About the Position:
The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for a Fiscal Analyst within the Finance and Administration Division of the Health & Human Services Department. Under general supervision, this position performs a variety of difficult and complex professional level analytical work to support the operations of County departments, agencies and programs in areas such as the development and administration of the annual budget, financial/fiscal analysis and reporting, grant monitoring and administration; and performs other duties as assigned. This is the journey level classification in the professional Analyst series. This is a county wide classification. Therefore, the employment list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill other vacancies within the same classification.
About Health & Human Services:
The Yuba County Health and Human Services Department provides a wide array of services through a diverse system of holistic programs. Employees, numbering about 300, are responsible for planning, managing, coordinating, and delivering a continuum of these services in a manner that is responsive to the needs of the community. There are several major divisions within the department including: Adult Services; Child Welfare Services; Public Assistance; Employment Services; Housing and Integrated Services; Public Health; Veterans Services; and Finance and Administration. The department is committed to its vision of a healthy and thriving community by improving the overall well-being of our residents, valuing employees and encouraging a healthy work/life balance.
Examples of Duties :
- Performs research, compiles and analyzes information and data regarding a variety of budgetary, financial, and/or fiscal issues; identifies issues and determines analytical standards in consultation with supervisor and/or management; gathers relevant data, information and documentation from a variety of sources; analyzes information and documentation and develops tentative findings; discusses and/or coordinates analysis and tentative findings with supervisor and/or management; develops or assists in developing recommendations and/or course of action; gathers additional information and/or revises methodology as needed.
- Performs analysis for budget development and resource planning; performs or assists in needs analysis and trend analysis based on research and consultation with managers and administrative staff; consults with managers and assists in resource planning and development of annual budget estimates; reviews and analyzes budget requests; compiles information and documentation in preparation of producing reports and/or drafts reports related to budget and resource planning issues.
- Prepares detailed quarterly financial reports for various internal and external agencies; prepares analysis for independent auditors as required; ensures the assigned department’s fiscal functions comply with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances; acts as departmental liaison with various federal, state and local public agencies and with business, professional and community organizations.
SAVE THE DATE:
All qualified applicants must participate in a Qualifications Appraisal Panel Oral Examination & Microsoft Excel proficiency exam, which has been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, 2021. Additional details will follow after the final filing date.
Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Public Administration, Statistics, or a field related to the work and two years of para-professional fiscal and/or accounting experience at least equivalent to the County’s classification of Senior Accounting Technician. Candidates with strong experience who lack the degree are encouraged to apply.
Preferred: In addition to the minimum, two years of experience at least equivalent to the County’s class of Senior Accounting Technician.
Work Environment: Generally a typical office environment. May be required to attend meetings outside the normal business hours.
Special Requirements: Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation, which may include Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire. DMV printout prior to hire. May be required to work outside normal working hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and other off-hours shifts. Will be required to perform disaster service activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109.
Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years
Miscellaneous Classic: 2% @ 55
Miscellaneous New: 2% @ 62
(Misc. See Pension Reform Link on Human Resources web page for additional information. Yuba County does not participate in Social Security.)
VACATION: 12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs
HOLIDAYS: An average of 14 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays
SICK LEAVE: Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per year
HEALTH: The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other employer sponsored health care coverage.
DENTAL/VISION: County pays 100% of the Basic Plan Premiums for employee only and 80% for dependent(s).
LIFE INSURANCE: County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage. Employees may purchase additional coverage for themselves and dependents.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program
SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD) INSURANCE: SDI provides benefits to employees who are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury. The current SDI withholding rate is 1.2% with a maximum of $1,539.58 on wages up to $153,958 (per calendar year) for 2021. This % is deducted on gross wages and can change annually in accordance with law. Persons covered by SDI are also automatically covered by Paid Family Leave (PFL).
MEDICARE: Yuba County does participate in the Medicare Program. Current EE & ER share is 1.45%
DEFERRED COMP: One Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan is available
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.
MISCELLANEOUS: For a specific job classification and/or specific department/location benefits, please reference the Master Labor Agreement.
UNION AFFILIATION: Yuba County Employee Association
FINAL FILING DATE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2021 @ 5:00 P.M.
Due to the coronavirus affecting the county’s ability to safely conduct selection procedures such as, but not limited to: Qualifications Appraisal Panels, Speed Interviews, Written Exams, Departmental Interviews, etc. the Personnel Director may provide direction to postpone or change selection procedures, extend recruitments and/or cancel and pause recruitments as deemed necessary. The Human Resources department is working with departments to provide support to fill critical positions.
An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include supplemental questionnaire (delete if not applicable), copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.
ON-LINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire (if applicable).
HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org. Our applications are available in a Microsoft Word format or fillable PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.
All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.
Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.
(Note: All diplomas or degrees must be from an accredited college or university. To obtain information regarding accreditation, refer to the US Department of Education Office of Post Secondary Education at: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx)
Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:
- Completed Yuba County Employment Application (OnLine or Hard Copy)
- Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts (Copy)
- Copies of Certifications
The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.
RECRUITMENT SELECTION PROCESSES:
The recruitment process involves multiple steps which may include but are not limited to:
- Supplemental Questionnaire
- Excel Exam
- Qualifications Appraisal Panels
- Department Interviews
(Please note: The entire recruitment process from recruitment opening date to start date could take 10 – 12 weeks for successful candidates).
A completed supplemental questionnaire is an essential part of the examination process for this position. The responses will be reviewed for sufficient detail and will be rated according to pre-determined guidelines. Please include; 1) Places of employment; 2) pertinent dates; 3) duties performed, etc. when responding to the questions. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely. Any experience and/or training listed MUST be identified on your application. Resumes, letters and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the supplemental questionnaire.
Applicants who have successfully met the position qualifications and completed any screening processes must successfully complete the an Excel proficiency exam. The exam will be administered on County computers.
QUALIFICATIONS APPRAISAL PANEL:
This is an oral examination process. Applicants who successfully completed the screening processes and meet the minimum qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in a qualifications appraisal panel. The process consists of three or four panel members along with a subject matter expert who will ask individuals questions related to the essential functions and/or attributes required for the position.
If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.
All applicants who have successfully completed the application/selection procedures and examination process may be eligible for veteran’s credit. Applicants must have served on active duty for a period of not less than 90 days in the armed forces in time of war or national emergency, or in time of peace in a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States and who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions, and widows of such persons shall be allowed credit. Military Records Form DD214 must be submitted for further review and determination of appropriate credits.
WAIVER OF SELECTION PROCEDURES:
When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY LIST:
An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.
The Health & Human Services Department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.