Definition and Class Characteristics
Please note: This recruitment is for an opening in Truckee. The list generated from this recruitment will also be used to fill vacancies in our Truckee, Grass Valley, and Nevada City offices. Please indicate your preference on your application.
Truckee positions also include a 10% differential pay!
$48,285.84 – $58,947.00 Annually
Make a positive difference in our community!
Looking for career growth and great benefits? Consider working as a Human Services Specialist I at the Health and Human Services Agency in Nevada City. This is a trainee-level position with excellent promotional opportunities with long-term career potential! The Human Services Specialist I will support a broad range of Social Services, Veterans Services, or Child Support programs. Vital duties include:
Perform interactive interviews and identify eligibility for public assistance programs and services such as CalFresh, MediCal, and Child Support programs.
Connecting customers to community services and programs.
Collect and analyze financial data to determine eligibility for multiple aid programs or child support obligations.
Assist Veterans in obtaining their federal, state, and local benefits.
Counsel customers on a wide spectrum of available resources for Veterans and their dependents.
Provides case support to Social Workers and Senior Outreach Nurses in the Adult Services division to help maximize customer independence and quality of life.
Explain laws, regulations, rules, and policies to customers and guide them of their rights, complaint resolution process, and responsibilities.
Prepares and processes correspondence, reports, and legal documents.
First responder for Office of Emergency Services calls for assistance.
A Human Services Specialist is an integral part of the Health & Human Services Agency, whose mission is to protect lives, promote health and wellness, and provide support and services to help Nevada County residents meet their basic needs and to enhance the quality of life in our community! This position is crafted for individuals who have graduated from high school plus Associate of Arts or Science degree from an accredited college or university in Communications, Business, Psychology, Social Work or a related degree. One year of general clerical or administrative, work experience is required.
Individuals who show patience, understanding, and caring in their dealings with others are highly valued. Other relevant personal traits include social skills, a strong sense of responsibility, and the ability to manage time effectively.
Our full-time staff members enjoy an extensive benefit package including, but not limited to:
Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
11 paid holidays and 2 paid floating holidays
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dependent Care Account (DCA)
Tuition Reimbursement Program and Public Student Loan Forgiveness participation
529 Education Savings Plan
Deferred compensation plan including 401(a), 457(b) and Roth options
Nevada County also offers flexible schedules and telework options, and Truckee positions include a 10% differential pay!
You matter at County of Nevada. Your contribution, your worth, your ideas, all have a place here. We thrive on transparent and ongoing communication through employee newsletters, social media and hosted sites. We strive to be the best version of ourselves through continuous improvement. We learn and grow as a team. Great discoveries happen when people from a diverse set of backgrounds come together. Best of all, you make a difference in the lives of our community every day. Bring your whole self to our place.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Read the full job description here.