SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL
PURPOSE: To define the content, use and format of the class specification.
LEGAL BASIS: County Code Section 4.10.030; 3.16 - Class Specifications; 3.28.010 - Appointment Procedures Civil Service Rules 130.III.E. - Class Specifications
POLICY: THE CLASS SPECIFICATION
Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission definitions of occupational data for the purposes of reporting workforce composition of race/sex data is represented by a 2 digit numeric code.
01 Officials and Administrators:
Occupations in which employees set broad policies, exercise overall responsibility for execution of these policies, or direct individual departments or special phases of the agency's operations, or provide specialized consultation on a regional, district or area basis. Includes: department heads, bureau chiefs, division chiefs, directors, deputy directors, controllers, wardens, superintendents, sheriffs, police and fire chiefs and inspectors, examiners (bank, hearing, motor vehicle, warehouse), inspectors (construction, building, safety, rent-and- housing, fire, A.B.C. Board, license, dairy, livestock, transportation), assessors, tax appraisers and investi- gators, coroners, farm managers, and kindred workers.
Occupations which require specialized and theoretical knowledge which is usually acquired through college training or through work experience and other training which provides comparable knowledge. Includes: Personnel and labor relations workers, so- cial workers, doctors, psychologists, registered nurs- es, economists, dieticians, lawyers, system analysts, accountants, engineers employment and vocational reha- bilitation counselors, teachers or instructors, police and fire captains and lieutenants, librarians, manage- ment analysts, airplane pilots and navigators, and kindred workers.
Occupations which require a combination of basic scientific or technical knowledge and manual skill which can be obtained through specialized post- secondary school education or through equivalent on- the-job training. Includes: computer programmers, drafters, surveyors, licensed practical nurses, photog- raphers, radio operators, technical illustrators, high- way technicians, technicians (medical, dental, elec- tronic, physical sciences), police and fire sergeants, inspectors (production or processing inspectors, test- ers and weighers), and kindred workers.
04 Protective Service Workers:
Occupations in which workers are entrusted with public safety, security and protection from destructive forces. Includes: police patrol officers, fire fighters, guards, deputy sher- iffs, bailiffs, correctional officers, detectives, marshals, harbor patrol officers, game and fish wardens, park rangers (except maintenance), and kindred workers.
Occupations in which workers per- form some of the duties of a professional or technician in a supportive role, which usually require less formal training and/or experience normally required for pro- fessional or technical status. Such positions may fall within an identified pattern of staff development and promotion under a "New Careers" concept. Included: research assistants, medical aids, child support work- ers, police auxiliary, welfare service aids, recreation assistants, homemakers aides, home health aides, li- brary assistants and clerks, ambulance drivers and attendants, and kindred workers.
06 Administrative Support (Including Clerical and Sales):
Occupations in which workers are responsible for inter- nal and external communication, recording and retrieval of data and/or information and other paperwork required in an office. Includes bookkeepers, messengers, clerk-typists, stenographers, court transcribers, hear- ing reporters, statistical clerks, dispatchers, license distributors, payroll clerks, office machine and com- puter operators, telephone operators, legal assistants, sales workers, cashiers, toll collectors, and kindred workers.
07 Skilled Craft Workers:
Occupations in which workers perform jobs which require special manual skill and a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the processes involved in the work which is acquired through on-the- job training and experience or through apprenticeship or other formal training programs. Includes: mechanics and repairers, electricians, heavy equipment operators, stationary engineers, skilled machining occupations, carpenters, compositors and typesetters, power plant operators, water and sewage treatment plant operators, and kindred workers.
Occupations in which workers perform duties which result in or contribute to the comfort, convenience, hygiene or safety of the general public or which contribute to the upkeep and care of buildings, facilities or grounds of public property. Workers in this group may operate machinery. Includes: chauffeurs, laundry and dry cleaning operatives, truck drivers, bus drivers, garage laborers, custodial em- ployees, gardeners and groundkeepers, refuse collec- tors, construction laborers, park rangers (mainte- nance), farm workers (except managers), craft appren- tices/trainees/helpers, and kindred workers.
(Brief, appropriate to the level of work)
Class Code: Date Originated:
Analyst: Date Revised:
Brief, concise definition of KIND and LEVEL of work. Indicate supervision received. Close with "and to do other work as required."
Differentiate levels - allocation factors for the class. Compare the class above and below in the series. Indicate special training, loca- tion or working conditions.
(Listed in order of importance)
Knowledges (Listed in order of importance - Thorough knowledge of ..., Working knowledge of ..., Some knowledge of ....) Abilities (Listed in order of importance. Include Physical Requirements which will require performance testing.) Training and Experience "Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledges and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledges and abilities would be"....................
(Licenses, certificates, credentials or membership in professional organizations; performance requirements; 12 month probationary re- quirement where appropriate; background investigation requirements; pre-employment medical requirements)
Bargaining Unit: EEOC
Worker's Comp Code: I