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Social Work Practitioner

County of Fresno
Permanent Fresno County Department Of Social Services, 5693 E Kings Canyon Rd, Fresno, CA 93727, United States




Fresno County Department of Social Services

is offering rewarding and challenging career opportunities for individuals interested in becoming a

Social Work Practitioner

. Incumbents at the Social Work Practitioner level utilize professional social work practices and techniques in order to successfully manage the most complex social work cases and possess advanced knowledge of laws, policies, procedures, rules and regulations to serve as a program/casework consultant. Additionally, incumbents may assign, review, and coordinate the work of staff to include graduate and undergraduate student interns.

Social Work Practitioners may be required to work shifts as assigned, including nights, weekends and holidays. As a condition of employment, candidates are required to undergo and pass a background investigation. These investigations include employment/credit histories, verification of education, arrest/criminal records, drug/alcohol use, and personal conduct. This list is neither inclusive not exclusive; other relevant areas may be investigated and verified.Please note: The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill both extra-help and permanently allocated positions. Individuals selected for extra-help appointment may be transitioned to a permanently allocated position at a later date as authorized by the Fresno County Personnel Rules.

Positions in this classification are in Medical Group I - Light Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require only light physical effort and may include lifting of small, light objects and some bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Considerable walking or standing may be involved.

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Samples of Duties
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must qualify under one (1) of the options listed below:


Education: Possession of a master's degree in Social Work that is acceptable within the United States' accredited college or university system, which included at least one year of internship.


Education: Possession of a master's degree in Counseling, Psychology or a closely related social/behavioral science field that is acceptable within the United States' accredited college or university system.


Experience: Two (2) years of full-time, paid work experience equivalent to that gained as a Social Worker with the County of Fresno.

In addition to the options listed above, the following is also required:

License: Possession of a valid Class "C" driver's license, or equivalent.

Note: Incumbents may be required to obtain and maintain Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance as a condition of employment.


  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and filing requirements for this position by the filing deadline.
  • A completed Fresno County employment application is required (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline).
  • Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.
  • Valid driver's license number must be listed on your application. Failure to provide this information will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • Please fully list your education/work experience, including current position. Failure to list current, complete, and accurate education/work experience within the job application (including employment with the County of Fresno) will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • In the Education section of your application, please provide complete information for each school attended. Please provide the school's name, school's location, the type and number of units earned (semester or quarter), type of degree earned (bachelor's degree, master's degree, etc.) and which major or program was completed. Failure to completely list education within the job application will disqualify the applicant from consideration.
  • If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted. Documentation must be provided by the closing date and time of this recruitment. You may either attach a copy to your online employment application, fax a copy to (559) 455-4788, Attn: Jared Tajima, or email it to Late submission of documentation will not be accepted.
  • College/University transcripts may be requested to verify completion of qualifying degree.