Under general supervision, to prepare and process a variety of personnel documents and reports; to prepare and process payroll information and documents; to provide information to others about personnel systems and policies; to coordinate and facilitate recruitment and selection activities; and to do related work as required. Advises agency management regarding matters related to personnel and payroll.
The Personnel Assistant class is a single-position class. The incumbent performs a variety of specialized support functions with respect to the County payroll and personnel functions and the recruitment and selection and personnel activities with California Merit System Services when assigned to Human Services Agency.
Three (3) years of financial and personnel recordkeeping experience, including at least one (1) year processing detailed personnel transactions.
While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
A valid California driver's license and DMV clearance may be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants for positions within the Human Services Agency are subject to a criminal history background check.
Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information.
Recruitments that note continuous under the closing date are subject to close at any time. Applications will not be accepted after a continuous recruitment is closed.
If you would like to have Veteran's preference points included as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants, who receive a passing score on a written or oral examination, shall be eligible to receive credit for an additional five (5) points to be added to the final examination score. Veteran's preference is allowed only on initial entrance into County service and shall not affect the order of eligibility on any other employment lists.
For the purpose of this section, a veteran is one who has received an honorable discharge from active duty, and has served:
1. During one of the following wartime or equivalent periods:
Sept. 11, 2001 to End of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Aug. 2, 1990 to Jan. 2, 1992
Jan. 31, 1955 to Oct. 15, 1976
2. During peacetime for which service a campaign or expeditionary medal has been authorized by the Government of the United States and where discharge was under honorable conditions. This would include Lebanon, Grenada and Southwest Asia.
A copy of the discharge form (DD-214) shall be submitted to CPS HR Consulting for each position applied for, along with an application for employment requesting such preference, on or before the final filing date specified on the job announcement. Failure to submit the required credentials (DD-214) prior to the final filing date will be deemed a waiver of credits.
If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS
Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CPS HR Consulting at ****
or 916-471-3507 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination.
ABOUT MERCED COUNTY
Merced County is located in the northern part of the San Joaquin Valley in central California, an area earning worldwide acclaim for its rich agriculture, and spans from the coastal ranges to the foothills of Yosemite National Park. The City of Merced, the self-proclaimed Gateway to Yosemite, has a population of approximately 81,102, yet retains the charm of a small town with amenities routinely found in larger communities. Merced's revitalized downtown is emerging as the entertainment center of the area. The County is representative of the rural heartland and Gold Rush remnants underpinning the state's heritage. It is a peaceful, quiet, and friendly area with an abundance of beautiful bike paths, and offers choices of higher education in UC Merced and Merced College. From a political perspective, Merced County is considered to be a bellwether county, having voted for the successful presidential candidate in every election from 1972 to 2012.
Please visit the County website(s), where you are interested in applying, for information regarding the salary and benefits they offer.
Describe your experience in contacting job applicants, arranging interviews and testing applicants. In your response please include the following: Employer name, dates of employment, number of hours per week and detail experience.
Describe your experience in conduct New Employee Orientations (NEO) (explaining new hire paperwork, benefits etc.). In your response please include the following: Employer name, dates of employment, number of hours per week and detail experience.
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CPS HR Consulting
2450 Del Paso Road
Sacramento, California, 95834
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