One immediate vacancy in the Human Services Agency. Future vacancies for this position may be filled from the eligible list to be established. The expected life of the eligible list is six months and it may be extended for up to 18 months (24 months total). Appointee must be willing and able to work in Avenal, Corcoran, Lemoore or Hanford as assigned.
Employment & Training Worker I - $18.09 - $22.07 Hourly, $37,627.20 - $45,905.60 Annually
Employment & Training Worker II - $19.98 - $24.38 Hourly, $41,558.40 - $50,710.40 Annually
Employment & Training Worker I: This is a trainee class.
It differs from Employment & Training Worker II in that incumbents in the Employment & Training Worker I class receive close supervision; as experience is gained, incumbents are assigned selected caseloads where the consequence of error is minimal. As assigned responsibility and breadth of knowledge increase, incumbents may reasonably expect to be promoted to the next higher class of Employment & Training Worker II.
Employment & Training Worker II : This is the experienced level class of this series. Positions in this class differ from Employment & Training Worker I in that the latter is a training level where emphasis is on learning principles, practices and methods of client employability assessment and placement and carrying of a limited, non-complex caseload under close supervision. Incumbents at the II level work with greater independence, perform a wider range of duties and have more responsibility for contact with employers and other services.
Duties include but are not limited to those described below. Reasonable accommodation will be made when requested and determined by the County to be appropriate under applicable law.
Under close supervision, determines participants' need for supportive services; conducts less difficult interviews with participants to evaluate their employment readiness; administers, scores and interprets vocational and educational measurement tests; identifies barriers to employment; develops employability plans; refers participants to appropriate employment, training and social services resources; provides labor market information and career guidance; conducts job search workshops; develops and maintains employment and training opportunities; makes appropriate worksite placements; monitors training and worksite arrangements; monitors participant compliance with program requirements; interprets rules, regulations and policies pertaining to employment programs to clients, service providers and the general public when within the scope of assigned responsibility; assists clients in developing good work habits; maintains records, reports and statistics of monthly activities; maintains liaison between clients, providers and employers; participates in coordination of case staffing with other agencies to ensure appropriate provision of services; reconciles, prepares and authorizes payment for supportive services; makes referrals to more experienced staff members when problems are beyond his/her level of competence; and performs related work as required.
For a detailed job specification please click on the job title links below.
Employment & Training Worker I
Employment & Training Worker II
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Minimum requirements must be met by the closing date
Please note: When completing the work history portion of your application include each level as a separate entry when applicable.
Eg: If you were an Eligibility Worker I and promoted to an Eligibility Worker II, each level should be entered separately to reflect the time held at each level. Work experience for the last 15 years must be included in the work history portion of your application. It is also important that your application show all the relevant education and experience that you possess, even if it extends beyond the required past 15 years.
A resume may be attached, but is not a substitute for completing the application and supplemental questions. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the recruitment.
Education: Equivalent to completion of two years of college (60 semester units) with emphasis in career planning, vocational counseling, sociology, human resources management, or closely related fields. (Substitution: Qualifying experience in a social services agency performing duties equivalent to Eligibility Worker II, or experience in interviewing/counseling for employment, or experience in placement or vocational guidance may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Experience: Successful completion of the probationary period performing duties equivalent to an Eligibility Worker in Kings County or a comparable county social services agency or job training department; OR, one year of experience in interviewing or counseling for employment, placement or vocational guidance.
Education: Same as Level I.
Experience: Successful completion of the probationary period performing duties equivalent to Employment & Training Worker I in Kings County; OR,
Two years of experience as an Eligibility Worker II in Kings County or a comparable county social services agency or job training department; OR,
Two years of experience in interviewing or counseling for employment, placement or vocational guidance.
Requires frequent travel; appointee must possess and maintain a valid California's driver's license or be capable of providing one's own transportation.
Certain positions in this classification may be designated as bilingual, requiring fluency in a foreign language. Certain positions in this classification may be required to rotate assignments between the agency's central location in Hanford and outlying sites, as assigned.
Desirable Qualification: Computer experience or training preferred.
SELECTION PROCESS: EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
All completed applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed. Depending upon the number of applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, the examination process may include a screening committee (pass/fail) and/or a written examination (pass/fail) and/or an oral examination (100%) which may include a written practical component to determine placement on the eligible list. The top 40 written test scoring applicants (with passing scores) will be invited to participate in the oral examination interview process to determine placement on the eligible list.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Veteran's Preference Application
You must submit a certified DD-214 and a new request form for each application submission prior to the closing date.