Community Outreach Worker II

Recruitment #23-6701-01

Introduction

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended. 


Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.  Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will only be accepted online.

DESCRIPTION

THE COUNTY

Alameda County, located on the east side of San Francisco Bay, is California's seventh-largest county.  The County employs 9,080 full-time employees and operates on an annual budget of $2.39 billion.  Oakland, the County seat, is California's eighth largest city.  One and a half million people call Alameda County home and live in a variety of incorporated cities, unincorporated communities and rural areas.  As a major urban county, Alameda provides a full range of services to its citizens.  The County is a blend of culturally and ethnically diverse communities, and its mixture of cosmopolitan and suburban areas provides the perfect environment for families and their active lifestyles.  The County offers extensive cultural resources, countless recreational opportunities and an array of fine public and private colleges and universities.

 

THE POSITION

Under general supervision performs casework and a variety of community and educational outreach activities in health care, public safety, or social services programs; acts as a liaison between communities, agencies, other resources and services and program staff; and to do related work as required.  

IDEAL CANDIDATE

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate experience in the following areas:

  • A satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position related areas.
  • Adaptability- Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities.
  • Customer Focus- Ensuring that customer focus is a driving force behind decisions, and activities.
  • Building Trust- Interacting with others in a way that promotes confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
  • Collaboration- Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
  • Outreach Education/Health Promotion- Support, explain and instruct clients/customers in understanding of available health and community resources.
  • Formal Presentation- Present ideas effectively to individuals or groups.
  • Effective communication - Clearly convey information and ideas; and interact well with others by relating people from varied backgrounds and in different situations; and who exemplifies understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness.
  • Making a positive impact on others by exuding an air of confidence, creating good first impressions by professionally commanding attention, and earning the professional trust and respect of others.
  • For the Community Development Agency, proficient bilingual skills (Spanish).


THE VACANCIES

There are immediate vacancies located in the Health Care Services Agency. However, the eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used by any department needing to fill a vacancy. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EITHER I  

Experience:  

The equivalent of six (6) months of full-time satisfactory experience in the Community Outreach Worker I in the Alameda County classified service.  

OR II

Experience:  

The equivalent of two (2) years’ full-time experience working in a community outreach program performing duties, such as:  Intake, peer counseling, obtaining personal history data needs, non-clinical assessments, client community health education, program screening, placement, and referral.  

Substitution:  

The equivalent of an AA degree (60 semester or 90 quarter units) from an accredited college in health services, social science health education or a related field, such as Psychology or Counseling, may be substituted for one (1) year of full-time experience in pattern II above.  

License/Certificate:  

Some positions may require a certificate in Tuburculin Skin Testing, Phlebotomy and HIV Counseling.  

Some positions may require a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Special Requirements:  

For positions located in the Probation Department, community outreach work may be during evenings and weekends when needed.  

NOTE:    The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

  • Availability of community and governmental services and resources.
  • Interviewing techniques and methods.
  • Principles of counseling and health education.
  • Basic social needs, problems, attitudes, and behavioral patterns.
  • Basic principles of health promotion, disease prevention, and preventive health care.
  • Community structure and dynamics and method of group facilitation.
  • Outreach program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Computer database operation and basic data entry skills.  

Ability to:  

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, their families, professionals, paraprofessional and support staff in the department, outside agencies, schools and with the general public in a variety of ethnic and cultural communities.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Follow prescribed procedures.
  • Obtain and maintain accurate case information.
  • Perform phlebotomy with applicable training.
  • Understand and accept differences in attitudes toward health problems, resulting from medical, cultural, financial, or other forms of deprivation.
  • Work with persons infected with communicable disease.
  • Plan and implement presentations of program objectives and guidelines.
  • Analyze client activities and integrate appropriate program activities/services.
  • Gain confidence and obtain personal and confidential data from clients across ethnic and cultural lines.
  • Research, prepare and deliver preventive health presentations.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

  1. A review of applicants' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those applicants who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process. 
  2. A review of candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires to determine the best qualified. Those candidates considered the best qualified will move on to the final step in the examination process.
  3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises. 

CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION. 

We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.  

 

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position.  Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work. To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency.

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN   

Deadline for Filing:    

5:00 PM, Monday, April 3, 2023

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

April 14, 2023

Screening for Best Qualified:

May 19, 2023

Civil Service Oral Examination:

May 30 - June 9, 2023


WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN.

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, 
www.acgov.org/hrs.

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

 

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @jobaps.com, @acgov.org, Noreplyalamedacountyhr@acgov.org and Noreply@jobaps.com as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email boxes Noreply@jobaps.com and noreplyalamedacountyhr@acgov.org are routed to unmonitored mailboxes. If you have questions, please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

  

Angelica Cuevas, HR Analyst

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda

(510) 271-5154 or email Angelica.Cuevas@acgov.org

www.acgov.org/hrs 

 

 

DISASTER SERVICE WORKER

All Alameda County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law.  Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to report to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.