Job Details

Deputy Public Guardian

Multnomah County, Portland

Job - Government

Close Date: 05/23/2019

Department: Department of County Human Services (DCHS)
Job Type: Regular Represented
Exemption Status: United States of America (Non-Exempt)
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified): May 23, 2019

The Opportunity:

Pay Range: $29.00 - $35.55 hourly / $2,513.33 - $3,081.00 semi-monthly / $60,320.00 - $73,944.00 annually

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:

We describe the required application materials in the SCREENING AND EVALUATION section below.

When completing the application on Workday as an external candidate through multco.us/jobs, you will come to a page where one of the prompts is to upload a "Resume/CV." This is the place where you need to upload your cover letter and resume. There will be no other prompt for you to upload your cover letter and resume. Do not submit your application before you upload all of your attachments.

When completing the application on Workday as an internal candidate, you may need to scroll down to see the “Resume / Cover Letter” prompt on your screen. This is the place where you need to upload your cover letter (and your resume, if you choose to include one). There will be no other prompts for you to upload your cover letter (or resume) . Do not click the orange “Submit” button before you upload all of your attachments.
-- Only apply ONCE for this opportunity. Duplicate applications CANNOT be submitted in Workday. --

OVERVIEW:

There are great needs in Multnomah County. You can join a team who stretches to make a difference for those who need it most! The Department of County Human Services (DCHS) invites applications for a Deputy Public Guardian position in the Aging, Disability & Veterans Services Division.

The eligible list created from this recruitment may be used to fill future regular, limited duration, full or part-time or temporary positions.

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The Multnomah Public Guardian/Conservator Office provides information and consultation related to guardianship and conservatorship. Under court authority, they also serve as guardian and/or conservator for incapacitated adults who are experiencing abuse, neglect and/or financial exploitation. As a Deputy Public Guardian, you must be available to work one (1) on-call weekend shift per month.

Primary responsibilities include:

Act as court appointed decision maker:

--accept/deny/withdraw medical care & treatments, medications, surgeries

--approve/facilitate referral, screening, placement, payment and follow- up services for clients to obtain food, housing, care, etc

--provide maximum quality of life by helping to stabilize circumstances

Exploitation resolution and asset control:

--marshal and manage client financial assets, personal property, taxes and real estate

--pay bills and formally address claims

--maintain or liquidate real and personal client property

Abuse and risk abatement:

--work with violent abusers, exploiters, and people not acting in the best interest of the client

--work with treatment team, protective services staff, law enforcement, regulators, private and county attorneys

Interface with court:

--develop court filings, reports, inventories, annual accountings and other legal documents

--serve as fiscal trustee and representative payee

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

Ability to promote a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values

Knowledge of cultures, customs and social experiences of communities experiencing marginalization and barriers to opportunity

Knowledge of principles and practices of guardianship and/or conservatorship

Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Ability to exercise discretion and judgement

Ability to collaborate and build relationships to achieve positive work outcomes

Comfort with change

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, equity is at the core of what we do. We don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TO QUALIFY:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience
Four (4) years of relevant experience in the field of guardianship/conservatorship, protective service case management, or highly responsible/complex social service client management
Ability to obtain Center for Guardianship Certification (NCG) within 6 months of hire
Must have a valid driver license
Must pass a criminal background check and credit check (this step occurs after a job offer)

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

SCREENING AND EVALUATION:

The Application Packet:

1. A resume. Please attach your resume as a separate document. (If you are an internal candidate, you may choose to complete your Talent Profile in Workday instead of or in addition to attaching a resume, but a comprehensive Talent Profile is not required to apply for this position.)
2. A cover letter. Please attach your cover letter as a separate document. Your cover letter should address these three areas:

a) Please tell us about your interest in this position and your passion for serving this community.

b) Please describe how your background and experience have prepared you to work with adults who have diminished mental capacity regarding key life decisions, needed services and financial management.

c) Please describe how you would provide equitable service to communities representing different cultural, racial, class, gender, or other identities. (The vision for our department is that every person, at every stage of life, will have equitable opportunities to thrive in Multnomah County.)

Note for internal candidates: After you have applied, you will receive the Oregon Veteran Preference Questionnaire in your Workday inbox. Your application as an internal candidate is not complete until you fill out and submit the Oregon Veteran Preference Questionnaire.

-- Only apply ONCE for this opportunity. Duplicate applications CANNOT be submitted in Workday. --

We will not review attached files that are not your resume, your cover letter, or documentation that establishes your eligibility for veterans' preference. (The recruiter as listed on the job announcement must receive all required veterans’ preference documentation by the closing date of the recruitment.)

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

1. Initial review of minimum qualifications

2. Application packet review

3. Phone screen

4. Consideration of top candidates

5. Background and reference checks

Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible for overtime pay.

Note regarding salary placement: New employees and rehires will be paid at the minimum rate in the range for their classification unless a higher rate is approved by the Appointing Authority.
Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Questions?

Recruiter: Mark Kille
Email: mark.kille@multco.us
Phone: +1 (503) 9887527 x87527

Complete details: https://multco.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Multco_Jobs/job/Southwest-PortlandDowntown/Deputy-Public-Guardian_R-1069