Kern CountyBakersfield 93309
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Program Technician

Kern County
Full Time 5357 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309, United States


  • Written Exam: will be conducted on  October 27, 2023 

Written Exam (Weighted 100%): Will be conducted for the purpose of evaluating the applicant's

 knowledge of interviewing techniques; basic socioeconomic principles; program terminology; applicable programs; customer service principles; community resources; basic mathematical principles; alphabetical and chronological filing methods; applicable policies and procedures, public relations and public speaking methods; and telephone etiquette.

Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process.

Minimum Qualifications / Employment Standards

High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and one (1) year of education, training and/or experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Qualifying related work experience may include, verifying documents to determine eligibility for benefits, social services and/or employment; conducting needs assessments; making referrals for services; interviewing clients and providing program information to the public.

Volunteer experience may be qualifying if confirmed in writing from a recognized organization.

Applicants who wish to be considered for bilingual employment must submit a bilingual certificate issued by the Kern County Human Resources Division or its authorized agent, Bakersfield College.

Applicants must submit a bilingual (English/Spanish) certificate before the final filing deadline.
For information about where to obtain a qualifying bilingual certificate

, please access the website,

.  Employees who occupy positions designated as bilingual are paid dependent upon the required level of proficiency.

Please ensure applicable materials

are attached to your application. If you are unable to attach application materials to your application, you may deliver a copy to the Human Resources Division at 1115 Truxtun Ave. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301 or fax to (661) 868-3928.


Some positions may require possession of a valid California Driver's License.


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