Goverment Jobs
October 21, 2019
Kern County, California
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Career Information

Minimum Qualifications/ Employment Standards:
High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalentANDfour (4) years of progressively responsible lead, clerical, general computer and office experience directly related to the area of assignment;ORan equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 50 net words per minute.

Full Job Description for:Senior Office Services Specialist

About Kern County

Kern County employees provide opportunities that are purposeful to our community. Every employee and every action contributes to the improvement and strengthening of our county.

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High Performance Culture
Kern County is actively engaged in creating a culture that promotes excellence, innovation and continuous improvement.LaunchKernis Kern County'scontinuous improvement initiative based on the principles of Lean Six Sigma.LaunchKern empowers ourvalued employees to change the way government works byimproving their work environment, saving taxpayer dollars and enhancing services to residents.

Growth Mindset
We always encourage our employees to grow and develop. Kern County has a culture of innovation that allows employees to explore creative and more efficient ways to accomplish their work. We provide access to training and continued professional development in an effort to ensure that our employees have opportunities for career growth.

Additional Information

LATERAL TRANSFER OPPORTUNITY - This is a transfer opportunityrestrictedto permanent employees of the County of Kern who have successfully completed their initial probationary period.

This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice.

A background check may be conducted for this classification.

All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster.

Kern County is an ADA compliant and an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Kern County Employee Benefits

*As a regular or provisional employee of Kern County, working twenty (20) hours or more per week, you are presently eligible for the following benefits as described below:

Health Insurance: (Medical/Dental/Vision): Kern County offers five affordable medical options. Kern Legacy Health Plans are medical and prescription health plan options administered directly by the County of Kern. Kaiser Permanente is also an option. Employees may also choose from two dental plans; Liberty Dental PPO or HMO. The vision coverage is provided through Vision Service Plan (VSP).

Retirement Program: Kern County Employees' Retirement Association (KCERA). This Section 401 (a) defined benefit retirement plan requires employer and employee contribution and pays retired employees a pension based on salary, years of service, and age upon retirement.

Deferred Compensation: This section 457 plan allows employees to contribute on a pre-tax basis to a supplemental retirement account which is then paid out to them when they retire.

Social Security Administration:
Note: Both Kern County and the employee contribute to Social Security and Medicare as follows:

  • The County of Kern withholds 6.2% for Social Security (FICA1) and 1.45% for Medicare (FICA2) from employee's payroll warrants
  • The County matches the employee's 6.2% for Social Security and 1.45% for Medicare

Employee Assistance Program: EAP is available to help you take control of your life!

Voluntary Benefits: Chimienti & Associates (Administrator) offers the following voluntary benefits and can be deducted on a pre-tax bases: Short Term Disability Coverage, Accident Plan, Cancer Plan and a Flexible Spending Account.

Paid Holiday Leave: 12 set days (per calendar year)

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