Monterey County Health Department
Salinas, CA 93906
Chief Deputy Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled
Exam #: 19/14N06/08RU
The Public Administrator/Public Guardian/Conservator Division has an opening for a Chief Deputy Public Administrator/ Public Guardian/Conservator (Operations Manager) to plan, organize, supervise, review, and evaluate the work of Deputy Public Guardian/Conservators and other professional and clerical staff assigned to the Division. The Chief Deputy PA/PG/PC reviews and approves all court accountings under probate law; reviews redeterminations for conservatorship under mental health court; attends court proceedings as determined necessary in consult with County Counsel; reviews and approves all referrals for serving as administrator, guardian, conservator, and representative payee; makes determination on whether to accept or deny referral in consult with the County PA/PG/PC as necessary; assigns referral to office deputies in accordance with policies and procedures. The Chief Deputy PA/PG/PC represents the Monterey County's Public Administrator/Public Guardian/Conservator Division and collaborates with the public, social service and health care agencies, and other County departments.
The Public Administrator/Public Guardian/Conservator Division ensures the physical and financial safety of County residents who are unable to do so on their own or unwilling to accept treatment or are deceased; conducts the official County investigation into conservatorship matters, and acts as the legally appointed Guardian, Administrator or Conservator for persons and/or estates who meet the legal criteria.
A list of eligible candidates resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future full-time or temporary vacancies as they arise.
Examples of Duties
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations related to Laterman Petris Short Conservatorships, Probate Conservatorships of estate and/or person, and Public Administration of estates.
• Basic principles and practices of public conservatorship, guardianship, and administration.
• Basic understanding of governmental accounting and budget development and monitoring principles.
• Electronic data systems/case management software products and basic computer systems and applications used by county department (i.e. Office 365).
• Principles and practices of program development, management, and evaluation.
• Methods and principles in effective staff selection, management, development, training and supervision.
• Principles and practices of effective public/community and customer relations; effective written and oral expression.
• Effective methods of program documentation, inventory, and record keeping.
Skill and abilities to:
• Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of the Public Guardian office staff and functions in accordance with Welfare Institutions Code, Probate, and other applicable State laws and regulations.
• Develop policies and procedures in the areas of Guardianship, Conservatorship, LPS and Estate Administration and revise as necessary with changes in local and State laws and regulations.
• Interpret and appropriately apply County, agency, and departmental policies, procedures and rules.
• Establish and coordinate conservatorship/decedent case management efforts with other public and/or non-profit agencies and effectively interact with other professionals (doctors, lawyers, Court Investigators, social workers, realtors and contractors).
• Manage a conservatee/decedent caseload in an efficient and sensitive manner; organize and prioritize estate/case management tasks and assignments.
• Communicate professionally and effectively; prepare clear, concise, written communications and comprehensive court reports.
• Maintain complete and accurate case dictation and trust/estate case records.
• Communicate effectively with individuals in emotional distress and with clients who lack the mental capacity to manage their person or estates.
• Provide accurate and effective testimony in court on specific assigned cases, as required.
Characteristics of Ideal Candidate:
• Demonstrate the effective use of management and supervisory techniques in the decision and oversight process.
• Ability to demonstrate diplomacy by approaching others about sensitive issues in a professional manner.
• Integrity and social responsibility, ensuring all conservatees receive the most appropriate level and highest quality of care.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to prepare written reports and records in a clear, concise manner.
• Outstanding analytical skills, with demonstrated ability to think logically and arrive at sound conclusions.
• Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and complete multiple time sensitive tasks.
Examples of Experience/Education/Training
Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and required conditions of employment listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:
Education: A Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration, or a related filed.
Experience: Four (4) years relevant experience involving probate of estates, legal guardianship, conservatorship, and estate management, or other related experience.
Condition of Employment:
As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:
• Possess and maintain a valid California Driver's license or the ability to provide alternative transportation that is approved by the appointing authority.
• Be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays and during times of disaster or emergency.
• Successfully pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Appointing Authority with the ability to be bonded. The Health Department will conduct thorough background and reference checks which include a Department of Justice fingerprint check. The Applicant will be required to execute a consent and waiver for the background investigation.
For a complete job description please visit
https://www2.co.monterey.ca.us/pages/hr/class-specs/14N06.pdf (Download PDF reader)
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES
TO APPLY: Submit the following to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 by the final filing date: Open Until Filled; Priority Screening: September 8, 2019:
• Monterey County Employment Application form
• Responses to the Supplemental Questions
Or apply on-line at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/montereycounty/jobs/2476584/chief-deputy-public-administrator-guardian-conservator?page=1&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
All application materials must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on a needed basis until the position is filled. Please be aware if the application form, responses to supplemental questions, and resume is not submitted by the priority screening date, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further. The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made.
Resumes may be submitted but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials.
Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess applicant's possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination.
For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at 831-755-4394.
• If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodations, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at 831-755-4394.
• Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
• If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed below.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Chief Deputy Public Administrator/ Public Guardian/Conservator is in the Operations Manager classification, which is broadbanded. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.
The County offers an excellent benefits package (X Bargaining Unit)
The County of Monterey offers a premium benefit package. A summary of benefits for this position can be viewed on the County website. This information is intended to provide you with a general summary of benefits available and is not legally binding. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution or "X" MOU prevails over this listing.