Arbitrator Job Description Sample
This position facilitates the resolution of customer complaints after a sale and is responsible for the timely and successful arbitration of vehicles between buyer and seller in accordance with Auction policies.
Assure that VIN number, paperwork, and vehicle identification is prepared and verified.
Meet with customer and record complaint information.
Perform data entry responsibilities for the department. Enter the arbitration into the AS400.
Perform PSI calls and arbitration calls.
Advise customer of Auction complaint policy and notify manager and/or Arbitrator.
Organize complaints by a numbering system and write detailed complaint summary so that customer service personnel and mechanics understand the issue.
Track sale day staffing.
Coordinate internal and external lot communications.
Investigate issues to determine if item is subject to arbitration.
Comply with National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) guidelines.
Visibly demonstrate safety commitment by following all safety and health procedures and modeling the behaviors related to such. Actively participate in support of all safety activities aligned with Safety Excellence.
Perform other duties as assigned by management.
May be required to work overtime (more than 40 hours per week) as business needs dictate.
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
1 year of experience in administrative processes and complaint resolution preferred.
Valid Driver's License and safe driving record required.
Basic computer skills required.
Good written and verbal communication skills required.
Effective report writing and composition skills preferred.
Regularly required to stand, walk, reach, talk and hear.
Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat and climb.
Ability to lift 1-20 pounds.
Vision abilities required include close, distance and color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Frequent exposure to outdoor weather conditions. Moderate noise level.
The posting is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
Physician – Independent Medical Arbitrator (13213)
POSITION: Physician – Independent Medical Arbitrator
LOCATION: Private office location within the five boroughs
Graduation from an approved medical school or medical college;
Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in New York State with present registration under that license; and
Board Certified or Board Eligible in chosen specialty.
SELECTION CRITERIA: Valid New York State Medical License
Five years of approved experience in the practice of chosen specialty, three of which should have been in an approved residency in the chosen field, and one of which should have been an internship in a hospital approved by the American Medical Association.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Independent Medical Arbitrators are required to:
Perform medical examinations
Consult with Physician designated by employee
Consult with Department of Education Physician regarding case summary
Prepare and submit written medical summary/determination to the Department of Education's Medical Unit and appropriate Collective Bargaining Unit (United Federation of Teachers or Council of Supervisors and Administrators), within 10 days of completion of exam and physician consultations.
WORK SCHEDULE: Negotiable
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.
Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at http://schools.nyc.gov/OEO
Thisposition facilitates the resolution of customer complaints (includes allvehicles and online transactions) after a sale and is responsible for thetimely and successful arbitration of vehicles between buyer and seller inaccordance with auction and NAAA policies. This position also requiresorganization and management of sale day activities including post saleinspections and sale day arbitrations.
Interview claimants to obtain information aboutdisputed issues and document detailed complaint summaries in AS400 and/or SalesForce in addition to other forms of communication (e.g., email, etc.), socustomer service personnel and mechanics understand the issue.
Investigate arbitration claim by obtaining,comparing, evaluating, and validating different forms of information needed. Haveawareness of and resolve after-sale problems, such as issues with title,mileage, frame damage, etc.
Inspect vehicle to determine extent of repairs,if any, and authorize second opinion, if necessary.
Handle varying claims from mechanical, structuraldamage, title issues, and undisclosed damage on a vehicle subject toarbitration.
Mediate dispute and negotiate repair and/orpricing of disputed vehicles in order to arrive at a mutually acceptablesolution and in an effort to keep vehicles sold.
Monitor and maintain accurate files for eacharbitration case, and interact with Auction sales personnel regardinginformation on vehicle sales, etc.
Partner with internal departments such asTitles, Accounting, Dealer services, and CR Manager to ensure appropriateactions are completed to move the case forward or close it out. Partner withpost sale inspection entry team, vehicle entry/CR writers, front office andsecurity to investigate the arbitration.
Comply with National Auto Auctions Association(NAAA) guidelines to reach conclusions. Review customer claims to verify thatthey meet Manheim's National Arbitration policies and any account-specificguidelines; make/advise on financial decisions regarding arbitrations.
Facilitate communication between customer,auction and/or dealer to gather information needed to guide parties towardmutual agreement for resolution.
Handle arbitration settlements or adjustments tothe rightful buyer or seller (i.e., checks or invoices).
High School Diploma orequivalent required.
Valid Driver's License andsafe driving record required.
Basic computer skillsrequired.
Good written and verbalcommunication skills required.
Effective report writing andcomposition skills preferred.
Regularly required to stand,walk, reach, talk and hear.
Frequently required to stoop,kneel, crouch, bend, squat and climb.
Vision abilities required include close,distance and color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Minimum of 3-5 years ofautomotive, mechanical or body shop experience with complaint recording andresolution preferred.
ASE certification, estimatingpreferred.
Working knowledge of federal and state lawsregarding arbitration of vehicles.
This position is within the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of the District of Columbia Courts.
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The goal of the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division is to provide a collaborative environment in which parties can creatively address their needs and those of their children, and to assist in drafting and negotiating agreements to guide future relationships. The use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in appropriate cases involving children and families will allow families to settle their disputes in a non adversarial manner that empowers the family to address its own needs. The incumbent should be an energetic, enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts' values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.
Facilitates the resolution of disputes in domestic relations cases such as distribution of marital property, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support through the use of mediation.
Facilitates the resolution of issues in child protection cases through the use of mediation at both the pre-trial and permanency stages.
Conducts, coordinates and schedules mediation sessions.
Responds to questions from attorneys and parties in all cases as it relates to mediation.
Conducts presentations for judicial and non-judicial staff, as necessary.
Develops program-wide training on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for Multi Door Dispute Resolution Division staff and community mediators.
Drafts individualized mediated agreements for domestic relations cases for consideration by the court which addresses the issues in the case.
Provides monthly progress reports regarding the status of cases referred to mediation to the Branch Chief.
Makes timely and appropriate entries in the court's case management system (CourtView). Analyzes the accuracy of data; enters case data in the database to document mediation activity.
Records mediation events, enters notes in case file and closes the cases when completed.
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
- A background and security investigation are required.
- A probationary period of one (1) year must be successfully completed.
To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
2.Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3.Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or degree)
4.List of professional references
5.Proof of forty (40) hours basic mediation training
6.Proof of twenty (20) hours of advance mediation training in domestic relations mediation
All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.
Bachelor's degree in social science or a related field and at least four (4) years of experience mediating domestic relations cases.
Master's degree in social science or a related field and at least three (3) years of experience mediating domestic relations cases.
Ph.D. in social science or a related field and at least two (2) years of experience mediating domestic relations cases.
Experience includes mediation provided to families through court-based Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs, community mediation centers, government agencies, or private practice.
Certification verifying at least 40 hours of mediation training and 20 hours of training specifically related to mediating domestic relations is required.
Ten (10) hours of advanced mediation in family property desired.
Documentation of education showing your mediation training must be submitted with your application or your application will not be considered.
Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.
To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.
Police Commissioner, The Police Department Of Baltimore City
THIS IS A NON CIVIL SERVICE POSITION
Governed by Baltimore City Ordinance 18-111
The Baltimore City Ordinance 18-111, Section 1(B) requires that all agency heads who report directly to the Mayor and any At-Will supervisory employees who report directly to the Mayor or to the Head of an Agency must be a resident and registered voter of the City of Baltimore throughout their term of office. Section (B)(1) allows candidate(s) prior to appointment, the opportunity to sign a Declaration of Intent to become a city resident and registered voter within (6) months of the effective date of their appointment.
The City of Baltimore seeks highly qualified applicants for a transformational leadership position of Police Commissioner. The position offers a unique opportunity to further develop a leading police agency, continue constitutional and effective police reform efforts under a federal district court Consent Decree, foster the further reduction of historically high levels of violent crime while rebuilding community trust and accountability, integrity, and stability within the agency.
This is a challenging position in a profession that is among the most difficult in the nation. The rewards for the successful police commissioner are substantial.
Baltimore is the nation's 30th largest city, with a population of 611,000 within ninety-two square miles, including eleven square miles of waterways. Baltimore is a diverse and vibrant community with exceptional natural and community attributes.
Forty miles northeast of Washington, DC, Baltimore is the second largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic and the principal city in the Washington Baltimore combined statistical area (CSA), the fourth largest in the nation. Baltimore is known for its rich cultural history, its educational and medical institutions, creative and business communities, and professional sports teams.
Baltimore is a City of neighborhoods and contrasts. The City's economic base was founded on industry including railroads, steel and shipping.
Since the 1950s, Baltimore's economy has shifted toward a service economy. The City's population is 611,000. Development and growth thrive in parts of the City, notably on its extensive waterfront; other areas of the City, however, struggle with crime that is concentrated in areas of high poverty.
According to the 2010 census, the racial and ethnic breakdown of the City was: Black: 63.7%, White: 29.6%, Hispanic: 4.2%, Asian 2.3% and other racial and ethnic groups: 3.3%.
The Police Department and the Police Commissioner have broad support from the community, including its political leaders, and its business and professional communities. In the wake of recent challenges, Baltimore offers its next Police Commissioner the support and opportunity to establish meaningful change processes that bring best police practices to this community and strengthen the police department.
Baltimore is an independent city surrounded by two separate and independent municipal jurisdictions: Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County.
Mayor Catherine Pugh was elected to a four-year term in 2016 and took office in December 2016. The City has a strong mayor form of government with its elected mayor responsible for the day to day operations of the City. Public safety and police reform have been a core focus of Mayor Pugh's administration.
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT:
The Police Department of Baltimore City (BPD) is one of the largest police departments in the nation. BPD is a state agency and a separate legal entity from the City of Baltimore, which funds its operations.
BPD currently employs 2,519 sworn officers and 444 non-sworn personnel. There are 102 vacant sworn positions and BPD is actively recruiting for those positions. The City's FY19 police budget of $551M includes funding to add 100 more sworn officers.
With support from the city, community and private resources, the new commissioner will have the opportunity to establish a new approach that focuses on creating a team to address the multi-faceted challenges facing the department. Currently, the agency operates with one Commissioner, one Deputy Commissioner, six Colonels, six Lieutenant Colonels, twenty-five Majors, fifteen Captains, 101 Lieutenants, 336 Sergeants and 2,028 Police Officers. Police Officers, Police Agents and Flight Officers are represented by Unit I of the Fraternal Order of Police, Inc.; Sergeants and Lieutenants are represented by Unit II of the Fraternal Order of Police, Inc.
The Police Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor, with the appointment subject to confirmation by the Baltimore City Council. The Police Commissioner is a direct report to the Mayor. As chief executive officer of the Department, the Police Commissioner is the departmental authority in all matters of strategy, policy, operations, and discipline.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR POLICE COMMISSIONER:
The City is seeking a can-do, reform minded and proven leader with exceptional management, interpersonal, and communication skills and demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with community and civic groups (including private-sector partners), police department employees and government leaders. Experience working through a consent decree, in a community that has residents who suffer from strained relationships with police together with high crime, poverty and public health challenges in a large City and in a tense labor relations environment is highly preferred.
The successful candidate will have the ability to form and lead strong, effective teams; develop efficient administrative processes that support an organization's mission; a track record for effective team management and results-driven leadership; the ability to grow, strengthen and ensure the agency's sustainability; a strong ability to organize effectively, delegate responsibility, solve problems quickly and communicate clearly. The next Commissioner will be expected to expand upon progress made under the Consent Decree approved by the U.S.
District Court in April 2017. The successful candidate must foster integrity within the Department through leading by example, setting the tone at the top and strengthening the culture of fairness and respect throughout the agency while emphasizing improved police community relations. The successful candidate will further development of innovative policing practices and community engagement efforts of the Department, and have a proven track record of openness, transparency, and working with diverse communities. The successful candidate will be well versed in best practices in policing, and have the ability to work collaboratively with the Mayor, the City Law Department (headed by the City Solicitor appointed by the Mayor), the Office of the State's Attorney, and other agencies to address issues of public safety in a holistic, inclusive, democratic governing environment.
The position requires a bachelor's degree. A master's degree in criminal justice, police administration, business administration, or related field is strongly preferred.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience is required, no less than five of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered. Additional specialized education, such as the FBI National Academy, is desirable.
Once appointed, the Police Commissioner must obtain police certification in the State of Maryland. Residency in Baltimore City is a requirement.
The City will offer a competitive compensation package with terms of employment that will support its commitment to a new approach to police management that will distinguish BPD as a model agency.
The City offers an excellent benefits package, including participation in the City's sponsored defined benefit pension plan, strong health insurance coverage, a 457 deferred compensation plan, and other features.
HOW TO APPLY:
For immediate consideration, candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and a list of five references to:
Andre M. Davis
Department of Law
100 North Holliday Street, Suite 101
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
The position is open until filled. Expressions of interest and applications will be received and maintained in strict confidence.
The City of Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and is dedicated to maintaining a diverse workforce.
Insurance Enforcement Specialist (Civil Service Exempt)
The Office of the Insurance Commissioner is recruiting to fill a civil service exempt Insurance Enforcement Specialist position in the Legal Affairs Division out of our Tumwater office. This division conducts investigations, provides legal analysis, and enforces violations of the insurance code.
Our Insurance Enforcement Specialists work with investigative staff and subject matter experts from around the agency to take action against licensed insurance professionals and companies for violations of the insurance code. Enforcement actions range from cease and desist orders and compliance plans to seven-figure fines. Staff attorneys litigate these actions at the administrative level, including negotiating appropriate consent orders and settlements.
In addition, staff attorneys provide legal assistance to staff within the agency and participate on teams aimed to develop rules, legislation, initiatives, and other projects. Examples of past and current work includes the implementation of health care reform, the use of consumer credit scores in insurance rates, and industry-wide enforcement of service contractor registration.
If you are interested in putting your legal and writing skills to work in a complex and dynamic regulatory environment, and you would like to protect consumer's interests while promoting a healthy insurance market for Washington State, please apply and become part of our team!
This recruitment may be used to establish a qualified pool of candidates for agency-wide vacancies in the next six months.
AGENCY PROFILE AND VALUES
The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) operates under the direction of the state's Insurance Commissioner, a statewide elected official. The agency's mission is to provide consumer protection and regulation of the state's insurance industry. With a workforce of approximately 240 employees, we are one of the smaller state agencies in Washington state government and are fortunate to have a stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund.
The OIC values its employees and diversity in the workplace. We challenge our employees to continuously improve the way we do business, and to meet and exceed the needs of our customers. To learn more about this agency, we invite you to visit our website at http://www.insurance.wa.gov/.
This announcement will remain open until the position is filled; however initial candidate review will take place on September 20, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to submit at the earliest opportunity for first review consideration. The hiring authority has the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time.
BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR OIC
As an eligible state employee, Washington State offers:
An outstanding benefits package and retirement plans.
Training and development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement.
Free parking at our main office in Tumwater.
The fulfillment of public service.
Excellent work-life balance
Commitment to diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust
The Legal Affairs Division of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner is responsible for assisting the agency with the interpretation of insurance statutes and regulations, investigating and enforcing laws and regulations, and governing the business of Insurance in the State of Washington.
This position is situated within the Legal Affairs Division of the agency, reports directly to the Attorney Manager and functions within a team of Insurance Enforcement Specialists.
The work of this position supports the mission of Legal Affairs to protect consumers, the public interest and our state's economy by providing the Office of the Insurance Commissioner with the necessary legal tools to achieve fair and efficient regulation of the insurance industry. The Insurance Enforcement Specialist performs varied enforcement and litigation functions. The expected outcome of these functions is compliance with insurance laws and regulations, ensuring a fair marketplace with good value for consumers.
Insurance Enforcement Specialists:
Routinely provide legal perspective to agency personnel in the form of verbal staffing, memoranda and participation in meetings.
Interact with members of the public during administrative proceedings related to complaints and questions.
Participate in and lead agency working groups on various subjects including specialized areas of insurance law, rule-making, and strategic planning.
Coordinate with regulators in other state and federal agencies and with Washington law enforcement to share information and coordinate enforcement actions.
Have delegated authority of the Commissioner to issue enforcement orders, propose and enter into settlements related to enforcement matters, and present the agency position on any other adjudicative administrative proceedings involving the office. As the Commissioner's delegate, they independently evaluate the factual and legal merit of referrals, issue enforcement orders for violations of the insurance code, and negotiate resolution of enforcement actions.
In any resulting administrative proceedings, Insurance Enforcement Specialists are responsible to develop and present the cases appropriately and may conduct discovery; research and determine legal strategies; prepare memorandum, briefings, and motions; call witnesses; take testimony; and orally argue cases. On matters proceeding to Superior Court, the Insurance Enforcement Specialist provides assistance to assigned counsel from the Office of the Attorney General.
Review proposed legislation, provide interpretation and advice on the impact, and testify before the Legislature as requested; participate in drafting Commissioner requested legislation and regulations; and provide information directly to stakeholders and consumers on matters pertaining to RCW 48 and WAC 284.
Graduation from accredited law school and possession of license to practice law, preferably from Washington State;
Capacity to successfully manage and balance a time-driven caseload with other tasks associated with the work (i.e. participating in projects and rulemaking committees, responding to advice requests, etc.)
Experience as a litigating attorney in the area of civil practice with an emphasis on regulation or compliance;
Experience in the insurance industry or insurance regulation field of practice (either as an attorney or practitioner);
Experience in government regulation and enforcement
Experience with participating in administrative hearings
Familiarity with the Washington State legislative process, including bill analysis
Job Specific competencies include:
Communication and Collaboration: Actively listens and engages in an open, respectful and cooperative manner. Conveys messages that are effective in communicating information and ideas with others.
Enforcing Laws, Rules, and Regulations: Enforces governmental laws, rules and regulations in a way that the public perceives as fair, objective, and reasonable.
Analysis, Decision Making, and Judgment: Identifies key facts in a range of data.
Applies logic and complex layers of rules to analyze and categorize complicated information. Sees underlying principles, patterns or themes in an array of related information. Goes beyond analyzing factual information to develop a conceptual understanding of the meaning.
Integrates diverse themes and lines of reasoning to create new insights or levels of understanding for the issue at hand. Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
Development and Continual Learning: Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement. Hones competencies needed in current job; seeks and acquires new competencies, work methods, ideas and information that will improve own efficiency and effectiveness on the job.
Aligns with the direction, services, and performance of the division both internally and with the rest of the organization. Seeks to understand other programs in the division and agency, including their services, deliverables, and measures. Advocates for and positively represents other groups when working with staff, customers, and stakeholders.
Agency core competencies include:
Respect, recognition and inclusiveness: Engages in constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect; helps create a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity; and, recognizes contributions of others within the organization (to include subordinates and peers) --- all of which will enhance the attainment of organizational goals.
Accountability: Demonstrates understanding of the link between job responsibilities and organizational goals.
Accepts personal responsibility and accountability for the quality and timeliness of own work, and adhering to agency processes/policies. Manages his or her own performance to meet expectations and achieve expected results.
Communication and Collaboration: Actively listens and engages in open, respectful, and cooperative manner. Conveys messages that are effective in communicating information and ideas with others.
Customer Focus: - Builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction with services offered by the organization, both regulatory and consumer based. Demonstrates sensitivity to public's perceptions and attitudes.
Professionalism and Integrity: Through consistent honesty, forthrightness, and professionalism in all interactions, earns the trust, respect and confidence of co-workers and customers. Supplemental Information
How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically.
Please select the large green "apply" button at the top of this announcement. If you have not done so previously, you will need to set up an account profile.
To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions, and attach a letter of interest, resume and three professional references. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.
This position is exempt from civil service.
In accordance with RCW 48.02.090(5), Office of Insurance Commissioner employees are prohibited from having any interest, directly or indirectly, in an insurance company other than as a policy holder. This prohibition includes the receipt of renewal commissions.
Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Phyllis Gratis at 360.725.7012.
Employment, Education and Criminal History Verification
Degree/Credential Verification: If a degree or other credentials are listed by the candidate, proof will be required at the finalist stage; therefore, candidates are encouraged to pre-plan for this.
Background Check: Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Veterans: If claiming veteran status, please send your DD 214 to firstname.lastname@example.org with Insurance Enforcement Specialist DD-214 in the subject line. Please do not attach the DD 214 to your application materials.
The Office of Insurance Commissioner is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information.
Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or need this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the recruiter listed above. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1.
Deputy Agricultural Commissioner-Sealer
Description The County of Yolo is recruiting to fill one regular, full-time position in the class of Deputy Agricultural Commissioner-Sealerat the AgricultureDepartment.
The candidate selected for this position will be assigned to the Consumer Protection and Pest Management Division.
The ideal candidatewill have Weights and Measures experience as well as thedemonstrated the ability to effectively manage staffthrough supporting, positioning, empowering and engaging staff to develop their talents.Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application, responses to supplemental questions, a detailed resume, and verification of education and licensureby 11:59 pm on the final filing date.For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.Definition Under direction, the incumbent plans, organizes, coordinates, assigns, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of staff engaged in making inspections to enforce the provisions of the California Food and Agricultural Code, Code of Regulations, Business and Professional Code, National Organics Program, and County Ordinances pertaining to the office of the County Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures; performs inspections to determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations in either agriculture or weights and measures; and performs other related work as required.The Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department, a regulatory and enforcement entity with the authority to issue administrative fines and penalties and responsible for programs to monitor compliance issues within the industries of the County, and to ensure the health, safety and welfare of consumers and workers, combines the functions of agricultural inspections and weights and measures inspections in the enforcement of the California Agricultural Code, and the California Business and Professions Code.Distinguishing Characteristics The Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures is a first line supervisory classification, which is utilized in both the agricultural and the weights and measures functional areas to perform services, inspections, and controls required by law.This classification supervises the work of Agricultural Standards Inspectors, Agricultural and Standards Technicians and Agricultural Services Assistants.
Employees in this class are also responsible for the day-to-day supervision of clerical and/or field staff.
Incumbents report to the Chief Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer and are typically assigned to the supervision of staff performing inspection and enforcement duties in one or more countywide program areas and perform technical agricultural or weights and measures field inspections.The class of Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer is distinguished from the next higher class of Chief Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer in that the latter is responsible for the management of county-wide programs; whereas, the former is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of staff engaged in inspection and enforcement work.
This class is further distinguished from the next lower class of Agricultural Standards Inspector IV in that it is required to perform a full range of supervisory duties which include selection, performance evaluation and discipline, whereas the latter acts in a lead capacity and provides technical assistance to other employees.Incumbents serve as members of the department's leadership team to assist in program management, quality standards development and program quality assurance.
In addition, they serve as technical experts and are expected to provide information to the public on department matters and respond to the media and public on sensitive inter-jurisdictional issues requiring tact, judgment and diplomacy.
Positions in the class may act for the Chief Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer in his/her absence.
Essential Functions The following duties are typical of those performed by the incumbent in this classification; however, other duties may also be required.Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs a division in the combined Agricultural and Weights and Measures department;Supervises Agricultural/Standards Inspectors, Agricultural Standards Technicians and Agricultural Services Assistants in the performance of their duties and may supervise some clerical functions;Performs agricultural and weights and measures field inspections as necessary;Assists in preparing and monitoring the annual budget;Represents the department and presents information to stakeholder groups during or after normal work hours; acts as an internal consultant and technical advisor for Agriculture and Weights and Measures issues;Investigates complaints, participates in hearings, advocates cases, and represents the department in court and administrative hearings as necessary;Consults with the Chief Deputy Commissioner/Sealer on work programs, work standards, schedules, policies, procedures and program development; communicates changes in operations to employees;Prepares reports and correspondence;Gathers and reports crop statistics;Uses a computer to input, analyze and retrieve data;Trains employees in agricultural inspection techniques, standards and procedures;Interprets, clarifies, explains and enforces agricultural laws and regulations, including controversial issues, to subordinates as well as to growers, shippers, the public and others in local agricultural community; ensures work is performed in accordance with laws and regulations;Conducts and/or receives research and answers pesticide use enforcement related questions from county employees as well as industry representatives and the general public;Plans, organizes and directs complex investigations and inspections; coordinates investigations with Federal, State and local agencies on major programs and in emergencies;Prepares documentation for case hearings and investigative reports; reviews documentation prepared by subordinates to determine sufficiency and validity of evidence necessary for successful prosecution;Evaluates work of subordinates, takes necessary corrective action either directly or through recommendation and prepares periodic performance appraisals;Assists in the development, planning and implementation of comprehensive state-county work plans; monitors work plan goals and redirects staff activities to ensure that goals are met;Assists in the evaluation of programs to assess strengths, weaknesses, and areas needing improvement; monitors work practices to assure effectiveness and conformity with established legal requirements, job standards, and safety measures;Compiles information to determine costs of performing various tasks, services, or providing supplies; and
Assists in maintaining an inventory of equipment and supplies.Some positions may also require the performance of different essential or marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment, or shift.
Employment Standards Experience: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible agricultural or weights and measures inspection and enforcement work including at least two years in a responsible program or supervisory capacity.Education:
Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in one or more appropriate disciplines in agricultural, biological, chemical, or physical science as approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.License: Possession of a County Deputy Agricultural Commissioner or a County Deputy Sealer license within six (6) months from the date of hire.Driver's License: Positions in this classification require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C, to carry out job related duties.
A Class B license may be required as a condition of employment.
Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.Knowledge of: the organization, procedures and operation of combined County agriculture and weights and measures program; in depth knowledge of one or more agriculture and weights and measures programs; applicable local, State and Federal laws and regulations pertaining to agriculture and weights and measures programs; agriculture and weights and measures inspection, investigation and enforcement techniques; the structure and function of County government; the application of data processing pertaining to agriculture and weights and measures operations; administration and management including equal employment opportunity, labor relations and personnel management; principles and practices of program planning, budgeting, training and public relations; working knowledge of personal computer usage including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint programs, Restricted Materials Program, as well as internet research methods; and principles of organic production, handling and processing approved for use by the National Organic Program and the State Organic Program.Ability to: plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of a division engaged in enforcement, investigation and inspection of agriculture and weights and measures programs; supervise, train and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; exercise initiative, ingenuity and sound judgment to solve administrative, operational and technical problems; evaluate program operations and develop more efficient and effective work methods and programs; understand, interpret, explain and apply laws and regulations pertaining to agriculture and weights and measures programs; coordinate functions among division, departments, and the State; prepare and present clear and concise administrative and technical reports; operate a computer to access, input and analyze data; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; deal tactfully and effectively with the public and others contacted in the course of work; establish and maintain effective communication in enforcement situations that may be tense or difficult; manage difficult situations and make decisions on complex and/or controversial matters; and maintain confidentiality of protected records.
Application & Selection Process Application ProcessIt is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the closing date.
Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement.
A resume should be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.
In addition to a completed application and resume, applicants are required to submit a completed supplemental questionnaire and verification of education and licensure for this position.
Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:As an attachment to the online application
By e-mail to fax to (530) 666-8049By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m.All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Office by the closing date.
Postmarks will not be accepted.
Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.Selection ProcedureThe following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process.
The selection process steps, and all listed dates, may change with or without notice.Week of 09/24/2018:
Screen for Minimum QualificationsWeek of 10/01/2018:
Screen for Best QualifiedTBD: Department Selection InterviewsTBD:
Reference ChecksTBD: Tentative Job Offer/Livescan/Drug & Alcohol ScreenVerification of EducationAcceptable forms of educational documentation are official or unofficial transcripts that list the student's name, institution name, field of study and date the degree was awarded.For recent graduates who have not received proof of their degree yet, a letter from the registrar's office stating that all requirements for graduation have been met and listing the field of study will be sufficient proof of graduation.Please do not send originals; copies of the required documents are acceptable.
Any submitted documents will not be returned.All foreign transcripts or diplomas must be in English.
If the institution does not provide these documents in English, the applicant will need to provide a translation which has been done by a professional agency.
The County of Yolo will accept education as equivalent to U.S.
accreditation from Institutions that are listed as members of the International Association of Universities.
You may check for your school by visiting the IAU web site ( who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from an accredited college or university, must submit one of the following:1.
A written statement from a U.S.
accredited university or college that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies for which a degree in a related field is required.2.
An evaluation of the applicant's degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services.
The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S.
courses for content, credit and grade.Note:
Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents.
It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the County that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination.
The following is a list of private organizations that provide foreign credential evaluation services.
Fees range from $50 to $400 per document; processing times vary from 5-20 business days.
For further information, please contact the organization(s). The County of Yolo does not endorse these business entities; this list has been developed for informational purposes only.EDUCATIONAL RECORDS EVALUATION SERVICE601 University Ave., Suite 127Sacramento, CA 95825(916) 921-0790www.eres.comFOREIGN EDUCATION DOCUMENT SERVICEP.O.
Box 151739San Diego, CA 92175(619) 265-5810www.documentservice.orgCENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH, EVALUATION & EDUCATION, INC.P.O.
Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817(714) 237-9272www.iescaree.comGLOBAL SERVICES ASSOCIATES, INC.409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393Redondo Beach, CA 90277(310) 828-5709www.globaleval.orgINTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION CREDENTIALS EVALUATION SERVICEP.O.
Box 3665Culver City, CA 90231-3665(310) 258-9451www.ierf.orgVerification of CertificationAcceptable forms of certification and/or formal training documentation are certificatesthat list the applicant's name, institution name, course title and date the certificate was awarded.
If applicable, the verifying documentation should include a certification/license number as well as an expiration date.Screening for Best QualifiedThe supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training.
Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
If you have no experience, write
Director II Legislative
Director IIDirector II provides overall vision, leadership, and direction to the Legislative Unit in the Cross Division Office under the Intellectual and Developmental Disability-Behavioral Health Services (IDD/BHS) Department. Supervises the work of a team of legislative relations specialists.
Reports to the IDD/BHS Cross Division Director. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs highly-advanced management and oversight of the Legislative Unit; performs personnel functions.
Oversees development of legislative policies and procedures.
Collaborates legislative work with the Chief Program and Services Office (CPSO), Government Relations, HHS Communications and other areas as appropriate. Provides oversight and strategic guidance to unit staff, IDD/BHS programs and department leadership on legislative policies and procedures, assignments and inquiries.
Ensures Legislative Unit meets the expectations on all legislative assignments and inquiries. Oversees the development of legislative reports and statutory initiatives, and timely coordination of legislative bill analyses. Coordinates legislative agency cost estimates with the IDD/BHS Business Operations unit.
Coordinates the legislative LAR input across the department. Keeps IDD/BHS leadership informed on legislative hearings; attends as requested. Prepares the Deputy Executive Commissioner for legislative hearings and legislative meetings.
Communicates legislative issues to leadership and resolves problems promptly. Performs highly advanced, executive-level managerial work and provides direction and strategic guidance on legislative affairs to the IDD/BHS Deputy Executive Commissioner and Cross Division Director. Essential Job Functions:
EJF 1. Provides overall vision, leadership, and direction to the Legislative Unit in the IDD/BHS Cross Division office under the IDD/BHS Department.
Ensures the unit's legislative activities are aligned with department, division and agency goals. Provides strategic guidance in operations and planning to the IDD/BHS Deputy Executive Commissioner and Director. Performs highly-advanced management and oversight of legislative work and assignments ensuring performance and outcomes meet expectations of the Cross Division Office, IDD/BHS Deputy Executive Commissioner, Government Relations, CPSO and HHS Communications and executive leadership.
Leads IDD/BHS legislative discussions. Routinely briefs executive leadership on legislative activities. Advises the IDD/BHS Deputy Executive Commissioner and the Cross Division Director on legislative matters.
Communicates legislative issues timely to HHS and other agency executives clearly and concisely in consultation with IDD/BHS leadership. Makes recommendations for process improvement (25%) EJF 2. Oversees the development and preparation of legislative presentations and narratives for agency executives, legislative leadership and external stakeholders.
Provides guidance and oversight for the development and completion of IDD/BHS legislative reports. Implements tracking system for reports. Ensures completion within established timelines.
Oversees, develops and recommends process improvement and operational efficiencies both within the legislative unit and in conjunction with other department sections. (20%) EJF 3. Collaborates with other HHS divisions to accomplish IDD/BHS legislative assignments. Serves as the IDD/BHS primary contact on legislative matters and ensures assignments are appropriately triaged across the IDD/BHS department.
Ensures legislative assignments and initiatives are completed accurately and within specified time frames. Communicates across HHSC areas efficiently to ensure clear direction on legislative matters. Removes barriers and mitigates issues (15%) EJF 4.
Provides leadership, strategic guidance and oversight to the Legislative Relations Specialists; advises on legislative policies and procedures to ensure consistent performance and outcome. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of the legislative team that supports the department programs; Behavioral Health Services, IDD Services, Contract Operations and Office of Mental Health Coordination. Performs personnel functions, timely performance evaluations, staff development training and mentoring.
Advises Director on staffing to ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources. Ensures staff adhere to agency and department policies and procedures. (15%) EJE 5. Oversees development of legislative IDD/BHS Department policies and procedures.
Coordinates the department's legislative functions during session; leads the legislative bill process to include bill analyses, legislative tracking system work and legislative briefings. Coordinates briefings for department. Preps the Deputy Executive Commissioner and department leadership as appropriate.
Keeps IDD/BHS leadership informed on legislative work impacting programs. Coordinates the department's legislative input for the LAR, development and review of statutory initiatives, exceptional items and riders. As requested, represents IDD/BHS at legislative hearings, meetings, conferences, councils, or on boards, panels, and committees.
Establishes and oversees training to department staff on legislative policies and procedures.(15%) EJF 6. Ensures tracking system is implemented to monitor legislative work. Uses reports to manage workload and assess operations for efficiency and timeliness.
Tracks, analyzes, and provides guidance on the full range of legislative and policy issues. Maintains efficient filing systems in the unit. Serves as a member of the IDD/BHS departmental leadership team: participates and contributes in regular leadership meetings. (10%) Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of state budgetary processes and procedures, particularly the state appropriations process Knowledge of HHSC policies and procedures Knowledge of HHSC budgetary processes and procedures Knowledge of legislative process and key legislative timelines
Knowledge of statistical analysis and projections Knowledge of effective management practices Skill in the use of office equipment and computers and full MS Office Suite of applications Skill in effective leadership and management practices Skill in analyzing legislation and other legislative directives Skill in concisely communicating complex information Skill in presenting to varied audiences and legislature
Skill in developing presentations for legislative audiences
Skill in reviewing documents, writing and attention to detail Skill in digesting copious information in limited time Skill in organizing workload for maximum productivity Skill in developing executive level briefing documents
Skill in identifying strategic opportunities and operational efficiencies Ability to effectively lead staff and plan and assign the work of others Ability to direct and organize projects within specified time frames Ability to exercise critical thinking skills to solve problems Ability to coordinate internal and external entities to develop effective work products Ability to manage diverse workload and exercise good time management Ability to interact with all levels of staff and build good working relationships
Registration or Licensure
N/AInitial Selection Criteria:
Initial Criteria: Two years legislative experience.
Management experience preferred. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in a field relevant to the assignment is preferred.Additional Information:
Note: There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position.
All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.
Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER/WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
FILING DATES: February 2, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
EXAM NUMBER: V0026E
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: Open Competitive Job Opportunity
JOB TYPE: Permanent
Directs the administrative and enforcement activities of a major division or program of the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures.
Positions allocable to this class report to a Deputy Director, Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures and are distinguished by their management and administrative responsibilities for major divisions such as pest exclusion, produce quality, pest detection, weed abatement, pesticide regulation, device accuracy, business practice investigations, and pest management. All positions allocable to this class must have the ability to plan, control, direct and evaluate the work of field inspectors and support personnel. Incumbents must have refined written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively with managers in other County departments and the industry.
Essential Job Functions
Directs, plans, and schedules the administrative activities, enforcement inspections, and investigations conducted by a division; reviews, prepares, and presents performance evaluations; establishes and maintains effective communication with the Department's constituents including industry, community groups, and consumers to assure the delivery of effective inspection and service programs; assists in the development and achievement of bureau and division goals and objectives; prepares and manages a divisional budget including the ongoing monitoring of revenues and expenditures; reviews and prepares official correspondence, Board letters, press releases and special reports on behalf of the Agricultural Commissioner/Director of Weights and Measures; recommends bureau policy to the Deputy Director, Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures; advises the Agricultural Commissioner/Director of Weights and Measures on technical and enforcement issues based on discussions with deputies from other counties; acts as a department liaison or leader on special projects and assignments, especially interagency programs, such as eradication activities; makes presentations before industry and community groups on Department services, programs, and projects; participates in progressive disciplinary processes; assists in the recruitment, selection, and training of new departmental employees; may be required to travel out of town to represent the Department at meetings, trainings, seminars, etc.; prepares and reviews Appraisals of Promotability; interacts with the Board of Supervisors' field deputies, Chief Executive Office analysts, and other county agencies; reviews and prepares bid specifications, evaluates and secures bids, and assures the fulfillment of contracts and inspection agreements; directs the investigation and prosecution of violations through criminal and civil suits, and acts as the departmental advocate in civil administrative hearings; may act as bureau director in the absence of the Deputy Director, Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures; assists in the review and evaluation of proposed legislation, regulation, and policy changes; assists in the development of Department policies and procedures, and assures their implementation and compliance; and participates in grievance processes.
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited* four-year college with specialization in the agricultural or biological sciences or other appropriate disciplines as determined by the California Department of Food and Agriculture including the successful completion of college level courses in both Botany and Entomology*
- AND - Two years of paid, full-time work experience at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspector III, Agricultural Inspector III*, or Supervisor, Weights and Measures Inspection.
LICENSE: Possession of State of California Deputy Agricultural Commissioner or a State of California Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures Licenses
AND - All State of California agricultural inspector and weights and measures inspector licenses
AND - A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential.
PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
- Accredited colleges and universities include all four-year colleges and universities that meet the accreditation guidelines indicated on the bulletin.
In order to receive credit for the required degree and/or course work, certification, and licenses, you must include a legible copy of the official transcripts, official certificates and/or licenses at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of application filing.
- Persons employed by the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures prior to January 1, 1998, without the required degree, but holding at least one of the agricultural licenses, must have successfully completed at least 18 college-level semester units, or equivalent quarter units, in agricultural or biological science. Persons employed by the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures prior to January 1, 1998, without the required course work in Botany, who hold the following licenses, may substitute such licensure for the required Botany course work as follows:
- Substitute the following licenses:
FULL LICENSES: Integrated Pest Management AND Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation.
SUBCATEGORIES: Weed Control, Plant Quarantine and Pest Detection AND Nursery and Seed Regulation.
Persons employed by the Department of Agricultural/Commissioner Weights and Measures prior to January 1, 1998, without the required course work in Entomology, who hold the following licenses, may substitute such licensure for the required Entomology course work as follows:
- Substitute the following licenses:
FULL LICENSES: Integrated Pest Management AND Pest Prevention and Plant Regulation.
SUBCATEGORIES: Insect and Disease Pest Management AND Plant Quarantine and Pest Detection.
At the level of an Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspector III is defined as a senior or lead, performs the more difficult and complex inspections and enforcement assignments, acts as the on-site lead inspector, enforces safety practices and procedures, and instructs in methods for the expedient and accurate accomplishment of either agricultural or weights and measures inspections, monitors the quantity of inspections conducted by lower level inspectors or associates and make recommendations to management on the preparation of performance evaluations and probationary reports for these employees, acts as a field working supervisor over agricultural inspection, weights and measures, or weed abatement functions by providing training and orientation to employees, establishing job deadlines and maintaining assignment logs, possess a high degree of proficiency, knowledge and expertise in Federal, State and local laws related to departmental programs.
- At the level of an Agricultural Inspector III is defined as a district inspector with responsibility for a multifunctional agricultural area, or weed abatement zone or a lead with responsibility for a single agricultural inspection function on a Countywide basis or a large area thereof, exercises thorough knowledge of the techniques for the collection and analysis of data, as well as all applicable state and county policies, procedures, and laws governing agricultural enforcement.
At the level of a Supervisor, Weights and Measures Inspection is defined as: supervises the inspection and testing of weighing and measuring devices of the investigation of suspected violations of State weights and measures laws.
Possession of the remaining required State of California Deputy Agricultural Commissioner or Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures license.
Possession of the State of California County Agricultural Commissioner and/or County Sealer of Weights and Measures licenses.
A Master's Degree from an accredited* college or university in any related fields of agricultural, weights and measures or public or business administration.
Completion of advanced courses from an accredited* college or university in supervision, business management or human resources.
Experience in working effectively with all levels of staff, organizations, government agencies, private companies, community agencies or County Departments.
Excellent business writing and oral communication skills.
Experience in leading and training subordinates staff to achieve desired organizational goals.
Excellent public speaker.
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training, experience, Desirable Qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire based on the application information weighted 100%.
CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE WEIGHTED PART OF THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility. Applications will be processed on an as-received basis. No person may compete for this examination more than once in a twelve (12) month period.
FINGERPRINTING AND SECURITY CLEARANCE: Before a final appointment is made to this position, candidates are subject to security clearance which includes fingerprinting.
An individual may be withheld from appointment, if he/she has a conviction record incompatible with the essential duties of the position for which he/she has applied. Any false statement or omission of material fact may cause forfeiture of employment rights. Information presented on employment applications, resumes and during the examination process is subject to verification. Disqualifying factors may include but are not limited to: felony convictions, certain job-related misdemeanor convictions, certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (e.g. 4 or more moving violations within the past 2 years, failure to appear, at-fault accidents, and driving under the influence), illegal use of certain controlled substances and/or poor employment history.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures.
Appointees will be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Fill out your application and Job Specific Questionnaire completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.
The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Please be sure your application shows complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position.
In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, and salary earned. All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination process.
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. We encourage you to apply online so you can track the status of your application and get notified of your progress by email.
We must receive your application and Job Specific Questionnaire by 5:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (626) 652-0740 or email them to Tanya Marchese at TMarchese@acwm.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing online or your application will be rejected. Please include your name, exam number, and exam title on all the faxed documents.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
ADA Coordinator Phone: (626) 575-5464
Teletype Phone: (626) 585-5520
California Relay Services: (800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name: Tanya Marchese
Department Contact Phone: (626) 575-5464
Department Contact Email: TMarchese@acwm.lacounty.gov
Peer Services Director
The Director of the Peer Services Unit reports to the Associate Commissioner for Behavioral Health Services (BHS). The Director represents the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) in coordinating the development and implementation of HHSC agency activities and functions that pertain to services having to do with lived experience. The Director supervises a team of Program Specialists who have subject matter expertise in peer support services. This team oversees a variety of peer-involved programs and projects as prioritized by HHSC, executive leadership or as a result of legislative direction. Activities of this team may include but are not limited the following:•Peer workforce development•Technical assistance for peer support services•Peer certification and training•Liaison efforts with Medicaid and with other agencies who provide peer services; and•Provides direct oversight/support of federal and legislatively funded/directed peer programming operating under the purview of Behavioral Health Services area of HHSCThe Director interfaces with external partners to coordinate policy development and analysis that involves state health and human services issues, specifically services that impact peer delivered services. The Director works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reviews proposed federal/state statutes and regulations that impact HHS agencies and provides consultation and guidance to ensure compliance. Implements initiatives and projects across agency and HHS and with external partners that support HHS agencies in achieving their goals and objectives. Provides complex executive and managerial planning, implementation and evaluation of strategies to achieve HHSC priorities, policy development and coordination. Works across HHS and in coordination with HHSC divisions, across HHS and external partners to develop policies and coordinate implementation, consultation. Represents the Associate Commissioner as requested at meetings and hearings. Initiates, develops and ensures the coordination of briefing documents, issue papers, correspondence, bill analyses and memorandums for executive management review and decision-making. Responds to legislative correspondence and requests ensuring coordination with appropriate staff. Meets with fiscal and budget staff to provide guidance and input in assessing the fiscal impact of proposed policy changes. Represents HHSC on external Councils, Committees or workgroup.Essential Job Functions:
40% The Director provides assistance, advice and direction to the health and human services agencies to ensure policies, procedures and processes are in compliance with HHSC guidance and legal mandates as they occur. Represents the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) in coordinating the development and implementation of HHSC agency activities and functions that improve and enhance collaboration and partnerships between HHSC and external partners such as, Texas academic institutions, medical institutions, professional licensing board boards such as the social work and professional counseling, non-HHS state agencies, and county and local agencies. Interfaces with external partners to coordinate policy development and analysis that involves state health and human services issues pertaining to peer services. Escalates issues to executive management as appropriate for decision making and or resolution. 20% Reviews changes in legislation affecting the health and human services agencies and coordinates with budget and fiscal departments to determine the impact on agencies. Implements initiatives and projects with external partners that support HHS agencies in achieving their goals and objectives. Provides complex executive and managerial planning, implementation and evaluation of strategies to achieve HHSC priorities, policy development and coordination. 20% Works on cross agency and HHS projects as assigned by the Associate Commissioner related to behavioral health and intellectual disabilities. Reviews proposed federal/state statutes and federal/state regulations that impacts HHS agencies and provides consultation and guidance to ensure compliance. Initiates, develops and ensures the coordination of briefing documents, issue papers, correspondence, bill analyses and memorandums for executive management review and decision-making.10% Serves on advisory boards as requested. Attends council or committee meetings as needed. Responds to legislative correspondence and requests ensuring coordination with appropriate staff. Represents HHSC on external Councils, Committees or workgroups. Provides updates to legislative leadership, executive management.10% Represents the BHS and HHSC as requested at legislative hearings, meetings and conferences. Testifies and may serve as a resource witness. Completes other duties as assigned in accordance with the direction of the Associate Commissioner of Behavioral Health Services or their designee. Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Skilled in the provision of peer services. Skilled in the management and direct oversight of staff.
Skilled in problem solving and conflict resolution.Skilled in managing multiple competing priorities.Knowledge and experience of the legislative process.Knowledge of local, state and federal laws related to behavioral health.Knowledge of the public behavioral health system in Texas including publicly funded Managed Care operations. Knowledge of peer programs and the associated policies and principles of peer services.Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to deal effectively with peers and with state and local governmental officials and the public.
Ability to interpret policies and develop effective clinical programs within the field of mental health and substance abuse. Ability to organize and present information effectively, both orally and in writing.Registration or Licensure
Must hold a certification in good standing from as either a Certified Peer Specialist, Mental Health certified by Via Hope or a Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRS) certified by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Must have a certification in accordance with the aforementioned certification standards and requirements.
*Applicants selected for an interview should bring a writing sample and copy of their certification
- Additional Information:
The posted salary range reflects the minimum and maximum allowable by state law. Any employment offer is contingent upon available budgeted funds.
The offered salary will be determined in accordance with budgetary limits and the requirements of HHSC Human Resources Manual Chapter 7.Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: N/A.
All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information, see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx. HHS agencies use E-Verify.
You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work. I-9 Form
- Click here to download the I-9 form. https://hrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/PORTAL/documents/EmployeeNewHireChecklist.pdfIn compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.MOS Code:
No Military Coded applicable
HHS agencies use E-Verify.
You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
- Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.
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