Deputy Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator II

Employer Name Monterey County Health Department   Address 1270 Natividad Rd
Job Type Full-time   Address 2
Experience 2 - 5 Years   City Salinas
Education Bachelors Degree   State California
  Zip Code 93906

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Job Description

Monterey County Health Department
Salinas, CA 93906

Deputy Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator II
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled
Exam #: 19/34H34/10RU

The Deputy Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator II functions as public conservator, public guardian, public administrator, and representative payee for individuals meeting criteria and as appointed by the Court. The incumbent conducts periodic visits to evaluate and monitor the delivery and quality of care given, conduct investigations, prepare reports and analyses to determine the legality of and need for placing individuals into public conservatorship or public guardianship. The incumbent is to plan, manage, and monitor fiscal affairs and real property, living services, psychological and medical care, protection, and related matters for conservatees and their estates. The Deputy PA/G/C II will review the validity of claims and other liabilities against estate, authorizes timely expenditures and payment of claims and bills; manages Rep-Payee caseload with support from administrative / clerical staff. The Deputy PA/G/C II will coordinate case management and other services with behavioral health, primary care, placement, and other providers to assure health and safety of conservatees and clients. The incumbent is responsible to prepare comprehensive accountings, assist Operations Manager in pre-trail preparation, appears and testifies in Court regularly in coordination with County Counsel as required and other related duties as needed.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies, both regular and temporary, as they arise in the Health Department.

This classification is part of a flexible series. Incumbents appointed at the lower level of the career series may be promoted up to the higher level of the career series subject to their meeting the employment standards for the higher class and a recommendation for their promotion by the appointing authority in accordance with the Flexible Staffing Program and Guidelines.

Required Skills

Skills and Abilities:
Recognize the care of client/estate is a prime responsibility and always strive to provide quality services consistent with available resources and applicable laws.
Provide services with respect for the dignity and uniqueness of the client/estate unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, race, age, sex, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual identify or orientation, personal attributes, the nature of the mental or medical problems, or any other protected category.
Act as an advocate in safeguarding the client/estate's rights
Safeguard the client/estate's right to privacy by judiciously protecting confidential information
Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts and evidence; draw logical conclusions and make sound recommendations.
Administer estates and safekeep assets and personal effects; uphold fiduciary responsibility.
Learn to interpret and apply complex laws, codes and other regulations and reference manuals such as they relate to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Maintain an attitude of fairness, honesty, and impartiality in all professional activities and relationships.
Manifest personal integrity and assume responsibility and accountability for sound individual judgments and actions and eliminate any possibility of conflict of interest.
Prepare and maintain accurate records and files. Organize and maintain accurate accounting, inventory, appraisal and other detailed business records.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Deal courteously, tactfully, and effectively with the public, colleagues, clients, especially in situations where relations may be strained.
Accept supervision and adjust to immediate and significant changes in established procedures, laws and regulations as related to duties.
Adhere to professional guidelines and support services to promote quality programs

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:
Ability to practice discretion and remain calm in high stress situations.
Organized, time management focused, and able to multi-task; ability to prioritize responsibilities within assignment
Exceptional customer service and people skills, especially with elderly and others living disorders that affect the brain including mental illness
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including preparation of clear, concise and comprehensive reports, documentation and other related information.

Description of Benefits: Salary / Commissions / Bonuses / Other

Salary: $4,726.80 - $6,453.20 Monthly

The County of Monterey offers an excellent benefits package (J Unit)
The County of Monterey offers a premium benefit package. A summary of benefits for this position can be viewed on the County website. This information is intended to provide you with a general summary of benefits available and is not legally binding. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution of "J" MOU prevails over this listing.