County of OrangeOrange 92868
Full Time

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Eligibility Supervisor

County of Orange
Full Time Orange County Social Services Agency, 744 N Eckhoff St, Orange, CA 92868, United States



In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective June 28, 2024 – 4.25% increase

Effective June 27, 2025 – 4.00% increase

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.This recruitment is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until the needs of the County are met.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.  
The Eligible List established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Eligibility Supervisor vacancies until the next recruitment.  Please attach transcripts when submitting application 
Administering a number of human services programs, the County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) is composed of four business divisions and over 4,000 dedicated employees, providing human services to an average of one-fourth of all Orange County residents. SSA operates under the policy direction of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the California Health and Human Services Agency. SSA is responsible for planning, implementing, and operating many of the social services programs provided by the County of Orange.
Funding for programs comes primarily from Federal, State and County sources. SSA's budget is approximately $1 billion, with fiduciary responsibility for an additional $4 billion in services provided as a result of programs it administers.
SSA is composed of the following four divisions: Assistance Programs; Children and Family Services; Family Self-Sufficiency & Adult Services; and Administrative Services. Our mission is to deliver quality services that are accessible and responsive to the community, encourage personal responsibility, strengthen individuals, preserve families, and protect vulnerable adults and children.
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Eligibility Supervisors (ES) are responsible for planning, organizing and supervising the work of staff who determine initial and/or continuing eligibility for one or more benefit assistance programs which include but are not limited to: Medi-Cal, CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps), CalWORKs, Foster Care, and /or General Relief. The ES also performs specialized job functions such as Computer Support Liaison and other duties as assigned.
The work hours/schedule will vary from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and are subject to change to meet the needs of the department. There are some assignments that may require shift work, and/or working evenings and Saturdays.

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The ideal candidate will possess experience supervising multiple staff and demonstrates the following core competencies:

Technical Knowledge | Technical Experience 
  • Possess thorough knowledge of Social Services programs
  • Read, understand, interpret and apply Federal/State/County policies and procedures
  • Prepare accurate reports, statistics, records and correspondence
  • Analyze and research assigned projects
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Supervision | Leadership Skills
  • Has working knowledge of principles and techniques of effective supervision
  • Brings accountability to team of staff
  • Motivates and creates supportive working environment
  • Delegates and manages staff workload
  • Sets performance standards, evaluates staff work performance, and provides timely feedback Guides and directs staff to enhance team participation and work development
  • Maintains confidentiality of all information and documentation
  • Works with major systems such as CalWIN, MEDS, OnBase, Workload Management System, and Task Management System
 Conflict Resolution 
  • Manages and resolves disagreements to minimize negative impact within the team
  • Possesses ability to handle conflict to improve team’s productivity
Critical Thinking 
  • Operates effectively in a demanding environment 
  • Adapts to changes according to the evolving needs of the populations served and in accordance with Federal, State and County policy and operations 
  • Defines problems, analyzes data, and recommends alternatives for problem resolution 
  Oral | Written Communication
  • Composes clear, concise, and comprehensive reports and other written documents
  • Motivates and engages staff through effective communication
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and colleagues 
  • Listens effectively and presents ideas and complex materials clearly, concisely, and logically 
  • Encourages open and productive communication
  • Composes performance evaluations to accurately capture employee’s performance for his/her evaluation period
Teamwork I Collaboration
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with peers, colleagues, supervisors, managers, other County agencies, vendors, community partners and the public 
  • Interacts professionally, respectfully, and responsibly with clients and families, County employees, partner agencies, and the community 
  • Effectively employs cultural diversity competence when communicating with internal and external customers 
Candidates will be required to undergo a background clearance check from California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and Community Care Licensing (CCL) and must successfully clear prior to the start of their employment. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Areas considered in the background check include conviction history, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts) if applicable. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services (N.A.C.E.S.). In addition, a Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) background clearance check may be required. CACI is a repository of child abuse investigation reports managed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that contains information related to substantiated cases of physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental/emotional abuse, and/or severe neglect of a child.

Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all applications to identify the qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.
Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click to review the policy.

Application Appraisal Panel | Application Rating (Weighted 100%)
An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate all application materials for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above. Clarity of expression, grammar, spelling and ability to follow instructions will be considered in the evaluation process. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.
Eligible List 
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.
Based on the Agency's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the recruitment process.