Social Worker III-III Master's Level (Child and Adult Protective Services) Job at CalOpps, California

  • CalOpps
  • California

Job Description


5730 Packard Aveune, Suite 100 Marysville, 95901


The County of Yuba is recruiting for the position of Social Worker III/III Master’s Level in the Child and Adult Protective Services Division of the Health & Human Services Department in an effort to establish an eligibility list for future vacancies. Under general supervision, incumbents are fully competent to independently perform the most complex and sensitive social services case work by providing a variety of services to County residents; identify, access and document abuse and neglect cases; provide counseling and support services to children and parents; refer clients to services; prepare detailed, complex court documents and testify in court as required; and perform related work as assigned. The work may be related to a specific program area or to more general social service benefit provision. The Social Worker III and the Social Worker III – Master’s Level are the advanced journey-level classes in the general social work series.

About Health and 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; Special Investigations Division; 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. The Health and Human Services Department offers flexible work schedules.


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Ideal Candidate

Ideal Candidate:

We want individuals who are forward thinking; have the ability to provide competent, responsible services to our residents and embrace the ideals of being a catalyst for building a health and thriving community. The ideal candidate is approachable, interpersonal, and proactive when solving challenges in a complex working environment.  The ideal candidate uses structured decision making practices and excellent communication skills to connect and engage with team members and clients. The successful social worker has not only the obligation, but also the desire to ensure the safety and protection of children and adults through engagement, prevention and early intervention.

Required Qualifications:

Social Worker III Minimum: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field (including but not limited to psychology, sociology, social work) and at least two (2) years case management experience equivalent to the County’s class series of Social Worker I.

Preferred: In addition to the minimum, two (2) years case management experience equivalent to the County’s class of Social Worker II.

Social Worker III – Master’s Minimum: In addition to the minimum for the Social Worker III, a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field and successful completion of the CDSS core training program pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 16206.

Preferred: In addition to the minimum, a Master of Social Work (MSW) or a Master’s degree from a two year marriage family, child counseling program (MFCC).

Please Note: Applicants must possess the qualifications as outlined in the Child Welfare Services Program staff requirements issued by the State of California, Department of Social Services  (Title 31-070, .1-.13)

Special Requirements:

In accordance with Welfare and Institutions Code Section 16206, successfully complete the CDSS core training program within one year of appointment; and subsequent CDSS core training program within two years of appointment. Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which may include Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire; may be required to attend meetings outside of normal working hours; may work on call and respond to emergency situations during weekends, holidays and other off-hours shifts.

Work Environment:  Potential exposure to contagious or infectious diseases or hazardous substances and chemicals. Work with hostile or abusive individuals.





SOCIAL WORKER III: $5,378 to $5,916/Monthly

SOCIAL WORKER III MASTERS: $5,875 to $6,463/Monthly

MERIT INCREASE: Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years. To access the County salary schedule, please click on this link.


Classic: 2% @ 55

New: 2% @ 62

For more information about CalPERS Pension, please visit CalPERS Retirement.

SOCIAL SECURITY:Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program

MEDICARE:Yuba County does participate in the Medicare Program.

STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE: SDI provides benefits to employees who are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury. Paid Family Leave (PFL) automatically covers persons covered by SDI.

MEDICAL: Yuba County offers several medical plan options (HMO and PPO plans available based on eligibility) through CalPERS. To reference the current Rate Sheet, please visit Health Insuranceand see General Resources.

DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE:  The County pays 100% of the Basic plan premiums for employee or 80% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Requires participation in Health Insurance benefits.

*Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other Non-Covered CA, employer sponsoredhealth care coverage.

LIFE INSURANCE:County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage.  Employees may purchase additional coverage for themselves and dependents.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION:One Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan is available.

UNION AFFILIATION: Yuba County Employee Association (YCEA). To learn more visit Labor Relations.

For Leave Accrual Rates and Specialty Pays for classifications within the Yuba County Employees Association Bargaining Unit, please reference this Yuba County Employee's Association (YCEA) Benefits Summary.

Special Instructions

FINAL FILING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED (Next Applicant Review Date: 02/12/2024)

** It is VERY important that you check your email (that is on your application)  during the duration of this recruitment. We may be communicating periodically about the selection process via email.


An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.


ONLINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application.


HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application by visiting our website at Our applications are available in a 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.

Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:

  • Completed Yuba County Employment Application (Online or Hard Copy)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Any College Level Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
  • Copies of Related Certifications/Trainings

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:



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.


The recruitment process involves multiple steps which may include but are not limited to:

  • Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Role-play Activity
  • Department Interviews

(Please note: The entire recruitment process from recruitment opening date to start date could take 8 – 10 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 predetermined 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.


The candidate will participate in a selection process in which they will interact with a role-player. This interaction is formulated to mirror what a Social Worker III might encounter in their normal course of work. The required selection process consists of several panel members of subject matter experts and other County staff. Each candidate must complete this exercise to demonstrate they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities vital to the role of this position. These exercises will be rated according to predetermined guidelines and utilized to establish an employment list.  


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.


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.


Yuba County participates in the E-Verify system.  This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each NEW employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization

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Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Flexible hours, Shift work,

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