FINAL FILING DATE: July 3, 2015 ORAL INTERVIEW: To Be Announced
PUBLIC DEFENDER CLIENT SERVICES SPECIALIST
Monthly Salary Range: $4,874· $5,924
The Contra Costa County Public Defende~s Office is recruiting to fill avacant Public Defender Client Services Specialist position. This
position is located in the Public Defende~s office in Martinez, CA and reports to an Assistant Public Defender. Under general
supervision the incumbent that fills this position will develop a knoWledge base of local resources for alcohol and other drug treatment
services available to clients of Public Defenders. This position will interview adult and juvenile clients of Public Defenders in and out of
custody to secure background information regarding treatment needs, conduct psychological and social assessments, prepare written
reports and recommendations for rehabilitative treatment and placements, and perform related work as required. The incumbent will
also visit juvenile clients in out-of-home placement and other facilities throughout the State, prepare reports of those visits, and
collaborate with juvenile attorneys to ensure the success of juvenile clients in placement.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will remain in effect for twelve (12) months.
License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operato~s License. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's
License will be accepted during the application process.
Education: Possession of a Bachelo~s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, sociology, social
welfare, or a closely related field.
Experience: Three (3) years of full-time, or its equivalent, as a social worker or certified drug and alcohol counselor.
Substitution: AMaste~s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or aclosely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the
A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required.
Applicants that meet the certified drug and alcohol counselor experience must submit acopy of their certificate at the time of application.
Applicants who have attended aforeign or non-U.S. accredited university or college must provide proof of education evaluation completed by an
educational evaluation service affiliated with the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES). Documents can be scanned
and attached to your on-line application, or faxed to (925) 335-1797. Remember to include your name and 26SC-2015A on all application
Exam Number: 26SC·2015A
1. Application Filing: All applicants, induding County employees, are to apply on-line at www.cccountv.usfhr, and submit the required infonnalion as
indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must dearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications
provided on the job announcement Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be
accepted. To view the typicallasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description.
Please see additional locations to apply on the reverse side of this announcement
2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and
select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
3. Oral Interview: An oral interview will be conducted by aQualifications Appraisal Board in Martinez, CA. The Board will evaluate candidates in jobrelated
areas. Candidates must receive arating of at least 70 from amajority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted
As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to fill out aConviction History fonm. Please note that the Conviction
History Form should only be submitted when requested.
The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management
Regulations and accepted selection practices.
OPEN ONLY: June 22,2015
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming
practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirlh, breastfeeding, ,and related medical conditions), national origin (including language restrictions), ethnicity, age
(over 40), disability (including physical or mental disabilities, KJV, and AIDS), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry,
medical condition (including genetic characteristics, C<lllccr, and a record or history of cancer), genetic information, military or veteran status.
Allyson West, Executive Director
California Reentry Program
P.O. Box 483
San Quentin, CA 94964