Merced CountyLos Banos 93635
Full Time
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Extra-help Special Projects Coordinator

Merced County
Full Time 25 per week 415 F St, Los Banos, CA 93635, United States


This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for Extra-Help vacancies. Extra-Help positions are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to 25 hours a week.
Project Description:
The County of Merced on behalf of the Department of Public Health is seeking an Extra-Help Special Projects Coordinator to support the planning assessment, strategic development, and communication of a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) in support of Public Health reaccreditation. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in engaging the community, identifying strategic health issues, and facilitating meaningful discussions tom improve health and wellness in Merced County.

Desirable Experience:
Experience engaging with diverse community members and holding community meetings. Strong written and verbal communication skills for preparing reports/documents, presenting findings, and engaging with diverse audiences.

Desirable License:
Possess a valid California driver's license

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Supervise and manage staff as required.
  • Plan, design and implement systems.
  • Modify existing systems in response to changes in the County's operational environment and/or regulatory changes.
  • Act as liaison with other departments affected by systems changes.
  • Provide system specifications and monitors the testing of the new or revised programs.

  • Recommend changes to County policies and procedures if necessary to optimize the efficiencies of the Department's services.
  • Perform all duties required to complete assigned project or systems changes.
  • These duties may include but are not limited to: general administrative, fiscal, program, and data processing system analysis.
  • Gather, tabulate, and analyze data.
  • Interview and consult with departmental officials, employees and others to give and receive information.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to other staff.
Minimum Qualifications

At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the system for which the specific department is requesting.

Formal, advanced educational training in system of expertise is highly desirable.

Essential Functions


  •  Frequent operation of personal computer and other modern office equipment.

  • Communicate effectively with others in person, in writing, and over the telephone.
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, develop appropriate conclusions, and prepare reports.
  • Meet deadlines under stressful conditions.
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Make presentations.
  • Train staff.
  • Repetitive motion, sitting for long periods, walking.
  • Occasional standing, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing.
  • Lifting – Frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds.
  • Constant good overall vision and reading and close-up work.
  • Frequent color perception and use of eye/hand coordination.
  • Occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision.
  • Normal dexterity with frequent writing.
  • Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone, talking in person.

  • Frequent decision making, concentration, and public contact.
  • Some assignments may require working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime.
  • Occasional exposure to noise; occasional contact with dirt, dust, indoor cold and heat.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.
Knowledge of:
  • Data processing techniques and capabilities.
  • Data analysis and program planning and evaluation.
  • Principles of public fiscal administration.
  • Principles of staff management, supervision, and training.
  • Organization and functions of the various County departments and political subdivisions.
  • Political legislative processes.
  • Codes, regulations, ordinances and laws governing the operations of the County and other governmental entities.
Ability to:
  • Plan, design, and implement complex automated systems.
  • Analyze, develop and/or modify procedures and systems.
  • Establish project development schedules and coordinate the effort of affected staff activities to attained desired goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate manual work assignments and work flows to determine if cost effective automated alternatives could be implemented.