and service areas;   Record keeping and reporting procedures;   Computer systems that provide evidence-based clinical criteria and common office computer applications;   Various criteria for determining level of care and current standards in medical, therapy, and nursing practice.   Ability to: Communicate orally and in writing in an effective, tactful, and assertive manner, including with distressed or emotional individuals;   Keep abreast of, understand, and interpret healthcare laws, regulations, and procedures;   Work independently and under pressure, meet deadlines, adapt to varying circumstances and use sound judgement in the performance of duties;   Develop and maintain effective working relationships with patients, families, peers, medical professionals, and all contacted in the course of work;   Reason logically and creatively, and utilize a variety of analytical techniques to resolve complex and specialized issues;   Educate and train others;   Perform research, evaluate data, and make recommendations;   Work effectively and in cooperation with other organizations, departments and personnel;   Keep abreast of current, available, alternative treatments and services;   Resolve complex interdisciplinary problems in an expeditious and effective manner. Physical Requirements Ability to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays, as necessary.   Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 15, 2020
Full Time
Under direction, to supervise a designated nursing unit on a designated shift or ambulatory care clinic. The Assistant Nurse Manager class consists of a variety of supervisory nursing positions in specialty areas. Positions work under the direction of a Nurse Manager or Ambulatory Services Manager. Positions in this class provide nursing care to patients in the specialty area. They also develop appropriate policies and procedures to ensure the smooth functioning of the assigned unit. (1) Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM)  position is available in Ambulatory Care: Valley Health Center Bascom OBGYN . Outpatient OBGYN clinic including specialty clinics, family planning, OB, high risk OB, Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) and Lactation services. Address: 750 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128   The eligible list will be used for future ANM Ambulatory Care positions as they become available.     The County of Santa Clara owns and operates a Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System that includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, and St. Louise Regional Hospital. The hospitals and clinics are operated by the County under a consolidated license from the California Department of Public Health. The Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System is part of the broader County of Santa Clara Health System. Better Health for All!   The County of Santa Clara owns and operates a Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System that includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, and St. Louise Regional Hospital.  Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - 731 bed tertiary level acute care hospital provides the highest level of adult and pediatric emergency medical and trauma services, a regional high risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, an ACS-verified Burn Trauma Center, a Primary Stroke Center, a CARF-accredited Rehabilitation Center, emergency and acute inpatient psychiatric services, as well as a range of other specialized services - in some cases the only such treatment in the region.  Santa Clara Valley Health Centers -  VHCs offer a wide variety of services, including adult and children's urgent care, family medicine, Ob/Gyn, pediatrics, lab, radiology/diagnostic imaging, convenient on-site pharmacy, and more.   Santa Clara Valley Specialty Center -  The six level Valley Specialty Center brings together many of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's adult outpatient specialty services. It is also home to laboratory services and the outpatient pharmacy. Patient education, financial counseling and many diagnostic imaging services are also provided in this building. Full-time positions available: O'Connor Hospital - 358 bed acute care facility offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty programs to more than 1 million residents of San Jose. O'Connor Hospital was founded in 1889 as one of the first hospitals in Santa Clara County.?  St. Louise Regional Hospital - 93 bed acute care facility, affectionately known as South County's community hospital, is a Designated Primary Stroke Center, and is the only acute care hospital in the area. Located in Gilroy, St. Louise is one of the largest employers in the community.  Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/scvmc  Job Subscription |  Sign Up Typical Tasks Assessment Assesses the numbers and levels of personnel needed to provide nursing care for a specific patient population;   Assesses and identifies learning needs of both staff and patients, and monitors the effectiveness of educational programs developed to meet these needs;   Assesses the quality of nursing care delivered in relation to unit standards;   Assesses the need for support services and materials to facilitate quality nursing care; Planning   Collaborates with managers to plan for the development of personnel;   Collaborates with other nursing staff in planning nursing programs and approaches to patient care;   Participates in the development of goals and objectives to facilitate unit functioning;   Participates in the formulation of policies and procedures utilizing staff input; Implementation   Identifies and works to resolve issues that affect the quality of nursing services provided;   Serves as a resource person for clarification of administrative policies and procedures;   Promotes effective communication;   Periodically provides direct patient care;   Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel and visitors;   Participates in the interviewing and hiring process;   Collaborates with Nurse Manager and Director to identify need for corrective action of an employee and initiates action appropriate to the Assistant Nurse Manager's level of responsibility;   Identifies patient and visitor and intervenes appropriately;   Collaborates with nursing staff and administration to establish standards of nursing care;   Participates in orientation and ongoing educational programs for staff;   Implements new programs and approaches to patient care;   Utilizes appropriate management techniques to direct and support staff; Evaluation   Participates in the evaluation of the quality of nursing service delivered by the department;   Reviews policy and procedures and makes recommendations;   Participates in employee evaluation process; writes evaluations on staff, and reviews with each employee in a timely manner;   Evaluates own personal performance, leadership abilities, and attainment of established goals. Employment Standards Graduate of an approved nursing program (preferably BSN), currently licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in California and sufficient education and experience which demonstrate possession of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the typical tasks noted above. Experience Note: A qualified applicant would typically have at least three years experience in area of specialty. Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 15, 2020
Full Time
Initially under close supervision, to provide service to the public and permit applicants, to assist in the review and processing of development applications for cities, agencies, and other county departments, to assist in planning studies, feasibility studies, master plans and concept plans, to assist in the research and analysis of planning data, and to assist in the administration of zoning, planning, or park and recreation development programs. Candidates determined to have met Employment Standards will be invited to take the written examination scheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Typical Tasks Assists in the preparation and processing of less complex and routine development applications; Assists in coordinating agency and community review of development applications; Analyzes the less complex and routine land development applications, site plans, and building permit applications for completeness and conformance with policies, ordinances, master plans, concept plans, County General Plan, conditions of approval, and State and Federal regulations, prepares conditions of approval where necessary, and takes discretionary action on certain land development projects that are reviewed at the staff level, making required findings; Assists in the preparation and presentation of detailed reports on development applications, master plans, concept plans, feasibility studies and other planning-related documents to decision-making bodies such as Board of Supervisors, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, Airport Land Use Commission, Historical Heritage Commission, Housing, Land Use, Environment and Transportation Committee, and San Martin Planning Advisory Committee; Enters development permit information and permit process workflow data in a central database; Tracks application and project expenses and verifies the accuracy of invoices; Abstracts information from aerial photographs, subdivision maps, census reports, building permits, etc., for analysis in planning studies; Analyzes geographic information systems data and creates maps; Assists in the preparation of plans, maps, graphs and other visual aids; Assists in the development of planning studies, feasibility studies, master plans and concept plans and reports on topics, such as land use, housing, historic resources, environmental impacts and economic development, in support of new or updated plan policies, regulations or programs; Answers inquiries and provides general information to the public regarding land use projects, permitting procedures, development policies, plans, zoning ordinances and other regulations; Provides information to the public regarding the permitting and development review requirements of other County departments such as Fire Marshal's Office, Environmental Health, Land Development Engineering, Geology, Roads and Airports, and Building, and County programs such as Williamson Act, Historic Preservation, and the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan; Assists with field inspections to gather data relevant to planning projects and the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans; Prepares environmental documents in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) such as Categorical Exemptions, Negative Declarations or Addendum to Environmental Impact Reports; Conducts in-depth property specific research including the review of deeds and other legal documents; Assists with outreach to community groups, government agencies, developers and the public to encourage participation, resolve problems or obtain input; Assists in the resolution of issues and complaints from the public or neighbors and permit applicants; May write and deliver presentations to staff or committees and participate in meetings, conferences and workshops; Attends evening meetings; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs related duties as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with a major in planning, architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, natural resources, social science or related field. Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's Permit. Knowledge of: Research and data collection methods; Principles and practices of planning and zoning administration; Environmental protection regulations such as California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and Endangered Species Act; State and local laws pertaining to land use such as Williamson Act, Historic Preservation Program, and Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan; Relationship of land use planning to the requirements of other County departments such as Fire Marshal's Office, Environmental Health, Land Development Engineering, Geology, Roads and Airports, and Building; Principles of effective customer service; Effective report writing and presentation techniques; Statistics and math applicable to planning and property development; Common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, database management, internet, and geographic information systems. Ability to: Learn the principles, concepts and techniques related to planning and zoning administration; Learn to review project descriptions, plans or field conditions and apply policy and code provisions to determine conformance; Interpret the zoning ordinance and other policy documents; Collect and analyze data; Prepare clear and concise reports; Communicate rules and procedures tactfully and effectively; Work on several projects or issues simultaneously; Work independently or in a team environment; Build relationships and work respectfully, tactfully and creatively with the public, agencies and staff; Speak and write effectively. Closing Date/Time: 3/2/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 14, 2020
Full Time
Under general supervision of an attorney, to perform a variety of paraprofessional legal duties: to assist in preparation of cases for trial, prepare legal documents, interview clients, and perform legal research and writing. The senior level performs the most complex and/or difficult of the paraprofessional legal duties. Paralegals may be subject to rotation to any assignment at the department head's discretion and according to organization, staffing, and workload requirements.    The written exam is tentatively scheduled for 4/1/2020 at 6:00 pm.  Typical Tasks Gathers and compiles evidence for attorneys by interviewing witnesses and collecting materials, documents, and reports;   Prepares trial notebooks, organizes evidence, and prepares exhibits;   Interviews clients, witnesses, and others, and serves as a liaison between clients and attorneys;   Determines eligibility for client assistance from the Public Defenders office, and may evaluate and arrange for client to enter rehabilitative programs;   Acts as a liaison with public and private agencies, law enforcement agencies, state agencies, attorneys, clients, relatives of clients, and witnesses;   Logs and tracks cases to ensure that time lines are met;   Arranges for the presence of witnesses, prepares witnesses for testimony and deposition and reviews and summarizes witness statements and depositions;   Drafts and prepares a variety of legal documents, correspondence, and reports that are standard legal documents or that require a minimal amount of original writing;   Performs basic legal research in which issues are readily identifiable, or performs cite checking;   Files legal documents in court, and delivers materials regarding ongoing cases;   May assist attorney in court by taking notes; distributing cases, and coordinating witnesses;   Maintains a law library containing law books and other reference material;   Performs related duties as required. Employment Standards Possession of one of the following: (1) A paralegal certificate from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal program; (2) A paralegal certificate or a degree from a nationally or regionally accredited, or Bureau for Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education-approved post-secondary institution that requires successful completion of a minimum of 24 semester (or equivalent) units in law related courses; (3) A baccalaureate degree or advanced degree in any subject; plus a minimum of one year of law related attorney supervised* experience; and a written declaration from that attorney* stating that the person is qualified to perform paralegal tasks; (4) A high school diploma or GED, plus a minimum of three years of law-related attorney supervised* experience; and a written declaration from that attorney* stating that the person is qualified to perform paralegal tasks. This experience and training shall be completed no later than December 31, 2003. *The supervising and declaring attorney must be an active member of the California Bar for at least the preceding three (3) years, or have practiced in the federal courts of California for at least the preceding three (3) years. Special Requirement MCLE Post Employment Standards - Paralegals/Senior Paralegals are required to certify completion of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credits every two (2) years. These credits consist of four (4) hours of general law or a specialized area of law, and four (4) hours of legal ethics. Knowledge of: Methods and techniques of legal research and available legal resource material, discovery, and fact investigation;   Principles of legal writing;   Legal terminology;   Basic communication skills including questioning and investigative interviewing techniques;   Ethics of law practice;   Civil and/or criminal legal processes and judicial structure;   Skills necessary to perform issue identification. Ability to: Prepare effective legal papers;   Perform basic legal research and writing;   Speak and write logically and effectively;   Analyze and interpret applicable codes, laws, ordinances and statutes;   Prepare and organize evidence;   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and coworkers. Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 14, 2020
Full Time
Under general supervision, to provide the full range of professional nursing and psychiatric care; to initiate and perform established nursing interventions utilizing clinical knowledge. Opportunities available in Acute Psychiatric Services and Custody Health Service.   The Acute Psychiatric Service (APS) of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is comprised of two psychiatric programs. Barbara Arons Pavilion (BAP) is a 50 bed acute (locked) program; and Emergency Psychiatric Services (EPS) is an outpatient psychiatric emergency and crisis stabilization program. Both programs are licensed as part of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (VMC). The programs are located in San Jose on the VMC campus. Current vacancies are part time (0.5) and full time (1.0) Custody Health Services (CHS), Main Jail Mental Health provides medical, dental and behavioral health services to patients in-custody at the 3 County Jail facilities: Main Jail, Elmwood and Juvenile Detention facilities.  Custody Health Services runs a 43 single-bed acute psychiatric inpatient housing unit at the Main Jail.   The psychiatric unit provides Lanterman Petris Short (LPS) - based services for adult male and female patients who require acute inpatient services for stabilization . One year of progressively responsible clinical experience, which included change assignments in an acute psychiatric nursing service and the ability to demonstrate possession of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the typical tasks noted in the job description for Psychiatric Nurse II.  Candidate must be able to pass temporary and permanent security clearance (DOJ, FBI) to work in the jail. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/scvmc ?  Job Subscription |  Sign Up Typical Tasks Assessment: Analyzes and validates data taken from interview of patient and/or family for common relationships, revises assessments based on patient behaviors and conceptual view of individuals;   Assesses the competencies of personnel assigned to a specific patient group;   Assesses the numbers and levels of personnel needed to provide nursing care for a specific patient population;   Assesses patient care problems and utilizes this knowledge to formulate appropriate nursing interventions into patient treatment plans.   Applies a triage method for assessing treatment priorities. Planning:   Establishes priorities and coordinates activities needed to implement patient care;   Plans strategies for solving patient care problems;   Collaborates with appropriate support personnel in the discharge planning of patients and in the appropriate referral to other mental health resources in the community;   Assists in developing plans for teaching patients and families about the multiple requirements of proper home care. (eg: medications, follow-up care, mental health resources, etc.); Implementation:   Provides professional nursing care to psychiatric patients and assists in the administration of psychiatric and/or medical treatments;   Explains treatment procedures to patients and provides support before, during, and after treatment;   Assists in the orientation and training of new or less experienced staff as necessary;   Assists patients in developing skills for daily living;   Administers psychiatric medications with a thorough understanding of their indications, contraindications, side effects, and adverse reactions;   Teaches the patient and family how to follow psychiatric treatments after discharge (eg: medication reactions, dietary changes, etc.);   Teaches family to recognize signs/symptoms of decompensation and appropriate interventions in the event that this occurs in the psychiatric patient;   Performs mental status examinations and crisis interventions and makes recommendations for further treatment as necessary.   Leads or co-leads group therapy sessions;   Collaborates with appropriate personnel in performing new procedures and/or in functioning in unfamiliar situations;   Maintains a safe and supportive environment;   Acts as a liaison between patient and physician;   Assumes a leadership role in emergency situations and monitors the work of nursing staff and directing the care of patients in a single unit;   Applies counseling skills to encourage socially acceptable behavior;   Physically restrains combative patients following accepted standards of practice; Evaluation:   Evaluates patient response to care and utilizes this information to re-assess and revise plan of care;   Evaluates interventions made by less experienced staff and makes modifications where necessary;   Observes, assesses, records, and reports the patient's behavior, condition, and reaction before, during, and after treatment;   Evaluates outcomes of emergency situations and provides support for staff and patients involved. Employment Standards Possession of a valid license as a registered nurse in the state of California and one year of progressively responsible clinical experience, which included charge assignments in an acute psychiatric nursing service and the ability to demonstrate possession of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the typical tasks noted above.   Closing Date/Time: 2/27/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 14, 2020
Full Time
Under supervision, to provide psychiatric casework, counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services in a counseling center, clinic, or institutional setting.   This open recruitment is for part time and full time positions located in the Behavioral Health Services, Custody Health Services and/or Custody Behavioral Health Services.    Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Performs casework, counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services with patients or clients and their families;   Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the development of treatment plans;   May participate in a group therapy program;   Prepares social case histories with particular emphasis upon psycho-social factors affecting the patient or client;   Cooperates with staff and other community agencies in carrying out treatment plans;   Participates in psychotherapy and case management programs with psychiatric and/or milieu staff treatment teams;   Interprets and explains social and emotional factors pertaining to illness to clients, relatives and community groups, and may conduct educational sessions and training events, as appropriate;   Evaluates new techniques for dealing with emotional and environmental problems;   Refers patients or clients to appropriate community agencies;   Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university which qualifies for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Clinical Social Worker and maintain current registration and remain in good standing until license is received. Incumbents are expected to obtain a valid license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as issued by the State Board of Behavioral Sciences. Incumbents in this class must comply with California licensure requirements as outlined by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Knowledge of: The principles of psychiatric social work and psychotherapy;   Counseling, casework, and other techniques of psychiatric social work;   Social aspects of mental health and emotional disturbances;   Theory and practice of community health, or alcohol, or drug abuse interventions;   Community agencies and community resources serving the mentally ill, alcohol and drug abusers, and alcoholism;   Physical and mental illnesses and their impact on personality. Ability to:   Effectively apply psychiatric social work theory and casework skills and psychotherapeutic interventions;   Do differential diagnosis;   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;   Secure and record accurate and pertinent social and personal data;   Effectively use psychiatric consultation.   Closing Date/Time:
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 13, 2020
Full Time
Under direction, to perform difficult and complex work in the contract administration and technical inspection of the construction and contracted maintenance work on roads, parks, airports, bridges, major buildings, related major public works, transit construction and land development projects; and may provide lead supervision to lower level personnel. Typical Tasks Reviews and interprets plans, specifications and sites for construction projects;   Assures contractors' conformance to plans, specifications and applicable safety regulations;   Assumes responsibility for the quality control of concrete, soil, mechanical and electrical equipment or other materials used on County construction projects;   Arranges and conducts preconstruction meetings, and makes suggestions or criticisms that serve to establish the procedural guidelines for the project;   Coordinates the various project functions with the owner, general contractor, architects, engineers, and other project consultants or agencies;   Estimates work completed and prepares the progress payment forms;   Supervises or performs the preparation of records, reports, as-built plans and other field office engineering work;   Checks quality of materials and construction methods by personal inspection or by the use of supporting staff;   Coordinates materials testing, construction surveying and electrical inspections;   Maintains a complete set of project records, reports and correspondence for each assigned project;   Reviews permit applications, determines proper conditioning, issues permits and collects fees;   Determines Improvement Security (bond) amounts and types, and releases project bond;   Attempts to resolve disputes which develop between the County, contractor, outside agencies or the public;   Schedules final inspections and recommends acceptance of projects;   Inspects to assure adherence by contractors to safety rules;   May provide project or lead supervision to lower level personnel, including training and assignment of work;   May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;   Performs related duties as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities:   Training and Experience Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform this function are acquired through possession of a high school diploma or equivalent   AND   Four (4) years of increasingly responsible technical engineering/construction work experience, of which two (2) years are equivalent to the level of Construction Inspector in the County of Santa Clara.   Substitution: Completion of 20 semester units from an accredited college in Engineering or related subjects may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience, provided that no substitution is permitted for the required two (2) years of experience at the level of Construction Inspector.   Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver's authorization.   Knowledge of: Principles of supervision and training;   Construction and inspection practices, procedures and techniques;   Principles, practices, techniques and terminology of engineering;   Engineering mathematics and its application to construction inspection work;   Construction methods, materials and equipment;   Safety practices in the construction industry;   Laws, codes, ordinances and standards applicable to the construction industry;   Computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and email.   Ability to: Train others;   Inspect construction on large and complex projects and enforce compliance with plans, specifications and codes;   Meet and consult with engineers, contractors and their representatives on difficult construction matters;   Effectively resolve and coordinate problems with construction and engineering personnel;   Read and interpret engineering and architectural plans, specifications, laws, ordinance and appropriate codes;   Plan, organize and supervise the work of others;   Review and evaluate unusual field conditions not specified in plans and specifications;   Make field engineering estimates and calculations;   Collect and analyze data and prepare accurate and detailed reports, records and letters;   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;   Measure and calculate quantities accurately for preparation of progress payments. Physical Requirements Ability to stand for long periods of time, walk over rough terrain, and climb ladders. Closing Date/Time: 3/11/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 13, 2020
Full Time
Under general supervision, to make bio-psycho-social assessments to determine needs for intervention in a health and hospital or clinical services setting; develop intervention plans and provide needed services or assist patients, public health and other health services clients in obtaining needed services.       Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Accepts referrals of patients/clients from health care staff and a wide range of public and private agencies;   Interviews patients/clients of SCVHHS and other health systems departments;   Obtains and assesses information provided by patient/client and other provider referral sources;   Works collaboratively with patients/clients and their family toward meeting the need or resolution of the bio-psycho-social issues identified;   Interprets available programs to patient/client and/or families;   Educates patients/clients and their families on various programs and/or health-related issues;   Advocates for the patient/client by helping them to navigate the health and hospital system;   May act as a resource specialist in a particular area as appropriate;   Documents assessment and intervention plan in patient's/client's record;   Interprets rules, regulations, policies and programs for patients/clients, their families and the public;   Establishes and maintains effective casework relationships and participates as a team member with health and hospital systems staff;   Prepares case records, documents, reports and correspondence in a timely manner, as required;   Makes financial eligibility determinations based upon documentation provided;   Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college; or, graduation from college and four years of social work experience. Graduate training in an approved school of social work may be substituted for experience. (One year of appropriate graduate study may be substituted on a year for year basis). Possession of a valid California Driver's license may be required for some positions prior to appointment. Some positions may require a background check. Knowledge of: Principles, techniques and objectives of social work;   Individual and group behavior;   Human growth and development;   Family relationships and systems;   Bio- psycho-social-economic factors affecting individuals and families;   Community organization and resources;   Basic health and hospital systems organization;   Laws and regulations common to social work practice in the State of California. Ability to: Establish and maintain rapport with patients/clients and their families;   Assess a family's/client's adjustment to their condition by conducting a bio-psycho-social assessment;   Maintain objective, appropriate professional relationships with patients/clients and their families;   Utilize social work techniques and community resources;   Advocate on behalf of the family/client;   Work in close collaboration with physicians and other members of the health care team to further their understanding of significant social and emotional factors underlying the patient's/client's health issues;   Prepare and present written and oral reports;   Work within the written procedures and guidelines of the Health and Hospital System and/or program regulations;   Maintain accurate records of social work intervention with patients and their families;   Keep statistics on professional activities. Closing Date/Time: 2/25/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 13, 2020
Full Time
Under general supervision, to perform skilled plumbing work in the installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of water, sewer and other plumbing systems and related equipment and fixtures.   Typical Tasks Installs, alters, replaces and repairs plumbing, such as water, gas, sewer and drainage systems;   Checks and maintains autoclave sterilizers and medical gas systems, including, but not limited to, oxygen outlets, medical air and vacuum suction lines;   Unstops sinks, basins, water lines and toilets;   Flushes sewer lines, garbage disposals, floor drains, storm roof drains, and globe valves;   Cuts, bends, assembles and installs various pipes, fittings, valves and fixtures for water, sanitary drainage, heating, gas and other plumbing systems;   Installs, alters, repairs or replaces all types of plumbing fixtures, including, but not limited to, sinks, basins and water closets/toilets;   Checks plumbing fixtures for leaks and other defects; opens and cleans clogged drains, pipes, and traps;   Threads, reams, assembles, caulks, solders and welds various pipes and component parts;   Repairs gas leaks;   Drains and flushes water heaters;   Installs, alters and repairs hot water boilers, hot water heaters, kitchen equipment, sterilizers, steam tables, laundry equipment, pressure gauges, soft water supplies, sprinkler heads, and other related equipment;   Disassembles, cleans and resets bucket steam traps, inverted bucket traps, thermostatic traps and other related steam components;   Maintains adequate work stock of plumbing supplies;   Completes work orders and requisition forms;   Installs and repairs various types of pumps;   May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;   Performs other related work as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities: Training and Experience Note:   The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are attained through possession of a high school diploma or equivalent   and Completion of a recognized five (5) year military, government or state registered trade apprenticeship as a Plumber. OR   Five (5) years of experience as a plumber and possession of a Plumbers Journeyman card, County Competency card, or Piping Industry Progress & Education (P.I.P.E.) certification.   Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment, and the ability to qualify and maintain a County driver authorization.   The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Correction Security Clearance to work in locked facilities, throughout the term of employment.Additionally, possession of a Medical Gas Installer certification is desirable.   Knowledge of: Standard tools, methods, practices, and materials of the plumbing and steam fitting trades;   Plumbing codes and ordinances;   Hazards and safety precautions of the plumbing trade;   Common office software applications, such as email, word processing and internet browsers.   Ability to: Read, interpret and work from diagrams, blueprints and schematics;   Understand and follow oral and written instructions;   Plan, layout, and estimate materials and labor cost for plumbing jobs and complete all necessary paperwork;   Use computer and software applications such as maintenance management software, energy management systems, and common office applications;   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Physical Requirements Work under the following conditions using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE): dust, noise, vibration, fumes, odors, poor ventilation, extreme temperatures, cramped quarters, and inadequate lighting.   Climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift and grasp;   Ability to ascend/descend ladders;   Lift up to 60 pounds.   For positions in the Facilities and Fleet Department, will be placed on a rotating "on call" list for weekend and holiday coverage of County facilities.On call status requires being available and on-site within two (2) hours of notification.   May be required to work alternate shifts such as swing or graveyard. Closing Date/Time: 3/2/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 13, 2020
Full Time
Under direction, to perform the most complex and difficult technical office engineering and/or survey functions involving extensive technical knowledge, discretion and judgment. Typical Tasks Performs independent research on engineering problems requiring considerable knowledge of engineering methods; Acts as coordinator on large engineering projects involving contracts and agreements with other agencies and contractors, applying considerable in­dependent judgment and initiative; May act as a section head over a group of technicians processing engineering plans; May represent the Department on both permanent and temporary committees; Supervises the review of plans for subdivisions, commercial buildings and other private projects to assure conformance with the County Ordinance Code and County adopted policies and standards; Reviews deeds and legal descriptions; Reviews building permit and development applications for conformance with County requirements; Reviews applications for grading, lot merger, lot line adjustment and certificate of compliance; Research information for engineering and/or surveying projects; May conduct site visits to ensure conformance with proposed and/or approved plans and conditions of approval; May perform any Engineering Technician II task; May coordinate and direct the research of engineering and/or survey projects; Uses AutoCAD for various engineering plans as directed; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Perform related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent   AND Seven (7) years of progressively responsible technical engineering experience.   Knowledge of: Engineering and/or surveying principles, practices, and mathematics; Engineering design principles, construction methods, and specifications preparation and interpretation; Drafting instruments, materials and techniques, including hand and AutoCAD and Geographic Information Systems computer applications; Basic office computer programs such as word processing, spreadsheet and email; Principles of supervision and training; Principles associated with the Subdivision Map Act and Land Surveyor's Act.  Ability to: Plan, organize, direct and supervise the work of others; Gather, compile and analyze engineering data and prepare technical engineering reports; Review deeds and legal descriptions, site plans, grading and development plans; Analyze situations, determine courses of action, and act independently under a minimum of direction; Establish, and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Closing Date/Time: 3/11/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 12, 2020
Full Time
Under direction, to negotiate and monitor highly complex and/or high dollar contracts for products and services that have county-wide and or multi-departmental impact and may lead staff engaged in various procurement activities. In order to submit your online application, a resume must be attached. Please note: Your responses to the supplement questions associate with this posting may be reviewed and scored in a Competitive Rating evaluation process based on pre-determined rating criteria. Your answers should be as complete as possible, as no additional information will be accepted from applicants once the Competitive Rating evaluation has begun. Typical Tasks Provides leadership, direction, and assistance to departments and agencies on conducting highly complex contract negotiations with outside vendors;   Analyzes Statement of Work and project plans; assists in defining products and services specifications and determining contract parameters including cost of contract, creation of performance-based criteria, and solicitation of bids;   Evaluates acquisition and contract requirements and determines appropriate solicitation process such as Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Invitations to Bid (ITB), Requests for Quotations (RFQs) and Requests for Information (RFI);    Gives presentations to agencies, departments, and other organizations on proposed and established contracts;   Drafts, evaluates and reviews terms and conditions for products and services of high dollar value contracts to ensure protection of County's interest;   Analyzes market trends, competition and buying power;   Conducts complex cost-price and total cost of ownership analysis and identifies potential cost savings;   Conducts strategic sourcing activities to ensure the needs of County agencies and departments are addressed; identifies and notifies potential sources; conducts pre-bid and pre-proposal conferences; coordinates evaluation committee;   Compiles, analyzes and evaluates data on county-wide purchasing patterns to identify purchasing trends and compliance issues;   Confers with suppliers and manufactures to acquaint them with procurement policies and procedures and to obtain information on required products and services;   Monitors execution of contracts to ensure that contractual provisions are met;   Utilizes procurement automated systems to manage the purchasing and contracting functions including providing training, support and act as liaison between system vendors and clients;   Assists in long-term procurement planning and recommends purchasing and payment policy and procedural changes;   Provides training to user departments to facilitate effective use of the county purchasing and contracts programs and policies;   May provide training and lead supervision;   Identifies operational problems and formulates appropriate solutions;   May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;   Performs other related duties as required . Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the above tasks and the attainment of the following knowledge and abilities.   Training and Experience Note : The required knowledge and abilities are acquired through training and experience equivalent to the possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Material or Supply Chain Management or closely related field,   AND   Four (4) years of experience in purchasing, contracting and supply chain management related to either information technology, medical patient care, facilities, or professional services contracting with an emphasis on analytical skills, project management, various types of solicitations, negotiation of price and contractual terms/conditions, cost savings and vendor management.   A Master's degree in Public or Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Material or Supply Chain Management or closely related field may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.   Possession of an Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) or a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certification issued by the Institute for Supply Management, or Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB) from the National Institute of Government Procurement, Inc. is desirable. Knowledge of: Laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to large scale public sector purchasing including solicitation of bids/proposals, financing, evaluation of offers, negotiations and awarding of contracts;   Uniformed Commercial Code (UCC) rules and regulations and Contract Law as it relates to the procurement of goods and services;   Current market conditions, prices on various types of materials, supplies, and equipment, and sources of supply and services;   Cost estimating practices;   Governmental functions and organization and methods and procedures used in public sector competitive bidding;   Compile data for purposes of bidding and awarding contracts;   Staff analysis methods, study plan preparation and statistical methods;   Computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets and/or databases. Ability to: Interpret, explain and properly apply procurement rules regulations, policies and procedures and contractual terms and conditions;   Prepare and revise complex contracts, contract amendments and other documents related to contract administration activities;   Consult with and advise administrators and other interested parties on procurement contracts; gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of those contacted during the course of work especially in sensitive relationships with representatives of departmental and other outside groups;   Represent management and/or act as management spokesperson in dealing with other employees, departments, or outside agencies or groups;   Develop negotiation strategies and conduct negotiations;   Develop strategies for resolving disputes;   Analyze and solve complicated contractual terms, investigate sensitive or unusual issues or complaints, and provide guidance and assistance;   Establish schedules and complete projects in a timely basis;   Communicate effectively both orally and in writing and establish cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work;   Write complicated (e.g., highly technical or unusual) product specifications and complex, substantive contracts;   Work independently, reason logically, work under pressure and adapt to varying circumstances, and use sound judgment in the performance of duties;   Exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information; analyze and project consequences or decisions and/or recommendations;   Use modern office equipment and enterprise resource planning software and eprocurement automation software;   Act as lead for the division and provide staff training;   Develop and implement training programs for County personnel on procurement planning and contract administration;   Give presentations to departments, industry and other organizations on purchasing issues and activities. Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 12, 2020
Full Time
Under general direction, to manage the activities and staff of an accounting division within the Controller-Treasurer's Office, responsible for one or more significant County-wide accounting programs. Typical Tasks Plans, organizes, and manages the operations of the assigned accounting function;   Develops, implements and maintains systems, procedures and policies for assigned accounting function;   Interviews, selects, trains, assigns work to, evaluates, disciplines and counsels subordinate staff;   Ensures training to departmental staff on required accounting controls;   Develops and maintains a cross-training program for division staff to insure appropriate coverage and back-up for all functions within the division;   Maintains effective communication and acts as a liaison to County departments and other jurisdictions on matters relating to accounting issues;   Supervises reconciliations of  numerous County funds;   Reviews new accounting system proposals and participates in system implementation; analyzes, evaluates and coordinates systems programs and formulation and makes appropriate recommendations relating to systems implementations;   Creates, establishes, revises and maintains written policies, procedures, and job instructions for assigned division;   Maintains effective communications with external agencies, including cities, schools, and special districts, and assures appropriate required documentation is distributed timely to those agencies;   Develops and maintains accounting controls for division;   Acts as a consultant and provides guidance and training to County fiscal officers and other County staff;   Represents the Department when dealing with Federal and State agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, Board of Equalization and State Controller's Office;   Provides Countywide training to departmental fiscal officers and County departments on policies and procedures;   Coordinates response to all Public Records Act requests from the media, citizens, and the Office of the District Attorney related to area of assignment;   Reviews payment audit transactions and reports prepared by staff;   Issues timely and accurate preparation of financial analysis, schedules and related reporting;   Reviews and assesses implications of changes in laws and Federal and State regulations affecting assigned accounting operations; interprets complex laws and regulations and develops and issues opinions and procedures for implementation;   Prepares service requests for information system modifications and special report generation;   Assists with system enhancements, product updates, problem fixes and required regulatory changes; refers specifications for the most complex changes to the Information Services Department;   Reviews and assesses changes in generally accepted governmental accounting principles and develops procedures for implementation;   Prepares or supervises preparation of timely and accurate reports to meet internal and external requirements;   Maintains current knowledge of theory and practice including: Governmental reporting requirements, application development tools, and related audit tools;   May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;   Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed below.   Training and Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are attained through possession of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or closely related field   AND Four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in auditing or accounting, including at least two (2) years of experience equivalent to a Senior Accountant in Santa Clara County.   A valid California Driver's License and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's Permit is required for some positions.   Knowledge of: General and governmental accounting principles and practices;   Governmental budgeting principles and practices;   Principles of supervision, personnel management and training;   Laws and regulations governing assigned accounting function;   Automated accounting, auditing and fiscal control systems;   Automated fiscal/financial information systems, applications and terminology;   Client server computer systems and related interfaces.  Ability to: Apply auditing, general and governmental accounting, computer and management principles and practices;   Learn, interpret and apply laws and regulations governing assigned accounting function;   Apply the requirements of local ordinances, collective bargaining agreements and personnel guidelines;   Communicate effectively through both verbal and written means including the production of operations manual, covering personnel issues, preparing memos and responding to inquiries from outside agencies;   Write clear and concise reports including financial analysis and reporting;   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;   Plan, organize, and direct the work of professional and clerical personnel;   Solve administrative problems involving technical accounting and tax regulation changes. Closing Date/Time: 3/3/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 11, 2020
Full Time
Under direction of management, assists in the planning and implementation of a nutritional program in the Public Health Department. The recruitment is for a  Spanish-Speaking  Public Health Nutrition Associate position in the Women, Infant, Child Program (WIC); candidates must successfully pass the Spanish bilingual examination to continue in the hiring process. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Screens individual clients for nutritional needs; Obtains nutritionally relevant data (such as medical or diet history, socioeconomic, anthropometric or laboratory data) from the client or medical record to determine eligibility for program;   Records client's anthropometric, biochemical and clinical data in the computerized data tracking system;   Assists clients in completing nutrition screening tool(s);   Performs individual health and nutrition assessment per prescribed protocols;   Educates client on identified nutrition risk condition(s);   Determines client's eligibility for program benefits and completes certification process;   Prescribes appropriate food instruments (food vouchers) based on assessment of client's nutrition/health indicators;   Prioritizes referrals from health providers, community agencies and organizations and schedules clients;   Plans, develops and provides nutrition/health education sessions to clients;   Translates program nutrition/health materials for program;   Maintains inventory of nutrition/health materials for program;   Participates in departmental and community health/nutrition activities to promote nutrition program;   Explains local, state and federal policies and procedures to clients;   Refers clients and families to public health nutritionist per triage matrix;   Provides follow-up nutrition intervention per state and agency protocols;   Assists clients and families in accessing health services by referral to public health nurses, other health professionals, social and community agencies;   Provides breastfeeding education and support to clients;   Maintains breastfeeding equipment and supplies;   Demonstrates proper use of electric and/or manual breast pumps to clients;   Collects and compiles nutrition education survey data for development of annual nutrition services plan;   Participates in professional development activities;   Participates in staff meetings and in-service training;   Performs related duties as required. Employment Standards Sufficient training and education to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed below. Experience Note:  An applicant would normally acquire the qualifications listed below through completion of two years of college level education, with a minimum of 12 hours of nutrition coursework and two (2) years of experience assisting in the planning and implementation of a public health nutritional program. One year of additional education may be substituted for one year of experience; -OR-   Bachelors Degree in Nutrition or related field with no experience. Possession of a valid California's driver's license required upon appointment. Knowledge of:   Principles of nutrition science and health;   Child development milestones;   Data collection;   Medical terminology;   Education theories and methods related to nutritional counseling and case management;   Anthropometric, biochemical and clinical parameters relating to nutrition;   Established protocols for collection of anthropometric measurements;   Interviewing techniques;   Preventive health;   Basic computer skills;   Applicable Federal and State nutrition program regulations;   Public Health programs, services and community resources;   Breastfeeding promotion and support. Ability to:   Communicate effectively orally and in writing;   Assess client needs and develop a plan with specific outcomes and documents;   Comply with established protocols for collection of anthropometric measurements;   Interview clients in a public health setting;   Solve problems;   Collect and compile nutrition/health data from clients or records;   Communicate effectively with clients through use of verbal and nonverbal cues;   Apply contemporary nutrition/health knowledge and skills;   Conduct group education classes and advise clients on an individual basis;   Interpret Federal, State and Local regulations affecting program operation;   Develop and maintain a working relationship with individuals of diverse culture, ethnic, education and socio-economic backgrounds, community agencies and health professionals. Closing Date/Time: 2/21/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 11, 2020
Full Time
Under close supervision to perform inspections and investigations in the enforcement of Federal, State and County agricultural regulations to ensure the safe, responsible, and judicious use of pesticides and to prevent the introduction, establishment, and spread of destructive insects, plant diseases and weeds into the County's urban and agricultural areas. This recruitment requires the submission of an  online application, copy of valid statewide license issued by the CDFA for County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist, or copy of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with coursework specializing  in Agricultural, Biological, Chemical or Physical Sciences, or related fields as determined by the CDFA.  A pplications received without  all  required attachments will be considered incomplete. Please note: The written examination for this recruitment will be held on: Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Typical Tasks Enforces agricultural  laws, regulations and issues permits; Prepares investigative reports and participates in administrative hearings; Inspects and certifies agricultural products and for compliance with federal, state and local regulations; Maintains records of work performed, materials used and prepares reports as required; Answers questions and provides information and assistance to the public, growers, agriculture workers and others; Conducts surveys and compiles statistics; Performs pest detection work, installs and services traps; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs other duties as required.   Employment Standards Possession of at least one (1) valid statewide license issued by the CDFA for County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist or possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with coursework specializing  in Agricultural, Biological, Chemical or Physical Sciences, or related fields as determined by the CDFA.   Agriculture Biologist I incumbents that are hired without a valid license must obtain one (1) of the five (5) licenses issued by CDFA within the probationary period of appointment or vacate the position.    Possession of a valid California Drivers license prior to appointment, and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Drivers Permit. Knowledge of: Laws, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to the agricultural enforcement of the State Food and Agricultural Code and other related codes and ordinances; The agricultural industry of the County of Santa Clara and State of California; Computer software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and/or databases.  Ability to: Interpret and apply provisions of the Food and Agricultural Code and the California Code of Regulations; Communicate effectively orally and in writing, with industry, the public and other agencies and co-workers; Establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of business and in enforcement situations; Investigate complaints and prepare detailed written reports; Utilize and learn new software applications. Physical Requirements Work under adverse weather conditions; outdoors, in remote areas, on uneven and/or slippery ground or surfaces and on moderately steep slopes or terrain; Work in environments that are noisy or are subject to sudden changes and/or extremes in air temperature, pressure, or humidity; Come into contact with water; Handle and deal with toxic and hazardous substances; Deal with biting and stinging insects, ticks, and poisonous plants; Lift, push and pull objects that weigh 50 pounds or more; Stand and/or sit for extended periods; Stoop, bend, and reach, grasp and manipulate small objects with hands; Wear and use proper safety clothing and equipment. Special Requirements: Work evenings, nights, weekends and during emergencies as assigned; Travel within and outside of Santa Clara County. Closing Date/Time: 2/23/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 09, 2020
Full Time
Under direction, to assess and evaluate inmates in the areas of education, vocational training, employment and job placement, substance abuse recovery, anger management, parenting skills, and provide planning for re-integration back into the community. Candidates who meet the employment standards will be invited to take the written examination tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 3/26/2020 and Friday, 3/27/2020. Selected candidates will be required to pass a full background investigation. Typical Tasks Interviews inmates to obtain personal, social, health and emotional history to assess placement in appropriate in-custody programs;   Implements jail programs for inmates and updates and maintains program schedules;   Assists in the development of new programs and the implementation of policies and procedures related to these programs; Develops assessment tools for program evaluation purposes; Coordinates with Service Providers to administer testing to inmates before and after program completion, evaluates their progress, and reports the results; Confers with Badge personnel to assist in the relocation/reclassification of inmates in order to participate in assigned programs; Provides information and referral services to inmates requesting to continue their rehabilitation upon release; Provides information to other professionals and volunteers assigned to various programs; Acts as liaison between the Programs Division, contract providers, law enforcement agencies, court, and other related agencies; Researches Criminal Justice databases to formulate a program placement plan; Orients new inmates to the rules and regulations of the facility; provides information on availability of in-custody rehabilitation programs, explains how to prepare for early release programs, and the expectations regarding behavior and conduct; May conduct self improvement classes to inmates; May conduct orientation and training classes to departmental staff; May oversee inmates in special projects; Prepares and maintains accurate case records for the purpose of preparing written and verbal reports; Prepares written and verbal reports of work, conduct, and progress of inmates participating in programs; Mediates problems between service providers, inmate participants, and departmental staff and provides individual intervention with inmates experiencing a crisis; Assists in planning, directing, and implementing various special events to promote inter-agency involvement that includes graduations and community program forums; Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferably with specialization in Administration of Justice, Criminology, Penology, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or closely related field; and one year of full-time work experience providing individual or group counseling in vocational training, employment counseling, crisis intervention, or substance abuse counseling. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of interviewing and counseling, vocational guidance, rehabilitation, occupational placement and program development; Principles of caseload management; Basic principles of applied psychology; Appropriate community resources and training programs in client case management. Ability to: Prepare and maintain clear and concise records and reports; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Perform assignments which require skill, professional judgment, and the application of departmental policy and procedure; Apply sound judgment and problem solving techniques; Operate and access automated criminal justice information systems to obtain criminal justice records that will assist in program placement planning; Establish and maintain effective interpersonal working relationships; Be sensitive to the needs of a diverse inmate population. Closing Date/Time: 2/24/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 08, 2020
Full Time
Under general supervision, provides counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services in a clinic or institutional setting.   Positions are available in the following locations;  Behavioral Health Services, Custody Health Services, and Custody Behavioral Health Services.  Please select all the locations you would like to work in the supplemental questions. Learn more about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics at  www.scvmc.org  and follow us on:  Twitter I  @scvmctalent    Facebook I  facebook.com/SCVMC    LinkedIn |  linkedin.com/ scvmc   Typical Tasks Performs intensive counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services with patients or clients and their families;   Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the making of treatment plans;   May participate in group therapy programs;   Cooperates with other staff members and with community agencies in carrying out treatment plans;   Participates in psychotherapy and case management programs with psychiatric staff treatment teams;   Interprets and explains social and emotional factors pertaining to illness to clients, relatives and community groups, and may conduct educational sessions and training events, as appropriate;   Evaluates new techniques for dealing with emotional and environmental problems;   Refers patients or clients to appropriate community agencies;   Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree or equivalent which qualifies for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State Board of Behavioral Science, such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Child Development and Family Studies, or Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling; and two years of post graduate counseling experience in the field of mental health. Possession of a valid California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist as issued by the State Board of Behavioral Science. Knowledge of: Theory and treatment practice of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social pathology;   Theory and practice of community mental health, alcohol or drug abuse interventions;   Community agencies and community resources serving in the field of mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, and alcoholism;   Physical and mental illnesses and their impact on personality. Ability to: Apply theory and practice of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social pathology;   Do differential diagnosis;   Develop and implement a counseling program;   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;   Use psychiatric consultation effectively.   Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, California, United States
Feb 08, 2020
Full Time
Subject to administrative determination of policy, the County Librarian using broad discretion, plans; organizes, develops and administers the activities of the Santa Clara County Library District, which is comprised of nine of the cities and the unincorporated area of Santa Clara County. Click here to learn more about this position.   FILING PERIOD and APPLICATION PROCEDURE Filing Deadline: March 6, 2020   The recruitment may be extended or closed as early as 10 days after issue date, therefore, it is critical to submit your application as soon as possible.  This recruitment requires the submission of an online application.  No paper applications will be accepted .  Applicants who are viewing this job announcement outside of our Santa Clara County website  must go to  www.sccjobs.org to apply. It is important that the following information be included in your application as it will be evaluated during the competitive review step of the recruitment process:    1. Résumé 2. Contact information for a minimum of three references 3. Letter of interest explaining why you are the ideal candidate, including specific examples from your experience. No more than 3 pages. 4. Answers to the online supplemental questions Questions regarding this Executive recruitment may be directed to Alan Reed , Executive Services at (408) 299-5851 .   Typical Tasks Typical Management Responsibilities Plans, organizes, develops, and administers all phases of the County Library program;   Formulates library policy on matters relating to library goals, organization, programs, service, personnel and public relations;   Responsible for selection of all library materials in all formats, including electronic;   Responsible for administration of all public, outreach, literacy and technical services;   Directs the selection, training, assignment and performance of employees;   Under direction of the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) Board, determines the scope and nature of library services and needed plans for the expansion and modification of library services;   Analyzes the needs of various member communities and develops library programs to meet those needs;   Confers with officials and commissions throughout the Library's service areas;   Oversees design, construction and furnishing of new library facilities;   Oversees maintenance and equipment of all libraries;   Confers with community leaders and interested groups to coordinate library activities;   Directs and participates in the preparation of the annual budget;   Administers any Library taxes;   Presents revenue estimates and budget requests to Library JPA;   Administers the approved budget and controls expenditures;   Directs the preparation and maintenance of library statistics and related records and reports;   Attends professional meetings and conferences;   Speaks before professional, civic and other groups to explain and interpret the Library programs;   Performs other related work as required. Employment Standards Considerable education,  administrative and managerial experience as a professional librarian involving program planning and participation in policy determination on a system-wide basis in a public library organization. A Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited university and a minimum of five (5) years recent adminstrative level experience managing a public library system and programs. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of modern librarianship and of public library administration including technology;   Principles of intellectual freedom and Patron privacy as well as other laws and regulation relating to library operations;   Principles and practices of public administration, organization, management analysis, supervision personnel management, employee relations, training and organizational development;   Practices and techniques of budget preparation, monitoring and control;   Principles and techniques of management analysis and organizational design necessary to formulate, implement and evaluate administrative policies and procedures;   Complex project planning methods;   Techniques of effective community outreach;   Principles and practices of exemplary customer service. Ability to:   Set goals and standards for the library system;   Develop a program of library services to meet evolving community needs;   Evaluate the needs of library communities and the effectiveness of library services;   Develop, prepare and monitor a departmental budget;   Establish and maintain effective relationships with County agencies/ departments; general public; community groups; library staff; and multiple government entities;   Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and supervise administrative staff in providing a comprehensive program of library services;   Direct a comprehensive customer-centric training program for all library personnel. Closing Date/Time: 3/6/2020 11:59 PM Pacific